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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 08:44:03AM
2,730 posts

Baking Soda and Sea Salt ratios


Dread Maintenance

They may call it something different there. I know in Ireland and the UK they call it bread soda. it's the same thing. You may also see cooking soda, soda bicarb, or bicarb soda. You may even see the formal name Sodium Bicarbonate orBicarbonateof soda.

The Netherlands should have it in boxes, but I know in parts of the middle east you can only buy it in small packets. So look for that too


updated by @baba-fats: 07/18/15 11:22:05AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 07:57:37AM
2,730 posts

Twist and rip not working ?!


Help! Save My Dreads

Hey. This made me smile a bit. I haven't seen anyone ask this question in a long time.

So basically, TnR and back combing are just starter methods. They are basic blueprints for where you would like your locks to form. They do not create locks.

Like Steele said, 3 inches is too short to use a starter method. I know Knotty Boy and DHHQ tell you 3 inches is long enough. But that's only when you want to slather goo all over them.

TnR will start to work better when your hair is about 6 inches. However, it will just about always untangle when you wash it. This is completely normal. Every time you reTnR a lock, you are actually resetting the progress back to day 1. They will never mature past that.

Dreadlocks need to untangle and retangle constantly for a few months before you see only tangling and knotting. Check out the timeline forums to see how others are doing. You're only 1 month in with very short hair. Even with long hair, 1 month is nothing in the realm of how long locks take to mature. On average, mature locks need 1 year to form. Some are lucky and take less time. But People like Myself, Ixchel and Heather, need more time.

You could get biotin to help your hair grow a little faster. It takes about 2-3 months to start working, but once it does it should double the rate of growth.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/06/12 12:45:29AM
2,730 posts

Loose hair


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That's why I keep my beard trimmed. I clean it up every 3 months or so. In between it get's wild and long. I grow a beard fast. I'll never shave it off, but I do trim it, cause I hate that feeling of my beard hair getting into my mouth

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/05/12 10:05:07PM
2,730 posts

brand new dreads, am I doing it right?!


Dread Maintenance

Don't redo anything.

When you use a starter method, all you are really doing is setting up a blueprint of where you want the sections. mature locks don't usually form in the exact same place. They almost always untangle a bit, if not completely before they retangle and mature.
When you reTnR them, you just be setting your progress back to day 1 and you'll lose all the progress you made so far.

For the first few months, it's a 1 step forward 2 steps back process. So don't worry if they untangle a bit. It will all come together in time

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/05/12 09:53:12PM
2,730 posts

brand new dreads, am I doing it right?!


Dread Maintenance

Talk to Eagle, but unless the school's dress code says something specific about dreadlocks, they can't make you tame your hair. And if they do say something about dreadlocks, it's illegal. That would be like telling muslims and jews from wearing their headpieces

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/05/12 09:30:15PM
2,730 posts

Loose hair


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No worries. If the whole hair is coming out, then you won't have to worry about the root thinning out either. The root will get thinner, but the whole lock will be getting light too. So it'scompensatedfor

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/05/12 09:21:35PM
2,730 posts

Loose hair


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Obviously you know, locks are a process and go through many stages.

These loose hairs are normal. The whole lock will probably not come undone. What Is possibly happening is that some hairs did not feel right in the section that were in. Most likely they were being pulled into the lock where the section shouldn't have formed. In time, those loose hairs will naturally tangle with eachother and create a whole new lock, even if it's a super thin micro-lock.

Your hair does strange things. This is just one of them.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/05/12 01:21:12PM
2,730 posts

New to dreads, New to the site


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Thank you for finding us. If any of your friends decide to grow locks, let them know, too, that wax and the other methods KB and DHHQ sell are completely wrong and harmful.

As you go, all you really need to do is wash an separate. How much easier can a hair style be? I even posted a tutorial on how to separate on my page. Part 2 will be coming as soon as I can get 2 locks to congo enough to record

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/04/12 09:58:45PM
2,730 posts

Goey white stuff in my dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Justin, I'm so glad your locks are coming in great

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/04/12 04:45:29PM
2,730 posts

Goey white stuff in my dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Like I said, it may not be bad for your locks. But it's bad for your health. That's what I'd be worried about. Do some research into the ingredients.

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