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Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/27/13 01:49:04AM
30 posts

what should i do about this loose hair in the front?


Help! Save My Dreads

If it were me id just soak my bangs in baking soda solution for a min and rinse em out in the sink. I tend to do this on lazy days before work cause my bangs get greasy before the rest of my hair from the oil on my hands from tucking them behind my ears and such all the time. If you don't touch your hair much and its from your forehead/hairline maybe try a dab of astringent once or twice a day?
Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 11:48:19PM
30 posts

Before OR After?


dreads jobs employment issues

Oops! just realized this is an old forum. oh well. saying how i felt about it to you helped me confirm how i feel about it. It gets really discouraging looking for jobs when you are applying for positions with sometimes hundreds of other applicants. it's hard enough to get an interview let alone a call back especially when you don't look "normal". Anyways there are luckily some people who are tattooed and pierced and have colors in their hair and everything else (or are close to people that are) that have made it to management positions and actually dig it rather than shun it... Maybe ill find another employer like my last one who didn't care at all about those kinds of things. :)

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 11:42:06PM
30 posts

Before OR After?


dreads jobs employment issues

I agree with SE. I'm in the same boat right now. I am in between jobs and searching like crazy for a new one but I just started dreading regardless. I would like to think that if you make a good impression at an interview that even a close minded employer would look past appearances but sadly that is rarely the case. Just do your best to make a good impression and be yourself. If they like you enough you'll get in. Don't change who you are for them even though it's not easy to find a job. It's better to find a job you will be happy and accepted in because chances are you will stay with that company longer than one that you change yourself for. If you comb them out and then get a job and start dreading again you may get talked to about them because the general public has a negative view of dreads. All you can do is show them that people with dreads aren't all bad and hopefully over time they will be more accepted as a whole in our society. I am the type of person that actually brings up things like this at an interview. As long as you bring it up in a careful way a lot of the time you can get an idea of how the employer feels about them right then and there rather than wondering later if that was why you never got a call back. I have had just about every color of the rainbow in my hair and also have visible tattoos so I tend to ask if those things are going to be an issue and if they are, well I'll find something more for me. Best of luck!

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 05:31:27PM
30 posts

Loops?


General Questions

Patience and April! you gals are only a couple months ahead of me so maybe I'll check in on your pictures from time to time to see what I should expect. haha Thanks for your encouragement everyone. I am very excited to see what the next few months bring. I am sure I will be posting a timeline at some point soon. I'm not even to a week yet though so it will be a bit till that happens.

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 05:20:36PM
30 posts

Loops?


General Questions

yeah I have washed my hair a few times and they haven't fallen apart yet. some have kinda unraveled at the bottom like you said but none have come completely undone. Yeah that one big knot that was forming before was taking up a big chunk of my hair so if i would have let it go it would have congoed for sure. I'd have to break it down into 3 smaller dreads but so far its not trying to join with others. I don't know if that's something that happens right away anyways but i'll have to keep an eye on it. That guy is sneaky. Before I did the tnr i would get the tangle out and it would literally try knotting up again in minutes. haha Maybe that's a good sign though that my dreads will progress faster.

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 01:12:09AM
30 posts

Loops?


General Questions

That's true. Thank you for all the replies. The only thing I don't understand is that I haven't brushed my hair for years but it never dreaded on its own. I would just get one really huge knot in the back which id untangle by hand. So if these all unravel you'd think it would just go back to doing that. But I'll just leave it alone and see what happens. So far I love them.

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 12:53:30AM
30 posts

Loops?


General Questions

if they all fall out wont they just go back to being regular hair? should I have rubber bound at the roots? So far they are kinda unwinding but they haven't merged together. I like the sectioning I did so I hope i don't lose them (especially since it took 4 hours to do) lol.

Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/26/13 12:28:11AM
30 posts

Loops?


General Questions

I started my dreads a couple days ago with the twist and rip method. As I started them I was pulling my hair toward the back of my head and now a few in front don't want to lay the way I dreaded them so the straight hair at the roots is looping up. It doesn't bother me much now but I was wondering if this is something I should expect to get better or worse as they mature? I assume if they lay the way they want for long enough they will dread the way they want as well but now would be the time to re-dread them if I'm going to. Any suggestions?

Thanks!


updated by @nimbostratus: 02/14/15 10:15:06AM
Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/23/13 12:23:58AM
30 posts

sea salt?


Dread Maintenance

Ok thank you! I'm never sure which products are going to leave residue so I've been trying to stay away from products all together and just use the baking soda and vinegar with essential oils. Thanks for your help. I'll likely be on with more questions as i go along
Nimbostratus
@nimbostratus
02/22/13 11:29:37PM
30 posts

sea salt?


Dread Maintenance

hello :) i recently started dreading with the twist and rip method and i know that they unravel and kinda do their own thing but i was wondering how to help the locking process with sea salt? do ypu just disolve it in warm water and let them soak? if anyone has tried this please let me know what measurements you used as i know sea salt can be drying. also what do you guys use when your dreads get dry? just apple cider vinegar? thanks :)
updated by @nimbostratus: 01/13/15 09:47:24PM
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