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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 10:46:09PM
2,730 posts

Hello there, I do not have dreads. Yet.


Introduce Yourself

If you need to brush that much, yeah it should happen really fast. Just get rid of your comb and brush. Get yourself a good residue free shampoo, and be happy. Separate as needed (usually 1-2 times a week, but for you maybe after each wash). wash your hair 2-3 times a week. Ignore your hair itself. Just focus on cleaning your scalp. as you rinse, the soap will run through your hair cleaning it.

Don't worry about "what hat your should wear", "what kind of pillow case you need", or any of that other stuff. Locks happen no matter what you do, and if your hair really tangles that fast, you really don't need to do anything to "speed" it up.

I'm glad you decided to lock up. It's so much fun, but you're right, there is a ton of misinformation out there. Some of it is ok, but there are so many people here willing to give out free advice. Why would you waste your time looking at a website made by one person

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 08:04:24AM
2,730 posts

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


Dread Maintenance

you don't need to maintain them. they maintain themselves. Get a residue free shampoo form Dreadlockshampo.com, or use Dr. Bronners, or the BS and ACV wash. throw out any combs, crochet hooks, or other tools. wash them 2-3 times a week. After a few months (Closer to a year), you can start washing 1-2 times a week.

maturity depends on your hair. some people it happens really fast, other like me it takes about a year. When you can wash them and they don't come undone or loosen up a lot, they are maturing. mature locks see no change when you wash them except for a few frizzies here and there, but as soon as they dry, those frizzies go away.

To recover from the hook, just stop using it or anything else. Just let them fix themselves.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 07:55:55AM
2,730 posts

so thankful


General Talk

Beautiful. I'm so glad you were able to come to this realization on your own. I would have told you the same thing.

I understand that you miss styling your hair, but guess what? you can style locks to. My girlfriend used to have them before she got her job. She called them her toybox. There was so much random junk tied to each lock. little bells, feathers, toys of all kinds. A girl me and Eagle know even had a small barbie doll tied into one of hers. You can do what ever you want with you locks.

If you don't want to go that crazy, you could just get some yarn or hemp or any strings and make a cool wrap for them. There's tons of YT videos to watch on how to do it. Get some Sculpie clay and make you're own custom personalized beads too.

There's no limit to what you can do to style your hair. And if you don't want to do it like that, you could look up so cool pics of styled locks. I like people with really thin locks that french braid them into huge ones. It's up to you. But don't think that because you have locks now, that it's the last style you can have. Get creative

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 07:42:47AM
2,730 posts

I have dreads!


Introduce Yourself

Stop using the crochet hook. It does so much damage to your hair. It doesn't nothing to control frizzies. Every time you use it it breaks more hairs into smaller and smaller pieces. Every time you wash, you'll see more loose hairs and think you can control them with the hook, but in reality you'll just be breaking more off when you try. Plus, crochet hooks tighten your locks so much that they end up pulling on your scalp. This will cause bald spots that you might not be able to fix after a while.

The TnR method is good, but you should leave it at that. If you want to try and keep the sections, then just put beads on them.

Ok, I'm done. Welcome to the community. Glad you found us

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/08/12 07:38:11AM
2,730 posts

Hi! I'm Kimberly


Introduce Yourself

no prob. You don't have to cut back to once a week until you're closer to a year in. I'm at 5 years and once in a while I still wash twice a week. It depends, cause mine are super fat, so it takes longer to dry

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 07:17:31PM
2,730 posts

Fighting the "good" fight!


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Star, I hear you. My girlfriend is a teach too. We know exactly what you are feeling. We wanted to go to one of the protests in Philly this past fall, but as a teacher she can't express her political views at all, even outside of the school. If she were to get arrested or even detained at a political rally, she could pretty much kiss her job and all those years in school goodbye.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 07:11:03PM
2,730 posts

Hi! I'm Heather


Introduce Yourself

I think that's a great idea. I did the same thing with my parents when I wanted to get my ears pierced. We waited till I was 13. I think they regretted it, though, because I ended up gauging them and getting tons of more piercings and tats

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 05:36:00PM
2,730 posts

Washing Natty Dreadlocks And Tips For Beginner


Dreading Methods

That hats probbably going to be too tight. you want something like a tam that you can tuck all of your hair into but will leave a ton of room to move around in

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 03:19:45PM
2,730 posts

Dreads get frizzy after shower


Dread Maintenance

I was waiting for someone to say it.

Your boss may not like nappy hair, but by law they are not allowed to act on their own feelings. Now, if your hair causes them to lose clients because of their bigotry, or they start getting trouble from outside the company, your boss has legal recourse to do something. You hair is protected under religious tolerance. Any employer has to allow for yourpreference. But if in anyway your spiritual beliefs cause undo hardship for them, you may be asked to leave or at least cover your head.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 11:18:35AM
2,730 posts

full head of dreads


General Questions

At 4 months, it's really best to try to comb them out and start again. You could try to add some conditioner and loosen them up. then from the root start to separate them. just keep working at it and ripping them apart until it's 2, but that can be tedious and painful. If they are tight, and really mature, you might have to use a razor blade to get them started separating. But really, anyway you separate, you will be doing some damage to your hair. Like Eagle said, you have to rip hairs in half. I know you want to keep the work that you've done so far, but it might be best to just comb them out, even slightly and see if you can separate them from there.

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