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Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/18/14 10:38:53AM
19 posts

Help me, i have no idea what im doing


General Questions

You have African textured, coarse, curly hair brotha.. you are throwing your money away to complicate a process that requires next to no effort man.. Find a good shampoo that will rinse completely from your hair in hard water, toss the comb and conditioner, and allow your hair to work for you instead of draining your wallet giving money to people who intentionally impede the progress of your locks so that they can capitalize on and exploit you.. stop twisting, stop going to the "dread salon," stop using harsh, toxic, counter-productive methods/hair care products/advice.. be patient, because anyone I have talked to regrets the insta-dread/designer dread look..shit's weak man.. sorry man, have to keep it real.. peace brotha and good luck
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/18/14 09:21:03AM
19 posts

Hmm.. Residue, or something else?


Dread Maintenance

Hope you find resolution breddah.. peace!
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
07/18/14 09:18:55AM
19 posts

Hmm.. Residue, or something else?


Dread Maintenance

Howdy btother.. I would, perhaps, try rinsing with purified/spring water a few times.. don't use any soap; simply rinse it 2 or 3 times to try to remove the stubborn residue.. that would be my best advice k nnn, nnnnnnnnn
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
04/18/14 10:02:42AM
19 posts

A few questions.


Introduce Yourself

Thanks breddah.. I had a suspicion that T-gel would be, perhaps, chemically bad because the active ingredient is coal tar but I haven't found a better alternative.. I will definitely try the teatree rosemary shampoo..
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
04/18/14 09:30:40AM
19 posts

A few questions.


Introduce Yourself

Welcome breddah.. First, good luck in your dread journey.. Soaring Eagle is right though (as he often is), one should not use rubber bands at any point; they will thin out an area of your lock at some point and render it frail and likely to break.. In my experience with shampoo/washing/etc, Dr. Bronners is a great catalyst initially but you do want to dilute the soap and, if you have hard water, use purified water to ensure the soap is completely washed out.. After about a year I found Dr. Bronners to be a little too aggressive however.. As your hair gets longer the soap inevitably becomes more difficult to remove completely and avoid residue build-up.. I personally have found Neutragena T-gel an excellent alternative and easy to wash out even with hard water.. T-gel also combats dandruff and build-up..In addition to those obvious benefits, it smells wonderful and can be found in almost any store.. My hair texture is African so I'm not sure of any disparities between African and Caucasian and the impact T-gel would have on fine, straight hair but give it a try.. I have been very satisfied.. Again, good luck brother.. P.S. - I would stop "T n R" and use the "natural/neglect" method..It may involve more patience but it is much more rewarding.. Majority of peoples only regret in dreading is that they didn't use the natural approach.
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
03/11/14 01:14:41PM
19 posts

Reggae?


General Questions

Steel Pulse is one of my favorites.. Gregory Isaacs, Desmond Decker, The Itals, Toots & The Maytals, The Clash (I would consider them a punk/reggae fusion like The Bad Brains who also kick ass), Jimmy Cliff of course.. the older stuff is the best.. just create a "The Wailers" station on your Pandora.. usually plays amazing reggae music..
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/31/13 03:05:41AM
19 posts

No love for Bob?


dready interests

My only idea would be that Robert Nesta has become some sort of obnoxious novelty.. A symbol of ganja smoke and shallow counter-culture similar to how a flag represents a nation, political stance, etc.. Unfortunately his estate not only accepts and nurtures it, they capitalize it. People seem forget his revolutionary ideals and unrelenting activism choosing instead to commemorate his tireless efforts in motivating people to get up and stand up by stamping his face on t-shirts surrounded by ganja leaves or bongs. Bob embraced a solemnly militant philosophy and now his name is synonymous with smoking weed; not rebellion against an oppressive oligarchic power structure. It's repulsive really but thankfully his music will never, ever die and as long as there are people receiving the message there will be discontent that transcends anything superficial like merchandising resistance. The revolution WILL be televised: God bless capitalism. Peace!
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
08/15/13 01:14:50AM
19 posts

