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Alexandria
@Alexandria
08/07/11 10:47:40AM
3 posts

A New Category


dreadlockssite appreciation

If I had to propose one new category for discussions on this forum it would be called "Dreadlockssite.com Appreciation Posts" because that is exactly what this one will be.

This is the sixth day that I have had my dreads and they've been emotionally challenging already. After being a dread "maker", (backcombing, lock accelerator) for the first four days, I stumbled upon your website, apparently just in time. I posted one of my concerns about my dreads "unraveling" yesterday, and after a short conversation with a member and the wonderful soaring eagle, I had been converted to the natural dready method.

I'm happy to say that this is not the conclusion to my story. After I was converted, I began to search the site for more interesting discussions, and along with a few dread failure stories and the Johnny Clean debate, I stumbled upon some really passionate posts on dreads. This must have changed me somehow, because when I woke up this morning (hair all messy and loose and hanging in strands) and looked in the mirror, for once in my life I LOVE how I look. I love my (from now on) natural dreadlocks, and I can't wait for them to mature into whatever shapes and sizes they will someday become.

I just wanted to say thank you, and that I appreciate every single one of you for making this site what it is (especially you SE). So people uneducated on the benefits of natural dreads can come to the light. You all have given me something that I never was able to give to myself--confidence. And I appreciate you.

And I also can't wait to spend the rest of my dread journey as a part of your family.


updated by @Alexandria: 01/13/15 09:07:52PM
Alexandria
@Alexandria
08/06/11 10:31:33AM
3 posts

Seemingly Unique Dreadlock Issues


Help! Save My Dreads

Thank you, friend. You really put my mind at ease.I did a lot of reading about dreadlocks and I guess just seeing em unravel like that freaked me out. I'll leave them alone!
Alexandria
@Alexandria
08/06/11 10:04:54AM
3 posts

Seemingly Unique Dreadlock Issues


Help! Save My Dreads

I've got shiny, slick hair but I decided that I wanted to dread it. Dreadlocks have been something that I've wanted for a long time and I committed to at least a year of dready heaven but something seems to have taken a wrong turn.I dreaded my hair approximately five days ago, using the backcombing method. My dreads looked great the first day I had them, like they're supposed to. The second day was alright, and the third day I could tell that they were getting a little raggedy. Now, on my fifth day, I have woken up to completely unraveled dreadlocks. The hair is still sectioned accordingly, it just doesn't seem to be knotted anymore.The only thing that I can think of is my palm rolling. Every single time I palm roll, my dreadlocks seem to un-knot and get looser. I don't understand why this method doesn't work for me when it works for practically everybody else with dreadlocks. I am at the beach right now and my hair did get a little bit wet but salt water is supposed to help your dreads lock up, right? Not the case with mine.If you can help it's greatly appreciated.
updated by @Alexandria: 01/13/15 09:07:47PM