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Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
01/17/11 04:00:17PM
30 posts

Are beads ruining my dreads?


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I think you should probably make a commitment to either leave them in or leave them out. putting them on and pulling them off is going to damage your hair.

soaringeagle said:
if u take em in and out sure your gonna be wearing away at the hair
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
08/13/10 12:06:18PM
30 posts

Dr Bronner's Shampoo


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I use Dr. Bronner's too, but I've never noticed a sticky residue. It could be your water or dirty pipes of something. I used to have a similar issue when I was using Dove soap in my hair, but my hair's felt squeeky clean since using Dr. B's. I don't dilute it, though. should I be?
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
06/14/10 12:52:05PM
30 posts

Better World Creations!


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Thanks, dude!Jo said:
Your jewelry is beautiful!!
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
06/10/10 12:37:02PM
30 posts

Better World Creations!


General Talk

I am an art student, and in my spare time I put my idle hands to work on hemp and Fimo jewelry. I also sell my pottery. My major is ceramics, so I tend to be up to my neck in ceramics that I need to find a place to store or a loving owner to come along. Please come check out my myspace for my goods, and support handmade!!!!http://myspace.com/betterworldcreations
updated by @jammin-jay: 01/19/15 11:13:35PM
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
06/06/10 05:23:53PM
30 posts

"natural", defined.


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hahahasoaringeagle said:
and? natural beeswax is naturally in beehives
bees dont naturally live in your hair so its not natural to have wax in dreads

Matted Dew said:
you can get natural beeswax.....
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
06/06/10 05:19:54PM
30 posts

significance of money and why i loathe the summer


Introduce Yourself

You sound like someone that should travel the world on foot with all of your belongings in your back pack. you need to either read or watch the movie, Into the Wild. I think that his story may inspire you. And you don't sound like a broken record of a punk kid. I think that alot of people think this way, and to some extent it makes us more enlightened than the majority. Keep carrying the fire!~Love~JaimeeP.S. Spend your summer enjoying nature everyday, and read some books.
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
06/06/10 05:13:38PM
30 posts

how to have beautiful perfect dreads


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SE, I love you, man. No one could have said it any better!
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
01/26/10 08:16:36PM
30 posts

I have quite a few questions about the natural method.


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glad to help! ;DFlicker Wings said:
This honestly made me decided on all natural. thank you. much love

Jammin' Jay said:
Oh man! So many questions, but such good ones!

We can help!

Welcome, btw. Lovely to see you here, dear.

Great start; no longer using conditioner and no longer combing! What I did (and it worked well, my dreads are about 2 months old and already very well defined) is I started washing my hair with plain Dove bar soap. You want to use something with as little oils in it as possible so that the soap can strip your hair of oils allowing your hair to have the correct texture to lock up tighter and faster. I also wear a wool dread tam or hat, which I sleep in to help my little hairs that haven't found their dread to pull themselves together using the static electricity from the wool.

As for sectioning, I found that my hair went into the locks that it wanted to be in without my help. I think that you should let your hair section itself, and after a while you'll want to go through and do some maintainance by pulling appart the sections that have gravitated that seem to be loose in between. believe me, you'll be much happier about how your hair looks and how your hair sits on your scalp if you try to let it go as natural as possible. Here's a pic of the back of my head right now so that you can see for yourself how naturally dreading has helped the back of my head stay tidy and comfortable.

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Having let my locks piece out naturally, all of my locks are different sizes, but they're all the right size. I pulled some of mine appart at first, and now I'm having to combine them again, just because it didn't look right. Most likely they won't be super huge, so you really shouldn't worry.

I tried to leave my hair down as much as possible when I first started mine because the hair needs to be able to move in order to lock up. I suggest getting the dread tam if you'd like to hide your hair away for a little while, but it is ok to put it up in a pony tail if you need to every once in a while. Try not to wear it up too much because it may cause the dreaded uni-dread (or beaver tail) or start to wear a thin spot into your dreads (no bueno).

You should have baby dreads pretty early on because of your hair type. Curly hair dreads up nice, girl, especially natural. You don't need to twist and rip either, you should be able to just palm roll your locks once they start forming and they'll look real nice real soon.

I hope that I could help!
Good luck, mama. I'm sure they'll be gorgeous!
~Peace&Love~
jaimee
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
01/26/10 07:24:28PM
30 posts

Not sure what to do.


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totally totally agree. my hair gets all fuzzy and loose after I wash, but it is so true that all of the dreading only happens naturally anyways. I twist and ripped, and most of it has come undone in the front where my hair is really soft, and the only thing that's been helping to dreading it up is time and my dread tam.heidi may said:
yeah, you don't have to start ALL over. i used the backcombing method to start my dreads (which now i wish i had gone natural...but that's a different story), and the first few times i washed it seemed like all my hard work was wasted because my dreads were unraveling.

that's the funny thing about having your dreads "done" for you...it seems like they all unravel and come loose before any actual dreading happens. but the great part is: once they are almost all unraveled, it seems like they dread up faster. has anyone else experienced that?

my advice would be just to keep your hair in the sections it's in already and let them be. they'll start knotting up in no time.
Jammin' Jay
@jammin-jay
01/19/10 09:38:16PM
30 posts

Not sure what to do.


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Happy to help, brotha. They do look good so far, but I agree with Maegan, take those bands out! I really dig the look of the loose ends instead of the rounded ends. they tips of your locks will probably look like a loose curl, but they'll be gorgeous, for real.Maegan said:
first and foremost, welcome!
now what to do...if I were you I would not go back there, your dreads do not need to be "tightened" they will dread on their own (hair may grow out a little but it will dread eventually). It is good she did not put wax in there....I did, very bad idea. Your dreads should be fine if you just let them be. One last thing I would do is take out the rubberbands, you definetley don't need them and they will do far more trouble then help. Good luck on the rest of your dread journey my friend!
Bless.

cameron m said:
thank you both for your responses. i'm definitely not going back to her. here's a few pictures of what she did.

so since they're already like this, should i just leave them be as they are and let them dread on there own? (with the exception of washing every few days) or should i start all over?

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