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O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
01/27/11 03:19:34PM
57 posts

Out of curosity which is worse?....crotchet VS. Backcomb


Dreading Methods

Hmm. I'm kind of jumping in here without fully understanding what's going on, but I'll give it a whirl. The term "natural" apparently only applies to some dreads, based on criteria with blurry edges, for example washing and seperating is natural, but palm rolling or tucking away loose hairs or loopsis not. Seperating sections is natural, but encouraging them to knot (back combing, tnr) is not. Maybe it's the implication of being unnatural that is the clincher here. I'm very involved in the development of my dreads, I roll them, I pet them, I tuck away stray bits. They haven't had a whole lot of opportunity to "do their own thing" but I've never considered them unnatural... I dont think the dogs analogy is quite appropriate here, it's more like hey, an infant will walk on her own eventually. Just about all kids do. They will one day figure it out and get one foot under the other. Is it unnatural to hold their hands and help them to walk? If all hair dreads on it's own regardless, I don't understand why there's a distinction in the first place? (This is stated besides the obviously detrimental methods like felting and waxingor whatever)

Much love all! xoxox!

O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
02/10/11 09:34:58PM
57 posts

Give Me some good news! A discussion to visit for some positive vibes.


General Talk

What an awesome thread! My good news is that I just rediscovered the joys of borrowing books from my local library and have devoured almost ten 500-1000pg novels in two weeks :D feels SO good! Now I'm icing cupcakes with a friend, yesss!
O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/13/10 12:49:47AM
57 posts

Part or no part?


Dread Maintenance

My hair has never really had a part, it always grew like straight back from my forehead, and I'd always push it straight back rather than tuck it behind my ear or anything, so when I dreaded I never thought about a part... I also left a lot of my shorter layers at the front undreaded (my hair was in a long layered cut pre-dreads), so I still kinda just push it back over top of the dreads... I really like the look myself, it's neat how it all blends together, except it's hard to tell I even have dreads from the front! I just look like a fluffy blonde lion lol:)

O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/12/10 09:29:49PM
57 posts

Dreadheads and Cats


General Talk

lol ferrets smell like ferrets, kinda like dogs smell like dogs haha they kinda smell musky and sweet, if you keep their cage and bedding clean the smells not a problem :)

GeorgiaFreeSpirit said:

ahh i my cat's a watches me meditate too :) i used to want a ferret a long time ago.. but i hear they are stinkers. as im reading these my little baby Sadi ( my kitty) just jumped up to be with me. i love hearing all your stories. :)

O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/12/10 05:04:52PM
57 posts

Dreadheads and Cats


General Talk

I love my mums cat when she's not all clawing at my apparently cat-fascinating dreads lol I cuddle more with my ferret, he's totally chill. His name is Ferret Features, and he kinda just falls asleep everywhere :D

O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/07/10 06:23:57PM
57 posts

Flat Dreads??


Introduce Yourself

I have some dreads at the back of my head (where I sleep lol) that are kinds flat at the roots, but meh! :D
O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/08/10 01:47:32PM
57 posts

Should be starting soon, still debating the best method for my hair.


Dreading Methods

I TnR'd my hair, and it hasn't unraveled at all, and I have a couple that are about 5/8 thick. It's cool, they look braid-ish in some parts, but slowly over the weeks from the tips up and from the roots down it's looking more dread-y inch by inch lol it just takes time. SE described the method perfect here. But I guess it varies person to person and head to head lol back combing might be perfect for you, I tried back combing mine once and it was a fail! lol in any case your dreads will be awesome :D
O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/08/10 01:54:08PM
57 posts

Hi, i'm new.


Introduce Yourself

hahaha if your concerned about the back of your head just kidnap a friend for the day! My super wonderful mother did 99% of my dreads for me :D i LOVE my mum! It's pretty easy, if you read up here about section size and work it out to the thickness you'd like your dreads to be, and just go from there :)
O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/06/10 05:46:44PM
57 posts

Hi, i'm new.


Introduce Yourself

Lol! Your research wasn't necessarily wrong, soaring eagle is just so used to people joining the site here who are dangerously misinformed that he's taken to jumping down peoples throats lol he means well! It's my understanding that most dreadlock salons will try and sell you on the most damaging methods, like crochet, interlocking, waxing, dread perming. And since your hair can dread by itself just save your $300+ dollars and do it yourself! :D There are people on here that use interlocking, and it seems to me that it might be less damaging to african hair, but still not the best idea if you want your dreads to be their strongest. And as far as palmrolling goes, many people say it's pointless and doesn't do anything except weaken the hair, but I roll mine, not like obsessively or frequently, but I find it helps them firm up and suck the loose hairs in. Could be my imagination though lol:)
O'Callaghan
@O'Callaghan
12/06/10 01:22:32PM
57 posts

Hi, i'm new.


Introduce Yourself

Hi Jerry! Pleased to meet you! There's lots of great information on this site, read the FAQ section and dreading methods, and for sure do them yourself! Salons are veeery risky. I'm sure there are lots of bi-racial dreadheads on this forum, just browse around :) Take care!
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