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Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
01/10/13 01:41:10PM
30 posts

veggie vegan omni ital? whats your diet and hows it relate to your dreadiness (if at all)


Dreads and Diets

I am vegetarian for the most part except for the occasional fish. I have followed this diet and lifestyle because of the way it makes me feel inside and out. Mental clarity and higher energy. Besides the numerous studies that show that these diets are healthier and reduce the risk of diseases, obesity etc. Very important for us Americans to consider considering the fact that we top the charts in most ailments. I also find it opens up my creativy, jah bless.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
01/03/13 07:07:23PM
30 posts

Is it gross to not wash your dreads after sweating?


Dread Maintenance

I workout 4-5 times a week, and also play basketball. I sweat ALOT! lol, and still wash only once or twice a week. I probably should wash more but that's just my routine right now. Also after working out I make sure I let my hair out and not wear any hats or beenies so the sweat can dry. Hope this helps, bless.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
01/01/13 02:45:40PM
30 posts

Happy new year! (new beginning)


Introduce Yourself

July of last year, they feel alot lighter too.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
01/01/13 02:20:58PM
30 posts

Happy new year! (new beginning)


Introduce Yourself

What's up y'all? I know I haven't been on here lately but i try to keep up with y'all and troll sometimes lol. Anyways just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year. Peace and prosperity, love. Much respect to soaring eagle for keeping this site alive and thriving. My profile pic is old, it's from when i had my first pair of locks. I will post a new pic of the progress of my new set. Wax free, only aloe vera and the shampoo from this site. Bless. Oh, and the acv rinse and baking soda every once and a while!


updated by @gene-thompson: 01/13/15 09:42:43PM
Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
01/01/13 02:02:42PM
30 posts

Kirk's Castille Soap


General Talk

I often find that when i use castile soaps such as bronner's my hair becomes sticky and heavy. It's for this same reason I stopped using them. I normally use shampoos with ingredients i can pronounce and that are sulfate free most of the time. Lately I've been trying the shampoos from this site. They work great, check them out. The patchouli one is nice.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
10/23/12 04:49:44PM
30 posts

fresh and so clean


Introduce Yourself

lol yup, one of freshest feelings ever.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
10/23/12 02:54:24PM
30 posts

fresh and so clean


Introduce Yourself

Just did a dr.bronners/water diluted, baking soda/water and apple cider vinegar rinse exactly in that order. My locks feel great! Just thought I had to share. :-) Peace and love y'all.


updated by @gene-thompson: 01/13/15 09:38:12PM
Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
08/07/12 04:25:49PM
30 posts

Sweat, sports and dreads


Dread Maintenance

I lift and do intense cardio at the gym 5 days a week. I sweat alot, i mean ALOT lol. I've had my 2nd set of locks for a little over a month now so they're still fairly short, above my neck. Right now I wear a beenie with the bill on it and sometimes a regular beenie. When they get longer I plan to tie them upward off of my neck. I don't think it's a big issue, but you'll probably be having to wash more often. As far as sweat helping locks form, that's a good question and I've wondered the same too.

Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
03/12/11 12:18:47AM
30 posts

It's been a while.


Introduce Yourself

Thanx S.E, I should post a thread like that, it would help alot of people out I bet. I wanna lock my hair again asap, I have fine hair though so I'm not sure what would be the best way to go about it. When I first locked my hair, a lady from a salon, and I say lady because she sure as hell didn't seem like your so called certified "locktician", put some weird shit in my hair that basically manipulated the locking process. My hair shouldn't have looked as locked and mature as it did. You can't control nature, and I never had any intentions to try to do so.
Gene Thompson
@gene-thompson
03/11/11 11:49:33PM
30 posts

It's been a while.


Introduce Yourself

Wanna first off say greetings to all you wonderful people of the dreadlocks community. So it's official, as I was writing in my last discussion earlier this year, I cut my dreads. Yes, I CUT MY DREADS! lol, life's been different ever since I did, people at school were like "wow, why?" "it was time for a change wasn't it" and so on, I've been getting that at work as well, as I work for a jamaican rasta at a reggae shop here in my hometown, San Diego. I've been having the "dread blues" for the past few weeks, I miss my hair, but in a true sense, they had to go. First off they were actually quite dirty,considering that I use like 2 or 3 different waxes to lock my hair the first 2 years of having them. The last two were all about trying to make them look neat and most of all, CLEAN them. All of that stuff was built up in my hair for four years and it never washed out no matter what I used. Certain shampoos and cleansers you would normally use to get the job done for keepin the locks clean wouldn't work for me, the conclusion was heavy, dirty hair. I'm very sure that Soaring Eagle cannot keep stressing to you about how you should NEVER use wax to lock your hair, and believe me, I am an example of why you shouldn't. I still have my dreads in a plastic bag, don't wanna let them go. Besides having a lighter feeling head, wearing fitted caps, being told I look young, and sporting the so called "clean" look, I lost something that meant more to me than all the above that I mentioned. I'm experienced alot while I had them, spiritually, sung for a reggae band, found a sense of self-worth, got closer to nature and god. Kinda like the old me passed away, and a new me has emerged, seriously. I have never been more clear-headed, school and education are the main priority in my life right, getting a degree, having an idea of the kind of career or careers I would like to pursue. I didn't have to cut my hair to achieve this feeling, I didn't do it in any way to bow down or compromise with this babylon system, I did it because something inside of me told me, along with what I learned while I had them, I also experienced alot of negative things and felt like that negativity was trapped in them. I still want dreads, they mean something to me that I'm very certain of now, something nobody can take from me. My friend buzzed my head clean, I know I could of saved more hair but decided to go this route and grow a completely new set of hair. It's very short, about the size of a number 2 on the hair clipperz. It was shorter but it's growing fast, my hair grows fast. I feel naked in a sense though,lol, not use to having no hair lol, and I keep looking forward to my hair growing to a minimum length for me to start the locking process again, the right way, wax free.
updated by @gene-thompson: 01/13/15 08:57:25PM
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