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By Ivan Slay, 2013-09-16

i'll do the same gif with day light, it was for fun, but i think it doesn't look very good because the light. ;D

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p422/kalyznake/anigif_zps75604fb0.gif?t=1379389305

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normal or fake hair?


By sofie johansen, 2013-09-16

Heei Dreadheads! <3

i want my dreads longer.. so i want hair ekstiensions in them. is it best to make dreads whit fake hair og realy human hair? or is it dosent matter what to do? :)

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Anyone Live In Connecticut?


By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-16

HELP! Anyone in Connecticut that would be willing to help me re-do a couple dreads in the back? The locktition made them HUGE and I was able to undo two of them, but I would like to do two others and they seem to be locked. Also, I would like about 8 more made from the few that I combed out so they don't congo.

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Patience


By Zachary Marpoe, 2013-09-16

I started my neglect dreading a little over 2 months ago. Now I am a very impatient when it comes to this process. Somedays i wish i could wake up in the morning and bam, have a full head of dreads. Some people that see me everyday tend to swing the same way saying "where are you dreads" and it just makes it more tired of waiting. After not seeing to much progress with the first maybe month and a half, i was really considering to just comb what i had out and keep my hair straight. The past two weeks now my head looks like a jungle is going on. i have a hand full of newbie dreads starting and looking different everyday. its starting to make this process exciting and wanting to keep going to see how my dreads turn out. i guess all you need to be is really patient when it comes to this method, for those who are going this way of dreading just stay patient and itll come. might be slow but you will like the end result.

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Loc's of love


By Sabrina Brown-Renne, 2013-09-15

Ok so my daughter first did my dreads for me. My reason for getting them is as you well know locs are strong my locs stand for my love for my kids. I had to bruch mine out due to my mom getting cancer. shortly after she passed i got them back. I did go to a salon to get them and the new groth is much thinner then the ones i got. I am in love with the new groth.

I well deal with the salon dreads tell my hair gets longer then i well cut the salon ones out.

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Loose Hair Becoming Additional Dreadlocks?


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.

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TnR


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

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twist n rip


By mario hernandez2, 2013-09-12

when doing rthis method do u have to have rubberbands or something hoolding the ends of the hair?

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Consumerism and Deo or B.O.


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...
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Separating difficulties


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!
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