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the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/20/13 01:35:10AM
1,302 posts

Serious dreadlock help!


Dread Maintenance

Don't rush into any decisions until you are absolutely sure what you want to do. If you want to cut them off, at least your hair is short enough that you can restart them within a year again. Whatever you decide, I hope that it makes you happy, we don't want to see anyone sad......NEVER......There is a product called Biotin which stimulates hair growth, it can be bought for under 10 bucks from your local drug store, just look in the vitamin etc. section.

All the best with your decision, we are here for you if needed....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/20/13 01:26:20AM
1,302 posts

Who Am I?


Introduce Yourself

April, it is wonderful that you are allowing yourself to fulfill your desire to have dreads. We as mothers tend to look a certain way for our spouses, children and the other parents out there, and even for our employers. We stay with the "norm" of things to please others. I waited until I was 49, what a shame, but better late than never. It took me that long to feel that I could be my true self, not what others wanted. The journey was not always easy, and yes, family does still make the odd comment because my journey is not finished yet, but I don't care, I have the vision of beautiful locks and they do not. My words of wisdom is to be strong, never give in to anyone's comments, and if you loose faith with your journey, just envision them 3 years from now. Once they are mature, you will have beautiful dreads for life. Some days you may look at your forming dreads and see a complete mess, maybe they will even get you a little down, on those days just stop looking in the mirror, put on a hat or tam and know that tomorrow will be a new day. Have a fantastic, amazing and eye opening journey.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/20/13 01:07:50AM
1,302 posts

HELP!! MY DREADS are not locking!!!


Introduce Yourself

Hi Isreal...let me start off by saying it is wonderful of your mother to assist you with dreads, nice to hear as there are many out there who would not. It sounds like you have a great relationship with her. You are both lucky! I would take out the wool right away. Have you ever smelled a wet dog? Now imagine smelling a wet sheep...wool is from sheep. You should be washing your hair every 2-3 days in the first few months, and that wool will begin to have a funky odor, and not a good one, plus the wool will eventually get absorbed into your forming dreads and will probably cause future problems because of it. They may be stuck together because of the wool pieces attaching to each other. Also, sections that are forming into dreads should be separated from each other on a regular basis. Some of use only need to do it every few days, some of us daily in the beginning, but they do need to be separated or they will turn into one huge mess.

Like Soaring Eagle said, get your mom on here and he will chat with her to help you get beautiful healthy dreads. You will enjoy the journey watching what happens to your sections, it is truly amazing to see..Yes, it will be a messy look when they are maturing, but a hat or tam can be worn when you are out to help hide it if you need to, just take it off once you get home...Once mature, you will have dreads that will last you a lifetime......Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/14/13 02:34:22PM
1,302 posts

TREATMENT FOR HEAD LICE?


Dread Maintenance

Too help keep lice from ever coming, spritz hair daily with a mixture of water and about 10-30 drops of tea tree oil, depending on the size spray bottle. This works for dreaded and undreaded hair, safe and great to use on school age children, as they are usually the ones that bring them home. Just give the bottle a good shake each time before using to mix the oil up and spritz lightly just a few times. The aroma will keep the little buggers from hopping on, they don't like the smell. A great deterrent!

Yes, read Soaring Eagles post on methods to get rid of lice if you have them. My comments above is to help ensure you don't get them.....Good luck.....peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/14/13 02:05:10PM
1,302 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I guess it depends how you look at it . Some people see a glass 1/2 empty, others 1/2 full. I do not see mixed race people as black, I see them as mixed, so yes, in my eyes it is racist. Do I have family members that fit into that catagory?.....Yes I do, and they are both to me...not just Black, not just White, they are a beautiful blend together. That is my personal perception. (Please take no offense) Peace

An example off the top of my head, actor Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is of mixed race, and I do not think of him as Black only

JavaLizard said:

Just wow.
I understand feeling hurt by it, but what he said wasn't racist. And in America Bob is black, as a mixed race guy with mix raced kids, we are black. Racism and stereotypes are a hard thing to live with. In his round about way he was simply saying whites don't look good with dreads. Blacks didn't look good with the high cut flat top. (That was a horrible phase) he was simply pointing out a look, perception.

