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hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/15/10 12:22:49AM
154 posts

New to site


Introduce Yourself

i seen alot of talk about twist and rip. im not pro or against but in my expieience i tried twist and rip and it just doesnt hold in my hair. maybe i have wierd hair or something but it just wouldnt knot for me. id agree with the person who said if u do backcomb do it gently but tightly. dont hack.. and if you go natural/ just be prepared it will take time and in this method you have to seperate the dreads by pulling them apart wich also rips the hair. so no matter which way you do it there will be damage i mean u could go natural and not seperate but then u may end up with unidread. so be prepared and learn all u can!!!!

hippie mama said:
1st yes salt water helps the dreading process immensly man. its help it knot up real well. just make sure if it gets to dried out put some aloe vera on em or something. a little dry is okay but if they get tooo dry you dont want breakage but im sure they prolly wont get that dry. its more of your skalp drying out that id be worried about. so id say its way more good then bad in my opinion. ive had my dreads for 4 yrs now and never did i have a dread that knotted at my scalp. i mean most ppl dont so if u decided to cut them i dont see why you would have a bald spot. the further to ur scal the less dreaded together it gets. ive cut all my dread off a few times in the past and even after having them for over a year or 2 they never left bald spots. aand ill tell u what when i cut them off i regretted it almost instantly so this set is permanant. lol i dont think backcombed looks crappy. i mean i backcomed mine and i get compliments all the time. and just cuz u backcomebd or whatever method once theyre dreaded i mean its pretty much gonna be let them go from there.. i mean i started out backcombing 4 yrs ago and now i havent done anything suck as backcomb or twist n ripp or have had the need to do anything for about 3 yrs. i think its just how u take care of them and in my opinion all dreads are diffrent and all are beautiful in diffrent and simular ways. no set of dreads are alike. and trust me no matter how beautiful your dreads are someone out there is gonna give you a hard time or just not understand it. so you have to really want them no matter what others think of them or perceive them. cuz if not soon as someone give you crap you may run to cut them off.so just be openminded and do what you believe is best for you and not what other ppl think are beautiful.
hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/15/10 12:17:21AM
154 posts

New to site


Introduce Yourself

1st yes salt water helps the dreading process immensly man. its help it knot up real well. just make sure if it gets to dried out put some aloe vera on em or something. a little dry is okay but if they get tooo dry you dont want breakage but im sure they prolly wont get that dry. its more of your skalp drying out that id be worried about. so id say its way more good then bad in my opinion. ive had my dreads for 4 yrs now and never did i have a dread that knotted at my scalp. i mean most ppl dont so if u decided to cut them i dont see why you would have a bald spot. the further to ur scal the less dreaded together it gets. ive cut all my dread off a few times in the past and even after having them for over a year or 2 they never left bald spots. aand ill tell u what when i cut them off i regretted it almost instantly so this set is permanant. lol i dont think backcombed looks crappy. i mean i backcomed mine and i get compliments all the time. and just cuz u backcomebd or whatever method once theyre dreaded i mean its pretty much gonna be let them go from there.. i mean i started out backcombing 4 yrs ago and now i havent done anything suck as backcomb or twist n ripp or have had the need to do anything for about 3 yrs. i think its just how u take care of them and in my opinion all dreads are diffrent and all are beautiful in diffrent and simular ways. no set of dreads are alike. and trust me no matter how beautiful your dreads are someone out there is gonna give you a hard time or just not understand it. so you have to really want them no matter what others think of them or perceive them. cuz if not soon as someone give you crap you may run to cut them off.so just be openminded and do what you believe is best for you and not what other ppl think are beautiful.
hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/14/10 11:30:43PM
154 posts

Be you


General Talk

couldnt say it any better dude. awesome post. and i get that "so do u like not was your hair " or even more frequently" how do u take a shower" lol. ppl are uneducated about dreads more frequently then not unfortunately but all we can do as dread heads or aspiring dread heads in some cases is to realize that for the most part they dont mean to come off rude they just seriously have no idea so what i do is usually try to explain it to as many ppl as i can. like i let strangers touch my hair and explain the methods to them and actually since i deal with the public alot the topic comes up almost daily sometimes a few times a day. its craziness how many ppl dont know anything about dreadlocks let alone dread maintenace especially since lately its not really that uncommon. i mean i personally know like maybe 10- 12 ppl who have had dreads in this area and those are just the ones i know about. but no matter how much we do try to educate there are still those ppl who hate anything diffrent. who just dont get it b/c of personal preference and look down on others for it. so as you say just be you and anyone who puts u down should be cut out or atleast ignored riiiiight. lol rock on dude!!!
hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/14/10 11:37:51PM
154 posts

How to combine dreads?


