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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.

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

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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Quick update


By ginger.rose, 2014-11-05

A million reasons I haven't been here, but I am still going with my locking process and although it's been slow, they are coming along.

I'm looking forward to the new site, and the possibility of a functional mobile interface.

Missing you all and looking forward to meeting the new members when time is free again

<3

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HELP, NEED ADVICE! A lot of LOOSE HAIR!


By michell loera, 2014-11-02

So I've been naturally/ free form dreading my hair now for 1 year and 9 months..

And I have a ton of loose hairs that need to go into some of the sections/dreads.. (not re growth either)

I tried so many times tying them with little rubber bands to the dread I want it to attach to but the next day most of them come out the rubber band...I think I have a lot of loose hairs because I would tear my sections or hairs apart if it started dreading into the wrong section..

I would let those hair just become their own dread except most the hairs aren'tenoughto make a decent sized section, especially since most my sections/ dreads are super thick..

I know the crochet hook is bad for the hair but I was wondering if it would be that damaging to use it once to get those loose hairs in the dreads.. And if the crochet hook would work??

Or if there's another way..I was wondering if wrapping them would help too?

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Dream. What Does It Mean?


By DRS, 2014-11-02

So yesterday I was driving home, and I guess I was a little close for comfort to the truck in front of me. 90% of the time, in the mountains, people will pull over and let you pass when you reach a turnout. The neo nazi pulled over and as I passed he yelled "SLOW DOWN N****R!!! We exchanged words and went our ways. I had a dream... Two actually...

#1. I was in a smoke shop and saw a HUGE tam. I asked the guy behind the counter, "How long til I can fit that one? 10 years?"

"I don't know. 20... 50..." he replied.

#2 I was with my mom again and possibly a friend I can't exactly recall. We were walking through a crowd of people and I realized we were at the Rainbow Gathering. My friend and mom weren't too thrilled but I was. I wandered off and when I was comfortable, I held out my arms and started flying just over the crowd. Someone yelled something at me, and while I don't recall what was said, negative or positive, I held my hand behind me and gave them a peace sign as I floated away.

So I guess I'm a long way from Nirvana... Or I need to calm down more...

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Dreading in the south


By April Parker2, 2014-10-29
I live in Louisiana, a very southern state (duh) with very southern people (painfully so sometimes) and in all my 28 years here I've only ever seen one other person with dreadlocks. I never gave it much thought , and never planned to have them myself, but now that I do I notice how greatly my home seems to lack diversity. Hair wise atleast. Almost every female has the same hair. Dark brown with blonde highlights or vice versa. Usually longish , and layered heavily. I've never been that type. Yes my hair is natural brunette however it's been modified for most of my life (bright red 4-life! I miss you :/ )Now that I have a different hairstyle from 97% of the population of the state, I feel eyes on me everywhere. Not that I'm not used to sticking out , hell I've been goth , emo , semi-hoochie, and currently kind of hippy-ish. I'm ok with the looks and questions and junk..people are curious by nature and I like to do things that make people wonder. I haven't been out much with my new style but simply posting a pic of my progress on Facebook incited a riot of questions "how do you wash it? You don't wash it! They're gonna be filthy and stink! Why would you do that? you had such beautiful hair!!!! "My thumbs almost bled after answering all the questions.I'm terrified to think what people will say when I bring up how bad I wish my son had dreads too or , god forbid , my daughter! Holy hairstyles would they lose their shit. In the end though, my BFF is totally supportive and asks me regularly to update her on my progress, my kids could give 2 shits about what my head looks like , and my boyfriend has learned to just let me do my thang when it comes to my appearance , as long as I stay a "sexyass thick woman".Don't worry hun, thick will forever be my calling. ;)And as for my hair, I think it's found it's calling. It's always been a tangly rats nest of loops and bumps and squiggles , I always hated brushing , and I could never ride in a convertible without eating hair or blinded my strays whipped around by the wind. Dreadlocks were in my future always , and I think running into the one other dreaded soul in Louisiana was the universes way of pointing me in the right direction.But man, did it take me a long time to get the message!
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