Like this page? Then share it!
Dreadlocks Site Highly Recommends dreadlockshampoo.com

Forum Activity for @Mandy2

Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 09:50:33PM
55 posts

dreaducation, comprehensive guide to all things dready


Dreading Methods

If you go to a nursery or plant store, or even a home depot/lowes/walmart if there are none in your area, or even a lot of grocery stores. Aloe plants are really easy to find, a lot easier than finding pure aloe gel, a lot cheaper, safer, and if you take care of it the plant (pretty low maintenance for a plant) will just keep pumping out the aloe. Hooray for regeneration!Just pull one of the new buds off the bottom edge of the plant, straight out of the soil. Don't break it. Should pull out rather easily, actually. Then split it down straight down the middle with a knife and scrape the gel out. You can also just break it in the middle and squeeze the gel out but you always leave some behind if you do it like that. Aloe plants are so versatile. Good for burns, wounds, muscle aches, makes a good hair gel or dread conditioner, also makes a refreshing drink if the gel is prepared properly.Just make sure you actually have an aloe plant. There are a lot of cacti out there that look very similar to aloe. Most are bad for you and some are even poisonous. If you are unsure just ask someone at the store, or if you are still uncomfortable just make sure the plant you are buying is labeled.Fun stuff. :)
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 09:38:37PM
55 posts

New girl here.11 months-ish. Need some advice.


Dread Maintenance



Nicole said:
I love them! I'm so happy to see your post/pictures! I need to take pics again, but mine look JUST like yours on most parts of my head. My right side is verrrrryyyy slow to do anything so my hair is like 7 different lengths now. lol. But I dont think they are locking like that due to the original length. My hair was about an inch past my shoulder blades when I started locking. My dreads are now above my shoulders. They shrunks up A.L.O.T. Im thinking that how hair locks depends on the texture. My hair is very fine, and thinner. How is your texture?

Ok, off the topics. lol. I LOVE yours and now I am loving mine even more.

Thank you and you look amazing!
My hair is really fine, thin, and wispy normally. It's also very dry because I dye it a lot, as you can see in the pics on my timeline. I'm also having the same thing where my dreads are locking unevenly and thus the uneven length. The dreads on my left side are probably twice the length of the dreads on my right side.
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 01:11:28PM
55 posts

Recycling ideas with old clothing :)


Dread Products

Yeah, I learned how to crochet basic stitches a couple years back but it takes me FOREVER to make stuff. I remember I made a tam for my daughter and it took me 3 months to finish it. Which sucks, cuz she never even wears it. Threw a big tantrum over wanting a tam, wore it for a day then never put it on again. xDI just don't have the patience. I know how, but I do ten stitches and that's it for me for a couple days. lol...
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 11:19:02AM
55 posts

Recycling ideas with old clothing :)


Dread Products

So I remember seeing on here somewhere how it was mentioned that wool was good for your dreads. Tams, Headbands, Scarves, and even Pillowcases. So that gave me an idea...I'm a bit too broke right now to get anything new from etsy, even though I'm in LOVE with the headband I bought from there a few months back... I've been craving something new. Hey, it's a girl thing...So I started searching through my closet. I found an old wool sweater, and a wool knee skirt. Neither of which I wear anymore.And voila! I made a pillowcase out of the skirt and I cut up and re-sowed the sweater to make some headbands and a scarf. A pic of the pillowcase is below. :)Whee! I'm so proud of myself! It's comfy, and cushy, uber cute, and best of all it was free! I <3 free stuff.


updated by @Mandy2: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 11:00:04AM
55 posts

New girl here.11 months-ish. Need some advice.


Dread Maintenance

Thanks soaringeagle! :)Coming from someone who has the experience that you have, I think my self confidence just multiplied tenfold. LOL!
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 10:57:02AM
55 posts

lies lies lies!


Dreading Methods

It's amazing the misinformation that's on the internet.It's also amazing how I never noticed it until I actually started letting my hair dread. I guess myself, as well as a lot of other people out there, assume that if it gets high rankings on search engines, or that if it's well known, it means it's legit info.I think what would be awesome is if Mythbusters did a segment on dreadlocks. Ha! :)
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 10:46:49AM
55 posts

lies lies lies!


Dreading Methods

Yeah, I met a guy once at the mall who got one of the dreadheadhq kits, and told me that I was doing mine wrong. He also told me that he has had dreads 4 other times, and usually cut them off after a month or two because they got so "out of control". I also had a guy once that told me I was being racist by having dreads. I've looked into it a lot, but I still don't understand the reasoning behind that.Maybe I'm just a magnet for verbal dread abuse. xDLol..
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 09:34:22AM
55 posts

Bella's Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Started off failed backcomb 13-ish mos ago, then redid natural in October of 2009. I got just about every month in here so far, missing a few. Can't find any pics earlier than 2 mos. Sorry :(About a week before:

2 months:

3 months:

4 months:

5 months:

6 months:

7 months dry:

7 months wet:

8 months, both wet:

9 months:

10 months:

11 months:


updated by @Mandy2: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 08:55:33AM
55 posts

lies lies lies!


Dreading Methods

This is so unsettling.I was at work when one of my coworkers stopped to question me about my dreads. She seemed puzzled as to why my hair wasn't all stinky and gross. Couldn't seem to fathom it. So I explained to her that I keep my dreads very clean, as one would their own hair, that for the most part it's just a misconception or that it's due to poor knowledge of maintenance. She seemed even more confused, and I asked her why.She explained to me that her son wanted dreadlocks, which was why she was asking me. That she refused to let him do it because someone had informed her that the only way to make dreadlocks was by rubbing horse manure in your hair and then never washing it. Ever.I didn't even know what to say to that.Where do people come up with this stuff? The internet, unfortunately, as I found by doing a quick google search on the phrase "dreadlocks horse manure". There's even a site that claims the original origin of dreadlocks to be from some ancient tribe in India and that the only true way to make dreadlocks is to rub horse manure in it, like the tribe did apparently. Actually there are quite a few online references to using this "method" for dreadlocks.I understand that there's a fairly common perception of associating dreadlocks with uncleanliness, and I've been questioned about it previously, but that one knocked the breath out of me.Has anyone else been hit with out of this world questions or concepts regarding dreads?
updated by @Mandy2: 02/14/15 06:26:37AM
Mandy2
@Mandy2
10/28/10 08:42:56AM
55 posts

New girl here.11 months-ish. Need some advice.


Dread Maintenance

I am very well aware of what a dreadlock is lol.I guess then I should have rephrased my question as "When will my dreadlocks mature?"It's mostly just the fact that the only information I have on dreadlocks at this stage is from the internet, and most of that information is from people who actually "made" or "maintain" their locks rather than just letting the hair do it's own thing. So unfortunately my idea of what my locks might look like at this point is kinda skewed. Like I said, I know a couple of people who have very mature dreads, but they've all pretty much told me they don't even remember that far back lol...I just didn't know if there was something I should be doing to them other than what my normal routine is. But I'm happy to know now that it isn't the case. :)
  5  
Contact Form