Afro & Dreadlocks

Questions about a hairstyle round in shape or a hairstyle braided and matted. This type of hair receives a lot more processing than any other. Get all your advice on styles , care, and management here.

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Afro & Dreadlocks

How do i get the kinky twist braids curly?

if its your own hair or human dampen and use a lil product and use perm rods and either wear for hours to set in or sit under dryer if you are usin synthetic perm rods and really really really really hot water do the trick

hope that helps

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Are there different kinds of dreadlocks?

Yes there are different types of dreadlocks, they come in all shapes in sizes and all form with whatever type of original hair you have. There are different types of dreadlocks due to the types of hair that people have before starting dreadlocks and the type of method they use to initially start there dreadlocks. Some methods such as using a crochet hook is an aggressive method that makes that hair tight immediately while some still form locs by simply doing nothing. Just check out pictures and it quickly becomes apparent that there are different types.

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Are you able to make dreadlocks with gel?

yes with aloe vera gel
never use wax though

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Bob Marley

How many dread locks does Damian Marley have?

NONE

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Can you be born with dreadlocks?

Yes, you can be born with dreadlocks.

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Why was Helene Curtis-Thermasilk hair products pulled from the market?

Unilever wanted the shelf space to market their newer line of Sunsilk products marketed towards a younger consumer at a higher price.

However, hope is not lost. Unilever only took Thermasilk off their USA product list but continue it on their Canadian distribution and website.

Amazon.com is now our friend.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hpc/102-6831486-4120955?url=search-alias%3Dhpc&field-keywords=Thermasilk&x=0&y=0I almost fainted last week. I was walking down the aisle at a Safeway in Daly City, CA and saw a whole bunch of Thermasilk Shampoo and Conditioner. I cleaned them out. I don't know if they've restocked, but it's just like I remember. I love it. Please bring it back Helene!

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Can you have dreadlocks with thin hair?

Well...If its long yeah

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Is dimethicone good for natural afro hair?

No it is not, Dimethicone is a silicone in liquid form. It's like covering your head in plastic.

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Does dax the pomade makes your hair grow?

hair growth can take years however some products do help for quicker growth.my cousin used dax because her hair was breaking and a couple of months later her hair was longer than it was before it started breaking. so from my opinion YES.it still depends on the hair type.

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Who is the manufacturer of afro twist braid?

Afro Beauty Collection, Crown Pacifc Group Inc.

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Does a spandex cap dry out hair?

No I don't believe so, just wash your hair to re- hydrate after swimming... Plus most people usually wash their hair after swimming anyways

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Afro & Dreadlocks

Can i sew in my own weave using step by step instuctions?

I suppose, but a lot can easily go wrong. It can be really difficult, too. Your best bet is to have it done professionally, at a salon, or at least by someone else.

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Name some white male singers with dreadlocks?

Newton Faulkner

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Can you use moose on synthetic hair?

Yes you can

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Do you need a license to braid hair in Georgia?

yes

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How long does your hair grow in a month?

Hair grows about 1/2 inch a month ;)

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Are dreadlocks evil?

No, dreadlocks are in no way evil.

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How do you wash baby oil out of hair?

Using a shampoo that really drys out your hair would get it out. Then using the blow dryer or straightner would help.

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What is the difference between a hair texturizer and a hair relaxer?

