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#31 Pool Shark

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Posted March 18 2006 - 01:06 PM

I'd like to get dreadlocks, but I want to know if I'll look good with them, can someone go and look in my gallery and lemme know if I would or would not suit dreadies?

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Posted March 27 2006 - 07:52 PM

if anyone in the louisville, ky area needs a dreadman.... im your girl. lol im takin cosmetology school and i LOVE to do dreads!! not brave enough to do it to my own hair tho!!

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Posted March 27 2006 - 10:13 PM

if anyone in the louisville, ky area needs a dreadman.... im your girl. lol im takin cosmetology school and i LOVE to do dreads!! not brave enough to do it to my own hair tho!!


What method did they teach you at cosmotology school?
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#34 Magical Fire Lady

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Posted April 03 2006 - 01:45 PM

Mommy would hate me if I got dreads. =(


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Posted April 04 2006 - 10:33 AM

I dunno if you can see my dreadies in the pic in my signature, but I just put them in on sunday. I'll post better pics! I'm staying FAR away from wax!
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Posted April 04 2006 - 11:33 AM

Mommy would hate me if I got dreads. =(


But she lets you have bright red hair ??? Not that there's anythng wrong with that but try asking her !!
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Posted April 04 2006 - 12:23 PM

i thought my parents would hate my dreads because they are uber conservative, but they love them! My dad was giving me ideas on how to wear them too! Just do it. trust me, you'll be surprised about how your parents will react. Plus, it's your hair!!!
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Posted April 07 2006 - 11:08 AM

My mom is weird about hair.. But yeah she has been more leniant since I've turned 18. But still.. She says she thinks dreadlocks are dirty, and she has a problem with dirty stuff. I don't know if they actually are dirty or not, I personally don't care.. Dreads are sweet.

Maybe I'll do it when I move out or something haha.


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Posted April 14 2006 - 03:19 AM

a nice work proceed

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Posted April 17 2006 - 12:39 AM

oooh... awesome... YAY


*edit* i realized this makes no sense. i got dreads, but my picture is from before i had them... so... there you are...

When the earth was still flat

and the clouds made of fire

and the mountains stretched up to the sky

sometimes higher

folks roamed the earth

like big rolling kegs

they had two sets of arms

they had two sets of legs

they had two faces peering out of one giant head

so they could watch all around them

as they talked while they read

and they never knew nothing of love

it was before

the origin of love


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Posted April 18 2006 - 05:04 AM

so i'm thinking, next time i do dreads, i'm gunna make a dense sea salt wash, square off with rubber bands, drench them in it, blow dry, backcomb, tie em off, wash out the sea salt, take out top bands, spray with less dense salt water, rub roots oftan.

yea?

i took em out the first time because i wanted them fatter. 3 hours with my head in the tub and half a bottle of conditioner. btw, my hair had never looked so good afterwards.

everything alters brains chemistry from the foods you eat to the air you breath...so yes lsd alters brain chemistry so does holding your breath as you grunt out a really big dump....


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Posted May 06 2006 - 10:48 AM

I am getting dreads once school is out for the summer and I can't wait!
I am not sure how i am ganna do them yet though.. my mum my do them for me.
But I was thinking i could probably get some people to do them for me at the rainbow gathering too........

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Posted July 16 2006 - 12:40 PM

quick question. what is the easiest hopefull quickest way to grow dreads naturally?

Peace, Love, And Empathy, Alex
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Posted July 16 2006 - 07:47 PM

quick question. what is the easiest hopefull quickest way to grow dreads naturally?

Peace, Love, And Empathy, Alex


There is no "quick" natural way. Natural means no wax, no backcombing...letting your hair do its thing...My hair is 2 years old and some of it STILL isn't dreaded...done naturally.
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Posted October 20 2006 - 07:38 AM

if you can get it pure beeswax thats the best thing for your dreads and try and get some non residue shampoo to wash them in (remember to dry them properly else icky smells ;P)

yeah guys im just starting my dreads in a few days i have been growing my hair for 1 year with out cutting it and im getting braided extentions to start my dreads off. hair is down to my sholders atm but will be down to my ass in 1 week and a few more weeks after that my dreads will start to form and they will grow into dreads so yay me i carnt w8 if any 1 else has tried this way of growing dreads let me know in the forum

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Posted October 20 2006 - 07:49 AM

There is no "quick" natural way. Natural means no wax, no backcombing...letting your hair do its thing...My hair is 2 years old and some of it STILL isn't dreaded...done naturally.


yo i know im new here but everything is natural if its not chemical then it must be natural ? back combing is prob the quickest way dude back combing is completely natural the only thing you are doing is helping the knotting process along the way so they turn out like decent dreads i have seen quite a few "natural" dreads and most of them dont look like what you would associate as dreads but hey if thats you method im not knocking it me i would like to keep my dreads tight and maintained using beeswax and "natural" products in my hair to help them out and make them stronger and look realy healthy im not saying that yours isnt so dont get me wrong here just offering a little help to the dude.

here is a realy good product from www.knottyboy.com you can read here how to maintain and keep your dreads lock-tastic its realy helped my bust some myths about dreads so plz give it a look.(ps dont buy the hats they are realy too expensive if you have a grandma then get her to knit you 1)


