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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/16/12 06:20:55PM
2,730 posts

Going the distance


Dreading Methods

Same. There's no reason to use anything that could harm us. Butunfortunately, here we get into the argument of animal testing. There's no way of knowing if something will harm you if you don't test it. I don't like it, but it's the only way of knowing for sure

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/15/12 09:21:20AM
2,730 posts

Do you guys think i could honestly pull off dreads?


General Questions

To say it bluntly: Screw family and friends if they will change their opinion of you if you lock your hair. If they care that much about how you look, then they weren't good friends to begin with. Family will always be concerned, but if you explain why you want them, then hopefully they'll understand, and though they might not like them, at least tolerate them because they love you.

As for a job, they should not affect it if you are good at interviews and able to show that you are more than qualified over the other applicants. People here will tell you that you can claim they are protected under the first amendment for religious reasons, and that you can argue your civil rights. It's true, but only if they really do have spiritual significance to you. It's become a trend for people to claim religion to save their locks even if they don't actually believe in anything. All I ask you is to be honest. If you are growing them for spiritual or religious reasons, feel free to boast it if an employer give you grief. But if you are just growing them because you think they are cool and always wanted them, please don't make any such claims. It ruins it for those of us who are.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/14/12 03:17:54PM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


General Talk

I was like that in highschool. I was the one goth in my whole school in all grades. I wore all black, black nailpolish, eyeliner, black leather trench coat (even after the school imposed a no coats in class rule), and multicoloured mohawk, and I never changed for gym and carried an umbrella if we did anything outside (Yeah I was that kid). The kids in my grade didn't get to know me until my senior year. Before that they were all afraid of me. And once they got to know me, they had to explain to all the freshmen that I wasn't going to shoot up the school.

It didn't happen until I changed my whole dress that strangers started to feel comfortable enough to come up and just talk to me. I'm not saying it's all in how you dress, but people do tend to create an image of you before they talk to you at first glance

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 11:35:18PM
2,730 posts

Neglect method with tangly hair? How long?


General Questions

yeah, it's not for everyone. I saw a pic of a girl on etsy with ones that big, and i fell in love with the idea, but I know what I'm getting into

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 11:32:47PM
2,730 posts

Loose roots, not dreading


Dread Maintenance

Root rubbing does nothing but rip out hairs. What that does is make the lock weaker at the root, which is what you're probably seeing there.

If you let them be, they'll fix themselves. In fact, they will probably rejoin again in a congo making them stronger than individuals. If you want to help it along, put a bead over the 2 of them to push them together. But itunnecessary.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 11:20:56PM
2,730 posts

Neglect method with tangly hair? How long?


General Questions

Tangly hair is what everyone wants when they start locks. It's perfect, but like I said in your other post, et ready for some shrinkage. We'll all be here to help you through it. Don't worry about what other people think of how you look. It took me a full year before mine even began to look like locks. It's very rewarding to just let go.

All you have to do is separate.

And how big are "big" sections? .5 to 1 inch is what most people look for. As they get bigger you get into more issues with drying and weight and how they pull on your head. I've got 14 total. So I kind of know what it's like to have some massive one growing in. It's what I want, but not for everyone. 2 inch sections could have the potential of growing a lock as wide as your wrist. If that's not your cup of tea, comb them out now and start over before you have to cut them as they mature.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 11:14:10PM
2,730 posts

Blunting tips?


Dreading Methods

They should be loose. DO you notice that when they dry, water seems to just run out of the tips? That's perfect. if you were to blunt them, water would get trapped there with no where to go. They would act like waterlogged soil. If water stays stuck in your locks for too long, they can get moldy. I've got some blunted tips that happened on their own, and it's a pain in the ass. It take me 8-10 hours to dry fully, and thats after I spend 5 minutes squeezing water out and 5-10 minutes under a blow dryer and then anouth 5-10 a few hours later.

Don't try to blunt them. It's not worth the hassle. If I could find a nice way to loosen my tips I would, but they did what they wanted to do. So I'm leaving them. but take it from someone with blunted tips, you don't want them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 11:09:52PM
2,730 posts

Hello I'm Paige :)


Introduce Yourself

How old are those 12? Cause, unfortunately, if you go neglect, especially, you will probably lose a lot of length. We've all been there. Any method loses length, but neglect can lose up to 1/2 before they start growing longer again. It's ok. We'll be here to support you and make sure you feel good about your progress. But just so you know, usually you'll lose anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the original length. Someone even lost 3/4 not too long ago. But when they start to grow again, man, be ready. 5 years ago, one of my shortest ones was 1.5 inches long. Now it's over 12. And my hair use to grow maybe 2-3 inches a year

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 08:00:11AM
2,730 posts

What is this? (White dots in the roots)


General Questions

psychology, but your right. My hair look god awful for the first full year. I'm talking I had 6 locks that were 5 or 6 inches and others that were 2 if not not even starting to mature yet. once I stopped worrying that they were so uneve, they just started to explode. I couldn't stop them if I tried. now they're all about the same length and grew super fast. I had one right at where my widows peak would be, if I had one, that was 1.5 inches long 5 years ago. Now t's over a foot long

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 07:19:08AM
2,730 posts

I'm scared! my dreads are full of whitey blueish stuff that looks like mold but doesnt smell at all...


Help! Save My Dreads

You should always dilute Dr. B. It was made to be broken down to 1 part Dr. and anywhere from 12-40 parts water

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