Build up, how do I rid myself of this?
I have exactly the same issue. if I scratch my scalp I get white stuff under my nails. difference is that I use rainwater to shower which is soft.
So mine were started with TnR, crochet and interlocking.
1. I crocheted 2 or 3 times after the intitial creation
2. at three months I crocheted them myself - then at 6 months I had them crocheted by the people that started them. Somewhere between 0 and 6 months I probably sat on the couch and attempted to crochet a few - nothing too dramatic)
3. 3 or 4 maximum crochet sessions
4. 6 months is when i stopped (approx)
5. I think I noticed the regrowth dreading on its own after maybe 4 or 5 months (can't really remember) so thats a guestimate - I'm not totally sure about looping but I have loops on the bottom 4 inches of dread
6. They were tight because they had just been crocheted but they have softened up a lot and are quite spongy now.
7. Not really fuzzy at all - there is loose hairs coming out of the dreads but they are not and have never really been tragically fluffy since i stopped crochet - admittedly though I had hair down to my thigh/butt region before I dreaded so I don't know if that is an advantage to not having fluffies or not
8. I'm 19months in (13 of which are no crochet) and they still look a bit woven but I honestly think thats more from the TnR than crochet
9. The roots started locking naturally pretty quickly - probably 4-5 months after I stopped interlocking and crocheting
10. They haven't looked "manufactured"to me for a few months (people keep telling me to get them "fixed")
Hope thats what you are after SE ..... I never really crocheted my roots though - they were interlocked and I used a big doll makers needle to pull regrowth up inside the dread to stop the fuzzy halo look - the crochet was mainly used to pull fuzzies in on the lengthy part of the dread (not the base)
I was just wondering if anyone else has weird animal stories like this......
Here is my snake story
It all started when I ran down the stairs(they are on the outside of the house) and this snake slithered away from underneath me.
Then - not long after that I went out my back doors - onto the deck - and this snake fell on my head (yes - it fell onto my dreads) I flicked it away. I realised I needed to identify the snake so I went back and had a look - it was a harmless green tree snake. It looked like it wanted to come inside so I shooed it away with my hair wrap (classic dreadlockers snake scaring tool).
Then I was walking past my house between the stairs and the garden and it jumped across at waist height in front of me and slithered off into the garden
Yesterday I went down to shoo my horses out from under my house (they like to stand there and stir up the dogs) as I grabbed my dressage whip I noticed the snake was right in front of me - wrapped through my Aloe Vera garden
Today I went downstairs to feed my animals and I heard a frog croak from inside a water barrel (it catches the overflow from the rainwater tanks) and as I looked in here is this snake with the frog in its mouth.
I had to put a broomstick in the barrel so the snake could climb out. I didn't see it come out so I'm hoping I don't find it dead in there in the morning.
Sorry this has happened - I have no experience with this sort of thing but maybe you should invest in a cheap mobile phone so if you are in the woods they can call you. Maybe a friend has an old one they don't use. Get one of those utility type cases for it (the type that have a velcro back - I always use it for cash)- put $100 in there and then you have some piece of mind. Hope that helps some.
If you think its mould or mildew - tea tree oil kills mould - so try a soak with tea tree oil in hottish water - if that helps
That was the closest I could find too.
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