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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/16/12 08:09:16AM
2,730 posts

Just another newbie question


General Questions

completely normal. Locks are a progression. They will loosen up a lot if not come out completely before they start to come together again. back combing and TnR are really just good for blue prints of where the sections will form. Back combing is not terrible. It does do some damage, but it's by far not the worst thing you could have done.

Good idea using beads and then replacing them over the loose hairs. Beads help section your hair and sometimes, even, help knot them up faster.

Keep up with what you're doing, but don't reback comb them. If they fall apart, let them, they'll tangle again. Back combing helps kink you hair and it'll be easier for it to tangle. Just let them be now. Keep using beads if you like them, and don't ever use bands.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/16/12 07:50:39AM
2,730 posts

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


General Talk

I never really looked at mine when they were forming to tell if they looked like anything. But now that they are mature, that hasn't stopped me from having fun with them. My girlfriend has created her own little game with my locks where she tries to stick them in my ears and up my nose. She'll grab a few and tangle them through my glasses and around the frames.

It's not a game, per say, but it's fun nonetheless.

I love when people play with my locks. I never got that whole attitude that people have where they don't want anyone touching their hair but themselves andimmediatefamily

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 10:35:08PM
2,730 posts

Being a dready vegetarian :P


Dreads and Diets

Thanks Heaven. I would never have thought to look up the USDA's ruling on hormones in chickens.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/chicken_from_farm_to_table/ind...

I'm with Eagle on this one. I make stir-fry almost every other day. I make huge portions that it can last me for 3 meals. Sometimes I through it on top of pasta, but more often than not, I use a brown rice.

1 package of seitan

1 or 2 bell peppers

10 or so Shitake mushrooms

half an onion, 1jalapeno

2 gloves garlic

a little ginger

1 can of chunk pineapple (I put it on almost everything)

1/2 to 1 jar of Korma or Curry depending on my mood or consistency preference.

I haven't gotten around to making my own curry paste because I can't get myself to break yogurt. It creeps me out that I'd have to heat it up. I know it'd be safe. I am just overly cautious about my food. I worked in a kitchen for years. I know what goes on back there.

I've got my own spiritual reasons for not eating meat. So I've found that this works for me.

My girlfriend, on the other hand, does eat meat, so I find myself spending a little extra time in the kitchen cooking because I have to cook for her and me. Most of the time she'll just use my stir fry and pick around the seitan and cut up her chicken and use that as herproteinin it

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 10:19:17PM
2,730 posts

I have some sad news today...


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I don't really know enough about psoriasis, so I don't know what advice to give you one that. As for braids. it's notnecessaryforCaucasianhair. Our hair locks up just like everyone else's. But braids do work. My girlfriend did that for one of her sets, and it turned out just fine.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 10:11:30PM
2,730 posts

wax vs. no wax


Dread Products

for my first set, I got the same advice as you, unfortunately I listened and after the 2 months my hair literally melted off my scalp. I'm talking as soon as it hit water I didn't even touch it with my hands yet and it was falling out in clumps. For a moment I felt like I was going through chemo therapy. It was the scariest thing of my life. And I've had some bad falls and accidents. Nothing compared to this.

I had to shave what little was left of my hair and start over from scratch. At least there wasn't any permanent damage to my scalp and the new hair grew in just fine

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 08:22:11PM
2,730 posts

Thoughts on bone and antler dread beads?


Dread Accessories

In Pa, if you hit a dear with your car, it'sillegalto collect the antlers. Enough people have tried it that they actually enacted a law that if you want those antlers, you have to pay something like $20 a point for them.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 03:47:48PM
2,730 posts

avoid dirty lakes?


Dread Maintenance

Not really. I just love environmental science. I spent 2 weeks camping in West Virginia doing water testing, learning about the trees in the Appalachian Mtns., barefooting it around wetlands, talking to coal miners, and learning about what goes into restoring abandoned mines, and rebuilding cages for a mountain lion refuge.

I have to say that West Virginia is the most beautiful state I have ever been too

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 03:25:13PM
2,730 posts

avoid dirty lakes?


Dread Maintenance

They'll close lakes and ponds to boats when they realize that the motors from boats hurt the habitat. Either by churning up mud or dripping even the smallest amount of oil.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 03:22:42PM
2,730 posts

avoid dirty lakes?


Dread Maintenance

Magnesium is not a problem. Humans need about 250-350 mg of it a day. It's most common in salt water. Magnesium comes from many different types of rocks. It's like calcium that way. That wouldn't be what's hurting the fish in that pond.

It could be that they die after their breeding, but salmon tend to move to fresh water, lay their eggs and then move on. They don't hang around after they lay their eggs. They move back to salt water habitats.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
03/15/12 03:03:49PM
2,730 posts

avoid dirty lakes?


Dread Maintenance

I wouldn't call the EPA out until I got results from a smaller service. They have bigger things to deal with in the meantime. If the results came back positive for a certain chemical, they would do more tests on the bodies of water surrounding the pond. They'd check tributaries and the watershed body. If the chemical wasprevalentin more than one area, which I'm sure it is, then I'd notify the EPA. They don't usually come out for simple water testing unless they already know that an area is contaminated. That work is either doneindependently, or contracted out anyway. So no reason to get the EPA involved until it becomes a bigger matter

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