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the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 04:38:22PM
1,302 posts

PANTERRA IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!


Life Issues Facing Dreads

I've been on this site for a year now and never had the pleasure to chat with you, but would like to also say welcome back. As a Mother myself, my heart reaches out to you, your daughter and your other children. Mother's are strong, they are the backbone of the family and can withstand the hardest obstacles in life. My thoughts are with you.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 04:25:50PM
1,302 posts

Natural way to make a single dread?


Dreading Methods

Have you decided to dread all your hair naturally, or just one dread? Curiosity beholds me.

I am glad that you also found a wealth of information on this site, it has helped thousands of us :)...Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 04:12:50PM
1,302 posts

David Hinds


General Questions

Wow Tim, that congo is wicked, unique, awesome and wonderful. Thanks for teaching me that weight is not a factor and it makes sense how you explain the weight is being distributed. I just always assumed incorrectly :)

Just out of curiosity, how long did that fat boy take to dry?

Peace

Tim said:

The weight is not a big issue, with large dreads the weight is spread across enough hair to hold its own weight. I had a huge dread once upon a time, and I never felt it was heavy, I never felt pulling, I never had any traction alopecia. Drying time is a factor but not an issue, you just learn how to handle it.

Below is a dread I had some years ago, they can get a bit awkward to sleep on. But, I am hearing all this stuff about weight, and my experience is that it is not a factor, the weight is spread.


updated by @the Barrellady: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 03:43:52PM
1,302 posts

Bath Salts


Dread Maintenance

I have heard some members say that they use Epsom salts that they had on hand. Whatever you use salt wise, just make sure that if you spray it on, you wash it out within 2 hours or it may dry out your hair. I bet it smells terrific! ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 03:31:32PM
1,302 posts

i need biblical references to dreadlocks my church kicked me out for wanting to dread


History and Religious Significance

Who is the better person?

The Mafia dude who kills many, but goes to church to repent and ask for forgiveness, Hail Mary and all that. I am sorry, but I just don't get the forgiveness bullshit that comes with that. Please put good money in the tray and all is forgiven.

The peaceful dread head who worships the earth, the sky, the animals. A good human being who cares for others, feels their pain, and does their unselfish best to help others.

Perhaps many people have lost faith in the church because of the church's belief, the twists to suit their purpose. Popes can overlook a pedophile priest and promote further up in the church. HUH

For those who do believe in God, you may let the sky be your church, the sounds of the wind, the whispering of the trees. Embrace the earth and be the best human being possible. If a church does not want you, then why would you want them? The minister or who ever denies a soul into their church should be damned, but oh yeah, all the minister has to do is ask for forgiveness in not letting a soul into the church and then all is fine.

I am neither a believer, nor a dis-believer, but I am a beautiful human being. If you believe, I embrace you, if you do not believe, I embrace you. If you are a wonderful human being, I embrace you and have you as my friend. ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 02:41:35PM
1,302 posts

Separting


General Questions

Some people need to separate once a week, some every day, it will all depend on your hair type. While watching the telly, just touch each section & lift it to make sure it is not joined to another. This and washing your hair is all you need to do to maintain dreads, That's it! Other than that you sit back and enjoy the wicked ride....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 02:36:39PM
1,302 posts

DANDRUFF!!!


Help! Save My Dreads

1 Gallon of water = 16 cups of water. The baking soda ratio is 1/2 cup of BS to 5 cups water. Your ratio was very weak for the BS to do it's job. The apple cider vinegar is 1-2 capfuls to 5 cups water and leave on head for less than a minute. I only do my final rinse with cold water, when I am finished everything, still shower and wash head with a normal temperature otherwise.

So, without the right ratio, your scalp is not exfoliating how it should.

Since your dreads are not mature, I am not sure if you need that many drops of essential oils yet. ...Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 02:22:51PM
1,302 posts

Samson's Thoughts


General Talk

Mushrooms grow in the dark, dreads do not. Hair needs to be free in the wind, wind causes knots. By your pic, your hair is short, the ideal length when it starts to dread is 6 inches. It will separate when shorter, but won't turn into dreads yet. Why do people believe the myth that dirty hair makes dreads-the opposite is true, clean hair makes dreads. If hair is dirty, pollution will stick to it, lint will stick to it, smells will stick to it, and it will have it's own smell funk. Wash 2-3 times a week.

Your process is slow because of hair length. Biotin is a pill form that can be found at your local drug store in the vitamin section for under $10. Take for 3 months, it promotes hair growth.

What are you using to wash with? If it is a regular shampoo, it may have built in conditioners. Besides your hair length, it may be what you use.

Having an extremely oily scalp will also slow down the process, do you normally have oily hair? It is okay to rinse your hair everyday, as long as it drys completely before bed, but out of curiosity, why do you?

Please listen to Soaring Eagle and his tips, you have seen his 22 year old natural locks. You can believe he did not get them from trying to grow fungus on his head

Are you using sea salt sprays. Use a spray bottle with sea salt in it and spray on hair. Leave this on for no longer than 2 hours before washing it out as it can dry the hair otherwise.

You have had patience and that is wonderful for you, much inner strength. Hang in there, let your hair grow. If you can answer the question, maybe we can help you more. Wash with? Oily scalp? Rinsing every day why?.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 02:54:16AM
1,302 posts

David Hinds


General Questions

The downside overpower the awesome look I think.

They are super heavy and put strain and stress on the roots of the hair and the scalp. Those people prone to headaches or migraines can't do these.

Congos take sometimes days to dry, depending on their thickness. Normal fatties can take up to 36 hours to dry. So the chances are higher for mold to set in if you do not fully dry the dreads in between washes.

But as I said, they do look wicked.....

the Barrellady
@the Barrellady
04/01/13 02:41:04AM
1,302 posts

David Hinds


General Questions

Those dreads are certainly unique. They are formed by many dreads joining together. This is called Congos. In one of the photos, I think the first, you can see his dreads on the left near bottom has so many little dreads sticking out at the very bottom of the huge dread. If you don't separate your sections, this is what eventually happens. so how do you obtain them??? don't separate.

Peace

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