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Jackal
@Jackal
04/04/11 05:01:55AM
132 posts

Headbands, hoods, beanies and bandanas.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

ive tried hairbands, scrunchies, tying with dreads, they all seemed to leave weird spots where the tying took place. my best advice if you dont want any temporary things like loops, skinny spots, etc where it tyes, use a bandanna or a headband. i use bandannas and a DHHQ dread band i got like 7 years ago when i got my first dread kit that i never used. i honestly have to say, the dreadband is amazing but im not sure you can get one without the dhhq patch anymore. i guess you could rip it off lol. ive heard good things about tshirts being turned into dread bands, you might look into that. i know the cotton/wool helps a lot in helping them form knots and helping the dread process strain-free.
Jackal
@Jackal
04/04/11 04:06:28AM
132 posts

OMG what is wrong with my head!


General Talk

yah i have the same problem too. i sleep on my left side and the left side of my head is fine and looks great, all of the dreads look good and evenly distributed, on the right side i have less dreads, and it became so messy and different than the left. eventually i had a bundle of loose hair on that side and i kept rolling and teasing it and was finally able to get most of the loose hair to make 4 new dreads. so on the top layer of my right side i have 4 dreads that are pretty short and roughly 1/10th of the length of the rest of the dreads on my head, it looks pretty weird but i know they'll grow.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/25/11 01:40:48AM
132 posts

Name calling


Introduce Yourself

when i lived at my old apt complex and walked past the pool to go to the gas station to get snacks and drinks, these black guys would yell "JAMACIA MON!" and id just ignore them and not look at them. thats really the only thing ive ever been called other than the occasional marley (also by the same guys)
Jackal
@Jackal
03/25/11 02:03:02AM
132 posts

Jobs and dreads.


Life Issues Facing Dreads

i say continue to dread, and if they have a problem offer to wear a plain black (or white) head covering of their choice or one you choose and approve of. it can be as simple as a hairband or headband, flat black bandanna. i use a dreadhead hq dread band i got in a dread kit i ordered from his site like 7 years ago and it looks great and professional. im sure you could come up with something. if its not explicitly written in the rules no dreads allowed then you can argue a point with them. though a lot of jobs ive seen say "well groomed" as a blanket term, im sure theres ways you can get around it. i would just not say anything about it and wait for them to say something, then bring up the head covering.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/25/11 01:59:18AM
132 posts

DreadHeadHQ's dreadbeads.


Dread Accessories

holy crap dude. thats outrageous. i dont think it should be that much. maybe hes trying to scam money from you by charging you for overnight and not giving you any other option.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/25/11 02:06:48AM
132 posts

At my 14 month with dreadlocks


Member Journals and Timelines

start using sea salt only and try to cut out the acv from your washing routine for a good while. ive only used acv once and mine tightened up really nice. 10 mo and most of mine are completely mature and ropelike. i wash with only baking soda every time (homemade soap now that ive henna'ed) and every now and then when theyre still wet after a shower (after i dry them as much as i can with a towel), ill spray them down with a strong sea salt/water mix in a spray bottle. until you wake up the next day the texture will be weird but trust me try that and you'll see great results fast. try the sea salt every 2/3 showers for the next few weeks then lay off of it a bit as it will dry it out quite a bit if youre not careful. it wont dry it enough to cause breakage though, but youll need to watch out for congos.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/16/11 10:05:17PM
132 posts

i seem to have henna stuck in my dreads. i got a question


Dread Products

thanks guys. ill go ahead and leave it in, im not worried about the smell, i rather like it. as long as it wont gunk me up im not worried lol. thanks for all of your input. i just uploaded a pic to my photos if anyone is interested in seeing the results lol.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/16/11 06:56:49AM
132 posts

i seem to have henna stuck in my dreads. i got a question


Dread Products

hey guys.

anyway, upon inspection of my dreads im noticing some green spots showing through which is leftover henna paste (i made it reeeeeally thick and pasty). today i henna'd my hair and all went great, no issues. im loving thefieryorangey red it has, curious to see how it oxidizes.

anyway, so now ive got some henna stuck in my dreads and i dont know what to do. my first instinct is to wash it out, which i did to some of the more bad spots by just spot washing that part of the dread. anyway, will washing my hair again after i wake up hinder the oxidizing process? knottysleeves told me that baking soda washes strip henna pretty quickly so keep in mind for your responses that i wont be using BS for a while. should i just wait out the few days and wash it again then? i really dont know what to do, its my first henna job. i dont mind waiting as long as i can still get it out and the extra henna doesnt gum up my dreads or keep releasing dye and do something bad to the hair. the henna spots seem to be in the thick mature areas from 0-4 inches of the roots. i noticed my flat dreads are usually the ones that show more green than others. i just dont want to do anything to hinder the binding or oxidizing process. does anybody have any experience in this or ideas of what to do?


updated by @Jackal: 01/13/15 08:57:38PM
Jackal
@Jackal
03/15/11 10:38:04PM
132 posts

Ways to tye dreads without rubber bands etc.


Introduce Yourself

yah if you need to use some sort hair tye use a scrunchie or something thats looseish and thick, or just a hairband / dreadband. i used hair tyes with mine for like 8 months and i realized that it was causing the areas by the hair tye on each dread on my head to loop up and generally lock up bad needlessly, like the hair was restricted so it couldnt dread from the pressure points.
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