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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/31/12 12:03:37AM
2,730 posts

itchy sore scalp


Dread Maintenance

If you're scratching that much, you're creating scabs. That's probably adding to the itch. scabs itch when they heal. Get a little spray bottle and fill it with pure water, if you can't get the oils (the oils would be much better, but I understand if you can't). Put the bottle in the fridge. That'll chill it down so when you spray your head, it'll be a nice cool soothing feeling. It probably won't work when you put oils in, because oils tend to coagulate in cold temps, but for plain water it's perfect.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 11:24:55PM
2,730 posts

Hi.


Introduce Yourself

Holy crap, it's like looking into a mirror.

So... get the product out, like every one saids before. Next, it will probably loosen what you've got, if not end up taking them completely out. It's probably better and easier to just take them out. Back combing is not the best for your hair, but nor terrible. You could mix it with some TnR. The palm rolling wont help though. I have a few that I palm rolled. Most of them either came out after the first wash, or the palm rolling loosened at least.

It's a 1 step forward 2 steps back process for a while. Burning man's not till August, so even if you went completely neglect, you'd have some nice looking locks by then.

And yes, Wash, wash wash. Nothing helps locks form better and faster and keeping them clean. The only thing you have to do is make sure they dry completely between washes and separate when needed

As for Burning man. I, too, want to go really bad. the only problem is the price. It's so expensive, but there's art there that you could never see anywhere else. I get the draw to it.

I hope you make it, but you should try to get to Gathering one day too. That one's, at least, free

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 11:17:13PM
2,730 posts

New here, howdy!


Introduce Yourself

Some things are just so obvious, but you never put 2 and 2 together. I didn't realize, either, that BS strips colour. Good to know.

And welcome. Dreadlocks are just so much fun to have and play with. It's a great feeling to be able to explain to others how they work and grow on their own.

I hope you hav a good experience

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 04:42:10PM
2,730 posts

Questioning Equal opportunity employment.


General Talk

There's is a lot to prove before you get a religion recognized. ie. specific worship techniques, place of worship, what/who you worship to... the list goes on

Then they have to approve that your method does not violate any laws already in place. The only religion that is allowed to use drugs is the NAC. That's because they are asovereign nation that follow strict religious laws. If the US government found out that they abused peyote, they would probably be revoked as an accepted religion.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 04:35:32PM
2,730 posts

Questioning Equal opportunity employment.


General Talk

check out the law. The US only recognizes some religions (all of the biggies: Chistianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hindu... etc). Wicca was not recognized until somewhat recently. I'm not even sure if Rastafarianism is yet

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 04:33:58PM
2,730 posts

To congo or not to congo, thats the question


Dread Maintenance

the weight is not going to be much different than if you had them all separate. It's how you like how they fall.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/30/12 08:30:03AM
2,730 posts

Questioning Equal opportunity employment.


General Talk

Wow. Ok, is the gov't got out of business's business, we'd be screwed.

I do agree with not claiming a religious significance, though. If they question what religion, you'll have to have one. If you don't strictly observe it's holidays like you do with your hair, they will say you were lying on your application, and can fire you for falsifying a record.

If you give them a religion that is not recognized by the government as a real religion, the job doesn't have to accept it as one either. Tread lightly.


updated by @Baba Fats: 07/22/15 07:43:54AM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/29/12 03:59:44PM
2,730 posts

Dread Misconceptions


General Talk

My answer to "How long did it take?" is :"well, I'm about X years in".

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/29/12 03:35:25PM
2,730 posts

Questions On Ways to Start/Maintain Dreadlocks? Etc.


Dread Maintenance

Other than losing a few locks, are you having problems with them? Why start over if you've already put a year in and are ok. I have done some damage to mine, but they're 5 years old now and haven't had problems with them except 2 babies fell out a year or so ago from root rubbing. (Learned my lesson)

As far as starting again. If you want them to look better right off the bat, TnR is the best way to go. They will come out slightly as you wash them, but they will very quickly tighten up again. There's also a new locking gel from Dreadlockshampoo.com that is supposed to be really nice. From what I've heard it doesn't leave a residue like wax, and can be used as often as desired. Ask Eagle about it. He's using it on his beard right now, I think.

When you are starting, you don't want to wear something as tight as a beanie. They restrict movement and flatten out your hair. You want a tam that is big enough to fit all your locks in with room to move around. The brushing against each other is what helps knots form.

But wearing a hat is really not necessary. They will form on their own. Just a little Tnr and a little TLC and you'll have locks. The hat's mainly for if you need to go somewhere and keep them contained or looking good for a picture.

I formed mine without any knowledge about what people out there do to create locks, and they look fine and have no issues.

I really don't like to say it, but if you want, you could leave them be after TnRing them, but when you shower, put rubber bands on the tips. Once they dry, take the bands off. They'll help keep the shape after washing. You don't want to leave them in for too long, for all the obvious reasons that we're against rubber bands here. But I'll be the one to drop that bit of info on you.

I hope all goes well. Post some pics so we can see what you're working with and if it's really necessary to start over again. In the end it's up to you, but I'd like to see them

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
01/29/12 11:20:42AM
2,730 posts

african salon caucasian hair wax twists/comb coils disaster


salon and loctician dreads recovery

It wont help it. The longer you leave the wax in, the more chances of growing mold. It just give the impression of locks because they are chunked together. But in reality, it's just straight hair that is stuck together still straight. Wax restricts movement that causes locks to tangle and actually knot up.

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