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Klete
@Klete
06/15/12 07:35:07PM
47 posts

Maybe the oldest new Dreader here.


Introduce Yourself

I was 46 in '09 when I started mine, can totally relate to the whole post!!! Both my parents were a little freaked when I started but now their proud of their son who goes against the norms of a Babylon society. Have a good journey, it's well worth it

Klete
@Klete
02/29/12 06:57:30PM
47 posts

Any over 30's dreadies?


General Talk

49 here!!

Klete
@Klete
07/18/10 07:13:33PM
47 posts

Update to MiDread timeline started at 2 months


Member Journals and Timelines

Hey MID, I think they look just great!!! Sorta like mine did at that time, another year and they will look just awesome!! Stick with it girl : )
Klete
@Klete
03/31/10 07:38:46PM
47 posts

teach a teacher about dreads and dread wax


Dread Products

Well said Knotty!! I think all were asking for here is to be honest. Give them the options that are available. If they want short term dreads that look like candles then by all means let them go for it. But, if their looking for beautiful long lasting dreads that will last forever with little or no work, then be honest and tell them the TRUTH!! I think you'll be surprised at how much you'll be respected. Show them pictures of waxed dreads and natural dreads, let them choose on their own with a choiceKnottysleeves said:
Well, this was quite the discussion to wake up to this morning. ;-)

I don't know if Alex is still here after the roasting he got in this thread, but... I've had a waxed set of dreads and a non-waxed set, so I'm speaking from experience when I say that the waxed set developed slower (MUCH slower, and I used the wax very sparingly) and once I stopped waxing after a year and the dreads grew, there was an obvious visual demarcation between the waxed and non-waxed portions of each dread.

The only short-term "benefit" I gained from wax was that the dreads did look more formed and less messy... but the key word is "looked". The wax kept them together but prevented them from actually locking up. Compare that to my non-waxed set, which looked messy for awhile but started knotting up almost immediately. They're almost 2 years old now and they are SO much more mature than my waxed set was at 2 years.

Everyone's dread journey is their own and I'm not going to judge anyone who wants dreads for fashion reasons (or any other reasons). But Alex, I think you owe it to all your clients to be honest & upfront about how wax works and what its long-term consequences are, rather than just repeating DHHQ's tired marketing bullshit about "retaining memory" and such. The only thing that can force hair into permanently retaining its shape or position is chemicals -- ie., a perm. That's why it's called a permanent. ;-) All wax does is hold tangles together. THAT'S IT. Can we all please be honest and just admit this, rather than making pseudo-scientific claims that defy the laws of chemistry?
Klete
@Klete
03/25/10 04:31:17PM
47 posts

Whats the worst substance to on your dreads?


Dread Maintenance

Every so often I get a job assignment from my foreman to do work underneath a locomotive. You have to understand it's extremely dirty under there. A mixture of oil, grease, dirt and for good measure, some diesel fuel. I try every trick in the book trying to get out of it, my age, senority, and the delicate nature of my nubie dreads. Never works. Bastards anyway! I have started wearing one of those surgeon hats they wear in the O.R. Looks goofy and I catch a ton of shit but my dreads don't get filthy anymore!! : )
Klete
@Klete
01/08/10 09:58:18PM
47 posts

lice a dreadlocks worse nightmare


Dread Maintenance

Nah, it's just oklahomasoaringeagle said:
omg i pissed off a devil worshiper she cursed me with lice!!!!!!!!!!

Klete said:
Consult the Elf Queen!! Lol
Klete
@Klete
01/08/10 09:25:26PM
47 posts

lice a dreadlocks worse nightmare


Dread Maintenance

Consult the Elf Queen!! Lol
Klete
@Klete
10/27/09 07:40:56PM
47 posts

movin tomoro


General Talk

Safe travels my friend
Klete
@Klete
10/21/09 07:48:46AM
47 posts

Seriously, ouch!


General Talk

Yea, keeping them seperate sucks. You might try doing it when their wet, seems to not hurt as much and they seperate a little easier
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