Hair texturizer is better for your hair than a perm if you want your hair to be more natural than chemically treated. The texturizer loosens your curls, and make your hair appear curlier and it is for the most part it is easy to maintain your hair and grow it out more when you have a texturizer. Perm is more to damage your hair and make it something different than the texture different. It will either take out your perm so that your hair is straight or it will make hair that is really strraight curly or sometimes even straighter. From personal experience I have to say that a texturizer is better for your hair. I am a mixed girl with caucasian and black and my hair overall is curly. But since I have black roots and white roots my hair is not only curly it is curly with frizz. I had a perm in my hair for many years maybe 5 years, and at first I was ok with it, but then when I wanted to grow my hair out and I wanted to wear it curly I could not because it had become straight. The curl that I once had was gone, and my hair was straight from the middle to the bottom and curly at my roots. So after a while I decided to take the perm out of my hair, and grow it out natural. Then my Aunt who is a professional hair stylist told me to get a texturizer. The first time I got it I did it myself and it ended up turning out badly, and my hair was straight again. I did not like it so I decided after a long time to go somewhere to cut off all of the perm(relaxer) that was in my hair. I did that and for about a month my hair was really short, but then after a while =3 weeks my hair was growing out and the natural curl was back. I saw my aunt's hair and how the texturizer works, so I decided to get the texturizer, it ended up giving me results that I loved. My hair is short but now growing really fast and all of the perm and straightened part is gone. It is sooooooo much easier to handle, and I love going swimming and now having to worry about it. The body is still there and it is not flat. It is like my hair when I was younger, full of body and waves. Also alot of curls. Everyone thinks that it looks so cute. So take the perm out of your hair, and if you want to get a texturizer the main difference between the two is that the perm will give you thinner hair when you stop using it and it is much stronger that a texturizer. A texturizer on the other hand will give you alot of volume, and it will restore you hair and bring out the natural curls. The best thing about a texturizer is that you can grow it out anytime without major breakage because it will loosen your curls. A perm if you constantly get it will make your hair really straight or curly and in the end you will have alot of breakage and your hair will not be natural. Personally if you want long beautiful hair grow it out without any chemicals in it.

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Is it possible to be able to plug a 4 prong twist and lock into a 3 prong twist and lock generator?

Yes, but ONLY if the generator is electrically modified and upgraded to accept the 4 prong plug.

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Afro & Dreadlocks

How do you do a quick weave?

First Method ; if you have shorter hair you can just gel it all back then put a stocking cap on top and let dry for 45 minutes . once dry begin measuring you track according to the width of head you must go from side to side until you made it to tip of ears then you take it in a circular motion wrapping the tracks around and around . make sure you use enough glue but not to much glue

Second Method ; For longer hair you can either wrap it or put it in a ponytail and gel remaining hair forward , the place stocking cap & let dry for 45 minutes . once dry begin measuring you track according to the width of head you must go from side to side until you made it to tip of ears then you take it in a circular motion wrapping the tracks around and around . make sure you use enough glue but not to much glue .

CLOSURE ; cut a small piece of hair then glue it then roll it together tightly until glue drys , then find the center of the track and flatten it with a flat iron . then glue to center of head and your done . style as desired

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How do you treat hair relaxer burn?

I burned my scalp on the edges of my forehead and my hairs are burned and broken, I am missing hair on that area.

so to help heal, and speed up the rate of healing, put cool aloe-vera gel,

and vitamin E oil on it. dont use any grease or oils because they have alcohol in them which drys out the skin.

use soft shampoos, that have nothing in them that is sodium; because, sodium strip your hair of its natural oils. those shampoos are with sodium are bad with or without chemical relaxer burns.

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How do you get feathered hair?

Normally to have hair feathered, it is cut using the shape of the head as a guide. Part the hair and hold it straight out. Using the same angle of the shape of the hair, cut hair. There are many other factors and methods used in feathering hair but this method works for basic feathering.Trim and shaggy style.

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to get a feathered hairstyle it's best to ask for lots of layers and for it to be cut with a razor instead of shears. Using a razor actually breaks up the ends of the hair giving it a more feathered look compared to just the blunt cut of a shear.

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Can you swim with dreadlocks?

Yes, just make sure you dry them afterward.

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Afro & Dreadlocks

Does shaving help facial hair grow?

