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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/13/12 07:17:22AM
2,730 posts

What is this? (White dots in the roots)


General Questions

Angel, have you lost any length to your hair yet? It happens to all of us. It happens when loose hairs at the bottom of the lock get caught on hairs in the middle or at the top of the lock. The entire dreadlock can flip upside down. Any loose hairs that were in the middle originally, are now at the bottom.


updated by @baba-fats: 07/23/15 05:11:09PM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 11:00:29PM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


General Talk

I've got a full back piece, so I know what you mean about ink. When people ask me how long it took, I just tell them. I've been on the table for about 11 hour so far. It hurts, but not as much as you'd think. I just try to give them an example of what they have probably felt in their lives. It's like getting a small shock over and over again.

That's a shame about the girl at work. Sorry to hear you have to deal with that on the regular. I'd just be very short and frank with her. One word answers are good for people who don't want to accept the truth. It;s hard for them to argue with you if you don't add to the conversation.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 10:53:52PM
2,730 posts

What is this? (White dots in the roots)


General Questions

Ohp. You're right. sorry. I miss read it

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 10:09:35PM
2,730 posts

What is this? (White dots in the roots)


General Questions

Oh, yeah. I'm not arguing with you that as you shed hair it gets caught in your locks. They act like a natural hairnet, but he said the most of them are by the tips and 1/2 way up the lock. That's where the back combing took place

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 10:01:32PM
2,730 posts

What is this? (White dots in the roots)


General Questions

That's what I was thinking Taye. I saw this thread earlier, but didn't get a chance to reply.

I've got dark hair, and I just figured I'd look for the hell of it. I saw one right away. But they're few and far between. It is probably from the back combing that made them so abundant.


updated by @baba-fats: 07/23/15 05:20:46AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 04:20:54PM
2,730 posts

EVERYONE! i want to know...


General Questions

It made perfect sense. It's a feeling we all have. What is beautiful to us is not what society thinks is beautiful. And we like it that way

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 04:19:25PM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


General Talk

Well, people just have twisted views of what locks are. To the layman, there is a difference between matted, and tangled hair. They think that dreadlocks are twisted, therefore tangled, but your hair is not twisted, therefore it is just matted.

They don't get it that tangled and matted are the same thing. Try explaining to them that your hair naturally twists and tangles itself. You don't have to do it to your hair.

If all you say is that you wash, people automatically envision clean, straight hair. They might look at you, and see locks, but that not what's going on in their minds. It's a form of change blindness. They are seeing what they are imagining. It's hard to explain. It's like day dreaming while your listening to someone talk. You hear the words, but have no idea what they just said when they stop talking.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 10:03:01AM
2,730 posts

EVERYONE! i want to know...


General Questions

Yeah, I'd say just shrug it off. It sucks, but remember, they're high. Not that they don't realize, it's that they want to share, and the first thing they think about is not that you don't smoke, but that you're next to them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 09:32:57AM
2,730 posts

EVERYONE! i want to know...


General Questions

People still pass me bowls and blunts. My girlfriend even does sometimes. I just say "What, do I look like a pot head?" And everyone laughs. It's an inside joke with my friends. It doesn't bother me that locks are associated with it. Or that people still think I smoke. I just laugh it off. It's amusing.

What you have to do is prove that you are you, even without getting high. After a while, people will stop thinking it right off the bat. Of course, strangers might assume things out of ignorance, but eventually you will put out a vibe that you don't smoke anymore

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
02/12/12 08:40:32AM
2,730 posts

Info and advice about TnR?


Dread Maintenance

Just leave them alone. The sea salt spray is good, but don't leave it in long. Just spray it on maybe an hour or so before you wash. If you leave it in too long, it will irritate your scalp and cause itchies.

The tips should not lock. If they do, it's ok, but it's better for your hair if they don't. Those wispy ends help water drain out of your hair. If you blunt them, water will get stuck and make it a pain in the butt to dry. If they blunt on their own, let them, but don't try to force it.

The roots will mat eventually. There's nothing you need to do to lock them. Look at pictures of mature dreadlocks. They were not always that long. it takes years to form fully mature locks. In those years hair still grows. If the roots didn't lock, you'd see a few inches of lock, and then the rest would be straight hair. There will always be an inch or 2 at the root that isn't matted. But in time this will tangle too.

Check out this link. It gives a decent list of info for new comers to the dreadlock world:

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/top-secret

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