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Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/29/09 12:48:50PM
51 posts

OH crap.


Dread Maintenance

I don't know honey, 3 years is a long time to wax. You might try getting the wax remover from knottyboy, unfortunately, if they've been waxxed so long they haven't actually had a chance to really lock, so when you remove the wax your dreads may come apart some. This is normal though. They will have to start locking on their own. Check out some of the other discussions about how people dreads are coming along. they'll start to take on a whole new appearence with loops and hoops and fun things like that!! The waz remover stuff actually sells as dreadlock remover, and if you read the product info it basically tells you that all it does is remove the wax so that you dreads come out, which is just stating that the wax is the only thing that is holding them together. Silly. Good luck, and remember that even if they come out, you can start new with fresh clean hair and no wax!!!
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/29/09 12:56:28PM
51 posts

Newbie


Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the forum Jessica! We look forward to pics and updates on your journey!! Blessings!!
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/29/09 01:02:36PM
51 posts

Hair Ties?


Introduce Yourself

I use hair ties sometimes. I get the ouchless type, and I use 4 or 5 so that I don't have to double them over, I just pull all my dreads through the group of them and walla, good to go. My brother-in-law uses the really long ones kind of like a headband, but he's got really really thick hair. I don't think that they hurt, but I wouldn't keep them in all the time. Sometimes I like to pull my hair up, especially if I have some "fancy" event to go to! HAHAHA!! Otherwise, if I want them out of my face I put on my tam, I just put a draw string in it so that I can keep it in place, but it allows for move movement.
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/19/09 03:15:13PM
51 posts

I think I'm ready to start my dreads


Introduce Yourself

Welcome, and good luck!! Your journey will be an amazing one!!
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/19/09 03:25:27PM
51 posts

Hey everyone!


Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the site/forum Emily!! It's good to have you here!!!
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/12/09 04:15:24PM
51 posts

Another question about tams....


Dread Maintenance

I'll have to see what I can do about getting you an alpaca tam too!! Something that's soft and fuzzy and stays on when you're sleeping!Iain said:
I've never been able to compare results, but for me I have a 99cent beanie from walmart that has been working fine for me,, it falls off in my sleep tho.

aesthetically however, I can say I'd probably prefer the alpaca.
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/12/09 04:14:10PM
51 posts

Another question about tams....


Dread Maintenance

I could see acrylic yarn causing some bad dreams, the plastics and other nasty chemicals used to make that acrylic don't really make for great dreams, and when you put them directly over your head, it would have to have an impact on the energies coming in that effect your dreams. Alpaca wool is about as soft as the alpacas are cute!! I absolutely adore those critters!! You couldn't help but have better dreams when thier cute little faces are hanging around your head!! Where did she find soy silk yarn? That sounds great for summer time!Shannon Rose said:
hey, we have a lady near us that has alpaca's and does the yarn thing. it is soooo soft. a friend of mine made me a tam out of regular acrylic yarn. i wore it to bed and it gave me bad dreams (at least i'm pretty sure that's what did it). she also made me another out of soy silk and a crochette head scarf out of corn silk ("amaizing yarn"). those are really nice, and not so hot.
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/11/09 06:59:32PM
51 posts

Another question about tams....


Dread Maintenance

Thanks guys! I'm gonna go ahead and try it. It can't hurt! Lonnie, I'll make you one anyway!! Alpaca is sooo soft, it will be like I'm hugging your head every time you put it on!! Love ya bunches!!
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
11/11/09 02:07:54AM
51 posts

Another question about tams....


Dread Maintenance

I know that a good tam will help my hair lock faster, and that wool is best, but sheep wool gives me a really gnarly rash for a couple days after it's touched my skin, so I can't very well use a wool tam. So then, the question is, do you think that alpaca will work as effectively? We have a litttle shop downtown where I can get alpaca yarn, they raise the alpacas, shave them, they even hand spin/dye they yarn right in the shop, so I can get it easily, but I don't want to go spend the extra money if it won't work any better than cotton.... Whatcha think?
updated by @Diamondskies: 01/13/15 08:29:14PM
Diamondskies
@Diamondskies
10/30/09 02:29:32PM
51 posts

Halloween costume ideas?


General Questions

Or.....Father time, wear a long dark robe, and either an hour glass, or large watch or clock on a rope around neck, like a necklace, and you can make your dreads white with baking powder, it'll rinse out easy, won't harm your dreads, and you can be sure it will wash out completly with a baking soda wash!!
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