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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 10:36:56PM
2,730 posts

Hair at nape of neck won't dread.


General Questions

Mine are 5 years old. And I just took some of the loose hairs on my neck and had enough to form a new lock. Yeah, it's completely normal, and will probably always be there with you. As it grow in, you might have enough to create new ones, but that hair tends to be softer than the rest and last to knot up.

Gilly's Mum, I did the same thing. I took a tuft of hair by my ear and threw a bead on it 2 weeks ago. I'm washing tomorrow and if it stays as tight as it feels, I might even be able to take the bead off this soon

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 10:30:48PM
2,730 posts

Separation frustration


Dread Maintenance

Yeah, getting some help isn't a bad call, but if you decide to wrap, realize that your don't have to wrap them all. Just wrap every other one or so. As long as one on each side is wrapped, the one in the middle won't get tangled with either one. It'll be 1/2 or less of the work you are thinking it would be

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 10:13:36PM
2,730 posts

Hello


Introduce Yourself

That's the perfect recipe. If you n't have a gallon jug, 1 Tbls BS to each cup of water is fine too. Don't use rubber bands. If you can't get them out, they tend to rot inside your locks. It's nasty. Who wants anything rotting in their hair? If you are annoyed with congo's and can't seem to rip them apart fast enough, which shouldn't be a problem for you, use beads to separate them. Beads to promote knotting, and they keep your lock contained to itself.
You don't have to use the BS wash, though if you don't want to. Dr. Bronners, or anything from Dreadlockshampoo.com are great. When you are starting out, use a liquid soap, though. bars are rougher on your scalp. With the BS wash, you don't have to scrub your scalp, just pout it ou and wait 10-20 minutes, then rinse. With any other soap, you have to scrub a little bit. Don't worry about your hair. Just focus on your scalp. As you rinse, the soap will wash through your hair cleaning it.

Thanks Chris, for getting the link to that page

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 04:32:06PM
2,730 posts

The Crochet method and how to recover, and maintain dreads...help!


Dread Maintenance

BS= Baking Soda. ACV= Apple Cider Vinegar.

IF you have a large container, it's good to make a big batch of each. For 1 gallon of water, mix 1 cup of BS. In another container do the same with ACV. If you don't have big jugs, about 1 Tbls to 1 cup of water.

Rinse your hair. pour some BS mix over your head evenly. Don't scrub at all. The BS was doesn't need scrubbing. Leave it in for 10 minutes or so and then rinse well. Do the same for the ACV but only leave it in for no more than 5 minutes. ACV is a conditioner. It'll make your locks nice and soft. Einse that out really well, and you're good to go

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 08:15:59AM
2,730 posts

Dying dreads.


Introduce Yourself

Well, Baking Soda helps strip colours, but it'll probably just lighten what you've got now. I guess if you keep doing it, it'll eventually take most of it out. If you're willing to wait a litttle bit, you could wash a few times with BS till it's really light and then dye again with your natural colour.

What is your natural hair colour, though? If brown, you wont need to bleach again, but if lighter, you might have to just the one more time

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 08:01:00AM
2,730 posts

Neutrogena Animal tests?


General Talk

I don't like the idea of animal testing, but in some cases, there really is no other way. Obviously, for things like clorox, there's no reason to test on animals. We know bleach is dangerous, but for shampoo and other mostly harmless products, Would you volunteer to be tested on? I'm not saying it's right, I'm just saying that it's necessary. That goes for drug companies too. It's better to test on rats, mice and monkeys first before they test on people.

It sucks. I feel bad for them. I am going to be a research scientist, so I'll have to test on rats and such. I don't know if I could. I've had pets rats since I was 15. I don't know if I could kill one intentionally just to study why it died. But if I had to choose between killing a rat and killing a human, it's not much of a choice.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/10/12 07:39:49AM
2,730 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Heather, your locks really remind me of a lions mane.


updated by @Baba Fats: 07/23/15 04:46:39AM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/09/12 01:37:36PM
2,730 posts

Fighting the "good" fight!


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Like I said, there are exceptions. private schools tend to be where they are. My girlfriend works at a charter school. A friend of hers has a mohawk. She wears it down, but it's obviously one. Other teachers have visible tats too. She could regrow her locks, but if she changed schools, it'd be hard to find a position. Even with her experience and the huge number of subjects she's certified to teach

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/09/12 11:47:27AM
2,730 posts

Fighting the "good" fight!


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Teachers are expected to be very conservative. Parents don't want to send their kids to school if their teacher looks like someone who would have done drugs. Iguaranteeyou that that super strict teacher you had in high school probably got drunk off their ass on the weekends.

There are some exceptions, but in reality, teachers are supposed to be completely impartial, and not impose their views on students. If, by your appearance, you are generating an opinion, or what others might think is your opinion, you'll have a really really hard time finding a teaching job.

Now, is this right? I don't think so. I would have loved it if my teachers had their own opinions. It would have made school more educational, and more interesting. Kids don't have to listen or agree with them, they just have to learn. Seeing someone with a strong stance shows them that they too should have their own opinions. What the system does, now, is just teach kids that they should not think for themselves.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 10:55:47PM
2,730 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I was going to recommend beads, but Heather's right. they can get tangles in your hair and get stuck there. I never thought about using hemp or string like that. I know about using it to wrap as anaesthetic, or to keep a lock together, but never put 2 and 2 together that it would also keep it away from other locks. Good idea

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