Teh Squeaky Wheel
Good morning, all!
Dv8: dreadlocks sound like a maintenance nightmare.
Not too much, I make it sound hard because I offer up so much detail.
Flipping a lock just takes a few seconds (with a hook)
If I were more normal, it would just be a bit of this and that every couple of days.
I think the advantage is you can do nothing for a month or two, and then have a bit of work on your hands, but it doesn’t really take that long even then.
At first, I thought it was imperative that I find a pro to work on them when I was not in the mood and/or too tired from work to mess with them, but honestly, it’s not all that difficult.
I do realize my nerdy descriptions make it sound very complicated.
So that’s on me : )
Having never had them, it’s hard for me to grasp their complexity.
one factor that that makes them easier is how frizzy my hair is--this is also compounded by the mineral content of the water up here. So they bind naturally when I flip them. If my hair was as frizzy as a black dude, then I wouldn’t even have to flip them, and they’ed pretty much bind on their own with maybe a bit of dreadlock jel every so often.
one factor that makes them a bit harder for me specifically, is that most guys even those that are not balding, have thinner hair on top of their head than around the sides. This is caused by there being two types of follicles: one that is susceptible to DHT and one that is not. These areas overlap. When you hit your peak Testosterone years, most of the susceptible hair follicles go dormant, i.e. you lose that hair. If you have plenty of the other type of follicle you don’t go bald, but you will have less hair on top of your head after adulthood. And your hairline also will change owing to the fact that these regions that overlap, do not overlap completely.
So my hair, even though it doesn’t look thin, is thinner on top, like most guys, and to have enough dreads on the top of my head requires what I call “contraction” which can be accomplished by several different methods. But it results in the locks being a bit too close together for how thick one’s hair actually is. So I have around 10 locks that fall into that region which need a bit more attention than all the rest for that reason.
My hair has been thinning for years but I still wear what’s left of it long, mostly in a pony tail. Twenty years ago, it would take two turns of the rubber band to retain -- now, it’s like five wraps. I think they are making pony tail holders larger in diameter.
Trophy-Taking Kitteh Tuesday…teh yay!™
Glad to read that Linux Rob arrived safely and “not unclean”. (Thai food…yum!)
Enjoyed your cat-pilling image from yesterday; that must be a PITA.
I’ll leave it too Fatwa to write the ad.
I must think on this; love the reflecting pool idea, Harper. A dry-ice dispenser for the pool might be a nice addition. (I’ll have to work the old-timey SFX of a Jacob’s Ladder into the spot somehow.) 👿
It bumfuzzles me how so many people give no thought to where all of the power for electric cars is gonna come from…and that they’re magically “carbon neutral”.
What a stupid age we live in.
We’ve lived up here for about 7 or 8 years now, and I still don’t know any of the restaurants really, not being in the restaurant going income bracket, imho.
Fortunately Harper did some research because she knew Linux Rob would want to go out somewhere.
And… of course,.. we ordered way too much and so there was plenty to bring home. She loves the thom Ka Gai and the red curry, stuff.
It’s hard to make the Tom Ka Gai soup at home, because the ingredients are hard to get. And some of the domestic substitutes just don’t cut it. You can’t get that signature “Turpentine” taste without the right woody roots.
Good morning, Dv8, and Fatwa -- happy Tuesday, boys.
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha starts today. Yesterday was jury selection and amazingly it only took one day.
Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!
Fatwa -- I love the images you’ve been posting. Today’s is especially good!
Hey, Sven and Paddy!
I purloin only the choicest memes from Twitter for posting here.
They’re carefully curated. 😉
Linux Rob is now on his way to the Phoenix area for his family gathering. He will be back up here in two days.
Big doings in the political world tonight with odd-year elections. Hope there will be some liberal tears to slurp up tomorrow.
Things look good in VA -- about time for them to find more ballots somewheres.
And the Braves are looking real good, too. If they can hold on for another 4 innings, they can return to Atlanta as MLB champs.