UPDATE- ONE YEAR TWO MONTHS!
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Wow, this is great! Thank goodness I don't need to convince anyone else (except me, from time to time ), but if I did, I'ddefinitivelyuse your presentation. Good work!
Ok, I took better pics with decent lighting.. So this month my dreads will be 5 months old. This is the longest time I've had dreads.
In the photos.. I have opened a couple of dreads and the hair is very oily, that's why my hair looks a bit funny. Well, it is funny anyway.
I basically don't know what to do at the moment. All day at work I had only one thing on my mind: get back home to comb dreads out, but here I am not doing anything. I just put more beads in. I feel really uncomfortable in this hair, but then again.. why do I have to be so superficial and care too much how I look? So here I go, one day at a time, I suppose.
Well, as some you might have noticed, I've had a really rough week dread-wise this week. I just quickly took some photos to actually show what's happening.
Sorry, I just came out of the shower, so I don't exactly look at my best, but what the heck.. also the lightning could be better, after all it's 11 pm here..
Hey that sounds really interesting.. how do you make it and what herbs do you use?
kris acosta said:
nice, i ought to try that nettle method sometime. i started making my own organic/herbal rinse at home, along with a baking soda/cool water cleansing.works wonders i tell you...well good to know your dreads are looking up.
Wow.. this has been like the worst week for medread wise. Ireally feel like combing everything out. I hate this. I hate how these thoughts take up so much of my mind, they almost literally make me cry and go crazy. Why does this happen, why can't I never be satisfied with what I've got?
4 months down and I feel myself so ugly, with the shrunken dreads and everything..
I just tear the dreads apart from each other a couple of times a day to prevent them from congoing too much. I actually have two dreads which have already formed into one from the root. Like they're two separate dreads but have the same root and I can't separate them anymore. Maybe I'll cut it or something.. if it gets too huge.
I actually now wash with a lovely organic soap bar and for rinsing I use nettle water. I picked up some nettles a couple weeks ago, cooked them a bit and put the leaves into the freezer. The leftover water from boiling the leaves I cooled down and now use for rinsing. Nettle water is great for dark hair!
Thank you so much Ixchel. <3
Wow, I feel so ... touched by all your comments. It's like coming home after a journey.
love the progress you've made! & all those beads look so pretty!
Wow, it's been ages since I last visited this forum. Here's a little update on my hair (3 months down):
Thank you Baba Fats!
It's going fiiine, summer is here! <3
I have basically quit worrying about my hair, it just ... is. A lot of shrinkage has happened, especially in the nape of my neck. There are quite a few little fellows growing there beneath.. Then again, I still have some fine straight hair, especially on the right side of my head. But maybe I just sleep more on my left side?