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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/09/12 10:01:23PM
2,710 posts

To Croche or not to croche?...


General Questions

They will always be messy. Even mature locks are frizzy. If you really need to keep the neat for a special event like a wedding, or pictures, you can get the gel from dreadlockshampoo.com. But I wouldn't recommend doing it on the regular. You need them to be messy for a while. If they aren't messy, they aren't locking.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/09/12 05:48:10PM
2,710 posts

waxy beginnings


dread wax and dread kits recovery

You're not ananomaly I have a friend who has 6 year old locks that you can't feel the wax in either. It's because the wax is covered up by hair. It isn't on the surface anymore. Now it's stuck in the core of your locks. And it will be harder to remove because of it. And Beeswax is even harder to remove than DHHQ and KB.

Wax will never wash out in normal washes, so you can be 100% sure it's all there. If you were to cut open a lock, you'd see hair as an outer layer with a gooey sticky core.

If you are serious about removing it, spend a little extra time working the remover deep inside and let it sit for a bit longer

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/09/12 02:31:53PM
2,710 posts

Dread Piercings!


Dread Accessories

That's actually pretty cool. Not sure about sticking something through my locks like that. But it is a great idea. If I think of something personal, do you take special orders?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/09/12 01:20:14PM
2,710 posts

dread tips


Dread Maintenance

I can't believe that it wasn't mentioned yet.

While you may like blunted tips, are you prepared for them to take 5+ more hours to dry? That's just the average. Blunted tips hold water longer which increases the chance of mold and mildew to grow. I have blunted tips on a few locks and they take up to 24 hours to dry completely. The ones that aren't blunted dry in about 14 hours.

And if you have locks under a year old blunting them will not make a difference. If they aren't fully locked, the new blunted parts will just come undone and you'll have to spend all that time doing it over again

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/09/12 08:26:46AM
2,710 posts

Question about a hat


General Questions

I agree totally. It's awesome. If it doesn't squeeze your head at all, it probably wont hurt. But if it does slow down your process at all, it's no big deal if you can look great and feel special

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/08/12 06:39:47PM
2,710 posts

About 6 months in


Member Journals and Timelines

What your kids think is way more important than your parents. But in the end it's always how you like them.

I understand that you get frustrated once in a while. It happens to us all. But it's a process that takes some time. Just bare with it. Feeling free is what it's all about.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/08/12 03:30:13PM
2,710 posts

Help ! Loose hair :( hair not dreading properly, in fact, not dreading at all ! veterans, rescue please !


Help! Save My Dreads

The process of locking is always a 1 step forward 2 steps back in the beginning. 2 months is practically no time at all. In TnR and back combing that process is greatlyexaggerated.

Everyone who did TnR sees a lot of unraveling before they see any progress. This is completely normal. Sometimes hair does come completely out at first. Don't worry about that.

And the roots in baby locks will almost always be straight for between 1 and 3 inches. When they mature that shrinks to between 1/4 and 1 inch.

Dreadlocks do not form over night. Mature locks, on average, take a full year to develop.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/07/12 10:07:03PM
2,710 posts

Not sure if this is right...


Dread Maintenance

As for our resident chemist, 1/2 a cup BS for 5 cups of water is average. For some water types, it may be too much or too little. But usually just right. And 5 Tbls is only a little under 1/2 a cup.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/07/12 04:46:59PM
2,710 posts

Seperation frustration


General Talk

Is it possible to sleep on your side? I know it can be hard. I can only sleep on my left side or back. Never felt comfortable on my right side. But if you can sleep on a different side, you may see the mess easier to untanlge

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
09/07/12 03:47:44PM
2,710 posts

Seperation frustration


General Talk

I hear you. Let me guess... You sleep on your back? Most people find that they see more knotting and congoing on the side they sleep on.

Check out my separating tutorial. Part 2 will be coming around at some point (When I actually have locks that need separating. Mature locks don't need it as often)

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