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Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
03/04/13 11:59:34AM
46 posts

Going veg and need a hand


Dreads and Diets

Like you said lentils, split peas, beans, rices, grains, all last long enough you can buy them in surplus. Quinoa is a personal favorite of mine being super high in protein. Potatoes last a relatively long time, go with sweet potatoes for more nutrients. Broccoli and Cauliflower tends to last a bit longer than the softer veggies, onions, garlic and such also preserve themselves. Leafy greens spoil quickly, but also don't take long to grow so that would be one that's ideal to grow at home. For fruits, although they are best ripened on the plant, you can buy them somewhat raw and let them ripen in your home. I have been looking into eating seasonally recently and it seems to have quite a few benefits, so you might want to consider looking into that yourself.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
03/01/13 12:21:17PM
46 posts

dred extentions? yes or no?


General Questions

I always though dread extensions were stupid, and I still do. After reading this article though, I realized they also, are evil! http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/429544/20130130/hair-today-gone-tommorow-south-african-thieves.htm

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
02/25/13 02:02:10PM
46 posts

Newly Backcombed and Waxed Dreads opinions.


Dreading Methods

I highly suggest washing them out, as painful as it might be to undo all that effort, in the long run you'll find it's the right decision. If you don't want to let them form naturally that's fine, but you need to get that wax out of there or they get dirty and very possibly rotten. Twist and rip is a good, quicker alternative.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
02/22/13 12:37:28PM
46 posts

They din't seem very dready


General Talk

Separating is maintenance, not a treatment. You need to continuously do it as your dreads try to latch onto each other. You just grab two dreads and rip them apart (I hear it's easier when wet), but the key is to be preventative and separate them before they're stuck together. Cutting your dreads vertically will weaken them considerably.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
02/18/13 11:08:57AM
46 posts

Natural method and washing hair


Dread Maintenance

As far as I know, shampooing your scalp promotes the healthy growth of your hair, and keeps it clean as it locks, whereas shampooing your dreads might make them cleaner, but appears to me that it's not necessary. I like to wash my locks when I want them to smell good for a while (not that they smell bad or nothin). Using stuff like ACV on your dreads will make them softer as well if that's a concern. I usually wash my scalp, but from time to time will wash my locks. I too ran my fingers through my hair to keep it non-explosive and I found it does slow down dreading progress considerably. Now i try not to touch my hair too much and simply tie it back or under.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
02/15/13 12:46:16PM
46 posts

Very conflicted presently.


Help! Save My Dreads

If it gunky, it's residue and you should wash that out. If they are fibers it's lint and doesn't harm anything. If you're worried about appearances you can dye the lint darker with some black tea to make it considerably less noticeable.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
02/11/13 03:16:48PM
46 posts

Not enough dreads?


General Questions

I have 26 dreads and that number is perfect for me. I used to have more but I let some congo, so you have to separate if you don't want to end up with less. I am finding baby dreads now so perhaps I have 10 more dreads than 26 but when looking at the big picture, they're not noticeable. SE is right though, get rid of that wax. I used wax on my first set, a very regrettable decision in retrospect.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
01/30/13 02:40:46PM
46 posts

Man robbed of dreads in Zimbabwe


General Talk

I always thought extensions on dreads were the stupidest thing ever, now I know they stem from evil!

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
01/25/13 08:48:45AM
46 posts

How old were you when you started your dreads?


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

First time I dreaded my head I was 16. As a young hoodlum, I was rather oblivious of the culture and possible meaning behind dreads, but my older sister suggested I get them and I agreed because I like trying different things. Her friend said dreadheadhq has some good kit that'll get your dreads started. She had no idea what she was talking about. Regardless, I never felt any spiritual growth from my dreads, they were only fashion to me which was all for the best since they fell apart less than a year later and I cut what was left, out. This time around I was about 20 years old when I started. Doing it the right way, I must say, feels as if it helped along my spirituality. Although sometimes I wonder if it's not my spirituality helping me grow such grand dreads. Rebellion is definitely a part of it. I'm so sick of seeing people hide who they truly are because society doesn't approve. My parents and friends said that people would judge me, well "I'd rather be judged for who I am than accepted for something I'm not." I feel it also served as a good magnet, attracting people with similar beliefs and ideals while bringing to light the intolerance of the ignorant.

Marcellus Wallace
@Marcellus Wallace
01/09/13 01:17:10PM
46 posts

Dread ignorance


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I had dreads same age, same grade, same situation (except i didn't tnr). It is now 7 years later and i have a different set of dreads. You will find that the people that appreciate your hair become good well rounded people, the ones who are telling you what you "should" look like however will lose themselves to their ego and will fall into a life without meaning. At the end of the year, I won "craziest hair" which was an award apparently.I consider dreads as a good filter for people, it weeds out the self righteous and ignorant. Also, from what i know tnr is supposed to become undone and then knot back up, by redoing it all you did was start back at the beginning, it will need to be a mess before it dreads.

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