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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 11:09:25AM
2,730 posts

So as they grow...?


Dread Maintenance

most of the loose hairs will get sucked into other locks. Some of them will form their own. If you want, you can put a bead over a lock and the loose hair to help force it into another lock. But it's not necessary. I kind of miss that messy phase

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/07/12 11:03:56AM
2,730 posts

Hi! I'm Kimberly


Introduce Yourself

Well, for the natural method, all you have to do is stop brushing all together. wash more than once a week. when you start out, you want to wash 2-3 times a week. The more you wash early on the faster and easier your hair knots. clean locks are happy locks.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/06/12 08:06:22AM
2,730 posts

Hi! I'm Heather


Introduce Yourself

how old are your kids? That's a concern I always have. I'm pretty sure my kids will eventually want them. They'll have know their dad with them all their lives. Personally I don't believe kids are old enough to make that decision until their 10 or older. It's a mental maturity level that they have to reach before they will be able to handle caring for them and washingregularlyon their on. Plus being mature enough to not get crap in their hair that you have to wash out or cut out. At a certain age you can play outside without getting filthy all the time. I'm not against kids with locks, but only above a certain age and maturity level. If they want locks, talk to them about it. Talk to them about it the same way you'd talk to them about getting their first tattoo. It's a decision they need to think about for a long time and learn about before they jump into it. Sure with hair you can cut it or comb it out if they don't like it, unlike ink. But it's still a decision than warrants thought and consideration before you leap into it.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/06/12 07:55:51AM
2,730 posts

Day two of dreads


Introduce Yourself

Well, you'e on the right start. TnR is a great method to start with, but as you said, you don't need to do anything else afterwards.

All you really need to know is that you HAVE TO wash them. and often. 2-3 times a week with a good residue free shampoo. What are you using now? Liquid soaps are better for now locks. When they mature, you can, if you want to, switch to a bar, but it's notnecessary. Just make sure they dry completely between washes. And separate them as needed. Usually ever 2-3 washes, depending on how fast the lock up. some people need to separate after every wash. Don't overdo it though. If you try to make them perfect, you could end up pulling out more hair than is needed and delay the locking process. Just separate enough to ensure they don't congo into huge mats.

As for where you are now. They look great. keep us posted with your progress. There's a forum for journals and timelines you might like to post in

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/06/12 07:49:08AM
2,730 posts

Hello, slightly uninteresting introduction!


Introduce Yourself

Welcome, both of you. 20 locks is kind of few. Not that I mind. I have 14. But when they mature you might find it kind of difficult to dry them. How big are your sections? 1 inch sections are usually the biggest you want for easy of maintenance. 2 inch sections and your locks will grow in to be 2 inches thick. That's the width of your wrist. I like them that big, but it's not for everyone. They can take an age to dry if you don't figure out a rhythm for yourself. I've got some good tips for you if you need. Message me for some advice.

Anyway. Welcome, again. We're all here to give you guys answers to questions, or just to talk if you want to. The groups are great, and there's lots of info on the forums. Thanks for joining

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/05/12 09:40:28PM
2,730 posts

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General Questions

I don't know about the writing letters. I never tried it. But Knots is right. You should be the one to tell her. If she finds out on her own, she'll be angry and assume that you were deliberately hiding them from her. Parents don't appreciate when you hide things from them. She might not like locks, but if she notices them without you telling her, she'll be mad from the start. You want to try to get into the conversation as gently as possible. Bake her cookies or something. lol. you know. Just find a way to ease the tension.

Knots, I hear you loud and clear. I do tons of things my mom doesn't approve of. I don't see her often at all, so I can get away with a lot without telling her, but she does get very upset easily. She's a typical jewish mother. She harps on every little thing I do or don't do. I talk to her maybe twice a week, and that's not enough. With her there's never enough honesty. It kind of bugs me. I don't mind telling her about what's going on. I've put her through enough. When I was a teen, I dyed my hair all the time, had 2 mohawks, wore all black, black nail polish and eye liner, and had tons of ear and facialpiercings. She dissaproved, but after talking to her and being open, she calmed down and realized that I was just trying to express myself.

Jasper, hopefully your mom will agree with Knots that she does love you more than anyone, and just wants to see you be happy. She doesn't have to agree with you. Tell her that. But all she has to do is accept you for who you are. No parents want their kid to be like every other kid. What's the fun in that. Every parent wants their child to be special.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/05/12 08:20:11PM
2,730 posts

First real recognition by a stranger


General Talk

That's great. Glad to hear that someone random recognized real locks vs. waxed ones

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/05/12 05:21:07PM
2,730 posts

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General Questions

Same Elke.

My girlfriend and I are staring to talk about kids. I know they will rebel as they grow up, and I know it'll be hard to deal with, but just thinking of all the things I did and put my parents through will help a lot for me.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/05/12 03:49:11PM
2,730 posts

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General Questions

It's not that they never saw anyone go natural, they just never put 2 and 2 together about all those people they saw with nappy hair were also growing locks. It take growing locks to recognize the intermediate steps you see other people going through.

Anyway, Parents have a tendency to think that what you do reflects on them. It doesn't, it reflects on you. Remind her that what you do only effects what people see in you, not her.

My mom is the same. She has hated my locks because they are uneven and nappy. Even after 5 years, she wants me to cut them and go to a salon to have them done "pretty".

Keep letting your hair lock. She can't forcibly cut it. She can make comments and be snippy about them, but if you just talk to her about your reasons, and not cut them off, she might not ever give in, but she might just stop arguing. My mom thought it was a phase. So for years afterwards she wouldn't let me leave the house without comment. But now it's few and far between when she says anything about them. She's pretty much gotten used to my having locks. She's still worried about my finding a job, but she is leaving that up to me.

As for guys with locks wanting girls with hair... That's absurd. I've got locks. My girlfriend doesn't, but that's for her job. Whenever she's got long breaks, I grab a few sections and tnr them for her.

But I digress... Guy's with locks tend to be more earthy and hippieish. They want girls who are pretty earthy and hippieish too. If they have locks, great. If not, then who cares. People generally are attracted to others with similar life views. It doesn't matter what they look like.

Screw him.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
02/05/12 03:33:49PM
2,730 posts

Dreads get frizzy after shower


Dread Maintenance

stop recrocheting them. Every time you do it, you do more damage by breaking more hairs. the next time you wash those loose hairs pop up. then you crochet them to control the hairs, but you are breaking even more hairs up that will eventually stick out after the next wash.

If you stop trying to maintain your locks, they will fix themselves. the frizzies will stop and you wont have to keep trying to maintain them

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