I decided to jump on the bandwagon

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by Hippie McRaver, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    I decided that I was gonna dread my hair after xmas but before new years, anyway. I figured if I don't do it now I never will (after college) plus ive wanted dreads since I was 14, so what the hell right? anyway here's a month of progress. Be honest.

    Enjoy.
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  2. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    theyre purdy =]
     
  3. natural philosophy

    natural philosophy bitchass sexual chocolate

    you need to wax
     
  4. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    I was told that wax is a bad thing, I keep getting conflicting info on the topic of wax. Why do you think it would help?

    also I heard of this "locking accelerator" at superhippie.com, anybody used this stuff?
     
  5. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    hes joking wax is bad
    you gotta understand natural philosophy is an instigator, when you said jump on the bandwagon he instantly thought youer in it just for fasshion to look cool and be in the in crowd, so the wax suggestionbs his way of saying go ahead fuck up your dreads like so many who want to rush em for the looks not the lifestyle

    wax is bad
    and accelerators are crap
    the only accelerator u should even concider is plain ol sea salt sprays ior a dip in the ocean
     
  6. menghele

    menghele Member

    they look great
     
  7. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    thanks for the compliments people, but to address soaringeagle, no I do not want to F-up my dreads I like what they stand for I guess, its like a billboard that screams, "HEY! were like minded, woo!"

    I have heard sea salt is good too, I am thinking of buying a croshea (however you spell it) needle like the ones artist use for felting because its designed to make thousands of tiny knots. Also I am told that baking soda is a good way to clean my hair mixed with water, is this true? I did it once and it would seem to be so, however I was unhappy with the "dandruff" that turned out to be baking soda several days later. Any thoughts?
     
  8. natural philosophy

    natural philosophy bitchass sexual chocolate

    most of the crochet stories i've heard have ended up with that part of the dread not locking and/or getting weak and breaking off. its really unnecessary (sometimes damaging), like most things people do to their dreads
     
  9. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    to create thousands of knots u gotta create thousabnds of holes, holes break hairs weakening dreads
    also it changes the techture of the dread so you have to keep doing it forever otr you get a distinct line thats different
    also every broken hair will find its way out and need to be pulled in breaking more hairs, it creates a never ending cyckle of dammage and repairing the dammage its creating
    eventualy the dreads so perforated it falls apart
    i wouldnt suggest it
    theres no piint really
    dreads happen if u do nothing so why create extra work?
    espoewcialy if it harms u in the end

    the more natural you go the stronger the dreads and the longere they lasst
    so relax and do nothing
    and enjot dfoing nothing
     
  10. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    dear Hippie McRaver,

    dont use wax, its bad
    dont use rubber bands, theyre bad,
    dont use acceleraters, also bad,

    washing with baking soda is good, maybe mix with essential oils (look at the other threads, like the herbs for hair, or what other people have posted)

    i would advise against crocheting - i dont think it looks good (but thats my opinion)

    i think that your dreads are very very good as they are. did you backcomb? i quite like them tbh =]

    yours sincerely,

    derry.
    aka smelly d. (but no one calls me derry, =[)
     
  11. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    thanks for all the input, and thank you "Smelly D" lol

    I did not backcomb them, I just grabbed tufts of hair and twisted it till it was a tube or hair so to speak, and then started at the end of the strand and just ripped and ripped and ripped as illustrated below.
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  12. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    haha thats an awesome self-portrait =D thats the method im ganna try when i get my dreads sorted in the next few weeks, yaay
     
  13. Dragonvine

    Dragonvine I do Glass

    I'm sO impressed with the progress in one month... :D

    The accelerator from dreadheadHQ/dreadworx only has got sea salt and yucca extract in it, and something called guanidine carbonate which is used to straighten hair...

    So meh. I never really see the difference in my dreads when i use it :(
     
  14. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    yucca id guess is simulsar enough to aloeto be interchangasble
    the method u used is known as twist n rip
     
  15. Callie4Strings

    Callie4Strings Official Spokes Bitch


    I love this guy!!!!!!!!:D
     
  16. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

  17. legal_rasta

    legal_rasta Member

    dude nice dreads. they look good.

    i wanna get dreads sometime........:(

    ive used baking soda then rinsed wtih Apple cider vinegar. weird. idk. it deffinatley leaves my hair feeling really dry and clean after it drys. It helped a bit with my dandruff. Its probably cut in half but i still have quite a bit.


    oh yeah, the baking soda was like 2 parts baking soda to 1 part salt.

    just a hint, becareful when you rinse your hair and wash it out lol, i got the vinegar in my eye last times and lemme tell you, it burns.
     
  18. mandyland

    mandyland Senior Member

    hey i have the same red dready bead. woohoo!
     
  19. Hippie McRaver

    Hippie McRaver Senior Member

    dread people activate bead powers!
     
  20. E-Z

    E-Z Member

    Those look great for one mont man keep it up
     

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