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Louie Tabora

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Location: Sanford, NC
Zipcode: 27330
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Crazy kinks and bumps 11/14
3/13 after taking my last shower... Before the journey lol
3/13 after taking my braids out
3/13 last time with my braids
3/13 day 1 with two strand twist
3/13 day 2 with two strand twist
11/13 before the shrinkage
3/14 my alter ego
3/14 being a hoodlum
6/14 styled for the festival. Yea that's a glow stick
6/14 bed holding me down
6/14 break from work

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Baba Fats
04/19/13 04:57:18PM @baba-fats:

Welcome. Eagle's right. NEVER use honey in your hair. It's food, not hair product. It'll do nothing but leave gunk and residue in your hair, and attract insects and bugs. Also, lemon and lime is terrible for your hair. It's citric acid. While not a strong acid, on the scale of strong acids, it's more than strong enough to seep into your hair shaft and break it down from the inside out. This makes your hair weak and brittle.

And wash them way more often. Baby locks should be washed 2-3 times a week, not a month. Dirty hair slows the progress


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
04/19/13 11:01:36AM @soaring-eagle:

welcome but dont use honey and lemon!

im not sure 2 strand twists will work in yor hair is it real kinky african rtextured??

was any products used during twisting?

u know not to retwist u=i hope?

and no need to cover them while sleeping let em be free


Louie Tabora
04/19/13 10:48:56AM @louie-tabora:

be the example!


darkstar
05/01/13 02:11:24PM @darkstar:

I'm not sure I'm getting the correct mental picture. Is the hair holding the lock to your head actually thinner than the lock, or does it just not feel as thick as the lock? There's a huge difference. Baby locks should have abut 1-3 inches of straight hair at the roots. When this hair is squeezed, it feels thinner than the rest of the lock does. So you should have a bunch of straight hair before the knotted section of you hair begins. Most locks form in themiddle of the lock, and then the knots move up and down your sections. This is completely normal. If there is a knot forming, don't take it out, unless it's creating a section that is way too big. Or unless you mean you actually tied a physical knot in your hair to create a section. That will weaken your locks to the point that they will snap in a few years.

A picture of what you mean would be really helpful. I hope I am visuallizing this correctly, but I'm not sure. If you can get me a pic, I will have a better idea on how to help, if you even are at a stage where they need help.

Locks form at all different paces. Some will mature befre others. You will have some mature locks, and some hair that may be completely straight. Depending on how you wash, dry, tie your hair up, what side of your head you sleep on more often, if you wear any hats, etc...


Gabriel Audet-Bourgault
04/29/13 10:29:18PM @tyler-chidester:

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH T&R SECTIONS:sections should not be done tightly nor look like braids. The sections you make are not dreads at all, but only the blueprints to where you want your dreads to be. They will go through many changes on their journey. The T&R will loosen & may fall out, they need to do that in order to mature.CRAZY SHAPES: To become a mature dread, they will zig zag, loop, knot and do many crazy shapes, This process slowly feeds the section up and shrinking the hair to become the thickness of where the section meets the scalp. Your scalp section will be the size of your mature dread. This will cause your hair to shrink in length.THE DREADED FRIZZIES:There WILL be a time of the frizzies which can't be avoided, it will pass..DREAD SIZE: Your dreads will become the size/thickness of where the hair meets the scalp. This area determines the mature dread. They look much skinner in the beginning, but by the time their journey is finished, they will be that thick...PALM ROLLING, ROOT ROLLING/RUBBING: Don't do it, it only damages the hair. .ROOT AREA: Again, do not do anything to the roots, no rubber bands, no strings, no rubbing, no nothing. This area needs to be loose so that there is no stress on the scalp. Stress=hair loss and thinning dreads. A mature dread can have a loose root area of 1 inch or more. Baby dreads can have a loose root area of 3-4 inches. BANDS; Take them out or never use them. Rubber bands can dissolve over time and be fed into the dread & will cause pressure point weak spots..SEPARATING As the sections are dreading, they will try to grab onto each other. If you don't keep up on separating them, they will join together and make congos/or really fat dreads, do it while hair is wet.. WATER TYPE: Soaps and shampoos work well with soft water, and they rinse out well. Many products can be used with the soft water, like Dr.Bronners. Now if you have hard water, that is another story. Dr. Bronners does not rinse out well and will leave a residue buildup, many soaps will also. Vickie from Dreadlock Shampoo has made wonderful products with hard water in mind. There is no build up in the hair and they work fantastic. NOT ALL DREAD SHAMPOO or DREAD SOAP BRANDS ARE CREATED EQUAL, NOT ALL WILL RINSE OUT PROPERLY WITH HARD WATER....WASHING HAIR: washing your hair every 2-3 days, they will dread quicker this way. There is a fantastic home remedy you can use, I used this for most of my first year: Mix 1/2 cup (.24 liters) of baking soda (BS) to 5 cups (1.18 liter) of water.... Shake and pour on wet scalp...shake the bottle mixture, not your body...Leave it to sit on scalp for 10-20 minutes, then rinse out well...This will exfoliate the scalp and dead skin without scrubbing, but if you want to scrub with your fingertips, then go ahead....So now that you rinsed out the BS, you are going to safely condition the hair and restore the PH...Mix 1-2 capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to 5 cups of water...pour on head and rinse out right away or within one minute. If left on longer, it can over condition the hair and cause knotting to slip out. If your hair is very oily, you might only need to use the ACV every couple of weeks, as your natural scalp oil is restoring the hairs PH. Use trial and error to find out how often your oily hair will need the ACV rinse. For people with non oily hair, the ACV is important after using BS, as the BS can dry out and fry out your hair over time, you will not notice it right away. I did the mistake of not always using it and my hair was getting very dry. Hair should be soft....SEA SALT SPRAYS: These accelerate the journey, mix your own: 3 1/2 tablespoon sea salt to 5 cups water, mist on hair, or pour over wet head, but rinse out within two hour or it will dry out your hair. You can add 3/12 tblsp into your baking soda wash instead. You can also purchase Himalayan Sea Salt Spray for $15 from DreadlockShampoo....S


darkstar
04/29/13 07:59:33PM @darkstar:

Welcome. What do you need help with? What did you do to start/maintain them?


