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Angel Frye
@angel-frye
11/17/13 07:44:34AM
409 posts

Can I use coffee?


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Yeah.. old coffee smells rather rancid. You might light the smell of coffee but anyone with old coffee breath tends to be the kind of person others back away from very quickly.

Also, coffee does contain coffee bean oil and although it is acidic, you don't want to coat your hair with oil.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
10/31/13 08:12:13AM
409 posts

The "Constantly Changing" Law of Locks


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You can do it every other time you wash. Just leave it in for two hours and then rinse out. If you leave it in it'll seriously damage your hair. Crispy fried. Not cool.

Something else I've found which tightens locks is using a temporary hair dye like Natural Instincts. The chemicals in it have the potential to tighten hair up almost painfully. I learned that a few months back. I was in tears for about 12 hours until they loosened up again near the scalp.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
10/30/13 09:12:35PM
409 posts

The "Constantly Changing" Law of Locks


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Salt should do it. But it should not be left on the hair more than a few hours.

Glad their not damaged and are just loose!

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
10/30/13 12:12:06AM
409 posts

The "Constantly Changing" Law of Locks


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Kaf, you said "Just wish I knew what was causing it. Its like they arent locked tight enough or something. I can literally pull the hair at the ends apart. Its barely hanging in there."

And then SE suggested moisturizing treatments.

I think we need to clarify exactly what the issue is here first. I'm a little confused. You say that the ends aren't locked tight enough but if you do an even more intensive treatment to moisturize then the ends really will come apart. It won't be the end of the world, but too much moisture will loosen locks. It'll tighten back up again but that will mean that the lock will change shape again. They'll be back in that adolescent stage.

That picture made it look like the whole lock was loosening up but chunks of it were chopped off. Is that the exact same lock as you took in that original pic? If it is then it seems as though the bar soap is simply loosening the lock and it's literally rearranging itself to adjust to the new 'normal' for what you're washing your hair with. Your locks may be three years old but if you change any part of your washing routine then your locks will respond in kind. This is probably just an adjustment period and your hair shedding all the old broken pieces from using baking soda.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
09/16/13 08:09:07PM
409 posts

Stinky


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Your hair should take twelve hours MAX to be fully dry, even the thickest ones.

Are you sleeping on a wet head????!! If you are then you're creating mold and mildew in your pillow and keeping the whole cycle going. Toss your pillow, and don't go to bed with a wet head. EVER.

You've got to kill that mold pronto. There are several ways to do it.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
08/26/13 10:18:17AM
409 posts



Figure out where you're going to park and see if cops will harass you there. You may have to move a lot. = gas $

Figure out where you're going to bathe. Some restaurants have single stall bathrooms with faucets and locks others don't. You've got to watch the amount of time you're in there. People will complain and then they'll watch you every time they see you coming into the store. Some shelters will let you use the showers for free even if you're not going to stay there the night. Investigate that. Go visit. See how you feel about it. Use your gut and see if you get any bad vibes. You may just have to suck it up though if you get desperate enough. Make sure you keep your options available and that you know what they are. Don't feel like you're too good to take a whorebath out of a sink. It'll eventually happen. You'll have to.

Agree with SE about the cost of eating. It sucks. The healthiest foods need cold. Stock up on peanut better, bread, and if you can get a hold of a stove once or twice a week you can scramble up a bunch of eggs store them in a container and keep it on ice. The ice being replaced will be your most useful expense, food-wise. Get a GOOD storage container for your food and ice. Not Styrofoam. Ice is cheap.

Find shelters in your areas and soup kitchens. Go there to eat as much as you can and especially food pantries. Canned food sucks but it's food.

More about protein and fat- you need FAT!!! don't load yourself down with cheap carbs. That is one of the biggest downfalls of being homeless-- it's easier to get lean protein and carbs than fat and FAT is what you need to help you concentrate the most when in stressful situations. Stay the hell away from Spam at all cost. It's cancer in a can. Eat good fats. Eggs and such. Get a container of good natural guacamole and store that in your icebox. Eat a spoonful of that with your meal. PERFECT fat!!

If you can't get a stove or someplace to plug in a small single plate burner(those are worth investing in, trust me!!) then for fats and such I'd recommend learning to like pickled eggs. They don't keep, though, unless you stick them in the fridge so here again is where your ice will save you. Buy pickled eggs. Mash them up in a big bowl and stir in some mayonnaise(use restaurant packets) and there ya go. Egg sandwhich fixings. Keep your egg mixture in a container on ice and it'll keep for a few days.

You're going to have a hard time keeping fruits and such alive in a hot car. I always stuck with buying only a day or two's worth at a time. Lots of oranges and bananas. Things that don't need cold to stay fresh for more than twelve hours. Vitamin C is always a big deficiency when being homeless unless you do this. Of Course splurge on the occasional peach and whatnot when you plan to eat it that day but for stuff that'll last, stick with oranges and bananas for your vitamin C and potassium.