Dreading Methods

well if u cant stop seperating the ones you want to connect i would do the hemp thing that worked really well for me. i did all my dreads in hemp back when they were babies. beads also help but beads only cover a small area so it depends on what kind of effect your going for. good luck. oh with rubberbands though i put a few in mine when i started like 4 yrs ago and last year i found a rubberband stuck inside of one of my dreads and i had to try to dig it out cuz it was getting eaten by my dread so if u use rubberbands just keep track of em. lol i mean it didnt hurt anything and im sure i could have just left it but i persoanlly didnt like the look of it so i pulled it out.
hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/14/10 11:55:39PM
154 posts

thizz izzz urgentt


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

oh by the way when u wash your hair make sure to really wash the scalp like a deep massage get all that stuff out of there. maybe even do it twice.
hippie mama
@hippie mama
10/14/10 11:54:34PM
154 posts

thizz izzz urgentt


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

do u still have dreads? i know that alot of the time the more you itch your head the more the dandruff shows. i mean for my i use handmade vegan soaps but when my hair gets itchy and washing it with thats doesnt help the backing soda wash really works man. you should so totally try that. i mean alot of ppl put alot of ideas if i were you i would definately try all of these before cutting especially if u know youd regret it. doesnt hurt to try. i ve also heard about the tea tree things but ive also heard that to much could cause more dandruff. not sure how much is to much but i hope you didnt cut them:o( and it truly sucks that ur having this problem to dude. sorry i couldnt be any more help
hippie mama
@hippie mama
09/23/10 12:56:23AM
154 posts

Is there a certain length where locks become to look feminine ?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

my husband has a beard and this waitress came up to us and was like what can i get you ladies and then looked at him seen he was a man walked away in embarassment then came back and messed up again and his hair is only shoulder length. i mean and hes a mainly hairy man ya know. so i think especially with the older generation they think any length but short it musht be a girl especially from behind when the younger genereation usually knows better. like my son is dressed in all blue and were callin him lil man and ppl tell us "oh shes so cute how old is she) b/c he has longer hair. i mean a kid i can kinda see be with my husband i thought it was a lil more crazy and funny. although he didnt find it nearly as funny as i did. i mean theres always the chance of someone mistaken you for a girl if u have longer hair. when i had short hair someone once call me sir. i think it has to do with what they expect. and as long as you know your manly and look manly a little mistake shouldnt bother you. i dont think there is a feminen length of hair especially when it comes to dreads but coming up from behind you someone may find a case of mistaken identity. but i wouldnt worry about it. accidents happen. i mean from my expierience most girls including myself like men with long hair. especially long dreads. so its wether the payout is worth the trouble. i think it is
hippie mama
@hippie mama
09/11/10 11:28:17PM
154 posts

HELP!!!! please read!ADVICE seriously needed!


Dread Maintenance

when i i got pregnant with my son all the extra hormones made my hair grow and i have a hell of alot of new growth that is now a few inches long and i just been using my fingers to back comb them gently and i twist them cuz its a nervouse habit. a bunch of them are actually dreading up pretty decently the others i just wear a bandana and or a hat to hide them cuz they kinda stick up at this point and when u wear something on your head it pushes em down for a bit of time after u take the hat off. i mean eventually itll dread by itself or however you want to persue dreading them. im pro choice on that issue. i mean once the loosies grow longer theyll stay down with the rest of your hair. as for the holes in your dreads i say leave it alone and gravity may take care of that. im not sure why there wold be holes but time cures all wounds right. lolgood luck and do whatever feels right.
updated by @hippie mama: 07/11/15 06:47:25AM
hippie mama
@hippie mama
09/23/10 01:13:52AM
154 posts

I have questions about dreadwax - yes, I'm really asking this here lol


Dread Products

it just really sucks that ppl have said it ruined their dreads. i couldnt imagine what i would do if i wasnt a lucky one. im glad that i stopped using wax and im surly glad i didnt glob it in my hair like directed. luckily i stopped before they were to mature to where it held the wax in. good thing hair can be cut off and grown back. i love my dreads and im glad im one of the "lucky ones" i feel bad for those of you that werent so lucky. maybe if he doesnt stop selling wax maybe hell atleast change the instructions. or make it less sticky to the inside of your hair
hippie mama
@hippie mama
09/23/10 01:08:44AM
154 posts

I have questions about dreadwax - yes, I'm really asking this here lol


Dread Products

i used yours and knotty boy. i only used it in the beginning though. i havent continued to use it. i mean i havent had any of the problems others on here have had. like i didnt have mold or hardening but i didnt use it like it was directed. i used it maybe once a week or so just to help from goring together and falling apart once they began to become "dreads like a few months in i stopped using it. i havent used it in years but i wouldnt say i regret using it either. i dont believe u should use it everyday i think that might be the problems others had. but what works for one person might not work for another.
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