Opinions that it helps:

  • Shaving a lot does help. It's not an urban legnd. If you shave every morning your skin will develop a resistance increasing the thickness and amout of hair growth in the shaved area. It's definitely a credible alternative to applying products.
  • Shaving does make hair more course.
  • Well im 26 and have never really had a lot of facial hair exspecially under the burn to join it to my cheek. I have been constantly shaving twice a week for about 2 monhts now and my side burns are starting to join up and i had a bold patch under my chin wich has now filled in!!!!
  • Severing the hair at the base of the shaft causes the hair growing in the follicle to compensate for the added weight which will have to be handled. It is a physiological response to an external stimulus.
  • One way you can think of why hair feels coarser after shaving is, like when you break a toothpick in half, it is easy, then break one half in half, it is harder, and continually gets harder the smaller the piece. This is based on the principle of levers and leverage. The closer you are to the fulcrum, or in this case the break point, the more force needs to be applied to break or bend it. Short hair is harder to bend than long hair. As for shaving helping, it doesn't. You may grow more hair after shaving, but that would be pure coincidence considering you continually grow more hair over time. While you have been growing any current growth on your face, more hair folicals are beginning to grow and therefore when you shave, you put any hair you currently have, back to the same lengthe as the new hair coming in. Next time your hair grows out, it will include all of the shorter new hairs, meaning more facial hair. You don't need to be a doctor to understand that.
  • The length of hair is based on a comparison between the rate of growth and the rate of decay. The hair is always growing but can seem to stop at a certain point - be it on the head or on the face - because the rate of decay at the ends keeps it from getting any longer. For the hair on my head I could never get it to grow beyond my shoulders until I started getting my hair cut regularly trimming the split ends. This caused the rate of growth to outpace the rate of decay. The same principles could be applied to the face. The older the ends of the hair the more likely it is to be split and damaged, the faster the rate of decay. So even just trimming facial hair will cause facial hair to appear to grow faster because the rate of decay has been reduced, not because the rate of growth has been increased. Sometimes the daily increase in hair growth rate cannot even be observed because the rate of decay is also increasing, which is why immediately after shaving the entire growth rate is observed to increase. This means shaving can help, but trimming can help even more. This is because it is only the ends that are subject to decay and cutting it all off just removes more hair than needed. This can be confirmed to be true by the mechanics of hair growth on the top of the head which is the same. - Elliander

Opinions that it doesn't help:

  • Shaving will not do anything for hair growth at all one way or another. Hair growth is completely dependent on genetics and hormones. Shaving is just mechanically cutting existing hair at the surface of the skin. You cannot produce more hair by shaving. The reason why shaved hair seems coarser is simply because the hair is cut off bluntly and is newly growing out. Body and faciai hair growth doesn't stop at young adulthood--most men get hairier as they grow older. This is due to the continued exposure of the hair follicles to androgens (male hormones) which causes new beard and body hairs to develop from the hair follicles. It has nothing to do with shaving habits. If you are a young man and don't grow a very good beard, waiting is probably the best strategy -- you might grow in a better one as you get older, unless your lack of beard growth is caused by not producing enough androgens, in which case you should see a doctor about it. If you are of Asian or Native American ancestry, you might not grow much facial or body hair at all.
  • Shaving more often does not increase facial hair growth, that is only an urban legend. It all depends on your genetics and/or testosterone level.
  • Shaving does not help. People get this impression because when you shave, the �ends� or points of the hairs become blunt instead of soft. So it feels rougher, but the growth is the same. The hair might look darker but it is only because the length is uniform. One theory for the origin of the myth that shaving makes a beard grow faster is that humans perceive change by proportion. For example: going from "zero" to half an inch in a month is really noticeable; adding a half an inch to a beard that's already (say) 2 inches long is a much less noticeable change. In the first case, it's a "100%" proportional change, while in the second case, it's only a 25% change. So even if a beard is growing at a constant half an inch per month, it will *seem* to grow faster at the beginning and slow down as it gets longer, because the proportion of change is dropping. Some of the other readers are getting increased facial due to the onset of PUBERTY and not because they shave more frequently.
  • Shaving cannot in any parallel universe help hair grow because hair is dead skin so therefore how does shaving force more skin cells die.
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