Knotty Boy Dread Wax is an all-natural beeswax/ hempseed oil dread goop, specifically designed for starting and maintaining dreadlocks with ANY kind of hair. It's a great conditioner for already-formed locks, and works miracles on dry, damaged dreads. Plus, it allows you to wash your hair and keep them dreads clean! The hempseed oil (now certified organic!), beeswax and other natural ingredients are loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and vital nutrients which work together to keep new dreads knotted and healthy, and help to condition already-formed dreadlocks to prevent breakage and brittleness. And the best thing about Knotty Boy Dread Wax is... you can start dreads in hair that’s only 3 inches long!

regards and bright blessings

~Azen~

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Posted October 20 2006 - 07:56 AM

yo i know im new here but everything is natural if its not chemical then it must be natural ? back combing is prob the quickest way dude back combing is completely natural the only thing you are doing is helping the knotting process along the way so they turn out like decent dreads i have seen quite a few "natural" dreads and most of them dont look like what you would associate as dreads but hey if thats you method im not knocking it me i would like to keep my dreads tight and maintained using beeswax and "natural" products in my hair to help them out and make them stronger and look realy healthy im not saying that yours isnt so dont get me wrong here just offering a little help to the dude.

here is a realy good product from www.knottyboy.com you can read here how to maintain and keep your dreads lock-tastic its realy helped my bust some myths about dreads so plz give it a look.(ps dont buy the hats they are realy too expensive if you have a grandma then get her to knit you 1)


Knotty Boy Dread Wax is an all-natural beeswax/ hempseed oil dread goop, specifically designed for starting and maintaining dreadlocks with ANY kind of hair. It's a great conditioner for already-formed locks, and works miracles on dry, damaged dreads. Plus, it allows you to wash your hair and keep them dreads clean! The hempseed oil (now certified organic!), beeswax and other natural ingredients are loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and vital nutrients which work together to keep new dreads knotted and healthy, and help to condition already-formed dreadlocks to prevent breakage and brittleness. And the best thing about Knotty Boy Dread Wax is... you can start dreads in hair that’s only 3 inches long!

regards and bright blessings

~Azen~

do not use wax!!!!!! u can start hair 1 inch long
without wax
i love how many people come in advising wax...when theyre 1st starting theyre 1st dreads
do not use it..is a sticky gross mess that will really screw u up

natural is the way to go
if not then only backcomb & nothing else

dont do wax..you'll regreat it
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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:01 AM

if you can get it pure beeswax thats the best thing for your dreads and try and get some non residue shampoo to wash them in (remember to dry them properly else icky smells ;P)

yeah guys im just starting my dreads in a few days i have been growing my hair for 1 year with out cutting it and im getting braided extentions to start my dreads off. hair is down to my sholders atm but will be down to my ass in 1 week and a few more weeks after that my dreads will start to form and they will grow into dreads so yay me i carnt w8 if any 1 else has tried this way of growing dreads let me know in the forum

regards and bright blessings

~Azen~

2 big mistakes here
1 the wax
2 the extensions

i knews a girl who did that & ended up with 1/2 dreads 1/2 fake lookin braids
the extention part never did dread ..bit wasnt able to be removed either
& it just looked weird

just let your hair dread from where its at now. takes no effort just trash your comb & dreads will happen
but dont use wax
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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:08 AM

I am getting dreads once school is out for the summer and I can't wait!
I am not sure how i am ganna do them yet though.. my mum my do them for me.
But I was thinking i could probably get some people to do them for me at the rainbow gathering too........

a good freind wanted to get them done at the gathering as well..she kept asking people to do em for her...by the end of the week still noone had done them..but she already had 6 nice dreads forming
just from being there & forgetting to comb
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eat naturally
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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:08 AM

2 big mistakes here
1 the wax
2 the extensions

i knews a girl who did that & ended up with 1/2 dreads 1/2 fake lookin braids
the extention part never did dread ..bit wasnt able to be removed either
& it just looked weird

just let your hair dread from where its at now. takes no effort just trash your comb & dreads will happen
but dont use wax


im not after the extentions to dread i dont want them to when i have my dreads and my fake long hair for a while the extentions will be cut out if i carnt get them out naturaly i also know someone who used this method and hers turned out looking amazing and tight little dreads they rock and still do

blessed be

~Azen~

#51 soaringeagle

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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:14 AM

im not after the extentions to dread i dont want them to when i have my dreads and my fake long hair for a while the extentions will be cut out if i carnt get them out naturaly i also know someone who used this method and hers turned out looking amazing and tight little dreads they rock and still do

blessed be

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ok why do u want the extensions then?
& still i strongly recomend u avoid wax
also how old are your freinds dreads? maybe that method made em look ok in the first month..(when they should look all crazy) but how will they look in 5 years?
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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:25 AM

ok why do u want the extensions then?
& still i strongly recomend u avoid wax
also how old are your freinds dreads? maybe that method made em look ok in the first month..(when they should look all crazy) but how will they look in 5 years?


