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irish_chicky
« Reply #990 on: October 05, 2006 04:19:18 PM »

for sure your bangs could be dreaded, that would be cute. smallest is up to u and how small you section them.... cant say how small the smallest are though lol I dont think anyone knows the answer to that question
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« Reply #991 on: October 05, 2006 05:06:18 PM »

My problem is like on their fourth day I wanted to see what they'll do with a little soap (residue free all natural of course). The first one did well the second was super it got so tight and stuff, bu the third did a weird thing. It stretched and the end got super tight but from the middle till the base it got completely unknotted. So I could not really backcomb it again, and all the baby and shorter hair got out of it (even tough it was tightend with a thread). So I'm afraid some more of my dreads would do the same thing. That's why I want to wait. Like 1 week of suffering can't do any trouble (beside suffering in vain). I palm roll them with adding some seasalt lemon spray and it helps a lot. So  if I still see some progress I will wait. Probably you are right but I really don't want ruin them just because of a little discomfort.
I mean proper dreads like ideal dreads. Everyone has different concept of how it is like you said. Sorry my English is far from perfect.
Well my country (Hungary) is a little conservative country, our democracy is only 17 year old. A few years ago you could hardly see anyone w/ dreads. It's not rare that you don't get a job because of your ethnic (usually being gypsy). SO I think finding a job with dreads is harder, no matter how good you are.
Anyway I gratefully for any andvice, I may not take all, but I think i can make better choices by getting more opinions.
Like I learnt here to be carefull with the wax.
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« Reply #992 on: October 05, 2006 06:03:01 PM »

^ exactly this thread is for learning about dreads, and ppls experiences. If  you want to wait a week or two before washing your dreads thats kool, maybe before u actually use shapoo just try rinsing them, just run water over your dreads rather then lathering them all up. Maybe the shapoo u use has a bit of a conditioning effect. I heard ofsome ppl that that happened to, hair unraveling in the middle and not in teh ends or at the root, just give it time though, your dreads will be awesome!
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« Reply #993 on: October 05, 2006 08:27:58 PM »

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Also you do not "need wax with your hair" and it will "lock up properly" without it.
Too much wax, on the contrary, will prevent your hair from locking up properly.
Before I knew any better... I too believed that I needed wax. Trust me, you soo don't.
It can be a useful tool though. It will keep your knots together in the first washes and it can tidy things up if you need your dreads to look a little neater.

Dude, Naked Ninja, you know a lot of stuff and are really helpful but sometimes other people have different circumstances and it's a little counterintuitive for you to act like you know how their hair acts.  Keep the good flow of information coming but try to respect when other people say they know their hair.  Sure, sometimes they'll be wrong - but sometimes they're not and i think it's a little disrespectful to always act as though they are.

Dude... I didn't say that I knew how their hair acted and I wasn't disrespectful or rude... I was just letting her know that it wasn't necessary.... Damn I wish someone would have come along when I first got my locks and tell me that wax was not necessary to form dreads.
Wax is not necessary... It doesn't matter what type of hair you have. It is not necessary. Period.
Hair knots... wax doesn't magically knot hair... That is an illusion that companies like Knotty Boy and Dreadheadhq have created in order to sell their products. Most professional loctitians don't use wax on their customers.
I'm not pulling this info out of my ass just to sound "smart".

Since last summer I've been "officially" providing dreadlock services in my area. I've encountered many different people since then (balding people, people with thin hair, people with thick hair, people with very silky hair). The process their hair goes through is all the same. And guess what... They are all super happy with their dreads and they are all super happy that I'm honest with them.
I've have also been taking care of my own locks for over 2 years. Through the experience of taking care of my own and other people's dreads, I've leanred a thing or two along the way.
I wouldn't suggest anything to anyone that I wouldn't use on myself and I most certainly would never just spurt out randomness.

I'm not upset or anything... I'm just not the type of person who lies down while others make statements about my character. I don't mean to offend anyone with my advise... I just simple want to give them information that can possibly help them or save them from making a grave mistake.


Regardless I think from now on I'll save my knowledge for those who pay me for it.
Plus now that I'm back to full time studies I don't have time to post in this thread anymore.
I keep answering the same questions over and over again anyway.
I'm pretty sure that 103 pages later there is enough in here for people to find their own answers.
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I think it's pretty amazing all of the knowledge we've put into this thread. Hopefully it will help those who are seeking answers.







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« Reply #994 on: October 06, 2006 01:28:03 AM »

Naked Ninja- thanks for your advice. I do remember last time using the knotty boy wax for thr first 6 months or so and when cutting a dread open there was heaps of gunk in there Shocked

and saying that i needed wax to knot them was the wrong word, I just thought they stayed together better with the wax.

So what should I do this time? just backcomb and roll? I'd love to hear some advice and I am definitely up for saving the $20 for the wax Wink
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« Reply #995 on: October 06, 2006 03:08:39 AM »

sirk, i'm guessing you used the wax "incorrectly" last time, but to be completely honest only u can decide how u want to go about your second set, natural or backcombed its up to you.
If yu are going to backcomb them I would suggest backcombing them and just putting an elastic on the end of your dread, not at your root. as  i said to viri one at the root could cause ur knots to fall out, could cause oil build up, and the elastic could rot and stay in your hair. From there just palm roll every once and a while, maybe wear a tam or a loose fitting touque for a bit to keep your hair down, instead of looking like side show bob lol.
Its all up to you though, natural seems fun too, more of a journey. Natural doesnt mean that you dont wash you hair, thats completely untrue all natural is, is you not brushing your hair. This method is a bit messier, and takes a lot longer but in the end are very beautiful
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« Reply #996 on: October 06, 2006 08:37:06 AM »

Regardless I think from now on I'll save my knowledge for those who pay me for it.
Plus now that I'm back to full time studies I don't have time to post in this thread anymore.
I keep answering the same questions over and over again anyway.
I'm pretty sure that 103 pages later there is enough in here for people to find their own answers.
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You mean you are completely leave this thread? Plz don't do that. I understand you don't want  to repeat your opinion over and over again, but if you have some time or sg new to share plz keep coming here. I'd miss you personally.
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« Reply #997 on: October 06, 2006 09:13:42 AM »

one of my braids at the back of my head is coming undone on the top i have some wool fingerweight yarn do any of you know whether it would felt into my hair i plan on sewing it through the two braids to make them one again.
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« Reply #998 on: October 06, 2006 10:45:26 AM »

yes, (wool) yarn will felt into your hair.  the looser your hair and the looser-spun the yarn the better - wool felts up way faster and tighter than human hair so it will tighten up around whatever hairs there are.
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« Reply #999 on: October 07, 2006 06:17:46 PM »

okay so i dyed the wool yarn pinkish purple yellow etc and currently sewing up my hair with bone skull beads (tiny) that just arrived this morning yippie! will post pictures as my hair evolves im not rolling my hair either just letting it do its own thing with the wool/beads and mohair Smiley
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