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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 10:35:09PM
2,730 posts

what's wrong with people


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I don't have any problems with my personal space. I usually hug people I just meet. But that's me.

On the other hand... I was down the shore with my girlfriend and her parents. We went to a diner and a waitress, not even our waitress, came up behind me and flicked one of my locks. I wouldn't have minded as much if she had said something about it afterward, but she didn't even make eye contact and just kept walking. Plus I was obviously out with my girlfriend and family. We look nothing alike. There was no way to mistake us for anything else. That was what bothered me the most. It was just kind of rude and presumptuous to make a flirting gesture in that scenario


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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 09:37:20PM
2,730 posts

Help and advice please for new dreads I'm sooooo confused!!!!


Dread Maintenance

Wash them early. They won't look that bad. And if you let them dry in the sun, they will dry faster and look better sooner. if you wash in the evening, it will take hours before you can go to sleep. That means if you get tired and want to sleep, you will always have the nagging feeling in the back of your mind reminding you that if you go to sleep now, you might cause mold. I usually wash in the early afternoon if I didn't get a chance to first thing. Plus, taking a shower in the morning can help wake you up. Cooler water does help locks knot faster. I usually do my normal wash and rinse with warm water, but do a second rinse with cold water last.

Just make sure you wring out as much water as you can, and you wont look that goofy. Don't worry about it.

As for the bald spot. It depends. How big are your sections. Your's look kind of big. I wouldn't congo any together to fix it. It should fix itself over time. I've got the stereotypical bald spot forming on the top of my head. Periodically I notice it, but after a while of not messing with it trying to cover it up, my hair matted around it and you wouldn't be ab;e to see it unless I pulled hair back and pointed it out. You should be fine. Just don't poke at it trying to fix it

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 11:55:56AM
2,730 posts

9 months neglect/wool rub


Member Journals and Timelines

Thanks. Eagle. It always bothers me when people call things "gay" as a derogatory term. I was actually thinking about not responding because of it, but I figured I would put in my 2 cents

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 09:34:14AM
2,730 posts

Help and advice please for new dreads I'm sooooo confused!!!!


Dread Maintenance

I didn't notice the ones at the roots. Take them out too. If you really wanted to leave any bands in, use them only at the tips. The ones at the roots are the ones that stand the most chance of getting sucked in and rotting

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 09:32:42AM
2,730 posts

Help and advice please for new dreads I'm sooooo confused!!!!


Dread Maintenance

Take the bands out. They hurt more than help.

And after you wash them, you can wring the excess water out with a towel, but you should let them hand loose to dry. Air drying them is always better. the only time I'd recommend a blow dryer is in winter, when you have somewhere to go really soon, or if you have super fat locks. Other than that, You should not put them up in a towel for more than 5 minutes. Just let them hang. Go outside or something and let them dry in the sun. That's the best way to be sure they are totally dry. As babies, they should dry pretty quickly. As they mature, they take longer to dry.

And don't rub your head with a towel. Just use it to squeeze extra water out. Rubbing causes knots to come undone.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 09:08:29AM
2,730 posts

Help and advice please for new dreads I'm sooooo confused!!!!


Dread Maintenance

Just letting you know, so you wont be surprised, the first bunch of washed will cause your hair to untangle a lot. That is natural. Dreadlocks are a one step forward two steps back process, until they are mature. They look awesome before you wash them. You might feel like you did something wrong because all the effort you went through to knot them comes undone after you wash them. Don't worry. They will knot themselves up again as the mature. Don't re back comb them or anything. It'll just make you feel like they are taking forever to knot because they keep coming undone. Most methods to start them just set up the blueprints for where you want the sections to be.

Sea salt might help a little bit, with keeping them locked, but don't expect to com eout of the shower and have them looking just like they did today.

And for the sea salt. You want a 3.5% mix of salt to water. That's about what ocean water is. Any more could dry out your scalp and make you super itchy.

Good luck. Let us know how it is. And if you get a chance, I do want to see what your locks look like. try and post a pic

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 08:52:03AM
2,730 posts

9 months neglect/wool rub


Member Journals and Timelines

looking good. sorry to hear about your other sets. I'm glad your scalp problem is solved

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/08/12 08:48:57AM
2,730 posts

Help and advice please for new dreads I'm sooooo confused!!!!


Dread Maintenance

For some reason, the link to the pic isn't working.

The BS wash is really just the simplest method. I haven't tried it yet because for me it's easy to find soap made specifically for locks. If you ca't find Dr. Bronners or it costs too much to ship soap for dreadlockshampoo.com to you, go with the BS wash. It's really easy and doesn't need any scrubbing. Wash way more than once a month, too. You should be washing ever 2-3 days in the beginning. Liquid soaps are better for baby locks. Once they mature, you could, if you want to, switch to a bar, but it's notnecessary.

Sorry to hear that you crochet them first. Just stop doing it and let your hair fix itself. It will take some time, but if you only did it the once, to start, it'll be ok. It's when people use that method over and over again for long periods that they risk locks falling out. Don't worry. They'll be ok. Crochet hooks just tighten your locks too much and can cause baldness around your roots. If you let them be from now on, they will grow out and your new root growth with thicken up and be fine. The dreaducation link at the top of the page has a ton of really good info on what you should and should do.

Maintenance is not necessary. If you let them go naturally, they will be beautiful. And if you don't mess with them, then you can tell any employer that you are letting your hair lock up naturally and that it's a spiritual process. You can't be forced to cut them for a job. If you keep them maintained then it's a harder arguement, because them it looks like you are treating them like a hairstyle that you are not serious about.

Welcome. We're all hear to answer questions like this. Don't be shy

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/07/12 05:13:48PM
2,730 posts

my dealings with the police..I just want to be free. read please


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Salvia is the only one I'd touch. But it's been so long since I have practiced shamanism that, I agree Eagle, I wouldn't do it again unless I started practicing again. I have only had wonderful experiences. I did it 3 times each one over a year apart. It's something you need to spend time interpreting before you do it again. I still haven't understood the last vision, so I don't plan on doing it again any time soon. And as for swimming in traffic... I actually had an experience like that, I was outside and walked up to a busy street, but something in my mind would not let me go further than the curb. It was like I was walking into an invisible brick wall. But had I not been so lucky, I would have and could have stepped right into traffic.

If I were to ever do it again, I would make sure to have a sitter with me. Someone who would understand not to try and interact with me, but who would be there to make sure I wasn't endangering myself.

I agree. It is a shamanic substance and should only be used as such. It's not something you do because "you can handle it". I actually had a friend who said that. He said he'd do it again, not because he liked it, or go anything from it, but because "he could handle it" I was so mad at him for disrespecting It so much

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
04/07/12 04:50:54PM
2,730 posts

my dealings with the police..I just want to be free. read please


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

Salvia is only legal in some states now. And It's not even close to a weed high. It's more intense than any mushroom trip I have been on. I would never recommend it to anyone. It's something that you will try when you are ready and look into it yourself

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