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Taby
@Taby
12/28/13 09:34:26PM
80 posts

I don't like the flat lumpy ones lol


Introduce Yourself

After a year, I had a bunch of "beaver tails" at the bottom. To round them out, I took thread the color of my hair and just strung it through a few times with a needle. It's not super tight or anything, but I'm happy with how it kind of pulled it all in. There's probably a bunch of people who would say I shouldn't have done it, but I can't see any harm.

Taby
@Taby
10/31/13 05:02:55PM
80 posts

White balls on the ends


General Questions

TNR. Should I do anything for them do you think?

Taby
@Taby
10/31/13 12:18:44PM
80 posts

White balls on the ends


General Questions

I have looked through every forum, etc. on here I could find about the white balls at the ends of my hairs. It seems most people think that these are roots of the hairs that have somehow reversed themselves. I can't figure out how that would be possible, and I really don't think that is what this is for my hair. The white caps/balls are on hairs that have been at the bottom since I started. I'm wondering if anyone has figured it out. This isn't an issue at my roots so much, and they are usually more visible after I wash. I'm thinking it has something to do with dryness and tips breaking off, leaving these white balls. My husband thinks it might be salts and other body chemicals that run down and build up on the ends. They are stuck, too. There's no just popping them off without taking some of the ends of the hair. I'm not really worried about them, unless this is a sign of breakage, in which case do I need to use some moisturizer/joboba oil? I'm just really curious as to what it is and why.


updated by @Taby: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Taby
@Taby
10/31/13 12:00:05PM
80 posts

Husband thinking about dreading


General Questions

My husband mentioned that he is thinking about starting dreads. He had them for a year when he was a teenager, but now his hair is thinning at the top. He not bald, but that top front section is definitely headed that direction. Looking for opinions from guys who may have experience with this, and would dreads work for him?


updated by @Taby: 01/13/15 09:59:17PM
Taby
@Taby
10/31/13 12:22:04PM
80 posts

Bald Spots?


General Questions

I'm pretty sure that's just sectioning. I still have some spots in the back that look "bald" if the dreads are laying certain directions.

Taby
@Taby
10/31/13 11:24:13AM
80 posts

Recommended Shampoos?


Introduce Yourself

I usually use bs/acv, but I got some Avalon Organics to try as I'm about to be on the road again for a little while, and It's not easy to travel with bs and a bottle of acv. Anyone have any experience with Avalon and dreads?

Taby
@Taby
10/03/13 05:57:20PM
80 posts

Most interesting thing your hair's gotten stuck to


General Talk

My pomeranian's nails and my watch claps. I need a new watch.

Taby
@Taby
08/16/13 01:42:14PM
80 posts

I love me dreads but I hate getting made fun of in school


General Talk

Hang in there! A few might make fun now, but before you know it you'll start seeing other kids in your school starting dreads too. Don't give up, and like everyone else says, stay confident. :)

Taby
@Taby
08/09/13 01:38:12PM
80 posts

Question .


Dread Maintenance

Hey, there. I'm not sure how far along you are, but I can vouch for sea salt spray, but I made my own. There's probably a correct measurement. (Someone always writes after me to correct me.) But I just bought a cheap spray bottle and mixed in sea salt with warm water until... honestly, just until it tasted like the ocean water. I sprayed that all over my hair (trying to stay off the scalp.) and then washed my hair a few hours later or even the next morning. During my first few months, that really seemed to help lock my hair up faster. I'm at 10 months now, and I'm having a lot of new growth hair come up about an inch or 2. I started with tnr, and though I've heard most people advise to leave these pieces alone, if they make a large enough clump, I've started tnr-ing them. Some of them have already made short little dreads, and some join into the bigger dreads. I just monitor them to make sure nothing is congoing too far from it's root. I don't know if this helps at all in your situation, but good luck! Oh, and I am using a bar soap from the website here - patchouli. It's a little awkward at first, and I think I might go to a liquid soap next just because it's easier to apply, and I keep getting water in the tray that holds the bar soap, so it starts getting goopy or drying out.

Taby
@Taby
07/02/13 02:50:35PM
80 posts

egg whites


General Questions

My husband did the egg thing when he made his dreads... that was about 25 years ago, and he only kept them a year. He says that's how his Jamaican friends at the time encouraged him to start them, and he said it worked. But he also said it was disgusting and smelled horrible. I think he left in on a week? Anyway, I'm glad we know now that we don't have to put disgusting or smelling things in our hair to make dreads. I'd imagine there's some pretty wacky things people have tried. I think he said something about honey too, but maybe that's my imagination.

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