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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/10/12 03:05:41PM
2,730 posts

Roots


Introduce Yourself

You should never crochet. It destroys your locks. All a crochet hook does is beaks your hairs into smaller and smaller pieces.

Your roots will lock. There is no secret method people with old locks use. Baby locks NEED to have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the roots. This hair is what snags and tangles with new growth making your locks strong and roots thick. If you force them to tighten, you are going to make your locks weak and thin.

Look at my locks. If roots didn't tighten on their own, I'd have 5 inches of locked hair, and 20 inches of straight hair. If Eagles roots didn't tighten, he have 5-6 inches of locked hair and 10 feet of straight hair

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/09/12 09:26:22AM
2,730 posts

Keeping sections neat overnight before dreading?


General Questions

Some people like to wear a tam to bed. If it even stays on all night, all it will do is create a general knottiness that will need to be separated more often.

Don't wear a ponytail. That will slow down the process.

It's best to just leave them hanging loose. When you sleep is a great time for locks to tangle up and mature

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/09/12 07:54:47AM
2,730 posts

Oddly shaped sections?


General Questions

Leave them be. My thickest most structurally sound lock has a root that is about 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. It's on a angle too, so it starts to grow out flatter, but the weight twists it so it semi rounds itself out.

For the healthiest locks, there should be a variety of shapes and sizes.
If you want to try and fix them, you can resection them, but don't feel like you have to.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 09:37:12PM
2,730 posts

Advice?


General Talk

The roots of baby locks should be loose. Baby locks should have about 1-3 inches of straight hair. As they mature, they shrinks until it's between 1/4 - 1 inch of straight hair.

Don't worry about that. It's needed to snag and tangle with new growth and draw hair into the lock to give it girth and body

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 08:50:00PM
2,730 posts

what to do?? help me :(


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Start now, You won't be able to Back comb or TnR them, but it's no too short to start treating them like you have locks. Get a non residue shampoo, and stop brushing. Wash 2-3 times a week, and let them section off. As they grow out, you will already have the sections started, and in a few months, they may even start to mat.

In a year, they will be twice as long or longer. Then they will be long enough to TnR if you really want to. But by then, you will probably be very attached to your natural locks.

You could get some Biotin and use that to help grow your hair faster. It takes about 3 months to start working, but once it does, it is supposed to make your hair grow twice as fast. I am coming into my third month of using it. I hope it works like I've been told

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 05:13:35PM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


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How can you hate snow? Or do you just hate driving in it? I hate driving in it too. But It's so pretty. And it looks so pure to wake up early in the morning before they plow it.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 02:54:45PM
2,730 posts

Roots Riot


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You shouldn't do anything to your roots. Ever.

That loose hair needs to be there to snag onto new growth and tangle into locks. If roots didn't knot up on their own, I'd have 5 inches of locks hair and 20 inches of straight hair. Eagle would have 5-6 inches locked and 10 feet of straight hair.

Baby locks should have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the root. When they mature that shrinks to between 1/2 - 1 inchs of straight hair. Just let them be. NEVER twist your locks. That causes traction alopecia which is a major cause of balding

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 01:56:12PM
2,730 posts

Curly dreads timeline


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You could wrap them to kind of force them to tighten a bit. but remember. If they are fat from folding in on themselves, then there is just as much hair at the tip as there is a the root. There won't be a problem with them weighing more at the tips. So you don't have to worry about whether they root can support it. The only time you need to worry about that is when there is more hair in the lock than at the root. That only really happens when you tighten your roots and break hairs

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 01:23:25PM
2,730 posts

Curly dreads timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Beautiful. They are coming along so fast

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 01:13:10PM
2,730 posts

a natural locktician


Dread Products

My guess would be that she uses natural products. But just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good for locks. That where many people get misled. Many shampoo's are natural. But they are too conditioning and leave residue. That isn't good for locks. Wax is natural. There aren't added chemicals, but we all know wax ishorrendousfor locks. There are gels and other goo that are made from natural products. But they are bad for your hair too.

She may also have been talking about techniques like interlocking and crocheting. Both of which don't involve products. But both are extremely damaging for your hair

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