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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 08:09:52AM
2,730 posts

Hello friends


Introduce Yourself

I'll give you the same advice I give every new member who freaks out... Take down and cover up every mirror in your house. When you can't see how wild your hair is, you can't freak out about it. When you reach up and feel how much tighter this section has gotten, you will be excited. You won't see all of the loose hairs, and you won't see how they stick up on one side and not the other. Be proud to have your messy hair. Many of us would love to go back to the stage. In fact, 2 members combed their mature locks out in order to go through the process all over again.

Yours look great. The look exactly how they should at this stage. Check out the other timelines. And look at Luke's locks. He back combed his and they look pretty similar to how yours look

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 07:46:58AM
2,730 posts

Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp


General Talk

Ouch. That's a painful image.

I just got into a conversation the other day with a indian kid at school about my locks. He loved them and asked how I did them. When I explained that I just stopped brushing, he said he didn't believe me. It was kind of funny. He wasn't defensive about it. He just never had long hair and never knew what it was like to have to comb knots out


updated by @baba-fats: 07/19/15 03:00:55PM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 12:57:17AM
2,730 posts

New dread head in need of advice


Introduce Yourself

That would make sense. Northern MI has hard water. South Mi has Very hard water

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 12:35:33AM
2,730 posts

Dreadlocks at school??


Life Issues Facing Dreads

It's been 7 years since I graduated high school. We never had a dress code. but from what I've been told, and researched myself, they would have to specifically state "no dreadlocks". And by doing that, they would be breaking the law. Some religions require locks. Or at least have locks as a cultural symbol. By denying locks as a rule, they would be committing religiousdiscrimination

The only thing I can imagine about locks being distracting is that they get frizzy and wild. A kids sitting behind you may not be able to see clearly around your head. But that goes for fro's too. You don't see "no afro's" written into the dress code.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/07/12 12:24:26AM
2,730 posts

New dread head in need of advice


Introduce Yourself

I've tried the locking gel. It was great. I used it to clean up a few baby locks for my wedding. It's completely water soluble, so it'll wash out easily is plain water. It also starts to degrade on it's own in a day or 2.

Toronto; From geological survey's it look's lik eyou have very hard water. That would explain the flakes, and itching. There may also be a small amount of residue in your hair. Get a good clarifying shampoo. Preferably one that doesn't have SLS or SDS in it. Use it once just to clean out your hair. You may even be able to find a small bottle of one in a travel section of a store. Then from now on, use the dreadlockshampoo.com soaps.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 09:28:05PM
2,730 posts

New dread head in need of advice


Introduce Yourself

Sorry for not looking int where you're from yet, but that may make the difference. Dr. Bronners does not work in hard water. It leaves a residue, and can make you itch more. If you let me know where you're from, we can help work it out for you.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 09:24:17PM
2,730 posts

Medications that are interfering with the locking process


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Sounds good.
I hope the steroids help. I just took a look into endometriosis, Which I assume is what you're being treated for? Considering that both meds are for it. Good luck. I only took a quick look, so I don't know the details. But I really hope you get better

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 03:18:59PM
2,730 posts

How to split thick mature dreads?


Help! Save My Dreads

Aw, don't get rid of them. I'm working to get a few of my locks that thick.

You could try to soak them in conditioner to loosen them up. The when they are sufficiently loosened, start at the root and rip them apart into 2. Then from those 2, rip each 1 into 2 more. You could get 4 nice locks out of each one. If you have trouble, get some jojoba oil and dab it around the trouble spot and rip a little more. If they are really mature, it can take a while. Perhaps a few days to do it all. But it'll be worth it. DON'T rush. If you rush, you can rip them unevenly and end up with most of the fat lock hanging on by 1/2 the original root. Take your time

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 01:59:47PM
2,730 posts

Medications that are interfering with the locking process


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

No offense taken. I'm a science geek, and proud of it.

Dreadlocks are going to loosen quite a bit before they tighten. That's just the way they progress. And washing really helps them do it faster. So I would say that you should wash them like normal. Don't use a cotton ball or spray bottle for it. If you don't use enough BS, which would happen if you tried to sponge wash your scalp, you'd start to exfoliate your skin, but wouldn't have enough to get it all done. And rinsing afterwards wouldn't take the dead skin off. You would end up with flakes and even gooey dead skin.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 09:00:27AM
2,730 posts

Medications that are interfering with the locking process


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

An oily scalp means it's too acidic. Steroids may cause your body to produce more acids. Don't quote me on that. I'm in O chem right now, and we haven't gotten up to steroids yet, but from what I remember from Bio, they can react and synthesize acids.

Try doing just the BS wash. mix Teatree, rosemary and peppermint oil in the wash. Normally I'd say a small amount of peppermint, but to combat the itchy scalp, you can probably add more than normal.

ACV is acetic acid,. It is used the reset your scalps pH level. But because you're already too acidic, you don't want to add and acid to it. You want the BS to raise the pH. When you stop getting oily, then you can VERY slowly reintroduce the ACV.

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