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Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/19/12 08:05:01AM
20 posts

Besan and Coconut Oil Regimen (Inspired by Traditional South Indian Routine)


Dread Products

it depends on how much moisture your locs can take to not unravel. I would start off by taking a a few drops of coconut oil and then rubbing that on your locs , and if thats not sinking in enough than do a little more until your locs feel great to your liking but not over moisturize to the point of unraveling. You usually do this step before the besan wash. And afterwards if you want,you can put a little coconut oil on the ends of your locs.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/17/12 10:03:30PM
20 posts

My Dread ressurrection from wax to natural


Saved Dreads Success Stories

I live in Washington DC and you would probably literally have to say a brazilian portuguese sentence on a speakerphone to know who is Brazilian.To look Brazilian is very complicated, because every Brazilian looks different =) I used to be teased in school here because people would say because of my dark skin, kinky hair, and non european features that I wasnt Brazilian. But you have to realize that most Americans are only exposed to Adriana Lima , Gisele Bundchen, etc. so its very hard for them to understand how complex our backgrounds really are. And I am a little scared to go to the Southern Brazil because of the violence. And yes, Bahia has a strong African background. Bahia is actually the 2nd state with the largest African descent after Nigeria. You have a very beautiful family! I hope to have a baby one day as well. =)

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/16/12 11:38:11PM
20 posts

My Dread ressurrection from wax to natural


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Woah! Amazing! Hahaha, it feels great to have another fellow Brazilian as well. Its a dime a dozen where I live. And especially brazilians (partically afro brazilian, which who I am) women that have locs let alone natural hair. I do not have to explain any farther the complexes that can be apparent. lol

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/07/12 09:14:53AM
20 posts

My Dread ressurrection from wax to natural


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Hi Victor!! No problem, I'm so happy you recovered. And yes I am Brazilian American. Family hailing from the states of Acre and Bahia, mostly bahia :) I was going to ask you the same because of your name ahahaha
Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/03/12 03:57:22PM
20 posts

retwisting dreads risks


Dread Maintenance

also just to add i think that having dreads that are "neat" and healthy at the same time isnt going to happen. Its one or the other in my opinion. I just leave my locs be and occasionally i wear a headband. you have to know that in the beginning your definition of neat is not going to exist. there will be loops,tangles, knots, and plenty of fuzzies and the more you fight it the less you are going to enjoy your journey. but the farther along the better they will be trust me. Just keep your hair very clean and nurtured and it will happen. =)


updated by @Beijaflor: 07/23/15 04:45:30AM
Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/03/12 03:51:33PM
20 posts

HELP?!? Dreads fell out!


Help! Save My Dreads

I would let that part out a bit and from there you can either create twists and let them loc from there on its own without retwisting or you can just let them grow organically and just separate into the size locs that you want them to be.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/02/12 11:30:11PM
20 posts

My Dread ressurrection from wax to natural


Saved Dreads Success Stories

you have beautiful progress! ive been on the neglect road since my second day of my locs.. just washing and separating and they are already locked after 5 weeks, so i know that your locs will only flourish from here! great progress!


updated by @Beijaflor: 07/22/15 09:16:54AM
Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/02/12 11:12:47PM
20 posts

HELP?!? Dreads fell out!


Help! Save My Dreads

I agree with SE, its the overtwisting. everyone that I knew that had locs that were either too thin or overtwisted or a combination of both went bald and lost their hair. i have very kinky hair with no curl pattern (i am of african descent as well) and i do not retwist at all. now mind you im only 5 weeks in but within those 5 weeks my hair is already locked (had confirmation from a few loc veterans in RL), very strong, and I freeform.

Retwisting and palm rolling is not necessary for our hair to loc. Start with that first, soon as you said that your loc was hanging from a strand of hair I instantly flash backed to the bouts of the fallen locs that ive seen from others. I believe that the years and years of twisting built up to what causes your locs to be weak today. I hope this helps. Please send me a message if you need any support.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
07/02/12 01:28:14AM
20 posts

the spirituality of dreading (regardless of religion or lack of)


History and Religious Significance

This is the truth, I was thinking about this the other day. Locs or Dreadlocks are what I believe one of the most universal things among us as humans because how can you judge when everyones hair would be the same right? This is why I wish everyone had locs. Then a big majority of vanity that is present in this world will be nonexistent.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
06/28/12 06:23:28PM
20 posts

retwisting dreads risks


Dread Maintenance

can twisting locs also lead to slower loc growth/retention? I have a friend that says the less he retwists the more he retains loc length.. would you agree?

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