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Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
04/04/14 06:29:22AM
36 posts

Keeping ends unblunted?


General Talk

I am in my eighth month and I too feared shrinkage. I have always had long hair, only cutting it 3 times in the last 10yr to donate it. I have wanted dreads for over 20yrs but was afraid of shrinkage and now in my 8mth my hair has shrunk from just below my breasts to above my shoulders! Basically A LOT of shrinkage. I have very wavy hair. I have gone natural and some ends have blunted and some not. Just let it be & it will do what it wants to do. Now I'm committed & I try to remind myself it will grow, it will grow. Think if I had just let it go 20yr ago, what beautiful long dreads I would have now?
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
03/18/14 05:23:17AM
36 posts

Flat Dreads


Introduce Yourself

Haha I love that he said beautifully bad, so sweet. I keep asking my husband what mine look like and he says, like you're growing dreads. So I guess that is what a hot mess looks like lol Yay Ratdog! Hope you had fun.
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
03/17/14 06:13:57PM
36 posts

Flat Dreads


Introduce Yourself

I'm almost 7mth. and I would say almost every one of mine are flat on the ends too. But just the ends. So I'm hoping they will round out. The roots are all round, I figure that is the important part. My hair is a hot mess right now. I'm trying to be patient. Not all of my hair is dreaded so I have these crazy long sections that haven't dreaded and these short, shrunken dreaded parts, like I said hot mess. I try to remind myself it is all part of the process and it is an ever changing one. Sometimes I find it helps to hear someone else is going through the same thing. Hope it does :) Peace
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
01/24/14 08:07:00PM
36 posts

Lint & stuff getting stuck in baby dreads


Dread Maintenance

I have the same problem & I have a bad habit of doing the same, picking through, untangling the ends and pulling all the lint out. It actually winds around the hairs and binds them together so I end up undoing loose ends to pull the lint off the strands of hair. Probably not the best habit. I just vowed to fight the bad wrap dreads get of being 'dirty'. I don't want to give anyone ammunition. The weird thing is I don't find as much in my daughters dreads. Hers are a few months older than mine, perhaps that is why. I use the Viciki's dreadlock bars and liquid shampoo and I still get the lint. I think perhaps it's the towels I am using, I think I will just buy some brown towels, then maybe I won't notice as much. I've included some pics of what this looks like.
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
12/16/13 08:43:29PM
36 posts

HELP Losing the Faith


General Questions

Thanks for all the kind, funny & inspiring words. The pics are of my 10yo who really could care less at the shrinkage of her hair. This is more about her crazy Mom lol. She is about a month ahead of me & I have similar craziness going on so this is probably is anticipation for all the shrinkage to come on my hair. What I am learning from this is that I need to take a lesson from my child & live a more care-free life & just enjoy the ride & try to live in the moment & enjoy it as it comes.Thanks again lots of love & patience to you allKaren
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
12/15/13 04:06:13PM
36 posts

HELP Losing the Faith


General Questions

These are some of the crazy shrunken hair balls.
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
12/15/13 04:04:33PM
36 posts

HELP Losing the Faith


General Questions

My son, daughter & myself are all on this journey. My daughter started the last week of July 2013. I have had a difficult time with separating her hair almost from the beginning. Her hair always wants to be one big mat. She has long hair past the middle of her back. It is fine(but a lot of it)and just a little wavy, but mostly straight.A lot of the sections are all balling up to about 3.5 inches, her hair was about 18 inches before she started. I have scoured the website, everything says just let it be, it will work itself out. I just can't imagine these fat little balls of hair will grow into long beautiful ropes. Will they just stay like this for now & grow from there? A lot of my hair underneath has done this as well. My son's has not done this at all. He does have a different texture than my daughter & I. My hair is similar to my daughters', the only difference is that mine is very wavy.If I didn't say I was worried about all the shrinkage I would be lying. To be honest my having dreads has been 20yrs. in the making. Meaning I have always been afraid of short hair therefore I have not let my hair dread for fear of short hair. I know even if all my hair shrinks to 3.5inches it would grow but it would be years before I had long hair again.We have all gone natural/neglect with just washing about 3 times about separating as often as necessary.Any words of encouragement, past experiences that were similar, or just some faith headed my way would be great thanks.Karen, Willow & Eli
updated by @Karen Guy: 01/13/15 10:00:31PM
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
11/17/13 10:50:01PM
36 posts

Best compliment you've received on your dreads?


General Talk

My 10yo daughter Willow got her first compliment today. While at the local high to see a play, a friend of my oldest daughter came out & said, "Willow look at your dreads coming along, they are so pretty!" She just beamed. The best part, Willow's hair was extra wild, frizzy & messy today. Which her Dad & I think happens to be pretty darn cute! Just thought I would share that happy story :)
Karen Guy
@Karen Guy
11/17/13 10:11:58PM
36 posts

Funny T-Shirts


General Talk

Yikes! We definitely don't want to buy from those people. Wish there was a member here who was a screen printer. Could have shirts printed and sold on the site to raise $ for this awesome site. I'm sure we would all buy shirts. What do you say? Any screen printers out there that could do some charity work to support this great site?
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