IgneousºFaust (igneousfaust) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
IgneousºFaust
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Fire, Pics, Products

G'evening peoples! im a bit new to this community, although the memories have helpped me get started on my dreads about 1 year...and 9months ago.

so after looking through the memories and such, i have noticed that nobody has said anything about fire. I have tried lemons, salt, and everything else. but fire! nothing is as much fun as taking a lighter to your head and see those little loose strands singe, or better yet, a whole portion of my head be engulfed by a flash of flame.

PROS:
It temporarily takes care of those stranglers (roots).
It can help out a lot with the tips (if you want them more neat/rounded).

Cons:
If you burn the roots they grow back.
It smells like burnt hair (no sht eh?).


pre-fire!
shut up about the funny face...
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post-fire
yeah, im like a possum
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this has rubber bands as well, only a temp fix cause i notice no longterm benifits of rubberbands
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(haha im stealing bandwidth off of my gf's photobucket cause im too lazy to upload to my own!)

now heres a question for the general population:
What products do you use in your hair?
Il get it started:

Shampoo:
Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap (Organic, unscented)
(i like it, but if i dont rinse out i smell funny for 27 hours 42minutes and 3seconds. it also seriosly rapes my hair of dye, so im looking for something nicer to dye)

Wax:
Fantastix Honey wax+shea butter
(does what wax does, nothin special. smells good IMHO)

Dye (blue)
Jerome Russell's Punky Color Atlantic Blue:
(The best dye i have every used, highly reccommended.)
Avatar Funky Fruit:
(cheap alternative if i cant find punky color, fades quickly)
Jazzing Mood Indigo by Clairol:
(This dye sucks horribly, it washed out in my rinse practically, i thought i messed up, so i applied with heat, lots of it, still didnt last...a few days)


One summer i worked on the beach, and i noticed how much tighter my dreads got with tons of sun and salt exposure, i have since tried to emulate that but have not had great luck.

Other
"Real Lemon 100% Lemon Juice" +preservatives
(easier than squeezing lemons, and feels+smells nice with occassional use, not sure how pratical/usefull)
Reese Sea Salt Fine Chrystals All Natural.
(helps dry my hair out and feels good on skin, but it gives white flakes that may appear to be dandruff...)
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