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Heidela
@heidela
01/27/12 09:36:54PM
27 posts

Introducing myself and question about how to be a nurse with dreads and not upset the boss


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I am a charge nurse with a 20 + year careerI never give a shit anything other thanAre you hereAre you clean drugs as well as hygene?Is this self serving or do you carei myself want to represent so I do many of the things mentioned here except headcovering during "clean" work8 months or so of dreadsFolks check it outBut I have to tell you I live very far on THE Left CoastWhen I visited my folks back east I went to ba drs appt with my father...the nurses wore sparkling white! So I am sure it would be different and that is why I live here where good nurses are covetedNot telling ;)Folks
Heidela
@heidela
01/27/12 09:42:02AM
27 posts

phatties or skinny dreads?


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Thank you so very much this is helpful!
Baba Fats said:

I've got 23 dtips and 12 roots. The roots are obviously super thick. The best way to dry them, I explained earlier. Squeeze the hell out of them. Take 4-5 at a time and start at the root and twist the water out as if you're squeezing the water out of a towel. go to the next 4-5 and so on till you did them all. Then start again. o this 2 to 3 times till they aren't dripping, and if you do it right, the should be dry to the touch. Hit them with a blow drier for a few minutes after that. Sometimes I'd even squeeze them again with a towel to absorb even more water. Once in a while in the winter I'd even lean my head forward, drape a towel over them, and blow dry using the towel as a backdrop. They'll still be a little damp on the inside for a few hours, but every so often hit them with the blow drier again. due to gravity water will keep moving down to the tips as they hang. Periodically squeeze the tips to get any excess water out that tries to drain. If there's still a bunch of water in the tips, squeeze it out and hit with a drier once more.

It's a little tedious to dry locks this fat, but it works, and I've never had a problem with mold or anything

Heidela
@heidela
01/10/12 08:50:59AM
27 posts

phatties or skinny dreads?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

How do you get the fat ones to dry to the core? I am seven mothes in love all the shapes and sizes but the fatties take almost 24. Hours to dry ( granted it is winter so the fresh air is to darn cold
Yes you have beautiful hair!
I think some get really fat. From the fect we loose hair naturally every day and it weaves into the loc don't you?
Ps mold hates acid so if this has not been mentioned ( I appologise if I am repeating at work and can not read the whole thread)
Rinsing with cider vinegar and water is te best way I can imagine to keep the mold out of locs

Yes vinegar rinse is great for dandruff I rec that to my patients all the time that and a good rinse with black tea ( tanic acid) but if your hair is damaged colored or absorbs color easily skip the tea
Heidela
@heidela
09/17/11 11:33:15AM
27 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


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Too cute! This is my entire head right now! I want to post a picture but this Ipad is not doing it?
I am just too lazy to use a pc work killed me this week!
My hair is shrinking into zig zags tree branches and gift bows...not touching it! Except a good wash three times a week
but honestly now my hair is truly cracking me up! It has is own mind that is for freaking sure! I am glad to do this now at this point in my life I could give a shit really what others think of how I look ( except the love of my life and he cracks up as well!)...what is hysterical is my colleagues reactions! They just do not understand why I do not want smooth silky hair and I have a hair bomd with out locs...so for years I have gotten extensive tips on how to rule my unruly hair! Unsolicited mind you! The whole not brushing it..I have had threats of being held down and combed out LOL...good humored..no one is mean they think I need help!
DUH FKING DUH! But I am happy being hapless and desheveled!



Heidela said:


grittyjane said:

Look what I found today! A gift bow of my own :)



grittyjane said:

LOL gift bows!!!!

Heidela said:

Good grief I had a dreaded panic this weekend with a huge head of loops lumps and frizz..I actually brushed two out that had formed gift bows!
Then I got a grip on myself ...browsing this thread is very helpful...I just thought it looked so flipping crazy I needed to do something

I do need to do something! Get over the need to control and just leave it be!
Thanks!
Heidela
@heidela
09/17/11 11:18:47AM
27 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


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grittyjane said:

Look what I found today! A gift bow of my own :)



grittyjane said:

LOL gift bows!!!!

Heidela said:

Good grief I had a dreaded panic this weekend with a huge head of loops lumps and frizz..I actually brushed two out that had formed gift bows!
Then I got a grip on myself ...browsing this thread is very helpful...I just thought it looked so flipping crazy I needed to do something

I do need to do something! Get over the need to control and just leave it be!
Thanks!
Heidela
@heidela
09/12/11 09:09:39AM
27 posts

the beauty of the early messy stage of natural neglect dreadlocks


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Good grief I had a dreaded panic this weekend with a huge head of loops lumps and frizz..I actually brushed two out that had formed gift bows!Then I got a grip on myself ...browsing this thread is very helpful...I just thought it looked so flipping crazy I needed to do somethingI do need to do something! Get over the need to control and just leave it be!Thanks!
updated by @heidela: 07/25/15 04:00:05AM
Heidela
@heidela
08/25/11 09:27:24PM
27 posts

Indian tents


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I am sorry I misread your post...I would for sure go with a yurt if you can....much easier to transport than tipi poles!Yurts are amazing they come in several sizes and feel good inside...nice acoustically
Heidela
@heidela
08/25/11 09:15:27AM
27 posts

Indian tents


General Talk

We lived in a heavy canvas lean to for a few summers with four kids..it was a blast! Try a search for "rondezvous camping supplies"We called it the summer place! Anyway it looked like this with canvas doors you could roll up or down and some one made it and we had heavy poles not the branches in this link...http://www.trackofthewolf.com/categories/partList.aspx?catID=17&subID=119&styleID=442&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1&as=1It had plenty of floor space lasted 15 years and would have lasted longer but we put it over our wood burning hot tub and eventually it did fall apart!Hope this helps
Heidela
@heidela
08/25/11 08:47:01AM
27 posts

Downside to dreads? Keeping it real!


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Omg kids are adorable in locs...my friends son is mixed ... his grandma had such a cow over his magnificent locs the parents cut them off! Gramma rules the roost! As soon as this little man had hair mom let it dread ...so by the time he was six they were down below his shoulders...he has cafe con leche skin...gold (I kid you not he has very gold) hair and eyes...he has his head is shaved now ...broke everyones heart! He was so sad too and did not understand...

I love the visual of kitty and the shells!

I live in a VERY liberal place and locs are common here across the racial/cultural rainbow...not to mention we have a college here that is know for diversity of thought and behavior....but there are still folks with narrow vision who judge broadly
updated by @heidela: 07/23/15 04:12:38PM
Heidela
@heidela
08/24/11 11:35:14AM
27 posts

Downside to dreads? Keeping it real!


Introduce Yourself

Ok the pic is in my profile if you are interested I can not figure out how to move it here and have to work...sadly! I would rather play today!
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