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Posted October 20 2006 - 08:49 AM

yo i know im new here but everything is natural if its not chemical then it must be natural ? back combing is prob the quickest way dude back combing is completely natural the only thing you are doing is helping the knotting process along the way so they turn out like decent dreads

The "natural method" if you know anything about dreadlocking lingo...is doing nothing to get dreads...that means no back combing or anything...Backcombing is considered the "Backcombing method"...when I say natural I mean doing nothing to attain dreadlocks.

i have seen quite a few "natural" dreads and most of them dont look like what you would associate as dreads but hey if thats you method im not knocking it

So, since you seem to know so much...what are dreadlocks SUPPOSED to look like? Hmmm? Because honestly I have had dreadlocks myself and I think they look like "dreadlocks" to me...if you want you can check out my gallery. If that doesn't suit your idea of dreadlocks I don't know what does. Also, soaringeagle has had dreads for fifteen years...and he did his naturally...his also looks like dreads...so exactly how many people have you talked to that have had dreads did theirs naturally?

me i would like to keep my dreads tight and maintained using beeswax and "natural" products in my hair to help them out and make them stronger and look realy healthy im not saying that yours isnt so dont get me wrong here just offering a little help to the dude.


Some people don't have dreads for the fashion or the "neatness" of them...some of us have dreads for a spiritual reason or a statement...my statement is not for fashion reasons. WAX is BAD...have you read any of the other threads that talks about wax?


here is a realy good product from www.knottyboy.com you can read here how to maintain and keep your dreads lock-tastic its realy helped my bust some myths about dreads so plz give it a look.(ps dont buy the hats they are realy too expensive if you have a grandma then get her to knit you 1)

Have you used this product? If not, then why are you advertising it?

Knotty Boy Dread Wax is an all-natural beeswax/ hempseed oil dread goop, specifically designed for starting and maintaining dreadlocks with ANY kind of hair. It's a great conditioner for already-formed locks, and works miracles on dry, damaged dreads. Plus, it allows you to wash your hair and keep them dreads clean! The hempseed oil (now certified organic!), beeswax and other natural ingredients are loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and vital nutrients which work together to keep new dreads knotted and healthy, and help to condition already-formed dreadlocks to prevent breakage and brittleness. And the best thing about Knotty Boy Dread Wax is... you can start dreads in hair that’s only 3 inches long!

regards and bright blessings

~Azen~


Dread goop? I don't think that's somethign I'd like to put in my hair.

My boyfriend started his dreads at about an inch long...it's been five years and some of his dreads are past the middle of his back...He didn't use any of these products and you can also see his dreads in my gallery as well.
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Posted October 20 2006 - 09:02 AM

http://www.hipforums...splay.php?f=209
check out these forums
theres alotta better info there then any site trying to sell ya products
dreads arent about products..
ya dont buy dreads
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Posted October 20 2006 - 09:05 AM

http://www.hipforums...splay.php?f=209
check out these forums
theres alotta better info there then any site trying to sell ya products
dreads arent about products..
ya dont buy dreads


Amen brother.
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Posted October 21 2006 - 03:28 AM

i understand that you dont buy dreads (you can lol, but its not what i ment :P) and i didnt meen for dancer to get upset about what i said, i was misunderstood and i misunderstood what dancer said. therefor i am sorry for what i said i would like to get to know about peoples experiances and how i sould go about maintaining my dreads when i get them what to do with them and how to stop them from smelling because i wash my hair alot, i know that i have to find some residue free shampoo for just a natural bar soap which coming from england isnt that hard as we have lush shops all over the place lol. i have found a few sites which tell me about palm rolling and keeping my my roots nice and neet, (you may thing that im a bit shallow and you maybe right ;P but i like things to be neat and in order it may sound odd coming from a pagan but hey its they way i am pluss im a scorpio :P) i will be honest i am getting dreads for more of a spiritual side than fasion or a statement but those thing do come into it, i want dreads for all those reasons but mainly a spiritual reason.

if any 1 can help me to try and get any more info on dreadlocks then i would be verry grateful, i search for knolage before i do anything to know that i am doing it right.

regards and blessed be

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Posted November 05 2006 - 05:07 PM

Hey. I'm new, my name is Del. Nice to meet you.

I have a dread question.

Okay, so I'm getting dreads. I've pretty much set my mind to it. I want them pretty badly.

I know the length shrinks when it's put into dreads, but how much? My hair is about shoulder length in the back, a tad shorter on the side, and about an inch below my eye in the front. What would that make out to be in dreads?

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Posted November 07 2006 - 09:07 AM

your bangs would be stubby and the rest of your head would look like you have short dreads.

i think it would look awsome. do it!

i think it would help to remember to do each dread in the same length of hair.

everything alters brains chemistry from the foods you eat to the air you breath...so yes lsd alters brain chemistry so does holding your breath as you grunt out a really big dump....


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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:19 PM

knottyboy.com said you lose 1/3 your length after Drazeaded.....

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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:31 PM

ya lose 1/3 about but ya never stop growin..ya dont rip none out..ya never trim 1/4 inch every several months..just frows n grows till its draggin on the ground
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