By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-15
I had my hair done by a locktition, and for the most part I am happy with it - EXCEPT - that I think she got lazy at 7.5 hours of work and made the last 4 dreads in the back more like 3" instead of 1" like I had asked so it appears as though I have empty space there. Do you think eventually that I will bet enough loose hair on the top to make an extra two or three? I'm about 3 months in and my hair is locking up, especially in the back, vey quickly so it would be very difficult and look weird if I started that row over. My hair was about 4" below the shoulders when I started and now, only in the back, it is only mid-way down my neck (all of my hair was the same length). I'm not going to change it but just wondering if I will get more locks someday.
By mario hernandez2, 2013-09-14
is it bad if u do twist and rip method and the roots of the hair dont lock up or is that fine
By mario hernandez2, 2013-09-12
when doing rthis method do u have to have rubberbands or something hoolding the ends of the hair?
By SimpleSpiveys, 2013-09-11
This post is meant to inform and ask a few questions as well. If you want to skip through my blabber, read the last sentence. Before our dread journey started two months ago, we were already making eco friendly decisions. Not consuming as much as the average person, taking into account much of our impact on the earth and other people, running a blog based around it, etc. since the journey has begun evolving though, we have realized that there are many things that plague our daily lives still because of the influence of this modernized society. I feel as if people forget that they are humans sometimes. Slathering on Chemicals, spraying them everywhere too, just to cover up what comes naturally. Fake and synthetic everywhere you turn. Not to say nature doesn't create some harmful stuff, but it has its own balance and purpose.Anyone in my life besides Mr. Spivey wouldn't understand how hard it can be to make human/earth friendly decisions when it comes to just about everything. That's because we don't know anyone who trys to live a synthetic chemical free life (ive been influencing my mothers decisions a bit but she still thinks im nuts). i know it is inevitable that we will perish but id like to leave as little carbon behind as possible, actually leave a place for future generations to live, and not get cancer before 65. Unfortunately we don't live in the wilderness in a leed certified adobe hut yet, so it's hard to change it all but we do what we can.We have been strict about what we will allow in home. Specifically our cabinets for a good year now: Medicinal, for cleaning purposes, food, bodycare, and cookware. It takes a decent amount of effort researching parent companies, searching for something biodegradable, making sure the product in question works, and finding things that don't use a ton of resources to make. The funny thing is, we have not yet found a solution to stinky pits. When we're home, we don't really care. I've gotten used to his scent and I barely notice it anymore. Mine actually might be worse, and as much as I want to say "I don't care what people think", if someone smells me as I walk by, their perception might be "you dirty hippie" though I showered 20 minutes prior. I don't want to influence a bad perception of dread heads like I have seen in all the young dreaddies behaviour I've witnessed in the past. You have to be the change you want to see in the world, right? I wouldn't want someone's second hand in my face so I want to try not to offend noses when we have to go in public.Right now we are using NOW brand Long-Lasting Deodorant Cream, heres the description: is custom formulated with 20% zinc oxide, antioxidant vitamins, plus grapefruit extract to protect against body odors. One application can eliminate odor for days at a time.(yeah right! One hour is more like it, and reapplying doesn't work well)Ingredients: Talc, Safflower Oil, Zinc Oxide, Beeswax, Lanolin, Rice Starch, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural Fragrance, Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Calendula Extract, Arnica Extract and Citric Acid. I'm sure there are tons of them online, but I would have to try so many to find one that works and get stuck with ones that don't.If anyone can lend some insight on options for strong but natural deodorant for us, we would really appreciate it - or if you think embracing your stench is the way to go...
By Salem Haley, 2013-09-09
Hey guys! So it hasn't even hit my 2 month mark of my locks. I'm doing it naturally & using the bs & acv wash at least twice every 2 days. While separating I never aggressively pull pieces apart. Sometimes I get scared to even touch them so I've just been letting them rock. But lately now the back of my head is becoming suuuuuper crazy. This one spot has locks all connecting to each other & it looks pretty messy. I do love congos & I wouldn't mind if I had one coming in but this mess in the back is extreme. Is there any methods of separating? Keeping em separated? Or will they just do as they please anyway? Some tips would be great thanks!
By mario hernandez2, 2013-09-08
is it possible to clean/wash my hair too much? if so how many times a week is it best to wash my hair.. i use baking soda and a cap full of acv and some rosemary tea
By Abigail Ranic, 2013-09-08
Well, I got really tired of having three dreads just sticking up everywhere. So I just did the twist and rip method on the majority of my hair. Except for my bangs(which I am not dreading at the moment). Keep in mind, my hair is extremely short, the shortest part is probably three inches. And it's just a ball in the back of my head. I don't know quite what to do. I would really appreciate anything, any advice. Thank you!
By marcus dawkins, 2013-09-08
I was wonderin if sweat will mess up or help i ben freeformin for bout a month and a half now and the work i do i sweat alot any answers
By Jaquie Farmer, 2013-09-08
I'm really wishing I would've gone 100% natural. The ones on top that are natural are my favorite!
By mario hernandez2, 2013-09-07
are scent oils and essential oils different from each other?