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Kath
@Kath
08/25/09 07:42:33PM
73 posts

I made a big mistake by twisting, backcombing, hairspray, twist, backcomb, hairspray. What should I do?


General Questions

I think it all just depends on hair type. As I said before, I know that a lot more african-americans use oils and butters on their dreads and always thought there must be a reason for it - just didnt know what that reason was.And personally for my hair type, twisting would be the biggest waste of time. i dont see how twisting could possibly make knots in my hair but it seems to work well for african-american or really curly hair. Dont see that the twisting could hurt too much as long as you dont twist your hair off your head so give it a go!soaringeagle said:
interlocking is not recommended and causes weak spots
there are no legit "tools" for dreading
twisting a lil can help twisting alot can hurt
u just wanna twist till it holds form and only retwist when they fall apart once they hold together wash after wash then stop completely


early stages id use aloe over oils and butters they are better off left for when theyre more mature (i believe) aloe instead of making them slippery and greasy tightens and shrinks as it dries and conditions, pulling knots in tighter
Kath
@Kath
08/24/09 06:28:20PM
73 posts

I made a big mistake by twisting, backcombing, hairspray, twist, backcomb, hairspray. What should I do?


General Questions

Hey Tron! just thought i would throw this one out there - with caucasian hair, we are advised again oils and butters and stuff but with your hair texture, it is most welcomed - why is that? DO you have to dry your hair out at all to help it dread or it just doesnt need it? very interested in hearing from you.tha tron said:
lol, you didn't make any mistakes I wouldn't keep using the hairspray. what I would do is continue to twist them. Looks like you have very short hair, so twist them using a natural shea butter, sweet almond oil, or avacado oil. If you want your dreads close to your scalp you can use a nappy locs tool (or latching). there's a great tutorial on youtube on how to make your own nappy locs tool. Ive done it and it works very well if you want the mantained look. loc Tool DIY Vid interlock your locs!! that's the name of the vid on youtube. Shoot a message at me if you need anymore info
Kath
@Kath
08/24/09 06:07:18PM
73 posts

whom loves wax??


Dread Products

i love you Jess! completely agree. this post was started to stir shit! I'm not commenting on the wax debateJess Gergely said:
some people like the way it looks, & would rather use it for looks. it's their choice, i mean, we've done everything we could to steer people away from wax use, haven't we? we've done our shares of complaining & bitching about wax, so why do we have to travel that road again? i do believe this post was sort of made to stir up trouble, & i can see that's it's going in that direction soon. wax shouldn't be debated, & i do believe that if someone wants to use wax on their dreads, well..we've done our share, like i said. if they don't believe us, or choose not to care, then they'll get what is coming to them. but i honestly think this thread needs to go off into the woods & leave us all alone.

i do sense rudeness & an argument stirring up already, so let's stop before we hit the storm, yeah?

updated by @Kath: 07/23/15 03:37:32PM
Kath
@Kath
08/24/09 03:17:43AM
73 posts

Hey Everyone, I look forward to learning from you all...


Introduce Yourself

without sounding rude here - i dont think this is the area to talk about how great animal carcass tastes. I admitted that i was a meat eater but didnt try to shove it into everyone's face. I think we should all show some courtesy and respect here and leave the meat talk for a more appropriate group. If anyone would like, I can make up a group for those of us who have a less restricted diet. Let me know!Hope I didnt offend anyone!
Kath
@Kath
08/24/09 02:47:54AM
73 posts

Hey Everyone, I look forward to learning from you all...


Introduce Yourself

dont forget to join the group recipe share! Have any great vegetarian/vegan recipes or looking to try something different? Then lets get this group going!
Kath
@Kath
08/23/09 10:54:27PM
73 posts

Hey Everyone, I look forward to learning from you all...


Introduce Yourself

I'm a bit like you Kellye. I am a meat eater but the whole vegetarian and/or vegan thing really does interest me. Maybe one day I can find the inner strength to put meat aside and try a completley new lifestlye. I definately know I would lose all this weight and become really healthy. Plus I do love vegetables and i am getting better at the fruit thing.Kellye said:
wow... thats amazing i dont see how people can not eat meat... like thts a mind blowing concept to me. i wouldnt have anything i could eat if meat was out of my diet id wither away!!!


but welcome anyways my vegan friend!!
Kath
@Kath
08/23/09 05:27:37PM
73 posts

Hey Everyone, I look forward to learning from you all...


Introduce Yourself

What a beautiful introduction! Warm welcome to the group! This is the friendliest place to be!
Kath
@Kath
08/22/09 04:27:59AM
73 posts

Alternative's to wax


Dread Maintenance

i know that you can use aloe vera gel or straight from the plant to neaten your dreads and stick down those loose hairs. As soaring eagle would say though, make sure it is Aloe Vera as other types of aloe are noxious and also dont buy the aloe vera sunburn cream if you buy the gel - make sure it is pure aloe vera.If you dont mind buying commercial dread products you could alos try KnottyBoy's Tightening gel - mix it with a bit of water in a spray bottle and spritz on to your hair when you want to neaten them.
Kath
@Kath
08/22/09 05:52:01PM
73 posts

Neem Seed Oil


Dread Products

neem seed oil is used for treating headlice. My daughter brought the little critters home from school the other week :(So Beksta has told me to put a little bit into my dread shampoo. She also advised adding some lavender oil to block the stench but alas, i dont think anything could get rid of the smell of neem seed oil!!
Kath
@Kath
08/22/09 02:17:03AM
73 posts

Neem Seed Oil


Dread Products

The crap really really stinks! Just wanted to share that with everyone. hmmmm if i were a bug i wouldnt go near the shit so i hope it works!
updated by @Kath: 01/13/15 08:25:55PM
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