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NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/24/10 09:08:59PM
849 posts

bushy dreads and some other follys


Dread Maintenance

just lay down and close your eyes...Joe muir said:
well as long as its normal than I wont worry as much. but what about sleep?
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/24/10 09:02:17PM
849 posts

bushy dreads and some other follys


Dread Maintenance

Hi! yes your hair will eventually all dread,You probably T & R'd it pretty tight so it's rough. It will most likely all come undone in the next few days/weeks and then knot up on it's own. So let it do it's thing. It will be fine. You can shower and wash your hair with a residue free shampoo whenever you feel like it. I wouldn't chop anything if i were you! ;o)
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/24/10 11:09:18AM
849 posts

IS IT TRUE THAT IF YOU HAVE DREADS YOU SHOULD NOT EAT MEAT?


Dreads and Diets

I've been a veg. for 17 years with or without dreadlocks!
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 06:41:06PM
849 posts

Dreadheads : portrait of a subculture


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

nope no offense taken. I do love Phish but i have many friends who don't and I don't like all the bands they're into either, i do have respect if they are great musicians but not always into their style. It's all a matter of opinion. I just don't think people can say tour is a bad thing just because a few people take it too far & act stupid, regardless of the music you like.heather said:
yeah tour was alright till phish came along....no offense NW but a hundred times wow id sooner have my eardrums seered with hot iron pokers :) sorry not on my list of fun things to do...(i hope u know im naturally sarcastic by nature and mean no harm) anyway im glad yinz brought this up cause i totally wont waste my time watching that movie now ..
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 06:29:11PM
849 posts

My 7 mo time line


Member Journals and Timelines

Really *Beautiful*!! I wear mine 1/2 up like that too sometimes, nice to not need a hair tie :o)
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 01:28:02PM
849 posts

Dreadheads : portrait of a subculture


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

This "documentary" sounds like any other poor attempt by mainstream media to depict something they are clueless about. Obviously people who are at the heart of any "sub culture" aren't going to get involved in some pathetic attempt to brag to the world about themselves. and as far as the issue on tickets. I've sen phish around a hundred times and never had to beg for OR buy a ticket! There are plenty of people out there with extras more than willing to make someones nite for nothing in return but good vibes and a chance to get a miracle when they need one!! I'd LOVE to hear from some other people who have ACTUAL experience on tour here instead of assumptions and a few bad stories second hand! Going to a show or two is NOTHING like going on tour.
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 01:22:46PM
849 posts

experiment gone wrong?


Introduce Yourself

you're gonna have to let some of that OCD go! Don't cut the ends it looks pretty funny in my opinion! If they want to blunt themselves eventually they will if not they'll stay wispy and dry faster. My husbands tips naturally blunted on their own after a few years but everybody's different. I think curly ends look really cool!
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 11:57:09AM
849 posts

Dreadheads : portrait of a subculture


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

i didn't watch the video but i have spent a few years of my life on tour and it has always been a beautiful amazing experience for me. Sure bad shit goes down but that's everywhere. I first went on tour at 16 with my then BF now my hubby. I don't have much blood related family besides our children but my tour phamily is many!! I have seen 48 states on tour and have been blessed with beautiful people still in my life almost 12 years later. We still get to travel and visit pretty much anywhere in the country and always have a warm welcome and love waiting for us. We took our children with us for a 6 show run this summer and they loved it. Sure there are areas to avoid but it has been an invaluable teaching experience. I don't believe in sheltering my kids from the real world. Everybody showed them love. I wouldn't trade my touring days for the world and all the phamily i met along the way made me who I am today. It's an unbelievable experience that you just cannot comprehend unless you have truly been there.
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 11:21:21AM
849 posts

why are you against johnny cleans methods and products


Dread Products

Beautifully said Panterra! May I suggest that this be a permanent page in the forum or FAQ it should be something that everyone reads once they find this site. I also wouldn't mind seeing what JC has to say about this well thought out and scientifically backed argument against wax!! Well done PC!Panterra Caraway said:
Okay, I have stayed quiet long enough! I will probably do better to mind my own business then to jump into this mess but I can't in good conscience leave it alone. I have been a hairdresser for 30 years, and I know my job very well. I have kept quiet on this debate because I have only had dreads for one month and until I came to this site I knew nothing about dreads specifically. That said, I do know about hair...how it works, how chemicals affect it and the internal structure. I have a very good grasp on what occurs within the hair structure when it is exposed to heat, chemicals and backcombing. So, dreadlocks aside, I think I qualify on a professional level as a hair expert. First off, let me say that ANY SUBSTANCE that contains chemicals does varying degrees of damage to the hair structure. The first layer of hair (there are 3 total) is called the cuticle. In a close up this looks like scales on a fish. These little scales open and close repeatedly when subjected to chemicals or oxygen, that's right, oxygen! When you use a hair color other than henna or a vegatable dye the hydrogen (oxygen) molecules pull open those scales to let the color pass deeper into the hair to become permanent. When you use a blowdryer, these little scales open too..also, when you put water on your hair the scales open from the oxygen as well. The main purpose of these scales opening and closing is to allow a chemical to penetrate into the structure and become a part of it as in perms or color or to allow dirt to leave the hair as in shampooing. Remember, that it was people who invented these chemical processes. And any chemical that penetrates that first layer becomes more and more damaging the deeper it goes. That is why perms and relaxers are the most damaging...since to be effective they go to the inner third layer. All that said, wax does not penetrate into the hair...but the use of it even in small doses coats and impedes the cuticle layer (those scales) from opening and closing properly to let the hair be cleansed. Those scales have a limited life and when they are impeded by being opened and closed too frequently (by repeated chemical processes) or stuck shut by wax, they degrade the hair! And, in case you didn't know...damage on hair is cumulative, just like in skin! You can get a sunburn every year of your life and feel great until your 35 and have skin cancer! As for backcombing...and crocheting....these processes vigerously force those same scales open and if the manipulation is aggressive enough the scales will not function as they are supposed to. These are facts, not opinions! I liken this entire debate to the one about weight loss. You can lose weight with diet and exercise, and that is what is healthiest. You can also lose weight by gastric by pass and take the risk of dying on the table or having some other serious side effect..so, if you can change your mind set and be healthy...why wouldn't you?! In conclusion, let me reiterate...wax is bad, used sparingly...it is still like saying "I am a little bit pregnant". Alittle or alot, it is not good for anyone's hair. Backcombing and crocheting are also very damaging and degrading to hair. To be honest with you ...a blowdryer and flatiron are bad too. Everything you can do to your hair, except shampooing with herbs and natural ingredients like baking soda or vinegar/lemons will harm your hair! Over time this damage will systematically destroy your hair whether it is dreaded or not!!! Because I know all this I knew that what SE said here was not an opinion but a thoughtful set of FACTS! Anyone who wants to challenge what I just said...BRING IT OR SHUT UP ALREADY!
NaturalWomyn
@NaturalWomyn
07/23/10 11:06:08AM
849 posts

question on ripping dreads *update*


Dread Maintenance

wow those are gonna be huge! how old are they? if they are pretty new you could try combing out some of the bigger ones and starting those over? If you don't mind then leave em alone, i guess. I personally think ripping when my hairs wet hurts less but it's all a matter of opinion, as are most of the answers to your Q's. You have to figure out what works for you cause we're all different. Everyone's hair is different texture,thickness etc. that will decide how many new dreads will form from loose hair. Your existing dreads will thicken up a lot most likely so keep that in mind when deciding on thickness now. Good Luck!
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