Oh! And broccoli!!! You can go to a good discount store(like Aldi or whatever you have close) and pick up two big bunches of raw broccoli for really cheap. Wash it, pat it dry, and then store that in your ice chest. It's really good for you to eat a few sprigs off of it with your eggs in the morning. I still do that, actually. Broccoli is the best source of vitamins, for sure. Yeah, it'll be raw but it's the best that you'll be able to do for yourself. Eat the fewest canned foods possible. That shit is deficient in every way!!! You'll get sick fast if that's all you live on. Fresh is best. With an ice chest you CAN do it!! :)

I know this sounds horrible, but the summer time and early fall is really the BEST time to be homeless or living out of your car. Good produce is cheaper and you can stay healthier.

Laundry... laundry... Yes, you're going to spend some money on laundry every week, however there is a way to make it healthier and cheaper for yourself. Here's my dirt cheap recipe for laundry soap: http://www.terrascents.blogspot.com/2010/01/saving-lot-of-money-on-laundry-soap.html

I know you're not going to have a lot of room in your car but you do need to invest in some big plastic nesting bowls to fix things out of. Like soap. Or food. Whatever.

You can make a bunch of bags of this soap for dirt cheap(I breakdown how much you'll get from each box of ingredients there in the blog post), put it in ziplock baggies(one per batch) and then there's your soap for six months! If you can't shred the soap as finely as I do, like in the blogpost, then what you can do is to think ahead a big. Put as many spoonfuls of the soap mixture in a lidded container, add water, and leave it in the sun in your car for a few hours. Stir it around and voila! Melted soap. It's perfect. Just portion it out between the washers for how many loads you're doing.

Don't buy Tide or whatever unless you're desperate. It'll eat up your money like crazy. Look at the math I showed and you'll see how.

You do want to keep a big jug of distilled vinegar with you, as well. Great for washing hands, hair, deodorizing your car, etc. Mix a 1:4 ratio with water in a spritz bottle($.74 at Walmart) and you can freshen up your car fast and easy. Trust me. You're going to want to do this every day. You can even put a drop or two of your EO's for your hair in that spray mixture and use that to spritz your stuff down.

Use about a half a cup of vinegar in with your laundry, too. It'll help the handmade soap do it's job with your clothes.

Keep a big gallon or two of water on hand(refill it at any bathroom you stop into whenever you need) for washing yourself or anything else, utensils and whatnot. And the vinegar. Do NOT forget the vinegar!! Water doesn't wash. Vinegar kills just about anything. Stay healthy.

Umm... can't think of anything else right now. I'll keep thinking about this.

Been there. Done it. And these are the things I would have done better if I had to do it again.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
08/26/13 10:18:17AM
409 posts



Figure out where you're going to park and see if cops will harass you there. You may have to move a lot. = gas $

Figure out where you're going to bathe. Some restaurants have single stall bathrooms with faucets and locks others don't. You've got to watch the amount of time you're in there. People will complain and then they'll watch you every time they see you coming into the store. Some shelters will let you use the showers for free even if you're not going to stay there the night. Investigate that. Go visit. See how you feel about it. Use your gut and see if you get any bad vibes. You may just have to suck it up though if you get desperate enough. Make sure you keep your options available and that you know what they are. Don't feel like you're too good to take a whorebath out of a sink. It'll eventually happen. You'll have to.

Agree with SE about the cost of eating. It sucks. The healthiest foods need cold. Stock up on peanut better, bread, and if you can get a hold of a stove once or twice a week you can scramble up a bunch of eggs store them in a container and keep it on ice. The ice being replaced will be your most useful expense, food-wise. Get a GOOD storage container for your food and ice. Not Styrofoam. Ice is cheap.

Find shelters in your areas and soup kitchens. Go there to eat as much as you can and especially food pantries. Canned food sucks but it's food.

More about protein and fat- you need FAT!!! don't load yourself down with cheap carbs. That is one of the biggest downfalls of being homeless-- it's easier to get lean protein and carbs than fat and FAT is what you need to help you concentrate the most when in stressful situations. Stay the hell away from Spam at all cost. It's cancer in a can. Eat good fats. Eggs and such. Get a container of good natural guacamole and store that in your icebox. Eat a spoonful of that with your meal. PERFECT fat!!

If you can't get a stove or someplace to plug in a small single plate burner(those are worth investing in, trust me!!) then for fats and such I'd recommend learning to like pickled eggs. They don't keep, though, unless you stick them in the fridge so here again is where your ice will save you. Buy pickled eggs. Mash them up in a big bowl and stir in some mayonnaise(use restaurant packets) and there ya go. Egg sandwhich fixings. Keep your egg mixture in a container on ice and it'll keep for a few days.

You're going to have a hard time keeping fruits and such alive in a hot car. I always stuck with buying only a day or two's worth at a time. Lots of oranges and bananas. Things that don't need cold to stay fresh for more than twelve hours. Vitamin C is always a big deficiency when being homeless unless you do this. Of Course splurge on the occasional peach and whatnot when you plan to eat it that day but for stuff that'll last, stick with oranges and bananas for your vitamin C and potassium.

