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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 09:33:23PM
2,730 posts

Who else had/has to deal with people telling them they should get their dreads done "properly"?


General Talk

I'm getting married in a few months. When we first got engaged, my mom kept telling me that I should cut my 4 year old locks off and grow my hair back and then she'd pay for me to have them done "properly" at a salon. I keep telling her that they ruin locks, but she still at least wants me to clean them up for the wedding.

My aunt is still under the impression that locks will make me go bald faster, but I try telling her that if I don't mess with them, they are the healthiest hairstyle to have. The only thing that will make me go bald is my genes. And yes, I will go bald. I know it. But as long as I have hair, I'll have locks.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 09:24:40AM
2,730 posts

Nice people


General Talk

That's kind of how I felt. If they were impressed with how mine formed with no wax, she might be willing to let her son grow his naturally too

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 09:15:16AM
2,730 posts

tip bands


Introduce Yourself

I'd really just say use beads. I only recommend bands in extreme cases. It's still not good for your hair even if you only use them for a few minutes every few days.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 09:13:53AM
2,730 posts

Nice people


General Talk

I mentioned the site. But I'm not one to start going off on someone I just met telling them how they were wrong. They'll find out when they find out. Hopefully they will join and see

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 08:19:59AM
2,730 posts

Nice people


General Talk

So I was at the Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday with my girlfriend and her mom. We were taking a little break when two middle aged black women walked up to me and begged me to let them take a picture of my hair. One said that her son wants locks, but his hair is about my texture, so she wanted to show him what they'd look like. She had short, maybe 5 inch long locks, but used wax and oils in hers. We got to talking, and she was blown away by the fact that I didn't need to use any products. They both felt my hair and were amazed. It was really cool. They loved how long they were, too.

I just wanted to share this with you guys. I never get bad comments about my hair except from my family. But it's nice to have strangers gush about how they love them.


updated by @Baba Fats: 01/13/15 09:20:48PM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 07:57:28AM
2,730 posts

tip bands


Introduce Yourself

Locks should be wispy at the tips. It helps them dry faster. If they are blunted it canliterallyadd hours to your drying time. If you want the lock to knot faster you could put beads on them. But bands should never be used. If you feel like there's absolutely nothing else you can use, I'll tell you what... Let them hang free as much as you can. When you wash them, put the bands on the tips just to secure them, but as soon as they dry, take the bands off. It wont help as much as you think it will, and you'll be going through bands like crazy, but keeping bands in your hair long term can cause a lot of damage. First it will pull out hairs that should be kept in your locks. Second It will cause weak spots where they are tighter than they should be. Third, if any part of a broken band get stuck in your hair, it can degrade and start to rot there.

Using small beads is a much more effective and desirable way to keep locks looking neater and much cooler

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/05/12 07:50:55AM
2,730 posts

home made lock peppa


Introduce Yourself

What do you mean "so often"? Washing every 3 days is what you're suppose to do. What I recommend with the sea salt is get it in a spray bottle and ONLY ONLY spray it on before you wash. My locks are 5 years old and I spray the down with sea salt an hour before I wash. Let the salt sink in and then rinse it out. Then I go about my normal washing routine. At this age, I only have to was once a week. But where you're at, you should be washing every 2-3 days. So I don't know what you mean by not wanting to get them wet so often

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/03/12 07:54:57AM
2,730 posts

Does Hair Always Section Itself?


General Questions

It will either section itself or get sucked into another lock. If you don't want your locks to grow to fat, you could toss a bead over the new growth just to make sure it doesn't get pulled in, but you might want to section them off once in a while to keep them apart

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/02/12 09:23:10AM
2,730 posts

Itch Itch Itch!!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I do. It doesn't hurt, as long as you use an applicator, and don't use a ton. I use that mixture I described above about once a day. If I feel itchy at all, I'll do it again. I just spray it onto my scalp and massage it in with my fingers

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/02/12 08:13:52AM
2,730 posts

Itch Itch Itch!!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

When you're working with essential oils, Make sure you use an applicator. Jojoba or sweat almond work. Jojoba is probably the best because it's good for your skin already. EO's are caustic to your skin by themselves. Because they are so concentrated, they can cause tons or irritation as well as allergic reactions. If you use an applicator, 1: your'll get more oil for your money because you are cutting down the concentration. 2: Because you are cutting the concentration, they'll be much much more gentle on your skin.

You can get a spray bottle and fill it about 1/4 with jojoba, 20 drop peppermint, 10 drop rosemary, 10 teatrea. fill the rest of the bottle with water. And just shake before each use.

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