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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/11/12 03:49:02PM
2,730 posts

please help with this frizz ball


Help! Save My Dreads

Palm rolling will only hurt them. But the damage doesn't show up for about a year, when they grow out. But once that starts to happen, it is VERY hard to fix. I palm rolled for about 2 weeks in the very beginning and I am still trying to fix the damage 6 years later. I posted a vid of what it did to my locks. You should check it out before you do anything.

If you take them out, and have your friend redo them, in a week you'll be at the same place you are now. It's better to just tough it out. They need to be this messy in order to lock up. And really, they don't look bad at all. I wish mine were as nice as yours. My hair is thinning on top of my head and some of my locks have very weak roots (The ones I palm rolled).

Never leave salt in your hair for more than 2 hours. It dries out your hair scalp and makes it itch. If it's not itching, you're lucky. But it is still over drying your hair and will make it brittle. Whenever you use sea salt, wash it out as soon as you can. This includes going to the beach and getting your hair wet.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/11/12 11:59:48AM
2,730 posts

6 months later :)


Dread Maintenance

That can happen if you tie the thread too tight. It's chokes off the lock.

You can always wash with the soaps from dreadlockshampoo.com. They rock and make your whole scalp feel healthy and clean.

With wraps, you want them to be snug and secure, but you don't want them to be so tight that they constrict movement entirely

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/11/12 08:00:56AM
2,730 posts

please help with this frizz ball


Help! Save My Dreads

No problem.

Weird. I wouldn't trust that. Any time a needle goes through your locks is damaging. You don't want to poke holes in your locks on purpose.

Definitely stay positive. There may be damage. But if you let them grow on their own now, and don't force anything to happen other than preventing congo's, you will be just fine. Locks have an uncanny way of healing themselves

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/11/12 07:41:44AM
2,730 posts

please help with this frizz ball


Help! Save My Dreads

Number 1: You'll never have locks like those. Everyone's locks are different. You can't force them to look like anyone else's no matter how much you force them to form the way you want. Different textured hair forms differently. The shape of your head is different, so the locks lay differently. There are thousands of factors that go into how your locks will form.

2: Never go back there. The needle they used was a crochet hook. That is the close second in most damaging things you can do to locks next to wax. Check out the recovery forums. Crocheting breaks your hair into smaller and smaller pieces, which in turn makes them more and more frizzy. Which makes you think you need more crocheting. If you leave them alone, hey will fix themselves.

3: You just "got" them. Locks do not form overnight, or in 1 session. any starter method you use will never create locks. Locks are got "gotten", they are grown. On average, it takes about a year to have mature locks. In the first 6 months, you will see a lot of unraveling and untangling. The a lot of reknotting and retangling. It's part of the journey. You HAVE to let this happen. Loops and bumps will form. You may go a little nuts at first not knowing what to do about it. DON'T d anything. this is the sign that they are knotting. If you don't see bumps and loops, they aren't knotting.

4 (But should be 1): Yours look juts fine. They look like what locks should look like in the beginning. Why don't you think you can go out like that? We all go through messy stages. It will last a while, so get used to it. There's no instant cure for messiness. Embrace the fact that your locks look normal. Everyones locks looked like that. Check out the timeline forums. And there is a discussion about the beauty of messy locks on here. Also, look up photo's of the member's Heather, Ixchel, and Sussi. Just to name a few. See how beautiful their hair is and messy too.

5: Just be patient

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/11/12 07:22:36AM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

I'm so sorry. She closed it for personal reasons. She's going through a divorce and some other things. I dn;t know how long it's been closed. But she says that she may open it again in a little while. I'll let you know if it happens.

But Check the shops on this site too

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/10/12 09:32:34PM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

You can get pretty cheap tams on etsy, and some of the shops on this site sell awesome ones. If you go the etsy route, check out plusone's shop. They aren't quite tames, but they work the same. And you'll love them when your hair's longer

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/10/12 08:40:11PM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

I mean is it tight like a beanie? A cap, a tam?

Tight hats slow progress and can make locks grow flat

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/10/12 08:30:08PM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

What kind of hat? Some hats hamper locking.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/10/12 08:17:31PM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

Definitely I forgot to mention that too.

Unlike what KB and DHHQ say about how locks only need to be 3 inches to knot up, this is only possible with wax. For knots to form, they need to be about 5-6 inches to start. When they are short, they tend to unravel a bit more, but they are able to knot.

Yours look a little too short to hold knots easily. They probably need to grow out a bit more. Biotin helps speed up growth time. But it takes about 3 months to see progress. When you do start to see more growth, it will happen fast

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/10/12 07:58:49PM
2,730 posts

2 week mark, hows it looking?


General Talk

The quality of the pics is a bit low, but from what I can see, it looks fine. Locks tend to always be messy early on, and it's hard to see defined locks for a while

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