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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 11:12:47PM
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
06/26/12 07:17:40PM
20 posts

Let's Get Personal


General Talk

At first, when I was younger I wasnt a fan of locs. Being a person of African descent there is alot of natural self hate in our community. So while I wasnt a fan of my straight chemical hair I wasnt so much against natural hair, I just never knew it because all I could remember and all I had seen was was the hair that I was raised upon. But once I became in my mid teens that changed. I broke off into my own and I educated myself on who we really supposed to be. I also fell in love with who I naturally was, and so I chopped my hair off to one inch. Now I am loc'ing because I appreciate its beauty and it allows me to be free... in the physical, mental, and ultimately I hope fully in the spiritual. I have never felt better and more in love with my skin, hair, and every other aspect of who I am and who we are as a whole.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
06/22/12 12:52:32AM
20 posts

Whens the best time to start washing my dreads?


Dread Maintenance

lol.. they said everything pretty much. hehehehe.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
06/21/12 06:06:26PM
20 posts

Whens the best time to start washing my dreads?


Dread Maintenance

What is your hair texture? and are you doing the natural method? I have very kinky hair with no existent curl pattern and i am doing the loose two strand twist and neglect method. this allowed me to wash my hair anytime i want.. actually i began washing my hair about 2 days afterwards. and ive been washing twice a week since then. its been almost one month (will be in a few days) and i am already budding and locking with some locs. i use besan (chick pea flour ) to wash my hair. you can check out my post in the dreadlock products section in the forum about how i use besan to wash my hair.i hope this helps

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
06/21/12 05:04:47PM
20 posts

keep my dreads or start over?


crochet and dread tools recovery

I agree, its not worth cutting them out. Nurture them and they'll grow.

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
06/26/12 06:58:39PM
20 posts

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


Dread Products

Thanks DemeterGray! Just be careful with how much you use, I have naturally dry and very kinky hair and I only use three finger amounts on my hair (literally sticking my finger in the oil andthat'sthe only amount i use), but I also have baby locs. but ill do it a bit at a time to prevent unecessary loosening just in case to find out how much your hair can take or maybe try it on one loc to be on the safe side that way just one loc could possibly loosen instead of all of them.

Beijaflor
@Beijaflor
06/25/12 02:48:59AM
20 posts

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


Dread Products

@Manj: Thank you ! I love Indian culture and I thank you for sharing and "approving" my post!! =)

@amanda: I hope you have great results with the Besan routine! Im usually not too good at explaining stuff so I am glad that it was easy for you to follow =)

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