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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 09:54:46PM
2,730 posts

Natural no comb method.


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lol. Whenever you get something new, the expectation is always to be able to enjoy it in it's fullest right away. But that's the beauty of locks. Even though, they come in the "some assembly required" state, the journey of assembling them and watching them change is part of the fun.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 09:41:52PM
2,730 posts

my new dreadlock journey


Introduce Yourself

Yup. The natural way is really to just neglect your hair. Wash it, separate it when it start to congo. But any time in between, try to forget you have hair.

It doesn't work for everyone, but when I was starting out, I just covered up or took own every mirror in my house. So for months on end I never saw my hair except in window reflections or my shadow

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 09:38:13PM
2,730 posts

Natural no comb method.


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The combing and going is exactly what it should be doing in the beginning. Tangling also comes and goes. You won't see it tangle and stay there until you are a bit in.

It's different for everyone, though. Some see sectioning start in the first few days. Others don't see it for months. When you stat seeing sections stay, tangling is not far behind. But like I said, even that tangling will come undone and then tangle again and undone again before it starts to stay and progress forward only.

If your hair has gotten curlier than it used to be, that's a good sign. Curls will make it easier for hair to get wrapped around each other and build knots.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 09:32:39PM
2,730 posts

What not to use in your hair?


Dread Accessories

One is lacquered. I still take it out, though. The other is just a piece of cedar branch that was hollowed out. I don't wear it that often, but if I do, I definitely make sure I don't wash with it. I did once, and it took over a day to dry, even when I took it off right after I washed.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 12:42:41PM
2,730 posts

Messy Stage?


Dread Maintenance

That's what I was about to say. Wax may be sticky, but it does flow when it gets warm enough. If it can come off on his pillow, that wax will get rubbed into the rest of the lock whenever his head rubs against it.

And yeah, in just a few months, yours will look gorgeous, and he will still be messing with them to get them to do anything. There's a video of Johnny Clean (Eagle might have the link) able to push one lock straight through another. And his are about 6 years old. If you can make a whole that big in a waxed lock, that means no tangling ever took place. Your husbands hair will end up the same

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 11:49:09AM
2,730 posts

Messy Stage?


Dread Maintenance

The messy stage lasts for anywhere from 6 months to around a year. The 4th month is usually the most crazy. After that, though, you start seeing the sections come together pretty quickly. You will always have loose, unknotted hair. But they become less and less prominent as time goes on and they mature. The best part of locks is that it's a no stress hairstyle. All you have to do is wash and leave them be.

The gel is good, but not essential at all. It's a relatively new product, so all of those locks you've seen that are years old didn't use it. You don't either

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/11/12 09:56:42AM
2,730 posts

ITCHY ITCHY OMG


General Questions

Along with the cold water, like Heather said, you could possibly add a TINY bit of aloe in it. Cold aloe really does wonders for itching. Don't use too much, because aloe also conditions a bit. But just a small amount will sooth your scalp and help with itchies. It's an okay substitute if you don't have any oils to use.

When you wash with the BS was, do you ever add any oils at all? Teatree/rosemary/peppermint really help you from itching in between washes. If you can, get them as soon as possible

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/10/12 07:39:20PM
2,730 posts

What not to use in your hair?


Dread Accessories

I have glass beads. Never had a problem with them. But there was a member a little while ago that recommended taking a hammer to it if it got stuck there. They claimed that if you covered the lock in a plastic bag first, it would contain the shards of glass. Just sounds like an all in all bad idea to me. And as for the 1 wooden bead I have, I always take it out when I shower, and would recommend it to anyone else, for the same reason you said. Same goes for ceramic beads

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/09/12 07:19:14PM
2,730 posts

thin dreads


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They do tend to thicken up as they mature. But the thin ones form for a reason. if you only had thick ones, there'd a be a gap between locks back there. The thin ones fill in that space, and make your hair have more volume andgirth

Eagles right, though. Only one of them can be called thin. But even that one isn;t thin compared to ones I and Eagle have.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/09/12 01:05:54PM
2,730 posts

Starting my dread journey!


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http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/index.php?AID=122110

This site has an excellent selection of oils. Most Whole Foods, should have a good election too. Trader Joe's has a few, but not many. Other natural foods/health stores may have some to look through.

For washing, Dr. Bronners is good, but doesn't rinse out well in hard water. And being from Jersey (Not sure what part, though), you might have some hard water issues. BS/ACV is always good, but again, doesn't rinse out or dissolve well in hard water. Bucks County Soap has a great selection of soaps in liquid and bar form. They are designed to mix and rinse out in any type of water. They're definitely worth looking at.

If you want to grow your hair a bit faster, Biotin supplements are good. It's a natural supplement that helps your hair grow faster and thicker. Talk to Heather for more info on it.

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