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Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/15/13 08:26:18PM
43 posts



beautiful. especially the unicorns :)

Jules Victoria said:

I've been thinking about this all day...

One of the things I love about this site is that there is no judgement, just honesty. I would love a world where everyone tells you what's up. No bullshit.

Everyone works to support everyone else, not just themselves.

"#1" is the community, not an individual. But no one is aloud to do harm to another because it's for "the greater good"

No corporations. No rich/poor people. (is that communism? haha)

But everyone has the option to contribute or leave...

Children are raised by the "village" which gives parents a break and you don't have to worry about pedophiles or others wanting to do harm to you or your family.

And there would be unicorns...

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/15/13 08:26:18PM
43 posts



beautiful. especially the unicorns :)

Jules Victoria said:

I've been thinking about this all day...

One of the things I love about this site is that there is no judgement, just honesty. I would love a world where everyone tells you what's up. No bullshit.

Everyone works to support everyone else, not just themselves.

"#1" is the community, not an individual. But no one is aloud to do harm to another because it's for "the greater good"

No corporations. No rich/poor people. (is that communism? haha)

But everyone has the option to contribute or leave...

Children are raised by the "village" which gives parents a break and you don't have to worry about pedophiles or others wanting to do harm to you or your family.

And there would be unicorns...

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/18/13 10:43:00AM
43 posts

Hi


Dread Maintenance

hair will shrink when it locks. I think the general rule is that you'll lose at least half the length of your hair...the curlier the hair, the more length you lose. my hair was probably around 2.5-3 feet long when i started...and is now a little over a foot.

your hair shouldn't be slimy or oily after doing the BS/ACV rinse. my guess is you might not have rinsed it all out. it could also be your natural oils, depending on how long it's been since your last wash.

in the beginning, it's important to wash your hair often so that the natural oil from your head doesn't help your locs slip out. However, it's good to wait a couple weeks before your first wash to allow knots to form.

my advice would be...if you've just started (whether T&R or backcombing or nothing) don't wash your hair for two weeks so the initial knots can form. after two weeks, wash as often as possible (maybe 3-4 times a week...every day, if you want) but be gentle. try squeezing soap into your dreads (like a sponge) rather than rustling your hair all about your head (how i used to wash)

i hope this was helpful. :)

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/15/13 05:11:36PM
43 posts

Sometimes...


Introduce Yourself

thank you. very much appreciated :)

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/12/13 07:27:14PM
43 posts

Sometimes...


Introduce Yourself

your words are very insightful. thank you :)

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/12/13 06:56:17PM
43 posts

Sometimes...


Introduce Yourself

Hi,

I haven't introduced myself quite yet.

My name is Sarah...I try to smile. Actually, I don't. Though I probably should.

I spend most days doing...nothing. Actually, I spend most days at work. Which doesn't leave much time for anything. I'm afraid of the world and the people in it. I do my best to avoid it and them. But they're probably not all bad. I'm sure they're not...but I'm a bad judge of character. Been burned a couple times. Who can you trust when you don't trust yourself? Working on all that, eventually. Right now...just trying to stay honest. And positive.

...sometimes I just say things to see what other people will say. That's probably not nice.

...

Now, I already feel bad about whining...but I'm trying to stay honest, so I won't delete it. I've got a lot of work to do.

...Oh. AND! I haven't brushed my hair in over a year. :)

Safe Travels! :)


updated by @Sarah Smile: 01/13/15 09:56:42PM
Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/15/13 08:22:51PM
43 posts

Hair Separation...


crochet and dread tools recovery

...and i just saw the comments about wrapping them... that would probably work! haha! :)

Hope they turn out as you like them! :)

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
08/15/13 08:20:12PM
43 posts

Hair Separation...


crochet and dread tools recovery

Depending on how long your natural hair is... you might want to consider taking the extensions out.

I can understand how attached you can become to the length (being someone who waited five years to grow my hair past my waist...which ended up shrinking up above my shoulders when it locked, hah).

I just have a couple reasons for you to consider...

One is that by crocheting or reattaching the hair at the base, you're only causing more damage to the ends. It will take longer for your hair to "dread" at the ends once you DO decide to take the extensions out. Why not kill two birds with one stone? Allow your hair to grow, tighten and heal all at once, instead of prolonging the process (I guess that's three birds).

The other (more important) reason is that in the long run, I think you'll be happier and more PROUD of your naturally locked hair.

Whatever you chose, take some time think about it before making a move you might regret :)

Love and Peace

Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
04/07/13 03:54:39PM
43 posts

OUCH! (help!)


General Questions

i found some oil and that has helped relieve a lot of discomfort on my scalp :)

i have yet try the warm towel... mainly because i've been so darn busy lately. soon enough, though, i'll try it. sounds like a treat! thanks for the advice :)

Medusaa said:

My hair type really loves to dread...so much so that once in awhile my roots get too tight. I know the feeling you describe, and agree with the others - if you love your fatty then keep it :)

I have a possible solution for you: get your hands on some dread-friendly oil (jojoba is best but in a pinch you can use coconut or even olive). Massage it into the scalp around the root of the offending dread, and into the first inch or so of the hair. If possible try to get the oil under the dread too. Wrap your head in a warm wet towel (not super hot or the oil will burn your skin!), and keep it on for at least 15 minutes. You can reheat the towel if you feel it needs more time. Now wash your hair like you normally do. If you used a lot of oil you may need to wash twice, but your roots should be looser and WAY more comfy after this. You will obviously end up with more loose hairs, but personally I don't mind and it's way better than being in pain.

Hope this helps! <3
Sarah Smile
@Sarah Smile
04/07/13 03:50:35PM
43 posts

OUCH! (help!)


General Questions

thank you! glad to say it has been better lately :)

Teddyjo said:

I hope that pain goes away cause i love the size of your dreads

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