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Storm
@Storm
05/24/13 03:56:36PM
36 posts

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
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.

Storm
@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
Storm
@Storm
07/26/11 04:31:25PM
36 posts

Shampoos and Soaps ~ Maybe get a list started


Dread Maintenance

I found Dr. Bronner's lavender bar soap at my local Walgreens and started washing my hair the other day thinking that it would wash out the residue from my other shampoo but after reading this page everyone's been saying Dr.Bs leaves residue??? I was hoping to use it with my dreads. I don't particularly care for how it makes my hair feel (and I haven't even started locking yet, just started prepping). My hair is oily within a day of washing (when before I could go 3 or 4 days without needing to wash if I didn't straighten my hair) [I live in Humid NC maybe that's why?] and it makes it feel almost sticky esp when it's wet. Do you need to dilute the bar soap? Or should I use something else like the Desert Essence that was mentioned a couple times for the oil but no residue? Or should I just go simple and do BC and sea salt rinses?

Storm
@Storm
02/07/11 12:28:27PM
36 posts

Two Questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thank Panterra I will keep that in consideration :)

Yes I tried it again and it works. Her color came out gorgeous.

Storm
@Storm
02/04/11 02:25:17PM
36 posts

Two Questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

When I tried to look at that post it said the link cannot be found :(

Storm said:

Thanks for the link :)

A site that I get my henna for my hair is TapDancingLizard look for their mehndi link. They also have info in tattoos and dying hair but nothing on locs. I actually ordered henna seeds to try my hand at growing my own plants this year with my garden.

Loc Lava said:

No idea about using the protein rinses.

About henna, search the site, one lovely locked lady henna'd hers not too long ago and they looked great. I know you need to use the top quality henna.

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/i-hennad-my-dreads?xg_so...

I have pretty long hair and figured it will cost about 50 bucks to do mine. I ordered samples from hennahut and henna for hair.

hennahut.com

hennaforhair.com

I tested one loc and it turned an auburn/burgundy color and i used the other and it turned pretty orange.

Things have come up since, so I haven't decided which i prefer if any or what I am going to do. I do still plan to henna my hair at some point. I had no trouble rinsing. The powder is very fine and henna for hair has tons of info and research on the site to help and even a how to for using henna on dreads. Definitely get a sample and test first.

Storm
@Storm
02/03/11 12:32:29PM
36 posts

Two Questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thanks for the link :)

A site that I get my henna for my hair is TapDancingLizard look for their mehndi link. They also have info in tattoos and dying hair but nothing on locs. I actually ordered henna seeds to try my hand at growing my own plants this year with my garden.

Loc Lava said:

No idea about using the protein rinses.

About henna, search the site, one lovely locked lady henna'd hers not too long ago and they looked great. I know you need to use the top quality henna.

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/i-hennad-my-dreads?xg_so...

I have pretty long hair and figured it will cost about 50 bucks to do mine. I ordered samples from hennahut and henna for hair.

hennahut.com

hennaforhair.com

I tested one loc and it turned an auburn/burgundy color and i used the other and it turned pretty orange.

Things have come up since, so I haven't decided which i prefer if any or what I am going to do. I do still plan to henna my hair at some point. I had no trouble rinsing. The powder is very fine and henna for hair has tons of info and research on the site to help and even a how to for using henna on dreads. Definitely get a sample and test first.

Storm
@Storm
02/01/11 12:46:42PM
36 posts

Two Questions


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

1. If you wanted softer, healthier (and subsequently faster-growing) locs, could you put keratin/do protein rinses in your locs as if you would for loose hair?

2. Can you dye locs with henna? I know you CAN but is it advisable? Would it be better than chemical dyes even though you might get some henna-grit lost in the recesses of your locs?

:)

Peace~


updated by @Storm: 01/13/15 08:54:48PM
Storm
@Storm
02/02/11 12:09:02PM
36 posts

Extensions.


Dread Accessories

Why don't you make 'synthetic dreads' either with kankelan or wool roving (which is what I use) and tie them into your locks? It'll give you the appearance of longer/shorter/different colored/etc locs and you can take them out and put them in when ever you like.
Storm
@Storm
02/02/11 12:31:57PM
36 posts

I have been making some loc jewels, thoughts please?


Dread Accessories

What is your Etsy site? If you wanna take a look at any of my stuff I'm over at Artfire. http://BohemianGoddessCreations.artfire.com

Hmm idk I like the idea (if I had lighter color hair :P) of having the darker coil showing or having a lighter/colored coil for darker hair. But that's just me.

Loc Lava said:

Thanks so much, That was my exact issue with a premade coil. This way you can wrap it yourself and move it wound as necessary. I am still looking for a satisfactory wire color for lighter hair. I do have gold and silver...but I like it with dark hair (like mine) because then the wire just blend in and just shows the decoration.

I am posting more for sale on etsy. I am offering a discount code for Dreadlock site members only. Enter coupon code

DREADLOCKSITE7 to receive 25% off your lock jewels. This will be available for the next 2 weeks only.

I am completely open to barter/trade. PM or convo me on etsy.

DStorm said:

O.O OMG I love these!! Are you giving away/selling or be up for a barter trade? I make some dread trinkets as well but I LOVE this idea. It's pretty much what I've beent rying to figure out how to do to help with the problem of everyone having different sized locs so if you make a coil, it might fit one person but not another :/
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