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Wool tam question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jdwood Jul 28, 2011. 2 Replies

I was looking into buying a wool tam to wear when I don't want my hair all over the place. I know wool encourages knotting- but now that I've looked at tams, it turns out there are at least three…Continue

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Dr. Bronners question

Started this discussion. Last reply by brittany leigh Jul 15, 2011. 10 Replies

Okay,  I don't have dreadlocks yet- my hair IS a bit longer than in my pic, though. It's time to definitely start making sure I'm doing the right stuff so my hair will lock up as it grows out.…Continue

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Rosie Ford replied to Mary White's discussion Natural Beauty Products and Skin Sensitivities in the group natural beauty just say no to makeup
"If baking soda irritates your armpits, try mixing it 50-50 with cornstarch. The smaller granules are supposed to keep it from irritating. If that doesn't work, mix it with water and that should do it. Put it in a spray bottle and use it like…"
Aug 2, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to Mary White's discussion Natural Beauty Products and Skin Sensitivities in the group natural beauty just say no to makeup
"Baking soda makes an EXCELLENT deodorant. Just use a blush brush and powder yor armpits with it. It's the absolute best deodorant I've ever used. As for lotion, I use grapeseed oil. Just, grapeseed oil, straight. It seems weird at first…"
Aug 1, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to fermin Lujan's discussion My head's a freaking disaster
"I make it as I go. 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner's with 4 tablespoons water (that's a 1:12 ratio). I have oily hair, so less than that per wash isn't quite enough. You can make it in any quantity, though, and just keep it in the shower in a…"
Jul 28, 2011
Jdwood replied to Rosie Ford's discussion Wool tam question
"The term wool is very misleading I ordered a tam that said wool tam but it was acrylic. I was told by some wool experts that the term wool used by most refers to texture. According to them the correct term that should be used not to mislead people…"
Jul 28, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to Rosie Ford's discussion Wool tam question
"I was mistaken- though I did see both "sheep's wool" and "merino wool", evidently I purchased a tam in "pure wool" and "peruvian wool". My question still applies, of course."
Jul 28, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to adam bradford's discussion i desided to restart
"Dr. Bronner's is just about everywhere- I've seen it at places like Target and Fred Meyer, in the natural section or near the body wash. If you have a local natural food store, that'd be a great place to find it.   The dilution…"
Jul 28, 2011
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Wool tam question

I was looking into buying a wool tam to wear when I don't want my hair all over the place. I know wool encourages knotting- but now that I've looked at tams, it turns out there are at least three kinds of wool! Does the type of wool matter? I purchased one labeled "sheep's wool" (doesn't nearly all wool come from sheep? Perhaps the seller is just dumb) and one labeled "merino wool" and I saw some that were another type, as well. Does it matter? The merino wool one is much more comfortable, but…See More
Jul 28, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to fermin Lujan's discussion My head's a freaking disaster
"I was washing with baking soda and acv, and it left scum on my head. I don't know how else to describe it- it was white scum. I could scrape it off with my fingernail, and it came off like dandruff. I thought maybe it was just dandruff, even…"
Jul 28, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to Lauren Halsall's discussion how long till my dreads start to thicken, loosing the will they look awful!!
"Gonna have to go with the consensus- your dreads are beautiful! I hope mine look half that good in six months. <3"
Jul 20, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to Michael B's discussion Dreadlocks-- Neglect Method-- Crazy "New Growth". Please Help!!!
"You're not mixing Dr. Bronners, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar all TOGETHER, are you? If you mix the baking soda and vinegar they neutralize each other. And it's not necessary to use Dr B's AND bs/acv. Pick one- Either use Dr.…"
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Jul 16, 2011

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brittany leigh replied to Rosie Ford's discussion Dr. Bronners question
"my hair is very thin and fine and when i started using non diluted bronners it made my hair feel the same way you described. but we do not have hard water. i continued using it, its been 3 months since i started using it, and my hair feels normal…"
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Rosie Ford replied to Sif Zangbo's discussion Brow timeline :) in the group Hairy Hippie Sisters
"Good luck! I have PCOS, which means that my androgen level is higher than it should be as a woman. So despite the fact that I don't shave anything (and my eyebrows just keep themselves in line) I find that I have to pull out about 20 or 30…"
Jul 14, 2011
Rosie Ford replied to Seven's discussion LGBT-P? in the group LGBT dreadheads
"Pansexual is awesome! I often identify as pan. I prefer women, but I have been in a poly relationship with a transman for four years. I don't agree with the term "bisexual" because it implies a gender binary, and there are clearly…"
Jul 9, 2011

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About Me
I'm 28, a junior in college, majoring in anthropology and biology... Trying to grow enough hair for it to dread!
How long have you been dreading?
April 2011
Dreading methods, maintenance, and products used (if you currently have dreads)
I'm washing with baking soda and apple cider vinegar and leaving my hair alone to make its own decisions.
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At 11:01am on March 31, 2011,
dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
said…

6 inch is long enough.. 4 not quite but in some cases will dread

just let it dread as it grows

At 1:15am on March 31, 2011,
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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welcome how short is it?

 
 
 

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