As a black person, who is mixed but since we live in America I'm black, I'm very accepting. But just because someone says whites shouldn't have dreads, doesn't make them racist. I bet he would say Mexicans, Asians, and others if he ran into them. It sounds like he runs into the familiar rich white kid wanting to rebel. It is more a social type casting. It is annoying yes, like when my white niece is like, dude grow a fro, yeah you'd look awesome with a fro.




the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/14/13 01:54:36PM
1,302 posts

tnr done wrong ?


Dreading Methods

Okay, so you did the twist & rip, so did I. That method is not dreads at all, but he placement of sections where you want your dreads to be. The process of mature dreads is 1-2 years. Here are the changes to expect: The sections you made will loosen, or maybe even fall out. They will start to form all crazy shapes, looping, zig zagging, shrinking, fattening up, pieces sticking out, frizz will happen to you shortly. It is doing what it should do. The weird shape you are worried about is the hair moving around to do its thing.

The dread APPEARANCE you made with the method only lasts for a short few days, and then they go on their journey! That is what your hair is doing now. You have done nothing wrong. With T&R, just make sure all the sections you made are 1" or less in diameter, due to drying times, fatter than that they can take 2 days or so to dry once mature.

You have begun your journey now, all you have to do is keep them clean, sit back, and let them do their thing. There is no worries, just sit back and enjoy the funky, crazy, wild ride and you will be rewarded with a head full of beautiful dreads. I won't lie, some days you will need patience and on those days just put on a tam to cover your hair, the next day is a new day!......Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/14/13 01:35:19PM
1,302 posts

Just plain mean


Life Issues Facing Dreads

First of all, this person, whoever wrote that article is such a racist. Second of all, this person, is very ignorant on the history of dreads.

Bob Marley was of mixed race, his father was a White English Jamaican and his mother was an Afro-Jamaican. This is a quote from Bob Marley, "I don't have prejudice against meself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't deh pon nobody's side. Me don't deh pon the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me deh pon God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white"

A man so full of love for everyone, sang with his inner soul, and wanted this world full of love, and yet there are still comments that separate us. IGNORANCE and SHAME ON ALL RACISTS, no matter who it comes from.

How did this person even come to the conclusion that Caucasian dreads are dirty? That we don't brush our teeth even. I think that they crawled out from under a rock in a cave and met up with a "White" roomie who was just as filthy as them due to living in that cave.

Prejudice comes with ignorance, Why do they assume we like Reggae so much that we want to be a Rastafarian? Why do they assume we never wash? Why do they assume anything? Because that ignorant person has not opened up their heart to Human Beings. Because they never sat down with a Dreadie with long, beautiful locks to have a chat and a cup of coffee. Black or White, there are Dread Heads out there that are filthy, due to homelessness or whatever, but it is not a Caucasian thing only, it is a down on your life thing.

I hope that if that person has children , the children will be able to one day teach them what love is all about to fellow human beings. The comments do not piss me off, they truly break my heart. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE If everyone had this for one another, the world would be such a better place.

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/14/13 12:47:29AM
1,302 posts

Oil questions


Introduce Yourself

Here is a link posted by Soaring Eagle for essential oils that will answer all you questions: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/essential-oils-for-dreads-and-scalp-health?page=8&commentId=3754945%3AComment%3A1628009&x=1#3754945Comment1628009

Fragrance oils are not the same as essential oils, only use the 100% essential oils on you hair / dreads, and the tea tree oil you have is fine, it is the same as mine.

I mix drops of the oils with water in a spray bottle to mist my hair for the lovely smells.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/13/13 06:33:01PM
1,302 posts

Tell me about your Dread Decorations?


Introduce Yourself

If you wrap with embroidery thread, part way down the dread you can add a charm to the thread or pendant taken off of a necklace, even add a shell found on the beach, or how about a Chinese coin, they have a whole in the center. My son is in Mexico right now on his honeymoon and will be looking for a bead for me, that one will have the most meaning to me, hope he finds one. I go to a thrift store once a week and check out what rings they have and purchase all of them, only 50 cents each. When my dreads are finally mature enough they will get some awesome rings added to them. ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/13/13 06:17:46PM
1,302 posts

DREADLOCK SECTIONING


General Questions

Izzy, the ideal way for dreads is to let your hair section naturally for at least a couple of weeks. After that time if you want to do the twist & method, you can use the naturally formed sections. All you will need to do is separate any sections that are larger than the 1 inch. This way they will be in random areas instead of the grid pattern as Soaring Eagle said. Hope this helps you....Peace

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