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At 2:19pm on May 17, 2012,
herbalists
Rebecca Woods
said…

I was unaware of such a waxremoval method , or a method at all really lol, how is it done?

At 5:35pm on May 16, 2012, Sara Lagos said…

Yeah, I had a loop, but I had to admit I crochet it so now it has gone.. now it's just like a regular dread, but yes, it's really tight... and I have some loops in the rest of my dreads but I won't crochet any of them and leave them just as you told me.. a friend of mine who also has dreads (8 years by now) has offered me some essential oils, like coconout or  lavender, is that good? how should I use them? thanks again!

At 2:35pm on May 16, 2012,
bands and musicians
Zyll
said…

That's simply awesome to hear! My dread journey is going to begin a lot sooner than I thought! 

You'll be the first to know when I start them officially! Thank you! 

At 12:56pm on May 16, 2012,
bands and musicians
Zyll
said…

Only two more inches (possibly?) sounds promising! That's for the natural dreads right? Also good to know about the wool, it was starting to worry me!

I am also taking Biotin (good old vitamin K), it was excessively difficult to find one that was in a non gelatin capsule!

Thanks!

At 12:18pm on May 16, 2012,
bands and musicians
Zyll
said…

Thanks SE, I appreciate your welcome and comment! I just have one question though. As you can see in my profile picture (taken about 2 weeks ago), my hair isn't exactly the longest, about when should I stop brushing it and actually expect it to lock up? I can't find a ruler at the moment, but i'm more than sure my hair is around 4 inches in lenght.

Also about the natural process, I had a question about that... I'm Vegan so the concept of using wool (as a pillow case and a hat) seems rather "unnatural" to me. Is it necessary to use such methods to start the locking process or is it just to "help". Because if it comes down to it, I really wouldn't mind back combing them (I'm well aware of the products to use and avoid).

Cheers. 

At 6:37pm on May 15, 2012, Sara Lagos said…

Thanks for the welcome, and I actually think my crochet dread has progressed faster than my twist and rip dreads.

At 2:31am on May 15, 2012, 0n3L0v33 <3 said…
Ya on the iPhone app you can't do much and it shows someone else's pic on my page :( but that's ok I'll wait for the new Mobile site  I'm sure it's worth the wait :)
At 9:56pm on May 14, 2012,
bands and musicians
Marcus Jenkins
said…
I have washed and retwisted three times since starting my journey. I know I'm not washing nearly enough. Buty dreads are all ended up after I do a full wash. So I use BBs shampo spray regularly/ twice a week
At 7:25pm on May 13, 2012,
vip supporters
Joshua Earl Lee Darnell
said…
Even a lawn mower used PROPERLY can produce a well manicured garden:)
At 1:38am on May 13, 2012,
vip supporters
Kuguru
said…

Yeah the dreads in the back of a bald head is not a good look : ) I'll invest in that vegan goodness for my hair too. Can I just ask, should I be doing anything in terms of maintenance? I mean, not going to the salon, I don't care for the scalp to be showing, I just want 'tidy' dreads I can wear to work or school, and I say tidy in the loosest form of the word. 

At 1:30am on May 13, 2012,
vip supporters
Kuguru
said…

nothing stays free...look at water, t ofind good clean uncontaminated water today is getting harder and harder, while a bottle of treated and shipped water is a dollar....we have to legislate and fight to keep our basic rights...even free speech is becoming less free than it used to be before I was born and when I was young....but the good things in life should be free. 

At 1:16am on May 13, 2012,
vip supporters
Kuguru
said…

Thanks for the welcome! Unfortunately some wax...but that's why I'm here now, to re-educate myself and learn better ways of doing things, I'll scour the forums in the next couple of weeks to get broad ideas...what do you recommend for washing and retwisting? I also love the little question about whether I'm a spammer and dumb enough to admit it, that made me lol. 

At 1:12am on May 13, 2012,
vip supporters
Kuguru
said…

No prob, nothing in life is truly free : ) glad to help out. 

At 10:22pm on May 12, 2012,
vip supporters
Joshua Earl Lee Darnell
said…
Not totally. I really liked like the analogy you presented with drads and tree roots. They grow naturally, progressing how and where they want to. Sometimes I wonder if the plant itself wouldn't be a better analogy though. 
Our hair has roots yeah, but like a plant, they are not visible to the naked eye. Whereas the hair itself is not only visible, but it too can be coaxed into your particular desired outcome. 
Look at the Garden. If you let a garden grow naturally, different variables may come into to play that could possibly be detrimental to the desired outcome. Weeds could grow up and choke out other plants or a more aggressive plant could invade and takeover others that are just as important.
A good Gardner will dress and keep the garden so that it produces as efficiently and effectively as possible according to the desired outcomes.
Ultimately, I understand that there are many ways to get where we are going. And I am glad for people like you who have been that resolute voice in my life when I am thinking dumb. I too desire to be a help in your journey which is why I share these thoughts. 
Please let me know what you think? 
  
At 11:10pm on May 11, 2012, Arielle Vogel said…

yes they are tightening up all by them selves. im so glad i came here and can see for myself all the beautiful dreads formed naturally with very little maitenance.

 

At 3:41pm on May 10, 2012,
vip supporters
Riley Napalm
said…

oh yes! the nag champa smells amazing and makes my hair feel awesome. i'm going to grab a bar soap next time.

At 11:54am on May 10, 2012,
herbalists
Ruca671
said…

hard to read? hmm is it jus cuz the letters are small?

At 11:49am on May 10, 2012,
herbalists
Ruca671
said…

sorry about the contrast and other stuff i jus liked the neutral colors

At 11:49am on May 10, 2012,
herbalists
Ruca671
said…

oh lol i was jus doing it cuz i got bored wasnt actually thinking for the main banner lol jus like if someone wanted to use it on their site to  help support and promote :)

At 11:36am on May 10, 2012,
herbalists
Ruca671
said…

was feeling creative and inspired by this site i hope u like the banner

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