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Zynobek
@Zynobek
10/15/09 05:19:06AM
21 posts

Hi, new dready from florida.


Introduce Yourself

Hi Angel,I'm in Daytona Beach.I'll be checking out the bikers this week during biketoberfest.I just love some of the bikes, tattoos and body piercings...ZAngel said:
I live in wets palm beach about 30 or so minutes north from frot lauderdale. Thanks for the welcome Zynobek.
Zynobek
@Zynobek
10/12/09 05:59:41AM
21 posts

Hi, new dready from florida.


Introduce Yourself

Another Floridian...welcome!!!
Zynobek
@Zynobek
09/25/09 10:30:21PM
21 posts

Greetings from Florida


Introduce Yourself

Thank you. Your locs are beautiful!!! I'm jealous ;-}I love all of the advice I've read so far.I wish I'd met you 12 years ago, maybe I would not have lost hair...LOL
Zynobek
@Zynobek
09/25/09 10:15:51PM
21 posts

Greetings from Florida


Introduce Yourself

Thank you Soaring Eagle for inviting me...I am new here and trying to become more enlightened.
updated by @Zynobek: 01/13/15 08:27:31PM
Zynobek
@Zynobek
10/02/09 05:18:35PM
21 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

Actually the "crap" never washed out. Most of it was cut off...I had a "stylist" tell me to soak my hair with "Dawn" dishwashing liquid to dissolve the petroleum.I never did...just cutting them and starting over was the better choice ;-]Anubis said:
Ouch, poor girl...Petroleum products will make your hair brittle. I'm assuming whatever shampoo you use is pretty mild so it would take awhile to get the petroleum crap out. And I totally agree about the smell. =/

Zynobek said:
My biggest mistake was having my locs started with Beeswax containing petroleum. The stuff does not wash out and makes your hair smell too, no matter how much you dry it! My hair became very heavy and so weak that I started getting bald spots. I had to cut 12 inches off of my hair and basically start over ;-{
Well, after that, I used a lot of "over-the-counter" locking gels and didn't like them either. My locs were not holding together. Finally I gave up, found a good shampoo and cut the aloe from my back yard. Guess what...that worked. The less I do to my hair now, the better it grows.
Zynobek
@Zynobek
09/29/09 02:39:51PM
21 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

Exactly...that's the law in Florida.I remember being able to sit on the front porch or at the park, hang out , braid hair, and even add colored yarn to dress up the hair.Well, not anymore, you can be fined for "practicing without a license". I am sure money is the motive...soaringeagle said:
you need a liscence to braid and wrap hair?????/
can u be fined for braiding yoiur own without a liscence?

i definately think we need to make a list of good and bad loctitians

Zynobek said:
The Board of Cosmetology within The FL Department of Business and Professional regulates the license. Dreadlocs are governed under"cosmetology" if you use chemicals(dread perms and dyes) and "hair braiding and hair wrapping", if you don't perm or use dyes.
But, the education does not focus on any natural loc methods at all.
So to answer your question...I have no idea who wrote the guidelines...
There shouldn't be any guidelines for locs anyway, except "Do No Harm & Do No Damage".

updated by @Zynobek: 07/28/15 04:19:44PM
Zynobek
@Zynobek
09/26/09 11:02:47AM
21 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

The Board of Cosmetology within The FL Department of Business and Professional regulates the license. Dreadlocs are governed under"cosmetology" if you use chemicals(dread perms and dyes) and "hair braiding and hair wrapping", if you don't perm or use dyes.But, the education does not focus on any natural loc methods at all.So to answer your question...I have no idea who wrote the guidelines...There shouldn't be any guidelines for locs anyway, except "Do No Harm & Do No Damage".
Zynobek
@Zynobek
09/25/09 11:20:27PM
21 posts

share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made


General Questions

My biggest mistake was having my locs started with Beeswax containing petroleum. The stuff does not wash out and makes your hair smell too, no matter how much you dry it! My hair became very heavy and so weak that I started getting bald spots. I had to cut 12 inches off of my hair and basically start over ;-{Well, after that, I used a lot of "over-the-counter" locking gels and didn't like them either. My locs were not holding together. Finally I gave up, found a good shampoo and cut the aloe from my back yard. Guess what...that worked. The less I do to my hair now, the better it grows.
updated by @Zynobek: 07/22/15 05:51:18PM
Zynobek
@Zynobek
10/04/09 04:19:37PM
21 posts

Whats it like being a dready parent?


Dreads in the Family

People are strange...I am the Mom of a wonderful 9 year old dreddy Zyn Prince.My child and I were rejected from a private school because..." You must be able to comb his hair to attend this school"; said the president of the school.What snobs!!! I homeschool now and some of the "religious hs groups" I've come across are just as judgemental and narrow minded.So, I finally found a secular, all inclusive "unschooling" group that doesn't look twice at me or my son because of our appearance.I am trying to surround my family with positive energy...that's why I am so glad to be a part of this group. Nice to know that I am not alone ;-)
Zynobek
@Zynobek
10/03/09 11:06:13PM
21 posts

dreads and jobs


dreads jobs employment issues

I've tried that...maybe it's just my head or position of my locs when I put them up.I work a 12 hour nightshift and 1/2 way through the shift I have a headache. I've wraped my hair in a bun using my other dreads and that worked initially, but I usually have to let my hair down by morning put, it in a simple ponytail, and cover it with my lab coat.soaringeagle said:
you got dreads tie a dread round the rest of em
u can also use like a silk scarf or strip of material to tie round em
ive always just used my dreads tho

Zynobek said:
This is my story...
I am a FT healthcare professional & have been for 22 years (loctitian is only my side job ;-} )
10 years ago, while working for a large hospital, I was told that dreadlocs were not an acceptable
hairstyle and to get rid of them & my nose ring.
Well, that never happened...LOL... but there were constant comments and memos from management stating that I was out of compliance. They wouldn't fire me just tried to make my quit.
Anyway, I stuck it out and fought it until 2 years ago when I had to change jobs due to department closure, economy..etc and now I work for a private diagnostic lab.
I walked into my interview not hiding my dreadlocs or nose ring...
During the interview I said (to my now boss), "If there is a problem with my locs or nose ring, please tell me now, because they don't come out."
His response " What does your hair & nose have to do with your ability to do your job?"
Most of my patients love my locs, especially when I dress them up with jewels or colored yarn.
My only problem is finding a way to keep it up and out of they way without getting a headache, hair bands and tams are not an option on the job. ( I hate hair pins.)
Any suggestions?????
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