Gabriel Audet-Bourgault
04/29/13 01:29:19PM @tyler-chidester:

Hi Ana and welcome to the community for healthy happy dreadlocks. Start off by reading the dreaducation section at the top of the site, it may answer many of your questions. After that, ask away, we are all here to help each other....What kind of help do you need? How did you start?......Peace


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
04/29/13 12:54:23PM @soaring-eagle:

welcome we'll set u off on the right track..dont worry


darkstar
05/01/13 02:11:24PM @darkstar:

I'm not sure I'm getting the correct mental picture. Is the hair holding the lock to your head actually thinner than the lock, or does it just not feel as thick as the lock? There's a huge difference. Baby locks should have abut 1-3 inches of straight hair at the roots. When this hair is squeezed, it feels thinner than the rest of the lock does. So you should have a bunch of straight hair before the knotted section of you hair begins. Most locks form in themiddle of the lock, and then the knots move up and down your sections. This is completely normal. If there is a knot forming, don't take it out, unless it's creating a section that is way too big. Or unless you mean you actually tied a physical knot in your hair to create a section. That will weaken your locks to the point that they will snap in a few years.

A picture of what you mean would be really helpful. I hope I am visuallizing this correctly, but I'm not sure. If you can get me a pic, I will have a better idea on how to help, if you even are at a stage where they need help.

Locks form at all different paces. Some will mature befre others. You will have some mature locks, and some hair that may be completely straight. Depending on how you wash, dry, tie your hair up, what side of your head you sleep on more often, if you wear any hats, etc...


Gabriel Audet-Bourgault
04/29/13 10:29:18PM @tyler-chidester:

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH T&R SECTIONS:sections should not be done tightly nor look like braids. The sections you make are not dreads at all, but only the blueprints to where you want your dreads to be. They will go through many changes on their journey. The T&R will loosen & may fall out, they need to do that in order to mature.CRAZY SHAPES: To become a mature dread, they will zig zag, loop, knot and do many crazy shapes, This process slowly feeds the section up and shrinking the hair to become the thickness of where the section meets the scalp. Your scalp section will be the size of your mature dread. This will cause your hair to shrink in length.THE DREADED FRIZZIES:There WILL be a time of the frizzies which can't be avoided, it will pass..DREAD SIZE: Your dreads will become the size/thickness of where the hair meets the scalp. This area determines the mature dread. They look much skinner in the beginning, but by the time their journey is finished, they will be that thick...PALM ROLLING, ROOT ROLLING/RUBBING: Don't do it, it only damages the hair. .ROOT AREA: Again, do not do anything to the roots, no rubber bands, no strings, no rubbing, no nothing. This area needs to be loose so that there is no stress on the scalp. Stress=hair loss and thinning dreads. A mature dread can have a loose root area of 1 inch or more. Baby dreads can have a loose root area of 3-4 inches. BANDS; Take them out or never use them. Rubber bands can dissolve over time and be fed into the dread & will cause pressure point weak spots..SEPARATING As the sections are dreading, they will try to grab onto each other. If you don't keep up on separating them, they will join together and make congos/or really fat dreads, do it while hair is wet.. WATER TYPE: Soaps and shampoos work well with soft water, and they rinse out well. Many products can be used with the soft water, like Dr.Bronners. Now if you have hard water, that is another story. Dr. Bronners does not rinse out well and will leave a residue buildup, many soaps will also. Vickie from Dreadlock Shampoo has made wonderful products with hard water in mind. There is no build up in the hair and they work fantastic. NOT ALL DREAD SHAMPOO or DREAD SOAP BRANDS ARE CREATED EQUAL, NOT ALL WILL RINSE OUT PROPERLY WITH HARD WATER....WASHING HAIR: washing your hair every 2-3 days, they will dread quicker this way. There is a fantastic home remedy you can use, I used this for most of my first year: Mix 1/2 cup (.24 liters) of baking soda (BS) to 5 cups (1.18 liter) of water.... Shake and pour on wet scalp...shake the bottle mixture, not your body...Leave it to sit on scalp for 10-20 minutes, then rinse out well...This will exfoliate the scalp and dead skin without scrubbing, but if you want to scrub with your fingertips, then go ahead....So now that you rinsed out the BS, you are going to safely condition the hair and restore the PH...Mix 1-2 capfuls of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to 5 cups of water...pour on head and rinse out right away or within one minute. If left on longer, it can over condition the hair and cause knotting to slip out. If your hair is very oily, you might only need to use the ACV every couple of weeks, as your natural scalp oil is restoring the hairs PH. Use trial and error to find out how often your oily hair will need the ACV rinse. For people with non oily hair, the ACV is important after using BS, as the BS can dry out and fry out your hair over time, you will not notice it right away. I did the mistake of not always using it and my hair was getting very dry. Hair should be soft....SEA SALT SPRAYS: These accelerate the journey, mix your own: 3 1/2 tablespoon sea salt to 5 cups water, mist on hair, or pour over wet head, but rinse out within two hour or it will dry out your hair. You can add 3/12 tblsp into your baking soda wash instead. You can also purchase Himalayan Sea Salt Spray for $15 from DreadlockShampoo....S


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