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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/04/12 10:12:24PM
2,730 posts

behind the curve


Dread Maintenance

I don't understand what you mean by taking the shape of your skull.

Do you mean that they are starting to curve instead of being dead straight?

There's nothing bad about that. If they are thicker, this will happen more dramatically than it does to thin locks. Thin locks will straighten back out faster just due to their own weight. Fatter locks need to be a little longer for the weight to really pull enough to straighten them out.

I'm only speculating that this is what you meant.

Don't worry about it. You may be able to see how 1 or 2 of mine curve in some of my videos.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/04/12 06:18:01PM
2,730 posts

dreaded


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awesome. Sorry for the enthusiasm. It's a pet peeve. Many people tend to leave band in longer than they should

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/04/12 06:01:58PM
2,730 posts

dreaded


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They look nice. But get the bands out. They overtighten the locks are cause kinks and weak spots. They can also get sucked inside and lost, where they tend to dry rot and grow mold/mildew.

And the lock peppa is a scam. It's over priced too. You can make your own sea salt mix for pennies

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/04/12 07:35:40AM
2,730 posts

Natural and appropriate ways to wash your dreads


Dread Maintenance

Well...

I agree with a lot of this philosophy, but vinegar will not clean your scalp. It'll make it more and more acidic. Amd will keep softening it up so that it has trouble locking. In the BS/ACV wash, it's the BS that does the cleaning. The ACV is only used to reset your pH and help soften your hair so that it's not dry and brittle.

It's no problem if you don't want to use it. It's not everyone's favorite wash. Dreadlockshampoo.com makes great locally made soaps, using the best ingredients you can get.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/03/12 07:41:05PM
2,730 posts

Starting


Dreading Methods

Pretty much. Don't forget to wash often. 2-3 times a week with a non residue soap. Dreadlockshampoo.com makes the best. It woks in both hard and soft water. The BS/ACV wash is great, but only works in soft water. Same with Dr. Bronners.

Check out my video on separating. It's easy to do, but it's also easy to do too often, or tooaggressively

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/03/12 05:57:58PM
2,730 posts

More than a year in and my hair is still a mess lol


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They are really thick. It could be how thick they are that makes them thick, but I'm guessing, more so, that it is the residue left behind by the neutrogena.

When you did the BS wash, did you use just BS? Or did you do the ACV rinse afterwards? ACV is what softens your locks. BS alone will make them dry and brittle.

Depending on where you live, their shipping time is pretty short. I live about 10-20 miles away, and get it the next day usually.


updated by @Baba Fats: 07/23/15 05:07:22PM
Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/03/12 03:09:59PM
2,730 posts

Is this balding/ roots thinning and do you think i have to many dreads?


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I've got some balding on top of my head from over separating and a mix of my genes.

That first pic does look like you are showing signs of balding. If you just stop twisting them, and I'd even suggest stop using the gel, too (When you apply the gel, you are, ever so gently, forcing your sections away from each other, which causes scalp to show in between them), you will see a hugeimprovementin a few months. You could also get biotin or collagen and use that every day. In a moth or so, you will see a big change in the bald spot. Even though my genes have early baldness in them, both the biotin and collagen has help greatly

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/03/12 02:33:11PM
2,730 posts

I want natural dreads but need them tidy....?


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Even the Nasa scientist who out the newest rover on Mats has a mohawk. It's notimpossibleto get a job with strange hair. If you are qualified, and are good at the interview, most employers will overlook your hair. They may ask that you tie it back, which isn't an outrageous request

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 11:38:53PM
2,730 posts

☼ WINTER SOLSTICE SECRET SWAP


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Plus you can get standard shipping boxes that are pretty cheap, and you can fit as much or as little as you want in them

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/02/12 06:34:40PM
2,730 posts

well hiya.


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Aww. they're still babies. It usually takes about a year (on average) for locks to become fully mature. At 1 month, you should definitely expect to see a lot of unraveling. It needs to happen. Embrace it.

There is a great gel from dreadlockshapoo.com that is designed specifically for locks. It's completely water soluble and washes out in plain water. It even starts to break down within a day or 2. If you wash every 3 days, it should be gone on it's own by the third day.

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