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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/01/12 07:25:18PM
2,730 posts

is it ok to just rinse instead of wash?


General Questions

In the heat of August, I have rinsed my hair in super cold water to just cool my head down hen I am going o go outside for a while. It's not bad for your hair.

What's important is that your hair doesn't get wet for long periods time.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
09/01/12 09:49:04AM
2,730 posts

Long hair and burning incense don't mix!


General Talk

It won't actually go up in flames if there's no product in it, normally. It's like pure wool. it smolders. But it can smolder for a while if enough gets lit up

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 08:56:17PM
2,730 posts

The Three Month Dread


Introduce Yourself

I have the solution. At least it worked for me:

Take your mirrors down. Or cover them up. When you can't look at yourself on a daily basis, you can't judge yourself harshly. If they feel good when you touch them, you will always feel like they must look good too

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 08:30:18PM
2,730 posts

Long hair and burning incense don't mix!


General Talk

Sorry to laugh. I have definitely burned my locks lighting a cig.

But that's not what I was laughing at:

I used to have a mohawk. So I had clippers to shave the sides of my head. Well one day a friend calls me asking if I still had them and if I could shave his head.

Of course I said I'd be right over.

Well... I get to his house and doesn't he have a huge bald spot on the front of his head. He told me that he didn't have a lighter and instead of just holding out hiscigaretteto the burner on his stove, he leaned into it and caught his hair on fire.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 01:58:16PM
2,730 posts

Build up, how do I rid myself of this?


Dread Maintenance

The ACV rinse is Apple Cider Vinegar. Use that. Mix about a capful of it in 1 gallon of water for new locks. And the same amount as the BS for mature locks. For baby locks, let it sit for a matter of seconds. Mature locks can have it sit for a minute or 2.

There are ways toalleviateyourself of hard water. You can get a soft water filter for your shower head. Or boil the water first. Pour off the pure water, leaving a little at the bottom where all the minerals are. Then washing with the pure water. o you can build yourself a distillery with some easy to come by parts. There are tons of vids on youtube for how to make one

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 01:29:00PM
2,730 posts

Build up, how do I rid myself of this?


Dread Maintenance

From what it looks like on geographical surveys of hard water in the US, you are right on the edge of having hard to moderately hard water.

What this means is that the BS does not dissolve completely. When you wash, some still remains. This will cause buildup.

The other issue you might be facing is that you could just not be using enough BS. What is the ration of it to water you're mixing? If not enough, it is exfoliating the dead kin on your scalp, but doesn't have enough left over to take it all the way off. It's a problem many people have before they find the perfect ratio for themselves.

Ad last, Are you doing an ACV rinse afterwards? You have to. Your scalp and hair are slightly acidc. BS is a base. It will raise the pH of your scalp and make is kind of slippery. The ACV is acetic acid, which brings your pH back to normal.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 01:16:01PM
2,730 posts

would the rip and tear method be good to get my natural ones started?


General Questions

You do not need to do anything else. Anything else you do to set the stage will just reset the progress to day one.

If you want to do anything, you can use sea salt in spray bottle, or your wash (If you use the BS/SCV wash/ When wixing sea salt, make sure you don't go over 3.5% salt to water. This is what ocean water is like. You want it as close to ocean water as possible.

Also, when looking at sea salt, in the store, look for the anti-caking agent. Many use Potassium Ferrocyanide. This is toxic when mixed with a strong acid. ACV is not strong, but better to be safe. Mine uses Calcium Silicate, which the FDA never approved for human consumption. It's used as a safe alternative toasbestos, and to waterproof concrete. Be careful with what you get. Even something as simple as salt still may contain harmful ingredients.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/31/12 08:58:10AM
2,730 posts

would the rip and tear method be good to get my natural ones started?


General Questions

You could, but when you TnR them, you first see them untangle, which can be discouraging. It'll seem like they are moving backwards. While if you go 100% natural, they only move forward

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/30/12 09:11:15PM
2,730 posts



It's not a matter of fake hair or real hair. If you crochet your locks, you will destroy them. It can be done, but it's a close second to wax in most damaging process to "make" locks.

When you crochet hats/scarfs/other items, you are being much more careful and using string, or yarn, that is much thicker and stronger than each individual strand of hair. The process of crocheting locks just deals with repeatedly stabbing your hair, which snaps it into little pieces

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
08/30/12 08:47:44PM
2,730 posts

is this soap good for dreads? dr bronner's magic soap


Dread Products

I loved it before I learned about the BS/ACV wash. The only problem with it is that it doesn't work in hard water. It just doesn't rinse out, and it leaves a gooy residue. In soft water, it's great. There are things you can do if you have hard water, but if you're going to use this soap, the best option is to just get a soft water filter for your shower head

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