What to do for some length
yes just try using some pretty fabric and tie loose like a head band! makes them a lil more acceptable to non dreds
absolutely correct couldnt say it better for myself and have been a stylist for over 30 plus year and have always thought that you must keep up on education .
Oh believe me I completely understand what you are saying when it comes to hairstylists who don't want to listen. I even work with one. When I told my coworkers I was giving myself dreads, she was first to pipe in with "oh you are going to stink". I literally just laughed in her face then looked at her and said, well I guess you wont have to smell me then. It's funny how people get so set in their ways, and never want to grow and learn. To me life is all about learning and experiencing new things, and never settling for anything less then that.
As for the one who said the wax makes your hair remember how to lock up. That is just nonsense and actually kind of humorous. There is not one thing in this world that can make your hair remember what to do. Hair does not have a brain, therefore, it does not remember. Hair is made of keratin, which is protein. If you cover the keratin with wax it is just going to build up on the hair.
As for Jonny Clean, he clearly just wants to sell his products. Which is sad.
soaring eagle said:
oh i know you are 100% right the thing is
when you tell some of them how bad say wax or crochet or interlocking is they call you crazy and refuse to listen or even concider the facts
like on youtube skillteacher pushes crochet ..to hundreds of thousandsa and even tho his wifes dreads fell off in his hand if u dar say crochets bad he blocks you instead of listenung
then theres the shaggy weirdo that interlocks and makes ppl go bald yet you try to teach em diferently they go on the attack
now many stylists do undrerstand the try]=uth and u gotta respect them
but then therers others that say they know crochet or wax or whatever is harmful but they do it anyway cause thats what the customers want..but dio thety try to educate the customers? do they try to talk them out of it? or do they just take the money and run
hell ive even had some salons lie about the techniques they use like weirdsistas they orif=ginaly told ne they hated crochet cause it was too destructive and they instead used their own secret weaving technique.. a month later i find out they do crochet andthats all they do
oh we even had a guy who is 1 of the ppl that teach the teachers that teach you to use wax he joined here and we made a discusion called teach a teacher about dread wax or something but he refused to listen at all and went on and on with some nonsence about wax causing "hair memory" that made the hair remember how to stay togetbher in dreads..none of which n]\made sense
then there was the great debate with jonny clean..lol where he admitted that wax prevented the formation of any new knots after day 1
then defined maturity by how hard the wax inside got..
i guess im rambling but the pint is we love and respect hairdressers that are wulling to learn!
hell panterra id say has an honourary phd in hairology and we all respect the hell outra her
more often then not the salons and locticians and hairdressers we come in contact with are the types tbhat refus to learn or ven concider logical truths or even discuss the issues without blowing up into nonsence arguments
As a hairstylist I did not know that we were disliked by so many. I started my dreads with twist and rip, I used no products at all. Before I started my dreads I did quite a bit of research. I've been in the industry for 6 years now, and still felt I wanted to be completely educated on dreads and all of the processes. I will tell you all that in school we are taught to use wax, and told that shampooing will damage the dreads. I now know differently, as do the other stylists in my salon (thanks to me educating them). So really, a person shouldn't blame a stylist for being poorly educated. We all think we are receiving top notch education when we pay thousands of dollars for it. We can however blame the stylist for not FURTHERING that education once entering the industry as a professional. I do wish, however, that I wouldn't get a bad rap just by being a hairstylist, like some of my peers do. It kind of falls into a stereotype situation, the same as people thinking dreads are a dirty disgraceful thing to want or have. I really hope I've made sense in trying to explain myself, and that this doesn't come across as mean. I'm really just trying to shed some light as to why some stylist think they should do things the way they were taught.
what kind of hair do you have are you afro- american, is your hair super fine? all i really can tell you is what every one else is truely have patience and wash them as needed and seperate every now and then i will occasionally fix them abit at work but mostly wrap them in a head wrap (usually a Nefertiti wrap) occasionnally i do cover my greys with a chemical hair dye (wich if you are trying to stay all natural is pretty much verboten,my motto is as long as your having fun!
all though they probably wont cover greys(beets,rosemary) and also hennas due tend to fade orange in grey hair ! i color my greys using just 5volume peroxide this will make any color that you use a very semi permanent option(tends to fade in about 3 weeks) but using it a 5% volume is alot less harsh on the hair