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2-day47.jpg?width=7504-day47detail.jpg?width=750Some days it seems like this journey is going nowhere fast, but looking back at a few earlier photos says otherwise. My hair is getting quite wild now and seems to be forming loose clumps. Just before Christmas, I did put in a few TNR dreads just to prove to my husband that it was indeed possible for my hair to dread. I tied them off with wool yarn and quite like them.It alsoappears that I am getting better at the mystical art of taking selfies!

**Before anybody freaks out and tells me what wool will do in my hair...I know. I am a fiber artist and am well aware of the felting properties of wool.**

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Babydreads!!!


By Victoria Soogrim, 2015-01-06

Got my first couple of babydreads starting to form!! And just ordered my first dreadlock shampoo today. Seems like my hair is very dreadsfertile since i just started 1.5 week ago! Love!

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By Harmony3, 2014-12-28
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Nearly 5 Months :)


By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-12-23

I have had my dreadlocks for five months (in a few days)! I get super excited every time I look in the mirror :) They are changing a lot.

There's two dreads at the base of my neck that have sort of congo'dtogether without me noticing, so it's toolate toseparatethem. It's going to become a very thick dreadlock over time :)

My natural hair color is pretty much completely grown in, but the tips of my dreads are still very blond which caused a really cool affect on the color of my hair. It almost looks like I have highlighted dreads, but they all have some blond and mostly my darker brown color. I used to really hate my brown hair, and I would always dye it when I had regular hair. BUT ever since I've started the dreading process, I've learned to love my natural color. It makes me feel a lot better about myself too.

I'm still washing once a week with Dr. Bronners although I usually go a week and a half before I wash them now. I'm not sure if that is just because I'm more comfortable with my dreads, but I don't feel a need to wash more frequently. My scalp has only been itchy after I first started my dreads. Ever since the first two months have passed I haven't had any problems with that.

Also, I wanted to review the Lock Magic Locking Gel that I have purchased from one of this websites shops. I did get the scented one (I think it was called karma) and I really enjoy the way it smells and the way it makes my hair smell. It has really helped some of my loose hair start to lock together. I have been applying it once a day every few days, and I don't use very much of the product when I apply it. When I get up in the mornings I notice the loose hairs already knotting up where I applied the gel. I am very impressed with it, and I really love the way it makes my hair smell. AND the scent lasts for hours :)

Okay, now I'm just rambling.

Either way, I am so grateful for my experiences throughout my dreadlock journey and all of things I am learning along the way.

~Namaste, free spirits :)

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One Year!


By Arkynstone GypsyFae, 2014-12-19

As of two days ago, my babies are a year old! My hubby said he's surprised I lasted this long because, as he says, I change my mind often. I used to dye my hair and I'd go with a new color every three months or so.

I explained that it's because I feel more like myself than ever. I'm happy.

I do look at other photos and wonder why mine got so short so quickly, whether they are progressing the way they "ought" to, and whether I should start fresh. Then I remind myself that every journey is different, that my dread babies are just doing what is natural for them, and that I need to continue to be patient and trust that the process is as it should be.

I owe many thanks to the community here, for without you I might have lost faith months ago. This is truly a wonderful family of dreadies and I'm so very pleased and blessed to be part of it. <3

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What kind of dreads are these?


By Michael8, 2014-12-07

Hi, i REALLY need to know what kind of dreads these are ive been wanting them for so long now.... And when i ask the hair salonist what do i ask her if i want my hair like this?

1st picture:http://gyazo.com/72fed8874b822df5615424f195240ac6

2nd picture:http://gyazo.com/750128997cbb265fb833cb8bb17dca37

3rd picture:http://gyazo.com/0a43ed98e5a2ced4377075dca878f497

4th:http://gyazo.com/8daa4006b717ae4bafc27987fe590ab2

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Day 11...Hubby is Getting Nervous


By Sissy MacK, 2014-12-02

So this morning, the hubby and I were sitting on the bed playing with the babies when suddenly he bursts into laughter.Breathlesslyhe managed to gasp, "Your hair looks like sh*t!"

Humm...I've got to admit it does look pretty bad about now. 6-day11.jpg?width=7508-day11detail.jpg?width=300

Not that I run around looking quite so messy. I'm really loving the way I look in my new wool tam.

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Day 4 is Getting Messy!


By Sissy MacK, 2014-11-25

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I am seeing changes already, my hair is usually super straight. I washed it for the first time this morning and I was afraid some of my "mess" would fall out, but it actually got even messier. I'll have my new wool tam finished in about an hour and will tuck the hair up before hubby gets home this afternoon.

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3 Month Update :)


By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-11-25

I've had my dreadies for 3 months now :) They are changing a lot. I have to separate them about once a week. I wash once a week with Dr. Bronner's. I really like the way it makes my hair smell.

Here are some pictures of how they are looking:

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3 months neglect


By Panga, 2014-11-16
It's a little past my 3 months now. I'm enjoying the process of dreading without too much worry this time round. For the most part my hair has sectioned and knotted on its own (minus the 2 tnr I started with). My front sections are still straight, but I know that may never dread. I counted 62 solid knotted sections. Tons of thin ones, a few fat ones. Lots of loops starting up. I have been washing with baking soda every 2 to 4 days. I have done a few acv rinses but its not part of my routine. I separate almost every day right now too. I have decided not to add beads or wraps yet, since the ones I had in kept falling out and I don't want to stop or hinder the process like last time. Or pick them up off the floor when they fall out daily. I'll wait until they are more along. So yeah, that's my update!
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