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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/14/12 03:48:19PM
2,730 posts

On the right track for dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

2-3 maturing locks? Or 2-3 sections? That's not much. They will probably turn out to be pretty huge. 1 inch sections should give you around 5-7 locks back there.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/14/12 03:02:23PM
2,730 posts

Dread Separation


Dread Maintenance

It's good that you leave them alone if there's not a whole lot of hair connecting them. Check my video out on separating. It may help clear some things up. http://www.dreadlockssite.com/video/separating-tutorial?xg_source=activity

Some people really do need to separate daily. Others do it out of habit, but really don't need to that often

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/14/12 08:03:59AM
2,730 posts

On the right track for dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

They need to unravel a bit in order to lock. Movement is what creates knots. If they were held in place in the original position, they'd never lock. So don't worry about that.

When you do the BS/ACV wash, don't mix the 2. You may already know. I'm just making sure from the phrasing you used. Do the BS first, rinse it out well, then the ACV

I can't see the back locks. But they are probably ok. If they are spread out too far, the sections may be kind of big. How many locks do you have on the back of your head?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/13/12 10:05:27PM
2,730 posts



Dreadlocks almost always look thinner when they are babies. When they mature, they take on the size of the section. So they will probably be much thicker than they are right now when they mature.

I am a huge fan of fat locks. Some of mine have 2 inch sections. But most people don't want them that big. I'd recommend combing the biggest ones out and make them into smaller sections.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/13/12 01:19:00PM
2,730 posts

Can't stop fiddling with my hair :(


General Questions

I've got stretched lobes. I just play with the earrings I have in. Sometimes I pull on them to try and stretch them a bit more to the next size

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/13/12 01:17:08PM
2,730 posts

Hi =]


Introduce Yourself

We do love you too.

Products wouldn't help anyway. They would help make you're hair look like locks. But most would either completely prevent them from locking, or just add harmful residue to your hair which would be a pain to wash out and may cause mold and mildew to grow.

Follow your heart. Don't put anything in your hair you don't want there

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/12/12 11:06:00PM
2,730 posts

Loosey Goosey


General Questions

Those loose hairs will get sucked into other locks or form their on. They are essential for healthy locks.

And don't palm roll at all. If you do it enough to see progress, you will destroy your locks

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/12/12 11:00:06PM
2,730 posts

What's been the hardest part of your journey?


General Talk

There are plenty of cute things you can do with locks. Braids, twisting them together, buns, buns that let the tips of your locks stick out in a spiral. Different wraps. There's a whole post about updo's for locks around here

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/12/12 07:54:11PM
2,730 posts

What's been the hardest part of your journey?


General Talk

That's so weird. Be careful.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/12/12 03:47:53PM
2,730 posts

DrEAD HEAD


Introduce Yourself

Just leave them be. Well, the one on the side looks like it may be pretty big. Look at the size of your sections. That's about how big the lock will be when it matures and grows out. Typically you don't want them to be bigger than 1 inch. If you do like fatter locks, join the club. I have a good detailed post about how to take care of fat locks.

If you don't want fat ones, separate a bit more of them into smaller sections.

As for washing everyday. In the beginning it wont hurt. But you really should get into the habit of washing them every other day to every 3 days. When they mature, they will hold water for a long time Up to 24 hours for fat locks. Around 5-8 for thinner ones. If you wash every day, you may be getting locks wet again that haven't fully dried. This will cause mold and mildew to grow. Eventually leading them to rot. They won't have an issue right now. But in a few more weeks you may start entering that time when you could have problems. They are doing great and moving along nicely.

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