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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 11:33:49AM
2,730 posts

Advice?


General Talk

TnR will not create locks. All it does is create a blueprint for where you want locks to generally form. They will come untangled and reatangle and untangle and retangle for the first few months. There's nothing you can do to stop this. Washing 2-3 times a week will help them knot, and using salt water in your wash helps. But you can't grow locks in 1 sitting, or overnight. Mature locks take, on average, a year to form.

There's nothing you need to do to "prep" them.

When you use salt water, don't leave it in for more than 2 hours. Only use it if you are going to wash your hair soon afterwards

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 10:10:49AM
2,730 posts

Congo cut in half


Help! Save My Dreads

If they were truly too mature to rip at all, and you had to cut, that is not optimal. But if you felt it had to be done, it had to be done. I know it can feel uncomfortable.

Those loose hair need to stay. They need to retangle back into the lock. If you snip them off, you will be weakening the lock more than it already has been. Same with the one you ripped.

If you have pics, I'd love to see

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 09:58:40AM
2,730 posts

Keeping sections neat overnight before dreading?


General Questions

Dreadlocks are tangled hair. If you worry about them tangling overnight, you should comb your hair.

If you want locks, you want them to tangle. And when you sleep is a great time for this to happen.

In the morning, you just pull apart the sections that congoed together. But don't worry about it. Dreadlocks don't need to be babied. They need to be treated just like straight hair, minus the brushing.

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

How to split thick mature dreads?


Help! Save My Dreads

Thank you for the info. I have been working on getting my locks that thick, so I don't really have the experience making them smaller

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

New To The Dreaded Community


Introduce Yourself

Thanks. I'm glad we can help. We pride ourselves on having healthy information given by friendly people.

Check out the timeline forums and see what you have to look forward to in the next weeks, months and years

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/08/12 12:06:27AM
2,730 posts



Well... It's too short to start knotting right now. But that's not a problem. If you want locks, you can start right now. Just stop combing/brushing. Wash with a dreadlock-friendly non residue soap. Your hair will begin to section itself and may even start to mat a bit in those sections.

This isn't really a question I can answer for you. If you feel more comfortable with dreadlocks than you do without, then go ahead and grow them.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 09:16:00PM
2,730 posts

How to split thick mature dreads?


Help! Save My Dreads

Rip them. The only time you should ever use scissors is if you reach a spot that just won't budge. Then, and only then use scissors. BUT... use grooming scissors. Those tiny ones that you trim nose hairs with. Snip about 2mm of hair, and try to rip again. If they still won't rip, snip a tiny bit more until they do start ripping again. NEVER cut them in half. That will weaken them and cause a host of other issues.

You will end up with a ton of loose hairs when you are done. but they will get sucked back into the section. Just keep an eye on them so they don't try to recongo

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 06:45:45PM
2,730 posts

hello all! give me a hand????


Introduce Yourself

We do have the introduction forum for everyone's stories, but I guess some stories have been buried.

1: I started my first set with wax and a salon. It was a disaster. My hair melted off my scalp. That's a longer story.

I have always liked how locks looked, but never really say myself with them. Then one day, I started studying Rastafarianism. I also was in the process of quitting smoking weed and doing other drugs. I decided that I wanted to take my vegetarianism and love for the earth further. I wanted to show how in tune I felt with nature by letting my hair grow as it naturally wanted to. I heard a beautiful story about how the longer and thicker your locks were, the easier it would be for Jah to pick up your soul when you die. I don't believe in any of that anymore. I am a self proclaimed Molecular Spiritualist. But I still like the concept. And I still want to allow my hair to be natural.

2: My father believes that I am trying to look black. He doesn't talk about it. but he is a racist bigot. He never minded when I had mohawks and dyed hair. My mother thinks I am too old for them, but thinks that if I want to have them, I should let her pay for me to go to a salon and have them "done" neatly. My aunt and a cousin think that they will make me go bald. And my grandfather thinks I am too old for "funny" hair.

So, luckily strangers love them. It's only my family that has a problem with my hair.

3: Your locks look just fine. That's exactly what they should look like at the stage they are in. Don't worry about it at all. Those loose hairs need to be there. Don't touch them, and don't do anything to the roots. If you want them to be healthy and last a long time, you need to just wash and separate them. Any maintenance you do will weaken them.

4: I believe that there is a trading post in the shops page. You can take pics of your art and post them there

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 06:12:00PM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


General Talk

I didn't mean that as an insult to the entire south in general. I live in Pa. That's pretty far north, and has Philly (where I live), which is very open minded. And yet, we are still called Pennsyltuky because of the hicks and redneck out west. I mean that I wouldn't be caught dead in the south, more so,becausethere is a bit more open land out there. That is where the ignorance is. Just like I would be caught dead in western Pa.

I know that cities in the south are great. I would visit big cities. I went to La last year and spent a little while in New Orleans. It was great. I'd go to Atlanta too. And as bad as the sticks are in Texas, They actually have some of the best environmental laws in the states. I'd want to visit a few cities there.

People are people. No matter where you go.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 09:38:28AM
2,730 posts

New dread head in need of advice


Introduce Yourself

Neither on is better or worse. Liquid is gentler on baby locks because you don't have to scrub as hard with it. When they are mature enough that washing doesn't make them untangle much, just from the water pressure, you can use a bar. But you can use a bar at any point if that's what you want to use

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