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Jackal
@Jackal
03/11/11 05:53:44PM
132 posts

beads. loops. bumps. applications of the like.


Dread Accessories

the zig zags and stuff are normal, its just a sign that that areas starting to lock up, they always fix themselves if you give it time. im delighted when i find a new loop or zig zag cause i know its making progress. they dont usually go away in a month, usually 3 months or so on my head.

my main concern has been if i compress the loop against the surface of the dread instead of letting it go and suck inside the dread if im preventing that area in the dread from forming a knot and dreading solidly, and causing a sort of straight section in the core of the dread that will never knot, even if its not visible that way on the outside

Heather said:

i'm curious about this too. i have 5 sections that dreaded from the bottom up and sucked in the ends and created a big zig zaging section on the ends. i'm really hoping in the coming month it will fix itself but if not then i'd like to find a way to round them out so i don't have these flat paddle looking dreads right in the front. they're kind of pulling in a weird way too.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/11/11 07:46:41AM
132 posts

beads. loops. bumps. applications of the like.


Dread Accessories

so what do you guys thing sliding beads over big loops or zig zags do?. first we have to think about the nature of a loop or zig zag. is the stage of that section of hair dreading dreads dont twist around each other, they loop, tie, and combine. when you slide a bead over a loop, be it a loose new dread, or a hard maturing dread with a loop what does that do to the loop. in the nature of loops, do they usually suck back inside a dread and compress, or do they lay down flat onto the dread and dread into the surface of the dread. ive had both happen in different dreads on my head. im just wanting to know about how a bead treats those loops. if it is supposed to suck inside of the dread naturally (say a loop formed at 10 months in), would putting a bead over it just make it dread flat against the outside of the dread and mess something up? something i got curious about when i took a bead off of a loop and found it compressed against the surace of the dread, the loop still clearly visible but 2D now as if drawn on paper. i know people say to put beads over areas like that, but what happens inside the inner workings of the loop and bead. do any problems or permanent lumps result, or is everything fine?

just another random jackal thought, wanted to get that out there and see what others think


updated by @Jackal: 01/13/15 08:57:21PM
Jackal
@Jackal
03/10/11 07:39:18PM
132 posts

Apparantly johnny clean now sells hair growth vitamins


Dread Products

its nice to see so many replies about the subject. i too think an overload of many vitamins are bad. one of my friends that i mentioned that took the prenatal vitamins for hair growth ended up in the hospital with some form of ailment from iron toxicity. it wasnt a pretty sight lol. im not sure about excess body hair growth as SE was wondering about, i never asked but i didnt notice any extra facial hair
Jackal
@Jackal
03/09/11 07:16:02PM
132 posts

Apparantly johnny clean now sells hair growth vitamins


Dread Products

just what the title says. i dont know what to make of it though. definately not thinking of ordering it though, its just something new and random that came up in google and linked to his page.

http://www.dreadheadhq.com/shop/dreadhead-hair-growth-supplement.html

What are you guys's thoughts on taking vitamins for hair growth. beneficial, harmful, neutral? faster growing could mean less time for roots to lock before more grows, and could maybe result in looser dreads with straight hair roots longer than a few inches? im just curious. I do know for a fact that vitamins do enhance hair growth speed, i know a few people who have taken a bunch of prenatal vitamins (for pregnancy) that overloads you with those nutrients and i saw their hair grow a ton faster, so the effectiveness of the vitamins arent the question, but the result of the increased speed.


updated by @Jackal: 02/14/15 06:15:09AM
Jackal
@Jackal
03/07/11 05:23:43PM
132 posts

9 months natural pics, Super fine texture Started with 2 feet of length


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

your dreads are awesome, and look really unique. i love it
Jackal
@Jackal
03/07/11 06:34:39AM
132 posts

thinking of dying with henna, those with experience, how do you think the color will show on my hair?


Dread Products

well i went ahead and ordered the ancient sunrise Henna with 3.4% Lawsone content from the mehandi site.when it gets here ill do a test dread. was actually debating on using some form of bleach to just break the black then wash it out before it goes to the orange phase, or just letting it get orange and ending it early. then going over it with henna but i dunno. i think im out of money now lol.
Jackal
@Jackal
03/07/11 01:33:07AM
132 posts

thinking of dying with henna, those with experience, how do you think the color will show on my hair?


Dread Products

eep. yah i use strictly BS (no acv, never had an issue) for washing. pretty strong too (1/2 cup in a gallon of h20) so i guess the henna would strip pretty quickly. im not sure what else i can use as a shampoo that doesnt require much money, i buy my baking soda on my food stamps lol. any ideas?
Jackal
@Jackal
03/06/11 02:42:53AM
132 posts

thinking of dying with henna, those with experience, how do you think the color will show on my hair?


Dread Products

wow! thanks for the excellent reply. you answered all the questions i had and more lol. i think ill go ahead with the henna. i l dont mind the color gradient i just tire of the brown and would like it redder. growing up my hair had a lot of red in it, i dont know why it faded to the dirt brown color though.

Well, i do have another question. On the site im looking at (it was linked in another thread by knottysleeves i believe) it sells 3 grams, 100 grams, 500g, and incriments of 1000g. how much do you think i would need to do this?

http://www.mehandi.com/shop/purity/index.htmlthats what im looking at. on one of them, it says "This henna covers resistant gray hair! This is our highest dye content henna, so it saturates your gray hair with deep red stains that darken every day." so after you dye it, it gets darker and darker? is it some form ofoxidization?

Jackal
@Jackal
03/06/11 12:35:07AM
132 posts

thinking of dying with henna, those with experience, how do you think the color will show on my hair?


Dread Products

exactly as the title said. for 5 or 6 years i had dyed my hair black with various chemical agents and once i dreaded i kinda let it go. theres a bunch of brown but theres some faded black the farther down each dread you go. if anybody has experience with henna, how well would the red show up in the brown and black parts, respectively? the black is more like a deep copper now, its faded quite a bit but the ends are still black.


updated by @Jackal: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Jackal
@Jackal
03/06/11 12:25:48AM
132 posts

forced to cut my dreads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Introduce Yourself

yah a lot of states are called "right to work states" and in the employment contract, it says you can be terminated at any time for any reason with or without prior notice. check to see if your state is one. once i worked at a call center for a few months and i went into work one day and my logins didnt work anymore, and i asked the manager and she checked the computer and she said i had been terminated the previous day and i had no notice.
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