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SARSwimmer
@sarswimmer
2 years ago
11 posts

Hey, everyone.  I'm just getting started, I feel a little out of place seeing as all the posts I'm seeing are of people who have instigated their dreads to start forming in one way or another.  I haven't done anything and don't plan to, just watching what happens and hanging on for the ride.  I stopped brushing my hair 3 weeks ago and am washing it twice a week.  It's not very long and it hasn't been back combed or twisted or anything like that but I do want to put a picture up just for myself to follow my timeline.  I have the dreadshampoo and I also spray my hair with a sea salt solution, I'm excited for the journey.

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updated by @sarswimmer: 01/02/18 06:40:02AM
SARSwimmer
@sarswimmer
2 years ago
11 posts

That's awesome.  I'm pretty stoked on the freeform ideal, I think it will be way more satisfying than any other possible approach.  I'm a little nervous about my current length, but we'll see how they act, only one way to find out.  Thanks for the warm welcome, I look forward to progressing through this journey with you.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
28,403 posts

i let mine dread while camping in the woods

a lot here went natural

shes right, when you force them its constant panic and worry and feeling like you need to do more

when you let it happen its pure relaxation.. serenity.. you just accept that it will happen as it should and theres no need to worry at all




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
acidburn
@acidburn
2 years ago
96 posts

I'm just going to vouch for there can be some worry in neglect some people there hair isn't as prone to tangle it's been 10 months for myself and i only have 1 neglect dread but sectioning is slowly starting..

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
28,403 posts

he is doing everything right just has very oily hair that don't like to tangle

i'm not at all suggesting this and i scolded someone else for suggesting it but ..someone did say in cases of very oily hair they would just not wash and let it get oily and caked together  and dread..it seems like absolute opposite of whats recommended but hey if u try everything else what is there to lose

again..not recommending it just saying someone had suggested it as an option




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
2 years ago
59 posts

Welcome! Kudos to starting out naturally.  I started mine with twist and rip as a starter method but have since let go for them to "enjoy the ride".  Probably about half of mine have fallen out but they are sectioning out really nicely.  And honestly, the ones I have left to freeform  are my absolute favorite ones right now.  It's great watching your  hair do what it wants to rather than forcing it.  Good luck!




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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
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@fozbee
2 years ago
34 posts

hello Ben! I'm new and introducing myself too! much love! may your locks nat naturally nippy!

SARSwimmer
@sarswimmer
2 years ago
11 posts

So I was reading posts today and it was the first time I've seen the "Don't towel dry" comment.  I've definitely been towel drying every time I wash my hair.  I'll stop that and maybe things will start getting knotty quicker.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
2 years ago
28,403 posts

I'm surprised

that's on here probably 100,000 times ..but the site is huge




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
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