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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 11:09:24PM
2,730 posts

Swimming Pools


General Questions

While both the chlorine used in pools and BS are alkaline, it is always a bad idea to mix any chemical with chlorine. BS won't create mustard gas like some other chemicals would, but other noxious fumes could be created. Not to mention that the mixture will raise the pH of the water. You want the pH on your scalp to stay constant. water is usually slightly over 7. Raising it makes your scalp too basic. It won't burn like an acid, but it can cause mild chemical burns if you don't rinse it out really well and right away. It's just not a good idea.

I couldn't tell you the concentration of BS you could use safely without knowing the concentration of chlorine in the water.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 08:49:10PM
2,730 posts

An new before and after thread


dread wax and dread kits recovery

So this topic might be around here somewhere, but I thought it would be interesting to start a thread for people to post pics of the locks from their first set that they mistakenly made with wax of a kit, and their locks now, now that they are healthy and clean.

I have a few pictures of my first mistake at my parents house that I'll pick up this weekend. They look neat, but definitely unhealthy.


updated by @baba-fats: 01/13/15 09:23:02PM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 08:44:01PM
2,730 posts

Eyes Opened (my twist and rip timeline, with some mistakes in the middle)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

They look much better now. Did you manage to get all the wax out, or are you just banking on hoping it's all out from how they feel? Wax tends to stick around long after you think it's all gone. It's just hidden deep inside.

As for blunting, why did you decide to do it? Blunting adds hours and hours to it's drying time. Some of mine blunted on their own, and now it can take an easy 24 hours to completely dry. I understand people cutting them when they get longer than they want. In that case they will blunt, but to do it intentionally for cosmetic reasons is harmful to your locks.

I'm glad you realized how damaging and time consuming maintenance is. Hopefully you'll enjoy your locks more now that you are letting them be

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 08:36:44PM
2,730 posts

what to do about loose hair?


Introduce Yourself

at 1 month, you should have loose hairs. It's natural. That's how they progress. I'm 5 years in and still have loose hairs. You might not be able to see them in my pics, but definitely in some of my vids.

Don't worry about it. They gt pulled into other locks in time, or knot on their own. Sometimes it's just the angel of the root that makes them take longer, but it won't last forever.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 09:20:15AM
2,730 posts

dreadlocks changing more than your hair


General Talk

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that growing locks is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. Before you decided to grow them, you probably, even if you didn't realize it, did some things for the benefit of others rather than for yourself. Growing locks helps release you from that bond. You start to realize that you don't have to look a certain way to fit others idea of normal. Some people get that without locks, but locks do help.

It's good that your locks matter to you and that they are not just forfashion. I couldn't ever imagine thinking of my hair as just hair.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/31/12 08:01:30AM
2,730 posts

Helloooo


Introduce Yourself

Could, but wouldn't. My girlfriend and I were planning on camping in Big Sur for our honneymoon. We love hiking and camping. Taking a train would seem cheap somehow. We'll probably do it when our kids are older, but not too old that we can't hike anymore

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/30/12 09:30:46PM
2,730 posts

How many members has Soaring Eagle met?


General Talk

Yeah, Eagle. You should still let me know when you're in town again. Unfortunately I'm in school most of the day during the week, but weekends are usually good to hang out

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/30/12 07:48:00PM
2,730 posts

1 month in


Help! Save My Dreads

At this point, I'd hate to say it, but it would probably be best to comb them out and wash all of the wax out. If you went through the harsh treatment to get rid of wax, you'd most likely be undoing all of the progress you did already.

If you just start over without wax, you'll see faster and healthier progress.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/30/12 08:38:22AM
2,730 posts

Helloooo


Introduce Yourself

I'd love to visit Australia someday. Hopefully before we have kids, cause I her you, when they are young, it;s hard to travel like that. We want to see Machu Pichu, but a hike like that wouldn't go over with a young'n. I always wanted to go to Cambodia, too. But more for the historical aspect.

We've all had that love/hate relationship. It wanes after a while when you stop thinking of yourself as the person with locks, and rather as that person who happens to have locks. The only thing I miss about having straight hair is being able to grow it out and donate it. No one takes dreadlocks for donations because you can't condition them. I would love to find people willing to cut their locks off and donate them to a real "locks" for love. Kids would probably get so excited to have hair that looks different than everyone else's.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/30/12 08:31:30AM
2,730 posts

tattoo


General Talk

Tattoo's are way too personal to trust someone else's idea. As for where, For me, it always depended on the tattoo.

I spent about 10 years designing my back piece, and Am into my second year thinking about the one that'll be on my ribcage. I know the idea of the one on my left calf, but haven't gotten into the design stage yet.

I like nerdy tattoos. All of mine will be kind of geeky. I've got a whole Alice in Wonderland scene on my back, and a bass clef on my right shoulder. my ribcage will have the golden ratio spiral on it. My left calf will be a totem pole of all the animals that have meant something to me over the years, capped with a bird, because my fiance's spirit animal is a bird. and on the underside of my left arm will be the phrase "So it goes". If you don't get that one, you're not going to. At some point I want something either biology based or chemistry based. I kind of want a double helix, or maybe a mole.

What subjects do you like? If you are going to get a tat, it should be of something significant enough to you that you won't mind having it on you forever.

The come up with a design yourself, even if it's a crude drawing, and then set up an apt. with your artist and let them draw up a better version. They'll know what can and can't be done with ink and skin.

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