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Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/11/10 01:15:05PM
73 posts

Naturalizing dreadlocks after using loose hair tool (dreadheadhq)


Dread Maintenance

Greg.... did you have more written originally? In 'My Page' there is all sorts of text that I can't find in this actual thread...Last night I washed my dreads (with DHHQ Dread Soap) and last night an this morning for some reason my scalp was SUPER itchy... LOL It was like my body was subconsciously angry at me for deciding to stop 'maintaining' my dreads. It made me want to try that shampoo recipe you showed me, SE.
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 07:47:47PM
73 posts

Naturalizing dreadlocks after using loose hair tool (dreadheadhq)


Dread Maintenance

I make coils... I sell them in my Etsy. :-) I should add myself to your shop page, but I'm too lazy atm, LOL. I haven't had the patience to teach myself crochet. The loose hair tool is more like a latch hook than a crochet hook.
(This is a video I created about how to use it. ^_^)
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 07:41:19PM
73 posts

Naturalizing dreadlocks after using loose hair tool (dreadheadhq)


Dread Maintenance

LOL Yeah the mirror in our bathroom is HUGE.... takes up a third of that wall! I don't know if I could take it down.... I do use it for other stuff, lol.
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 06:33:40PM
73 posts

Naturalizing dreadlocks after using loose hair tool (dreadheadhq)


Dread Maintenance

LOL That's a good idea. I have 51 dreads. ^_^ I'll have to try that!
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 06:22:55PM
73 posts

official johnny clean dreadlocks and dread wax debate may 7th 8pm est


Dread Products

If I were on facebook I would hit the "Like" button, LOL. I appreciate how diplomatic this letter is. :-)
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 06:18:20PM
73 posts

Naturalizing dreadlocks after using loose hair tool (dreadheadhq)


Dread Maintenance

Since discovering this forum over the weekend and through personal conversations with SE I am thinking I would like to allow my dreads to 'naturalize' more. I started my dreads with DHHQ products (not wax) and have been pretty diligent about taking care of loose hairs and pulling them all in with my Loose Hair Tool, but I am starting to think I might like my dreads having more 'character' as it were. I think it might reflect my personality more. The more I look at the natural dread photos on here, the more I appreciate and admire them.I am just OCD enough that loose hairs about make me twitch, LOL. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me overcome that and let my dreads start to do some of their own things?
updated by @raging-roots-amy: 02/14/15 06:26:18AM
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 05:16:22PM
73 posts

official johnny clean dreadlocks and dread wax debate may 7th 8pm est


Dread Products

I agree, Knottysleeves. I am also very disappointed in how this has turned out --- completely fruitless. It has managed to become somewhat of a circus and causes further bad blood which is the last thing we all need. I am grateful that this 'debate' happened because of the fact alone that it caused me to finally get involved with this board. I hope that KJC will come over to this forum to start answering questions instead of doing everything through his vlog site.0
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/10/10 06:16:50AM
73 posts

official johnny clean dreadlocks and dread wax debate may 7th 8pm est


Dread Products

I'm on the same page as Marla. When I first got dreads it was at least in part due to the fact that I LOVED the style. I felt that it would be an extension of my identity. I also was looking for something that would help me to release my vanity as far as what other people thought of me. It was only after putting them in (and they are only 3 months old) that I discovered the inherent spiritual nature of dreadlocks. To me it is unavoidable for dreadlocks to be a spiritual experience, and I don't think that dreadlocks that are 'made' are any less valid than those that are 'grown' ultimately. They all end up the same. I am probably fortunately that my skepticism kept me from using dread wax because I may or may not have ended up far worse off if I had, but as knotty sleeves said I think the biggest thing is that people are educated on both sides of the argument. If the still choose to use wax, then more power to them. Am I still a knight, too? At least I have the clarity to remain open-minded and respectful about the opinions and beliefs of others.
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/09/10 08:22:01PM
73 posts

Why did YOU get dreads?


Introduce Yourself

My first experience with dreads was a friend who put them in because she was tired of all the maintenance of her long (red) hair. (I LOVE dreads in red hair!!!) I admired her dreads for over a year before I entertained the thought of MAYBE doing it myself. I loved the feel and the look of them and I feel like they somehow reflected my beliefs, although at the time I couldn't really express how or why. Another year passed and one day I was admiring someone's dreads and running my fingers through them enviously and decided that I was just READY to take the plunge and do it myself! I did a bit of research (mostly on dreadheadhq) and bought a kit. I did them ALL by myself in one day and had 26 dreads, but inexperience (and impatience) on my part caused me to dislike them. (They weren't placed to allow my hair to part where it already does naturally, so they were uncomfortable and didn't lay nicely like I wanted and hoped.) So, only 24 hours after putting them in I combed them out. But, just a week later I was already feeling the fever. During those 24 hours I had my first set of dreads I went to work, and I was almost PARALYZED with fear about what people would think -- somehow I had failed to take into consideration that I would have to deal with people's opinions. By the end of the day I had this great feeling knowing I had made it through finally not caring so much what people thought. It was freeing.The second time around, a month later, I was ready to try again. I had a couple of dreadie friends put them in for me and they did it in only 4 hours (backcombing) and in this set I have 51 dreads. This time around, too, I was anticipating and looking forward to losing some of my vanity due to having dreads. And now with my dreads about 3 months old, I am discovering, too, the journey involved and the spiritual ramifications, so to speak, of having dreadlocks. I have this sensation of being so much more grounded to the Earth and much more PRESENT in my daily life. I sometimes feel, too, like it connects me better to the Universe.In addition to all that, I feel that having dreadlocks expresses a part of my identity as a part of the Attachment Parenting community, as a member of the Pagan/Earth Spirituality community, and just generally being a liberal hippie, LOL. Now, with dreadlocks, I can no longer 'pass' for 'normal', and I'm glad for it!
Raging Roots Amy
@raging-roots-amy
05/09/10 05:07:32PM
73 posts

official johnny clean dreadlocks and dread wax debate may 7th 8pm est


Dread Products

I think that perpetuating this idea of separate groups is trouble. You yourselves disagreed with it at first and are now using it to create insulting little anecdotes. See, now, I could see if we were ALL elves. Maybe one 'group' could be wood elves, and the other dark elves or what not....at least that suggests that we all have a commonality.
updated by @raging-roots-amy: 07/23/15 07:01:29PM
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