Oh! And broccoli!!! You can go to a good discount store(like Aldi or whatever you have close) and pick up two big bunches of raw broccoli for really cheap. Wash it, pat it dry, and then store that in your ice chest. It's really good for you to eat a few sprigs off of it with your eggs in the morning. I still do that, actually. Broccoli is the best source of vitamins, for sure. Yeah, it'll be raw but it's the best that you'll be able to do for yourself. Eat the fewest canned foods possible. That shit is deficient in every way!!! You'll get sick fast if that's all you live on. Fresh is best. With an ice chest you CAN do it!! :)

I know this sounds horrible, but the summer time and early fall is really the BEST time to be homeless or living out of your car. Good produce is cheaper and you can stay healthier.

Laundry... laundry... Yes, you're going to spend some money on laundry every week, however there is a way to make it healthier and cheaper for yourself. Here's my dirt cheap recipe for laundry soap: http://www.terrascents.blogspot.com/2010/01/saving-lot-of-money-on-laundry-soap.html

I know you're not going to have a lot of room in your car but you do need to invest in some big plastic nesting bowls to fix things out of. Like soap. Or food. Whatever.

You can make a bunch of bags of this soap for dirt cheap(I breakdown how much you'll get from each box of ingredients there in the blog post), put it in ziplock baggies(one per batch) and then there's your soap for six months! If you can't shred the soap as finely as I do, like in the blogpost, then what you can do is to think ahead a big. Put as many spoonfuls of the soap mixture in a lidded container, add water, and leave it in the sun in your car for a few hours. Stir it around and voila! Melted soap. It's perfect. Just portion it out between the washers for how many loads you're doing.

Don't buy Tide or whatever unless you're desperate. It'll eat up your money like crazy. Look at the math I showed and you'll see how.

You do want to keep a big jug of distilled vinegar with you, as well. Great for washing hands, hair, deodorizing your car, etc. Mix a 1:4 ratio with water in a spritz bottle($.74 at Walmart) and you can freshen up your car fast and easy. Trust me. You're going to want to do this every day. You can even put a drop or two of your EO's for your hair in that spray mixture and use that to spritz your stuff down.

Use about a half a cup of vinegar in with your laundry, too. It'll help the handmade soap do it's job with your clothes.

Keep a big gallon or two of water on hand(refill it at any bathroom you stop into whenever you need) for washing yourself or anything else, utensils and whatnot. And the vinegar. Do NOT forget the vinegar!! Water doesn't wash. Vinegar kills just about anything. Stay healthy.

Umm... can't think of anything else right now. I'll keep thinking about this.

Been there. Done it. And these are the things I would have done better if I had to do it again.

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
08/18/13 08:27:18AM
409 posts

Twisty Ties??


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I did a half-updo with three knots + a tiny section of a twist tie in the knot itself.

The knot itself was too big to wrap the twistie tie around(the small piece was using, since I only had one long black one that I chopped up into three pieces.) so I tied a knot and then slipped in the end of the twistie tie into the 'hole' of the knot itself and twisted it around the upper/second folded over section. Like, the second step of making a knot, ya ken? If you look close you can see the black twistie tie in the the top knot. The other two below it are a little hard to find.


updated by @angel-frye: 07/22/15 07:42:15AM
Angel Frye
@angel-frye
08/10/13 06:01:36PM
409 posts

Silly bar soap question


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Maybe I'm just really anal retentive about washing every inch of my scalp? lol But seriously, it takes me all of two minutes max to get it all on my head and lathered up before I rinse. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. The more time that passes that I use bar soap on my head the faster I get at it.

And yeah, most of us don't have 'rows' per say but they do line up in freaky ways I've noticed. Very convenient when washing. :) Thank you Mother Nature!

Angel Frye
@angel-frye
08/10/13 10:03:13AM
409 posts

Silly bar soap question


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Wet hair thoroughly

Part hair and rub wet bar of soap on the scalp down that whole stripe of scalp you've exposed. I find it easier to grab the soap with my whole hand to where the widest flat part of the soap is what I'm rubbing on my scalp. It snags dreads less frenquently(ouch!) than if you use the smaller end.

move over one lock's width and separate hair again, rub wet bar of soap on the scalp.

move over...etc... etc. until whole head is done.

Wet hair a bit again. Rub the bar all over the rest of your hair.

Now take really wet hands and rub with your fingers all in your scalp. Really go at it if you want to take care of any itchies you have.

Rinse well.

If you don't get big lather the first time then repeat. You'll defiinitely have big lather the second time! Mostly only newbies who're switching over or those dreadies who have done sweaty dirty work have to wash more than once. It's the oils that have built up. Once you get fluffy lather then you know you're dealing with squeaky clean hair and not a dirty oily mess.

Enjoy!!

I love my bar soap. I get mine from Mosalu on Etsy.

Just one little note of warning: as your bar wears down, check your scalp for small chunks of soap. It breaks off sometimes. You end up finding it pretty fast on your own anyway, but I just thought I'd give you a heads up. Soap flakes off the bar sometimes as it gets smaller and softer. It gets stuck in dreads. It happens. Just wet that area of your head and get it out. Seriously, it's no biggie. I've only had it happen to me twice in the past six months.

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