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Karen Guy
@karen-guy
11/19/14 07:27:48AM
36 posts

Help Itchy Itchy Scalp


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thanks SE yes I have always suffered from dry skin. It could just be the slight change in the weather too. I was on a trip to WI last week where the I definitely changed the water temperature due to the colder air outside. Unfortunately the itching started before I left for WI. I am sure the climate change did not help things. I am now back in sunny So Cal and still itchy! I will contact Vicki and ask her about the product. Thank youKaren
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
11/18/14 05:59:57AM
36 posts

Grand-Mommy Has Dreads!


Introduce Yourself

Welcome to the journey. Never too old! I'm 45 and stopped brushing August 2013. I had wanted to let my hair dread for 20yrs and was always afraid of shrinkage so I never let it happen. Now over a year in I love my short(yes they shrunk) natural dreads. Peace
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
11/18/14 05:35:05AM
36 posts

Help Itchy Itchy Scalp


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

My natural/neglect are 14mth old. & for about 3wks my scalp has been overwhelmingly itchy. I use Vicki's dreadlock shampoo and have not changed anything else in my routine i.e.laundry detergent, soaps, body wash. I know the weather is changing and the air is somewhat dryer but I live in Southern CA and we don't have too drastic of a weather change. I work with young children and thought worse case scenario lice, but I've been checked and no buggers, thank goodness! Any and all suggestions for one itchy dreaded mama welcome thanks & peace
updated by @karen-guy: 01/13/15 10:06:17PM
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
09/24/14 09:19:47PM
36 posts

Quick shrink?


Dread Maintenance

I was so afraid of short hair that I didn't dread my hair for 20yrs! It's a year later and my hair is above my shoulders! It is what it is and I still love my dreads. Although I cannot wait for them to grow.
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
09/24/14 06:44:35PM
36 posts

Quick shrink?


Dread Maintenance

Oh man mine shrunk so much in what seemed to be overnight. Check out my most recent photo. I just passed one year. If you look at how long my hair was to start with it is crazy!
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
09/11/14 11:13:40PM
36 posts

loops lumps kinks and zig zags in dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance



Eric Organiscak said:

I'm glad this thread is still alive! I read through it all and wish there were more posts. ;p I'm at one month now and I'm starting to get loops. One of my dreads that got a loop last week now has two! xD It's starting to look like it could form into an aum symbol. I hope so.

I'm also worried about losing so much length. I love long hair too. When I started last month, my hair was (and still is so far) about halfway down my back. I hope I don't lose more than half length and it stays at least at or below my shoulders.

Karen Guy
@karen-guy
09/11/14 06:53:26PM
36 posts

loops lumps kinks and zig zags in dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

Welcome to the ride. I do understand the worry of length lost and I will share my photo with you not to discourage but for you to know that if shrinkage happens you will survive and you will still love your locs. I am at 1yr now and to say I had a lot of shrinkage is an understatement. I too was worried about shrinkage and have had long hair for most of my life, but was so afraid of short hair that I did not let my hair dread for over 20yr. and when I finally let go I now hair very short dreads, but think if I had let it dread 20 yrs ago? My dread dreads would be so long. Just enjoy the journey and let your hair do what it will. Peace
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
06/29/14 01:39:45AM
36 posts

loops lumps kinks and zig zags in dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

Lost length is just part of the path. I put off letting my hair dread for over 20yrs in fear of short hair. Now in my 10mth my hair has shrunk more then 50%. Shrinkage just means your dreads are tightening and maturing. I started out with hair about 7-8in below my shoulders and now my dreads are above my shoulders. I actually think they are still shrinking! I may be an extreme case but I just think if I wasn't afraid of short hair 20yrs ago I would have these amazingly long dreads now. I too live in Southern CA and now I don't have to worry about putting my hair up because it shrunk so much I can't lol hang in there.
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
05/27/14 12:34:54AM
36 posts

Second thoughts


Introduce Yourself

Definitely hang in there. I am at the end of my 9th month and I started out with hair just past my breasts and it has shrunk to just above my shoulders! I also have 4 sections of hair on the side of my head, close to the front that have barely begun to dread so I understand the frustration. I have wanted dreads for about 20yrs and I never would just let go in fear of my hair shrinking. You never know how much your hair will shrink and well mine did shrink! I would say about 60-70% of the length is gone. I know this is a process and it will continue to change and my dreads will grow. I also have lumpy bumpy dreads, it's OK just let them be, they will work themselves out. I just keep telling myself this will take time & patience. Hang in there. Your dreads will be beautiful.
Karen Guy
@karen-guy
04/04/14 07:04:03AM
36 posts

Teachers with dreads


dreads jobs employment issues

I work in a Kindergarten classroom. This is my 2nd yr at the school. I am in my 8th month of natural dreads. I have to be honest and say my hair is not anywhere close to looking neat or can I at this point make it look neat. My hair has dreaded more quickly on one side of my head than the other & I actually have hair just above shoulder length on one side and an entire section of long hair on he other side that goes almost to my breast. I have very wavy hair and before dreads I would just wash, comb and go. It could get pretty big and frizzy. I would mostly wear it in a ponytail or bun and have tried to do that since I began dreading in September of 2013. My hair has now shrunk so much a lot of the underneath dreads stick out of my bun. On days I wash I fear putting it all the way up may cause it not dry quickly enough and I don't want mold so I just pull the sides back and take it out while I am on breaks w/out the kids. I have not had any comments good nor bad at this point but it is quite obvious something is going on with my hair lol I do live in Los Angeles CA which I suppose most anything goes here. I'm not sure if that helps or not at least it may give a sense of where your hair may go. Everyone's hair dreads and shrinks differently.
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