3 months! Glad to be back breddahs and sistas


Introduce Yourself

Glad to be back guys! One love/all love
updated by @adam-jaymes-robinson: 01/13/15 09:56:51PM
Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
09/21/11 11:11:26PM
19 posts

Dreads and prejudices close to home


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

you are going to experience this whether you have dreads or not brother.. i will go ahead and assume that people have in the past treated you with disdain before you had dreads? and they will when you do.. people like to live in ignorance because its more comfortable than the truth any matter, also people like to bath in pride.. the only thing you can do brother is continue your journey and be grateful that you dont have that noose around your neck.. look back 10 years from now and observe that the same people who treated you with contempt are the same people that have not grown at all.. it takes work to grow and understand other people and most people would rather hit the snooze button on the alarm clock of tolerance and empathy and go back to sleep than WAKE UP! continue walking down your path and admire the scenery along the way.. even if it is cold, desolate, and ugly, because its something to be grateful for.. ONeLOVe

Adam Jaymes Robinson
@adam-jaymes-robinson
09/17/11 09:40:33AM
19 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

Not to advocate any kind of hate me brothas, but soaring eagle I wouldjust liketoelaborateonsome of the historicalfacts of this thread. Rastafari rose in the 1930's before, during, and after the corronation of emperor Haile I Selassie (Marcus Garvey prophesized), in which, rastas grew they're hair long and refused to use combs or razors.. Rastas were given an international spotlight only after the growing popularity of Robert Nesta Marley and other reggae musicians. Remember I am not spreading hate, I am not a black nationalist, and I am by no means trying to give validity to any kind of slanted idea of history, so please keep an open mind while reading my post because I believe that anyone is free to express him/her self. Pride in ones race CAN be an invitation to superiority and I also think that one should not place so much historical significance in why one chooses to be dread andwe should, instead, focus on what brings us together as HUMAN BEINGS. But as for history, 1 - the Vikings and thepirates of the Carribeanonly wore theyreheads in dread because they were maurading barbarians whose only goal for theyre society was brutal expansion and the relentless seeking of wealth. 2 - Only the Jews who took a vow of the nazarite wore theyre hair "untouched," not all of those of theJewish faith wore theyre heads dread. 3 - The Greeks (it has been proven through history) stole much of theyre philosophy, medicine, scienceand social structure from the Egyptians, whose pharoahs, wore theyre head either in dread or wore dreaded head dresses. 4 - The Scots, similar to the Vikings, wore theyre heads dread because of the excrutiatingly long war campaigns they embarked on, which, kept them from home for very long periods of time. 5 - when speaking of peoples of African descent using straighteners and relaxers to fit into the eurocentric idea of beauty, one should also observe the cause and effect of hundreds of years of systematic culture destruction, devaluation, and debasement. It could be argued that Africans andAfrican-Americans are victims of coerced conditioning and that, even today, the contributions ofare discounted by a eurocentric society (e.g. the Egyptians being Caucasion, or even Arabic, when it has been proven that early hominid life most likely started in Ethiopia and moved northward), which is why one does not learn much about Africa in school and why suchfallaciesas "early African peoples were savages until the introduction to Christianity" exist. One could also argue thatthis thread itselfis a perpetuation of that discountenance because, before reggae music exploded in N. America, one did not dread for fashion, religious/philosophical devotion, or freedom of expression and that thereaching forthe former ideasisjust apathetic justification for culture approriation. In fact, that people wouldgothrough such extreme measures to create the hairstylewithout anydiscipline in patience(i.e. wax, crochet hooks, dread perms, back-combing, etc.),instantaneously, compliments therhetoric and doesinvaluable service to the argument (although I would not be a rhetorician for that argument)when it is commonly known that it is much easier forpeoplesof African descent to dread with no synthetic assistance.Thepoint is, who cares. If you want to dread, dread,and do it forwhateverreason you desire,as long as yourintentionsare for love.We will always be berated by people who dont understand, we will always be seen as differentin the eyes of the majority, but than again, the common man is a fool.Ignorance is bliss and it takes WORK to empathize,understand, and tolerate the trivial differences among us. ONeLOVe all and may Jah bless all of US!

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