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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 05:32:46PM
2,730 posts

To Congo?


Dread Maintenance

As long as the roots are strong, there's no reason to congo them. That is, if you want them to be roughly the same size. Different sizes look really cool, though. I love the look of super fat locks. That why all but 2 of mine are congoed.

And you will always have loose hairs around your hair line. Mine are 6 years old and I still have fuzzies there. It's just natural. Those are the hardest for locks to eat up, because they are only surrounded by locks on 1 side. So they only spend 1/2 the time rubbing against other locks. You could bead them or wrap them to a lock, but I'd just leave them be. If they want to tangle, they will. If not, they will add an extra layer of protection to your scalp against sun rays

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 02:46:53PM
2,730 posts

Hi there :)


Introduce Yourself

I am a big fan of the Baking soda/Apple Cider Vinegar wash. It's a no-touch wash, so you just pour it on your head and let it soak for 10 minutes then rinse it off, then pour on the ACV and rinse it off right away. You can add whatever oils you want. But it doesn't work so well it hard water.

Dr. Bronners is nice, but again, doesn't work well in hard water.

I did use the soaps from dreadlockshampoo.com a few times. They smell great, and you always walk away feeling super clean. They sell liquid and bar soaps, and it works in hard or soft water. I'd keep using it, but I like being able to add different oils to the BS wash

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 02:29:41PM
2,730 posts

Hi there :)


Introduce Yourself

Don't use lemon in your hair. Lemon juice is citric acid. It's very strong. Much stronger than acetic acid, which is what vinegar is. Citric acid penetrates the hair shaft and degrades it from the inside out. When you see hair lighten from using lemon/lime juice, that is due to the hair being dissolved.

I can't attest to lush, but ask Heather or Eagle about it. Some of their ingredients might be more damaging than your think. And just because a soap is natural, doesn't mean it's dreadlock friendly.

I just cruise around right now, and try to carve. My trucks aren't tight enough to bomb hills yet. But when I get more comfortable on it, I may get better suited trucks for that

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 02:10:47PM
2,730 posts

Hi there :)


Introduce Yourself

Just wash and separate. Wash every 2-4 days. Don't rub your head with a towel to dry. Just let them air dry as much as you can. Short bursts with a blow drier are ok if you need them dry fast, but move it around a lot to avoid heat damage.

What soap/wash are you planning on using?

I just got into longboarding last week. Glad to meet another boarder. My old guitarist skates, but on normal boards. I could never get comfortable on one.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 02:05:49PM
2,730 posts

Is this mould or something else?


Dread Maintenance

Don't worry about them. They'll get sucked into a lock soon enough and disappear. Most of my locks have lightened over time, so I really have atechnicolour of browns going on in my locks.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 11:42:29AM
2,730 posts

Separation and beads


Dreading Methods

cool. But make sure to wash your hair after you get out of the ocean. The salt water is good for your locks, but leaving it in too long will dry out your hair too much and your scalp. It'll make you itch like crazy

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 11:06:37AM
2,730 posts

Separation and beads


Dreading Methods

Beads act like little knots sometimes and can help the process along, as well as keep them separated. They also look super cool and cute. But they aren't needed. If you want to add some colour, go for it. But even with beads, you'll have to separate once in a while. So really, it's personalpreference

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 09:18:47AM
2,730 posts

Is this mould or something else?


Dread Maintenance

I use a blow drier in winter for that very reason. If you use one, move it around a lot to avoid heat damage, and squeeze out as much excess water while still in the shower as you can

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 09:05:46AM
2,730 posts

Is this mould or something else?


Dread Maintenance

Fully developed ones run a higher risk because they take longer to dry. Baby locks dry much faster, so water does stick around as long. And it's not really that they are poorly maintained. If you wash your hair at night and go to sleep with them wet, mold has a better chance of growing. This isn't poor maintenance. Just poor planning. It can also grow it your hair stays wet for long periods. Like if you wash every day. Or get stuck in the rain after your washed them the day before, and your hair stays wet for a few days straight. Sometimes it's just an accident. I worry about it when it rains at festivals, because I have never owned a tent that didn't leak.

If you're careful, you won't get any mold. In 6 years I have yet to have a problem with mold, or bugs. SO as yours mature, just remember to make sure they are dry before washing them again. And if they get stuck in the rain and soak up a ton of water, wring them out a bit so they at least dry out some

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/20/12 08:40:09AM
2,730 posts

Is this mould or something else?


Dread Maintenance

I'd say it's lint. Your sections are still way too loose to grow mold. Mold and mildew grow when water doesn't drain out and dry. Your hair probably dries completely in a couple of hours, or even quicker. So don't worry about mold yet. Does the colour match any pillow case, favorite hoodie, or tam? You can probably just pick that piece out now. It won't hurt any progress. Plus it's just at the tip. So it's probably something that just got snagged.

Yeah, mold would be in more places than that, and would stink. You'd know if it was that.

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