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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/09/13 06:00:08PM
2,730 posts

fat Locks take special care


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

lol. I use the middle of the towel first, to squeeze all of my locks at once. Then I use the drier edges to dry the locks on the right and left of my head separately


updated by @Baba Fats: 07/22/15 12:18:22PM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/07/13 10:45:27PM
2,730 posts

Dreadlock myths debunked


General Questions

I don't really know why I feel like starting this discussion. Most of us know the facts, since we have locks. But I saw a film tonight that showed a bunch of people with locks. Some were amazing and completely natural. Others were obviously tampered with.

So I feel like asking you guys: What are your favorite/least favorite myths about locks? Those ones that the mainstream media tells us, that are completely untrue. This can include ones your read about on other sites, see in videos, even just the ignorant comment you hear on the street.


updated by @Baba Fats: 11/12/15 03:08:12PM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/06/13 09:58:43PM
2,730 posts

Progress Maybe? & Huge Frizzfest on my head lol (Pics)


General Questions

They look exactly like the should. They are progressing. Not exactly defined knotting yet. But obvious clumping and sectioning. That's how they should look at your stage

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/03/13 07:56:00AM
2,730 posts

Just getting started....


Introduce Yourself

That's the perfect attitude. Locks just take time. After the first TnR session, you don't have to do anything except wash 2-3 times a week, and separate them from congoing together. Have you looked through the timeline forums yet? That'll give you a good idea of how they will progress over the next few weeks/months/years. On average, it takes about 1 full year for mature locks to form. And for most people, the 4th month is usually the messiest.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/30/13 06:41:21PM
2,730 posts

Gunky Scalp?


Dread Maintenance

When people come to us with problems with gunk, and say they've been doing the BS method, our first response, usually, is to use a soap. Which is totally a scrubbing method. Both the soaps we recommend, and the act of scrubbing help tremendously. If you want to do the BS method, and scrub, go for it.

Sorry that this can be confusing. I, and I'm sure others will be more clear next time we talk about it

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/29/13 04:28:46PM
2,730 posts

Gunky Scalp?


Dread Maintenance

It's just that the BS methodisa "no touch" method. There's no reason that you "have" to not scrub. It won't hurt at all if you do. But it's the only method where you don't physically have to. With bars and liquid soaps, you need to scrub in order to spread around the soap, and get it more sudsy. But with the BS wash, it spreads out evenly all by itself.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/25/13 03:30:34PM
2,730 posts

I never thought....


General Talk

Take a look at Ixchel's pics. She kept a pretty good timeline of her progress. Even around month 8, her hair looked pretty much still straight. She didn't see much progress for the first year. I, myself didn't see any progress for the entire firs year. So at 3 months, you aren't actually taking any longer than normal.

And NEVER use lemon juice in your hair. Lemon and lime juice is citric acid. While not strong on the scale of top 6 strong acids, it's more than harsh enough to seep into your hair shaft and break down your hair from the inside out. People use lemon juice to lighten their hair, and that lightening is how the damage first manifests itself.

The sea salt spray is a good way to help promote knotting. But again, only use it no more than 1-2 hours before you wash them. Leaving it in long term actually over dries your hair and scalp causing itchieness, and brittle/weak hair

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/24/13 07:58:09AM
2,730 posts

Mad Professor


Dread Maintenance

Like kelly said, there needs to be some loose hair around your scalp. The only time you should worry about it is if your locks start getting thin at the roots. If the section by your scalp is about as thick as the lock is, itself, don't give it another thought. We've all got that going. You tend to see it more because you look at your locks from much closer than anyone else will.

And to expand on why you shouldn't use lemon juice: Lemon and lime juice is citric acid. While it's not a strong acid on the list of top 6 strong acids, it's more than strong enough to seep into your hair shaft and break it down from the inside out. This is what makes your hair overly dry and brittle. People use lemon juice to lighten their hair. The lightening is how the damage shows up first.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/22/13 06:38:23PM
2,730 posts

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Life Issues Facing Dreads

That is just one of the ways locks help us grow. You learn that you have the ability to be more mature and respectful than you ever would have though before.

I'd glad the situation went as well as it did. Some people don't have as much luck. I had to make a big stink about getting a tam for work/ I was very close to having to call the central office and file a legal complaint about my direct boss, and the store manager.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
07/19/13 08:01:12AM
2,730 posts

Big time beginner


General Questions

Hey,

After you look through the dreaducation pages, look into the timeline forums to see what the first few weeks/months will look like. If you haven't heard yet, it takes about 1-2 years to grow matured locks.

As for shampoo, check out dreadlockshampoo.com. They make the best soaps around

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