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@Storm
05/24/13 03:56:36PM
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Any polyamorous dreadies?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I consider myself poly. I came to the realization of it shortly after discovering the term, about 6 months ago. Looking back, I've always been this way just never realized it/knew the name for it. I am in a long-term, loving relationship with the father of my son and broached polyamory to him 6 months ago also (I was already interested in finding a girlfriend). I have been desiring/searching off and on for a girlfriend for years, but actively for the last 6 months to no avail (sadly). Though I find men attractive and can appreciate the male form, other than my current partner/son's father I have no interest sexually with another man, though I could possibly entertain the idea of a strictly platonic "relationship" with another man. Not sure.


updated by @Storm: 07/23/15 07:32:23AM
Storm
@Storm
01/27/12 02:39:08PM
36 posts

homegrown dreadlock products


Dread Products

Hmm that's interesting. I'm not sure which stage they're similar.

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@Storm
01/26/12 04:02:30PM
36 posts

homegrown dreadlock products


Dread Products

i've come across it a couple times, I'm not sure if it's the root or the leafy part of the plant that looks alike between them. i'd have to look more into it. but it's worth noting since one is extremely poisonous

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@Storm
01/24/12 12:15:29PM
36 posts

Dye


General Questions

Oh, and for lightening hair, lemon juice+sunlight. I've also heard cranberry juice can be used similarly.

And a note on the henna, it's difficult enough to rinse out all the henna from non-dreaded hair so just keep that in mind. I've seen it done on locks but I'm sure it's a pain to get out completely.

Storm said:

Different herbal teas can be used to dye hair darker. I think rosemary is one, and I've also heard of using walnuts. You can google it. Henna is amazing (don't even get me started on it lol) but make sure you use only BODY ART QUALITY henna. I would not recommend buying it as a 'hair dye' like how they sell it in stores. You run the risk of having metals and other non-henna contaminants snuck in there (which can not only just be bad in general, but if you have old chemical dye in your hair or get a chemical dye later bad bad very bad things could happen). I get mine from Tap Dancing Lizard online, high quality and good prices. I've also heard of people dying their hair using kool-aid but I have no idea how to do it or how long it lasts, I'm sure google knows that one too :P (I've used kool-aid to dye wool roving and that turned out awesome but it was white roving, and I've seen someone dye a white poodle pink using red kool aid).

Storm
@Storm
01/24/12 12:13:46PM
36 posts

Dye


General Questions

Different herbal teas can be used to dye hair darker. I think rosemary is one, and I've also heard of using walnuts. You can google it. Henna is amazing (don't even get me started on it lol) but make sure you use only BODY ART QUALITY henna. I would not recommend buying it as a 'hair dye' like how they sell it in stores. You run the risk of having metals and other non-henna contaminants snuck in there (which can not only just be bad in general, but if you have old chemical dye in your hair or get a chemical dye later bad bad very bad things could happen). I get mine from Tap Dancing Lizard online, high quality and good prices. I've also heard of people dying their hair using kool-aid but I have no idea how to do it or how long it lasts, I'm sure google knows that one too :P (I've used kool-aid to dye wool roving and that turned out awesome but it was white roving, and I've seen someone dye a white poodle pink using red kool aid).

Storm
@Storm
01/24/12 12:09:14PM
36 posts

homegrown dreadlock products


Dread Products

Also, Sage and Burdoc are NOT TO BE USED by pregnant women, or anyone who thinks they're pregnant. I'm not sure about during breastfeeding. Also, one must be very careful with burdoc because it resembles Belladonna/Deadly Nightshade which is extremely poisonous. I would not recommend wildcrafting this herb/root.

Storm
@Storm
01/24/12 12:05:55PM
36 posts

homegrown dreadlock products


Dread Products

What do each of these herbs do? I know some of them already but I'm sure there's plenty on here who have no clue, it might be helpful to say what each herb can be used for (i.e. growth, softness, anti-itch, etc.)

I do know that rosemary, peppermint (since it has cooling properties), and apple cider vinegar are good for anti-itch.

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@Storm
01/20/12 03:10:56PM
36 posts

backcombing vs. twist and rip


Dreading Methods

The whole "braided" look is the problem I've always had with tnr. Yes, tnr lays better and seems to hold a bit better, but backcombing looks more 'dreaded' I think. You have a lot more loops which makes them look very fuzzy but I think I prefer them to tnr. Esp if you want thicker. Something I noticed at my last attempt was tying them criss-cross (see my pics) with hemp helps to reduce unraveling, but you can't keep them in for a long time/through multiple washes if you don't want them to get tied into your dreads. But it's totally up to you. I've seen gorgeous locks come from both methods.

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@Storm
07/29/11 04:23:39PM
36 posts

Knotted Dreadlock Wraps - How Do You Make Them?


Dread Accessories

I had a friend use embroidery thread and her dread ate it. So I wouldn't recommend it for new dreads esp. I use hemp and do the criss-cross pattern mentioned above. (See my pics). I did it on the bottom two or three layers of my new dreads to keep the roots seperated (congoing was teh reason why I took my last attempt at dreads out). I hadn't thought of doing macrame style knots but I might try that on a couple. it would be strenuous and use a lot of hemp to do it on all of your dreads.

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@Storm
07/27/11 05:24:13PM
36 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

Ok cool I'll try that thanks :)


updated by @Storm: 07/10/15 02:59:25AM
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