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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/02/12 08:50:39AM
2,730 posts

Journey. Two Weeks


General Questions

What are you washing with?

Peppermint oil is great for relieving itchies. I have a little spray bottle with jojoba, Peppermint, and Either rosemary or teatree oils and water, in it for days I feel itchy. It works like a charm.

But changing up how and what you wash with may help too

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/02/12 08:45:58AM
2,730 posts

Be Kind


General Talk

So Recently I got an email from a former member about how she posted a discussion about wanting to help people do maintenance on their locks. She advertised that she crocheted, palm rolled, and something about wool wrapping (Not sure what that means).

Well, this member asked me to delete everything that had her nameassociatedwith it, as well as her account. I did, out of respect. But I also sent her an email back that I hope calmed her down.

Her main concern was about how some members got an angry tone in their responses and she felt attacked.

So this post is a plea to everyone for a little more respect to members who use destructive methods for their locks.

I am definitely not asking us to stop telling people how bad wax, crocheting, interlocking, and palm rolling are. But I do think there are ways to go about it better. It may take more activity by some of us. But It will be worth it. Quite a few people have signed up and then quit because they felt they were being attacked (I am guilty of this too). I would like to help these people out as much as possible. But I would also really like to keep them as members so they can keepbenefitingfrom this great community.

So please, when you find someone who used wax, or crocheted their hair, or did anything else we know is destructive, and damaging, please be kind and calm with them. Have facts straight and if at all possible, maybe post links to other posts or videos to help emphasize your point. When they see a video, it will help them relate to the issue better


updated by @baba-fats: 02/14/15 05:50:12AM
Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/02/12 08:33:29AM
2,730 posts

need your opinion


General Talk

I think so. If you really want to post, you will have to pay for it.

Would this cause all of the other shops that sell beads, and tams, and such, to have to pay as well?

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

Pancake dreads


Dread Maintenance

Every once in a while, take off your helmet, shake your head and shake up your locks. Then put your helmet back on. This should change the position of a few locks and help them round out. But Eagles right. They round out in time, but a few flat spots aren't anything to worry about. I made a video about not worrying about flat locks. I have a few

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/02/12 08:05:23AM
2,730 posts

maintenance?!?


Introduce Yourself

Even if you aren't into preaching, which most people aren't, it can come off like you are when you start saying that "locks are how everyone's hair naturally wants to be", or "Ifyou stop brushingyou'rehair, it will form locks". People don't want you to talk about them specifically. Keep it vague. Just talk about healthy locks. That you do wash them, how and how often. Maybe, MAYBE, bring up how long it takes, but that it is worth it. If they ask if you can speed it up, or why you don't speed it up, then explain how damaging products and maintenance are

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/02/12 07:46:02AM
2,730 posts

How to wash dyed dreads?


Dread Maintenance

You should just about never wash your hair itself with locks. There are specialcircumstances where you would have to, but during your normal wash, you don't wash your hair. You wash your scalp.

Just take the bar and scrub your scalp with it, in between each lock and around your hairline. It's awesome. Better than any massage you'd do with your fingers. Then you rinse it out, and it runs through your hair cleaning it

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
10/01/12 10:19:45PM
2,730 posts

maintenance?!?


Introduce Yourself

Lots of people think that locks should look pristine and identical. That's not that case. Especially for natural ones. In fact, healthy locks need to have different shapes and sizes. There's no maintenance that they need other than washing and separating.

I ran into a similar situation a few weeks back. A girl I used to work with does hair styling on the side. She made a comment to me about how locks need no maintenance most of the time, but when they do, they need a lot. She though that once or twice a year locks needed to be cleaned up and have the roots tightened. I explained to her than any maintenance is damaging and that she shouldn't tell her clients that they needed to come back for "touch-ups". I hope it sank in. It seemed to. I think I'm one of the few people she knows with dreadlocks, let alone healthy ones. So I feel like it made a difference coming from me.

When you get into these situations, just be calm, and basic. Don't get preachy and don't go into any more detail than is absolutely necessary unless they ask more questions

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/30/12 08:33:08PM
2,730 posts

curly/nappy haired dreadies i need your help


Dread Maintenance

The BS solution is meant to exfoliate your skin. if it's not strong enough it will start the process, but not finish it. Make the adjustments that Eagle mentioned and you should be fine.

Locks will always come undone a bit, or completely, when they are babies. It's not until you are afew months in that you see them stop untangling when you wash them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/30/12 03:59:13PM
2,730 posts

first time dreading. style/twchnique help


Dreading Methods

If you want that type of look, go natural. They will never look like hers. But I'm guessing you just want the unkempt look. Natural locks will give you that verbatim. Just wash with a dreadlock friendly soap and separate.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/30/12 03:54:31PM
2,730 posts

Question?


Dread Maintenance

If you see any real progress in 25 days, you're ding just fine. Hayley said it; Whatever side you sleep on tends to progress a bit faster. If you can, you could always try to sleep on a different side. Otherwise, just give it some more time. The rest of your head will lock up on it's own. On average, it takes a year for locks to fully mature

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