Yeah but you know with the economy how it is they won't deny you the job, but I'll be the last person they call. If they even decide to call me. I've seen alot of beautiful dreads on your site from the twist and rip method I really wanna give it a shot. Ima look it up on youtube how to do it. Unless you know anyone here in soCal that would be willing to help. I could care less on being precise since I'm sure they'll turn out great in time, but I just dont want to mess them up before they even get a chance to lock up.
Hey there thanks for the welcome. Im definately wanting to go all natural. In my opinion they're my favorite and just fit the person better since it grows with them as well. But unfortunately it would make finding employment more difficult so I'm going with the backcomb since noone knows how to twist and rip. Any advice for newbies? thanks!
Hi , I'm sorry for the late reply, I have been going through alot lately, and I until recently, haven't been too preoccupied with the Internet. but yeah, uhm, I was planning on going all natural, from what I've read, I think it would be the best way. Right now my hair is 5 inches long. :)
Thanks, well i was considering combing them out because I was starting to notice a frizzy-fuzzy lint type build up at the roots of my locs. I think it was due to the linings in the hospital, I was there for 3 weeks but i did a super hot water soak and some aloe and squeezed each individual loc and the gunk came out. so I've been doing that and its helped.
Thanks for the welcome, I'm loving this site already.
I so would love to go the neglect route but unfortunately I have to participate as a wage slave to generate an illusion so I can continue to seek what is truly real.
The other issue I have is that most girls would kill for my hair as it is naturally silky and straight, so it can take quite a while for them to take. The last time I had them I had previously had my hair braided for quite a while.
Oh my.. now I'm a lil worried I was never aware that beeswax was considered worse than normal wax.. Thats all i used in the beggining thinking the more natural route would be the best route, eek, well then , how much does this fancy stuff sell for?
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!
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).
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
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.