Like this page? Then share it!

Forum Activity for @Island Mamma

Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/21/10 11:19:44PM
530 posts

I wanted to add to the "natural" discussion :(


Dreading Methods

Makes sense Neil.Raw is in a pissy, he's just looking to push buttons, I think the wax has infiltrated his brain.

neil coe said:
ok rawsum
1 existing in or formed by nature ( opposed to artificial)

it dont say formed with a comb, formed by nature, and thats what natural dreads do, they just knot on there own, in time, backcombed, t&r, crotchet, all use something to form knots,
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/21/10 08:08:41PM
530 posts

Different Dread Methods Clarified


Dreading Methods

Jeesh it's like talking to toddlers.I'm calling my banana and orange because I can okay! I don't care what you say my banana is an orange neener neener neenerSeriously if you want to say you have natural dreadlocks so bad why don't you go natural or get over it and accept your dreads and whatever method you chose.
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/21/10 03:41:48PM
530 posts

Different Dread Methods Clarified


Dreading Methods

There are different methods to obtaining dread locks.Lets look at these different methods.NeglectHair sections, knots and forms dread locks on it's own without manipulationNo separation involvedThe way the hair dreads is the way it staysHair is washed when neededNaturalHair sections, knots and forms dreads on it's own without manipulationSeparation is what separates neglect from naturalFingers are used to separate dreadlocks that are perceived as too big by the ownerHair is washed when needed and sometimes conditionedTwist and RipHair is separated into desired sections, twisted and pulled upwards, like the name of the method suggests once the dreadlocks are all formed using the tandr method they are then left to continue dreading and are separated by fingers when dreads are perceived as too big by the ownerwashed when needed and sometimes conditionedBack-combedHair is separated into desired sections and then a comb is used to tease the hair sectionsOnce entire head is sectioned and back-combed it is left to continue dreadingHair is washed when needed and sometimes conditionedCrochetedHair is separated into desired sections and then a tool is used, usually a crochet hook, to knot the hair and form locksThis method is usually maintained by continuing to jab loose hairs into locks with a hookSome people leave it be after crocheting onceHair is washed when needed and sometimes conditionedWax is typically used on tandr, back-combed and crocheted dreads by some people but not advisable as it prevents knotting and promotes mold and dirtMixedSome people use a mix of all the methods mentioned aboveTams, woolen hats, are used by dreads of all methods to promote knottyness and keep locks clean.You use whatever method suites you.When some one asks what method you used tell them and be proud, you are a lion!
updated by @Island Mamma: 02/14/15 06:26:30AM
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/11/10 07:29:34PM
530 posts

better tagging and titles for a better site


General Talk

Good to know about the brackets because the site automatically splits up what you've written
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/10/10 03:47:44PM
530 posts

dreads--drying tips please


Dread Maintenance

Great idea.

Knottysleeves said:
What kind of towel do you use? Microfibre towels work amazingly for sucking up the water from wet dreads. You can get them at camping stores, hardware stores etc (sometimes they're marketed for car washing). I've heard the "ShamWow" works pretty good too but I haven't tried it.
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/09/10 01:50:50AM
530 posts

please help!! weird feeling in dreads after wash


Dread Maintenance

I find bar soaps build up resi really fast. Just use it for your body and wash your hair with baking soda/water
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/08/10 11:58:43AM
530 posts

Dreads in your face


General Questions

Yep what NW said and scarves are great too, wrap em on like a head band.
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/08/10 06:18:54PM
530 posts

Flat, Xtra Loopy dreads & 60-75% Loss of Length???


General Questions

Sounds like mine too except I'm natural. Its crazy the way they shrink and form. I'm coming up on my 7th month.
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/09/10 01:42:08AM
530 posts

Will I look good with dreads


Introduce Yourself

LOVE this reply

Loc Lava said:
I agree that everyone looks good with dreads. I also agree that not everyone thinks so. You are 15 yrs old and understandably still a bit self conscience about your appearance. You are a handsome young man and will look handsome no matter what style you have.

Dreads are a considered a style by some and a lifestyle by most folks on this site, myself included. There are times with locs (my preferred term) that are frustrating, they get wild, look crazy, messy sometimes, they get frizzy or dry, etc. Sometimes they just have a mind of their own and seem like they are not growing or what ever. People with locs are perceived differently, no matter that of course that shouldn't be so. It is.

Some people perceive ppl with locs as hippies, druggies, drug dealers, criminals, thugs, lazy, unemployed, homeless etc. If you choose to loc your hair, you will have to be prepared to accept this.

Physically you have lovely bone structure and nicely shaped eyes, locs will suit you and frame your face beautifully/handsomely.

Locs can be a great source of pride and strength, for me personally my locs are my roots home. They aid in keeping me grounded in all of my endeavors. They offer me freedom in my thoughts...and keep my aware...just my own personal thing.Some people get it,some don't. No matter to me. I have learned and grown from my loc journey.

I am sure you will be able to determine what is right for you. Be blessed.
Island Mamma
@Island Mamma
10/08/10 06:33:12PM
530 posts

Will I look good with dreads


Introduce Yourself

I have to ask....why the name calling?

John-Michael said:
we dont know wat u look like u doofus
  3