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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 09:53:04PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

Nothing to worry about. You have just about as much unknotted hair as I do. I was imagining a whole lot more. You said something like 3 inches.

If the lock in the first pic is pulled up as far as it can be, that loop to the left will be tangling up sooner than later.

And the second pic looks completely normal

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 09:30:43PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

I'd say give it a month or so. By then you should have another 1/2 inch, or so, of new hair. In that time, what is loose should start to mat. If you have 3 inches of straight hair now, if it doesn't mat you'll have around 4 inches. If in a month you still have 3 inches, or even less, then it's taking care of itself. if you have more than 3 inches, and it isn't showing any signs of matting, and is really bugging you, you could get some yarn or hemp or whatnot, and wrap a few of the roots. Or get a few beads and put them closer to your scalp.

I'd give it at least a month and see if there's any progress though, before you do anything to try and help them along. No need to worry about it right now. don't mess with them either. If you keep fingering them and poking at them, they will take longer to tangle and mat themselves.


updated by @baba-fats: 07/15/15 12:50:17AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 09:02:36PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

Sea salt is good for your hair in moderation, but if you have problems with brittleness, then good for you. People seem to have this idea that locks should happen over night (not you, but some people). Glad to hear that you accept that they take time and are willing to be patient

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 08:36:22PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

It sort of is and isn't. They could be loosening up a little at the root, but it happens. Mine are mature to the point where they'll never come out. And the roots still happen to feel loose once in a while, but if you forget about them for a few weeks or so they'll feel tighter the next time you touch them.

It could also be that your hair is always growing and as it grow in it creates straight hair by the root. So i'll feel like they are coming undone, but really they are just growing. My locks grew super fast once they matured, so if yours are anything like mine, it'll seem like the roots are loosening, but take a look at how long they were a month or 2 ago and you'll notice that it's really just new growth that hasn't locked up yet

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 08:26:15PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

it could. Hard water doesn't rinse Dr. B's off of anything well

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 08:25:01AM
2,730 posts

Work


Dread Accessories

Depends on the job. If it's a more professional job, get a plain black tam. Nothing wrong with it.

If it's a job that you can express yourself a little more, you could get a tam with some colour in it.

If it's a job in any type of food service, NEVER NEVER where a bandanna. Locks act like a natural hairnet, but we all still loose hairs.

Bandannas are good for menial jobs or jobs that you really don't have to cover your hair for, but choose to do once in a while

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/19/12 07:01:55AM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

undoing your ends? That makes it sound like you were washing your locks and not your scalp. I know you know already that you just ignore your hair and only wash your scalp. right?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/18/12 09:51:08PM
2,730 posts

is this supposed to happen?


Dread Maintenance

You could go back to using salt, but this is totally normal. Hair does't automatically grow into locks, as you've noticed through the early processes. But in time it will mat again into locks. Ask Eagle. He has a bunch of locks that have 1-3 inches of unknotted hair before they lock up.

Mine aren't 3 inches, but I, too, have an inch or so of straight hair before the lock. As time goes on and you wash and wash, that straight hair will mat and become part of the lock. Don't worry at all. It's natural.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/16/12 10:58:33PM
2,730 posts

with dreads, is it length or girth that matters, or does size not matter at all?


General Questions

Naturalness matters most to me, but I have to say I love fatties. Those ones that make no sense how fat they are.

But I love to just stare at them and see how different each one is. I like when they're messy too. I miss the days when mine were young and loopy

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/16/12 08:15:02AM
2,730 posts

Dreads as entertainment! (and a shout out to natural dreads)


General Talk

The way I get people to touch my hair is when they ask any questions about anything dealing with locks (how to wash them, how long they took, how long I've had them...etc), I grab one and hold it out for them to feel. Some people are weary about it, other go for it and are surprised at how soft they are.

The only time I ever got touchy about someone invading my space was when I was down the shore a few summers ago with my girlfriend and her family. We were at a diner and this waitress came by and flicked one. She didn't say anything, and just kept walking. I mean, I was with my girlfriend and her parents. How rude. It felt like a flirting gesture.

That was the only time I was uncomfortable with someone touching my hair. I'm that guy with no shame. I don't care what people do to me or how I express myself in public, but that was pushing it too far even for me

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