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Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/30/12 07:25:22PM
2,730 posts

How to wash and dry my hair when trying to get dreads?


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You don't wash your hair. You wash your scalp. If you are using a soap, just scrub your scalp. When you rinse, the soap will wash through your hair, cleaning it. If you are using the BS/ACV wash, you just pour the BS on, let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it all off well. Then pour on the ACV and let it sit for a couple of seconds, then rinse it off well. Never mix the 2.

Yes, just shake your head, and then let them air dry. Don't rub your head with a towel or anything. It'll just create a general knotty mess than can easily be undone the next time you rub your head.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/30/12 02:59:13PM
2,730 posts

Natural, freeform timeline- UPDATED 3 September @ 8 months


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Sorry to hear that. My mom's side of the family is riddled with baldness. So I know it's just a matter of time for me to go bald. My cousin started around my age. And I already have arecedinghairline and a small spot on the crown of my head

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/30/12 01:18:39PM
2,730 posts

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Because it looks like it's more towards the back, than the front of your head, and you don't twist, I'd venture to say it's not traction alopecia. Tying your hair back pulls more on the locks towards the front and along your hairline.

Random question, do you have any baldness in your genes on you mothers side?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/30/12 12:49:56PM
2,730 posts

Natural, freeform timeline- UPDATED 3 September @ 8 months


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They are looking great. It;s great that you noticed how much better they progress when they hang free.

That bald spot is not a huge deal if you don't feel that any of the locks surrounding it are sore at the root or that they pull tightly there.

Check out my latest video, and the one on separating locks. I have a bald spot on exactly the same place as you. It's probably from separating more vigorously than you need to. It'll show up more dramatically on the top of your head than on the sides, because on the side there's other hair to cover it up. On top, there's nothing to layer over it

You could take biotin or collagen to help bolster new growth up there. It's worked pretty well for me. Biotin takes a few months to see any difference, but it does work

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/30/12 12:24:56PM
2,730 posts

Anthony_Animal- Hello!


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We may be helpful here, but it's all the members that make it so. Now you're part of that helpfulness.

And it's a good thing to not be sure when you started. It frees you from being having that self image of someone-with-locks. You just become yourself, who happens to have them

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/28/12 09:38:48PM
2,730 posts

My hair is all uneven, will this be a problem? Oh, and some other questions.


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I hope you didn't pay her to mess up your cut like that. You could have made a complaint. I know most people don't like to make a scene. I sure don't. But in some cases it's necessary.

First, never use lemon juice on your hair. ACV is acetic acid. It will balance your pH back to normal after raising it with the BS. Lemon juice is citric acid. it's much stronger acid that penetrates deep into the hair shaft and weakens it. If you notice any lightening of your hair, this is not just cosmetic. It's chemical. It is weakening your hair to a damagingly brittle point.

If you stop using the lemon, and use a little more ACV for the next wash or 2, you may be able to help fix the problem. The little extra ACV will soften up your locks, and might make them come undone a bit, but it'll be worth it to save yourself from the problems that the lemon juice causes

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/28/12 08:27:43PM
2,730 posts

new to the journey


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Your locks will never progress with wax. If they do, it'll be REALLY REALLY slow. It's already a pretty slow process to mature locks, but wax will ad years to the timeline.

And rubber bands will completely prevent knotting. Those bands are elastic. They pinch your locks in tight,unnaturalways. This causes weak spots that can cause locks to snap off.

Locks need to move freely to tangle. If you constrict them, they don't move freely. Therefore, no locks.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/28/12 04:15:25PM
2,730 posts

Solace of the Solitary


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Beautifully said Ashley. And thank you for moving the topic in another direction. There is no changing the minds of those who do not want to see. I am guilty of letting this debate go around and around.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/28/12 01:46:23PM
2,730 posts

sticky dandruff


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It sounds like it is sebum. It can build up in your locks over time. A good wash with a clarifying shampoo should clean it up

How much BS do you mix to your water? Typical amount is 1/2 cup BS to 5 cups water. If it's weaker than that, the BS is exfoliating your skin, but is not strong enough to completely strip it off your scalp. You may need to make it a bit stronger.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
08/28/12 12:11:22PM
2,730 posts

Solace of the Solitary


General Talk

It depends on the bible you are reading, and the priest you ask to interpret it. Some believe that the bible condemns rape, while other believe that it means homosexuality. I have 3 different bibles at home, and none of them phrase it the same way.

I add the word "spiritualist" because I am. I do believe that something greater than us is connecting everyhing together. No, not a god. Not even a single, all-powerful entity. I agree that something that has influence over us is not plausible. But unlike you, I don't think that we have no control over our thoughts and actions. You say that they believe it because that's just the way it is, and that they can't not believe it, because that's just the way it is. I don't accept that.

People are not bad because they are wired that way due to their genetic code. We can change. We are Homo Sapiens. Self aware. A nervous animal does not have the cognitive functions to change itself. Sure, you can train it. But if you let up on the training regiment, it goes back to being it's old self. If a person wants to change, and really puts their mind to it, they can.

Western medicine and studies have proven that alternative medicine is false. But it's been used for thousands of years. if it didn't work, they would have stopped using it. American studies still claim that Weed does not help cancer and AIDS patients. But European studies prove otherwise. Science can be flawed. I would know. I'm in school for biology. In multiple years new finding have come out, and I had to relearn something that was taken for granted. You can't even site a journal or article in a science paper if it's older than 5 years. Experiments are not a perfect science. And the FDA, even, just found out that some companies are givingprescriptionantidepressants to kids when they specifically were told that the drug wasn't safe for them. As much of a scientist as I am, I understand that it's not perfect.

I believe in being a good person. I don't own much, and I am generous with the little I have. It's partly a cultural thing. But the culture spawns out of the religion that surrounds it. I believe in Karma, The 8 noble truths, and the golden rule. These ideas would not be around if not for the religion the people believed in. These religions came around during a time when people sacrificed animals and people to gods, when you could have your hand cut off for stealing. The concept of being a good person did not create the religion. the religion created the idea.

To me, at least, the terms refers to "something bigger than me". Something you can't necessarily define and pointed to. I know what will happen to me when I die. But I also believe that something connects us all while we are alive too. Do I know what that is? Not really. If I studied quantum physics, and understood the math, maybe I would have a better idea. But as for right now, it does have a slightly mystical feel to it. I know there is something physical going on. I like using gems to help heal from bruises and sore muscles. I don't believe that anything is reaching out through the rock, or that it is a mystical item left just for me to use. I know that crystals vibrate on their own just because of their molecular structure. And that that vibration has an effect on what is around it. No different than how radiation vibrates in it's own wavelength and makes you sick.

Growing locks, like I said, does not produce the spiritual experience. It is a way to feel more closely tied to your spirituality, and to express it to others. Sure, the majority of people don't see it. But you are not growing locks for them. You are growing them for yourself. The best christians never talk about god or their faith with anyone outside of church. They act on it. There's no reason to talk about what you believe unless you are trying to convert them, or answering a question. People see how you act, not what you say you believe. But because we can not see each other here, all we have is our words. So that has to do.

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