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Started this discussion. Last reply by Storm Feb 7, 2011. 7 Replies

1. If you wanted softer, healthier (and subsequently faster-growing) locs, could you put keratin/do protein rinses in your locs as if you would for loose hair? 2. Can you dye locs with henna? I know…Continue

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Not sure if this belongs in this thread but here goes...Partial dreads/partial dreadlocking/what ever you want to call it. In otherwords,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sister Rags Mar 22, 2010. 17 Replies

I've been thinking about dreadlocking my hair for a long time. I have attempted singles before, just one here or there, and used the back-combing with Knotty Boy wax, but they wouldn't lock up and…Continue

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I'm a very eclectic individual with an open heart and open mind. I consider myself an activist and I'm very pro-save the earth-y kind of stuff. I would like to live a more natural and organic lifestyle. I'm the one who wants a garden and chickens in the yard while my kids run around in cloth diapers. I'm not a veg*n myself but I advocate it, and also just conscious-eating in general whether you're a veg*n or an omnivore. I'm also Pagan, Bi-sexually curious (I suppose), and a mommy-to-be. I'm avid about dance (I fire dance here and there) and art. I love crafting things from hemp jewelry to crocheted projects to candles. If I see something I like, I'll try and make something similar a lot of times. I sell some of the things I make, including dread accessories. I also love photography.
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Off and on for a couple years. This new set was begun 1/21/2012.
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I've tried twist and rip and I've tried backcombing. I've tried and retried dreads a bunch of times. This time (as of 1/21/2012) I'm starting new using backcombing doing my whole head (possibly leaving bangs) and then letting them go natural (just separating congoes here and there). I'm switching back to baking soda rinses, possibly with some Dr. Bronner's and I love using herbs to make rinses.

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My Dread Journey

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

My dread journey I believe started a couple years ago when I decided I wanted to loc up my hair someday. I couldn't get enough. I researched and researched (started out on the Knotty Boy website), bought some things here and there, tried a few dreads using wax and backcombing but my mother made me take them out (both times I did them, each time doing one or two locs only), and started coming up with ideas for…


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Posted on December 27, 2010 at 11:15am 0 Comments

I made 11 new pieces yesterday and got them all posted on my Artfire. 3 new wire dread coils/sleeves and 2 new dread beads made from clay; a pair of clay faun horns and a listing for custom clay deer antlers; three new bracelets done in a Turkish knot, two hemp and one yarn; and two soy wax candles. I also marked down some of my older products and I'm also doing made-to-order organic sugar scrubs!

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At 11:37pm on August 16, 2011, Tessa Smith said…

Try using like a silkier pillowcase instead of a cotton one if you haven't tried that yet. It's supposed to cause less friction on your head and you could also try pulling them back in a hairwrap before going to bed. I do that every once in a while. :D

At 1:00am on July 31, 2011, Tessa Smith said…

Parting was super hard for me too! I had to have my boyfriend do the back of my head because I just couldn't get it myself lol But your dreads are looking great so far, I'm excited to see them once they're finished!

At 4:53pm on July 29, 2011, Tessa Smith said…

Thank you, I started off with backcombing and palm rolling for the first month or so, but it was useless so I switched to twist and rip :D

At 12:43am on February 2, 2011, Earthstudios said…
Welcome to the Escaping Babylon group :)
At 2:52pm on December 31, 2010, andrew lazare said…
Thats quite the site you have arranged. Can you tell me more abou the sugar scrubs?
At 8:14pm on December 28, 2010, celestine✿۞ said…

hey there dear..

thank you so much for the request.

hope you enjoy your journey a lot and find whatever you wish...


take care..

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thanks for accepting the friendship.peace&love_zen
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At 11:51pm on March 21, 2010, Lonnie Berg said…
Thank you for your friendship kynd one, I'm looking forward to sharing with ya....namaste'
At 4:55pm on March 21, 2010,
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
knottyboy and dreadheadhq are the worse sites u can go to
especialy dhhq
read that entire thread as well as
wax is death to dreads didnt u notice all the dreads on there are under a year old?

natural works in any hair type and very often doesnt talle long at all (a couple weeks to a couple months)
backcombing shreds hair up ripping alot out at the scalp

if u dont go natural then t&r is definately best mix odf least damage and best results

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