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« on: March 21, 2004 11:56:40 AM »

I would like to clear this up. Because everyone (not here or anything, at my school) seems to think you do not wash your hair when you want dreadlocks.

So I thought I would straighten this up:

To get dreadlocks you WASH your hair. You DO wash it.

You just DO NOT brush it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004 04:58:37 PM »

Its a loc ting! they don't overstand


Loc me....chop me
curl me....knot me
braid me...parade me
many folks degrade me


tease me....henna me
twist me....twirl me
brush me....spray me
curly perms betray me

part me....wet me
oil me....toyyyyyy with me
pullme  pluck me
love the way you touch me

wash me....towel me
gel me....smellme
happlily & naturally
even fingers tell me

what's my name?
hair.... locked in its  natural state.

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004 07:22:54 PM »

yeah you wash them, but you just don't need to as much.  yeah also recently three of mine feel out so if this has happened to anyone can someone tell me how to prevent this again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2004 10:41:44 PM »

It could  be  that  you are  overly  twisting your roots. By doing so  will destroy the  locing  process , weaken you hair and  it falls out.
I wash, palmroll the shaft , oil  my locs on the weekly bases, and tighten  the roots according to how much  new growth Ive sprung.
 I've been locing  for  a decade now. My current locs (my second sprout) are  2years old and counting.
 As far as maintaince, It  depends on the lenght, texture and age of locs on how often it should be washed.  
Before my locs were completely matured. I would shampoo and conditioned every 4 to 6weeks
In between shampoos, I would  dry clean my scalp with lemon juice ( natural cleanser) tea tree and lavender essential oils. to  remove any dirt/ debris  from  my sclap.
Also daily uses any heavy gels, wax or grease  attract dust and lint to your locs causing demage use a light  oil  instead.  
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2004 05:44:21 PM »

i've had them for about 2 years and i haven't done anything except wash them pretty much since then.  i have tons of loose hair everywhere.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004 10:58:26 PM »

 Your  locs  fell out  due to neglect.
You need to  tighten the roots by twistin the loose hair around the base of the locs so that it can become matted. Do this  after shampoos and add alittle  alcohol free gel to  help it stay.
Or get it  groomed professionally.
Good  luck D Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2004 11:47:51 PM »

I usually use a cheese cloth and clean out the dust and stuff if I really don't have time to clean my hair... but I don't know if this idea will work for dreads... since the only dreads I ever have are synth ones I make as pony falls or wigs..
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2004 11:10:46 AM »

Hi there!

I am a first time poster--had to talk about the hair.

I have had my locks for over 8 years:

1.  Locks are supposed to be naturally formed. Do not use gel, it will flake hair.  Full-o-locks is a nice oil based herbal hair product made by Praises; or you can steep some ground sage into some olive oil for at least 2 weeks.  Sage stimulates hair growth.

2. It can take 3 months to a year for your hair to lock --depending on texture.  It took my hair a year.

3.  During the summertime--I wash my hair at least once a week.  During the winter twice a month (It takes at least 8 hours for my  hair to dry).

4.  Twisting pops hair, some hair textures my need to be started (by twisting) after the initial lock--it will do it on its own.

5.  There are two types of locks. Designer-those who go to the salon to have their hair twisted and their "kitchen" trimmed, the new growth never shows. And natural or knotty dreds, your hair is washed with aloe, sea water or organic shampoos, your hair is an extension of your character, as you grow.....so does your hair.

6.  Do not comb or brush your hair.  This frustrates family and friends when they sleep over--they have to buy or bring their own combs, picks and brushes.  Tongue

7.  This me and my hair about 3 years ago. I pull out the icky dusty ends--not cut.
The picture is not the best, but you get the idea.

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2004 07:55:55 PM »

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dude your locks are ill. my name is erica and i wanna get locks soooo bad but im not quite sure how to get started, do u have any pointers? if u do e mail me @ hun1024@comcast.net
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2004 11:17:25 PM »

I have to say...I like locks as long as they're clean... I think people have misconceptions that you don't wash hair to get dreads because some people do really do that.... er.. unfortunately from my experience... most people I know or run into don't wash their hair to get dreads.... you can imagine all this dust and stuff stuck in their hair... gahhhhh x_x
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