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Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/15/13 03:39:21PM
163 posts

Wraps


Dread Accessories

is hemp an ok fiber to wrap dreads with long term? I thought I heard that it can mold pretty easily...

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/15/13 03:44:15PM
163 posts

6 months in and how im feeling


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Ill look forward to seeing your pics too! what exactly is a Buddhist sangha? Ive always found Buddhism fascinating. would love to hear about your involvement in that community.

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/13/13 05:53:39PM
163 posts

6 months in and how im feeling


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My dreads are coming along great, today, my 6th month anniversary. I looked up the other day and realized that i had dreads. As strange as that seems, this entire time i have not considered my locks to be dreads, but just curly hair. Almost 6 months in i finally realized that these are very much so dreads. They have progressed and are litterally different every single day. I have dyed them. I have beaded them. I have wrapped them in scarves and in tams.I have loved them, and hated them at the same time almost the entire length of this journey. However i try to relish in the journey as i know that eventually the excitement of seeing daily changes in the locks will fade an my dreads will eventually just be... Currently, and since day one, the back is considerably more dreaded than the top and sides. However the top and sides have indeed starting locking up. I think that i only have two sections of hair that are not dreaded at all.I wouldn't have imagined how fast 6 months went by and I look back and realize alot about me has changed since i began this journey. Friends have come and gone, new experiences shared, knowledge gained and mistakes made. for the past 6 months i have been maturing as a person, but still all the while making mistakes. I can see that my dreads are going through the same process. I feel as though I change daily along with them. Since starting the journey i have had to face more criticism from others about my apperance. I look scruffy. I look homeless some say. I appreciate it, because it has allowed me to realize who the people are that are willing to accept me as different person from my previous self. Different from how they met me. It has also allowed me the people who cant accept me for who i have become. People that refuse to let go of the past and admire the beauty that the present offers them. Those are the people i have tried to distance myself from. The ones that try to contain me. The ones who are uncomfortable with the decisions i am making and with the way i look. I am realizing even more that I need to do what I want to do, and find people who support that goal to surround myself with.I can see how people get so attached to their dreads. My memories are beginning to juxtapose the stages of my journey. I cant wait to continue this journey and im going to have a party when i hit one year. The journey has been long... I spent a year growing my hair just so it would be long enough to start dreads. the wait is what makes it great. patience is a virtue.I will post pictures here in about a month when they are at 7 months because there isnt much of a change from the pics i loaded at 5.5 months.Thanks for all the information
updated by @Bob Ngarly: 01/13/15 10:00:26PM
Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/13/13 05:23:55PM
163 posts

Is anyone planning on going to the rainbow gathering 2014?


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well se i hope to see you there, im beginning to make plans for it now. I really want to start traveling more and i think this may be a great starting place. Id love to see your dreads in person too! hahah

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/13/13 03:06:36PM
163 posts

Is anyone planning on going to the rainbow gathering 2014?


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I watched videos on youtube and it def looks like something i could get into to...anyone going from texas???Looking forward to get out there lets see whos planning on making the trip.
updated by @Bob Ngarly: 01/13/15 10:00:26PM
Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/15/13 03:33:06PM
163 posts

Freeform/ Natural/ Neglect Comments


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I like them I wish I could see them a little better, but from what I can tell they look very mature and long.

I wish I got more comments too. Although I do get lots of comments on my hair, no one comments on my dreads if that makes sense. Its as if people cannot tell my hair is locking, or are unsure what exactly im doing with it. It looks very curly still in the front so that's probably why. (and im 6 months into, TNR/Neglect) I myself don't refer to my dreads or locks, as so, to other people. When it becomes pretty apparent and I begin to get more comments, I will start referring to them as dreads. Right now im content with just calling it my hair. lol

peace be the journey.

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
11/29/13 03:48:41PM
163 posts

need advice


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TNr will make u happy short term.Neglect will probably get you there faster since your so far in. Are u see any knotting yet at all with your neglect?
Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
12/18/13 05:10:37PM
163 posts

I Have been freeforming from a fade for a year, my hair isn't even an inch long?


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I also think separate... If you can pull it out two inches wet, its more than long enough to separate. If you need to separate it when it is wet. I also think that picking it out and starting with more length may be a good idea. You could even go in and try to section them while your hair is wet... My guess is that you could take the sectioning you have naturally developed and add in some more "vertical sectioning" with a rat tail combed.

Or you could just keep it growing in the way it is and try to separate it later but I don't think that you will be able to easily at all....

good luck

Peace be the journey

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
11/22/13 12:14:45PM
163 posts

crochet dreads recovery Need help and advise


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This should be a featured article. Rustdust has explained exactly what SE has said would happen with crochet methods.

Bob Ngarly
@Bob Ngarly
11/21/13 02:36:14PM
163 posts

crochet dreads recovery Need help and advise


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It has to come undone to dread after most installation methods. Crochet especially.
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