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Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
08/27/14 05:52:42PM
8 posts

Painful Dreads on top of head


Help! Save My Dreads

The dreads on my head are generally comfortable, but the ones at the top of my head feel like they are pulling whenever I touch them. When I put them up, pull them behind my ears or just tie them back. Any suggestions? I have a pic and I'm hoping I'm not loosing hair. Iv'e been dreading natural / tnr for 11 months 1 day. No I did not use a salon. Is there any way I can save the dreads while making my scalp comfortable?


updated by @Tina Mother's Milk: 01/13/15 10:05:24PM
Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
10/20/13 10:43:49AM
8 posts

Net of knotted hair at scalp / pull apart too often?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

So I have a net of knotted hair at my scalp, but I left it for a while andI have been able to pull them apart for the most part. My question is, is it bad to pull dreads apart every day, more than once? It seems like every night and every morning I am pulling the locks apart from eachother. Is that ok or am I going to end up bald? I don't feel like I'm loosing hair from the scalp, just the usual popping sound.


updated by @Tina Mother's Milk: 01/13/15 09:59:02PM
Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
09/25/13 02:35:20PM
8 posts

Some frustration on our society's norms. I need encouragement!


dreads jobs employment issues

And one last thought . . . my husband, 17 years my senior, looked nothing like the person I had imagined or wanted to marry. But his confidence and personality made him the most beautiful man in the world for me. Confidence trumps all.

Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
09/25/13 02:31:30PM
8 posts

Some frustration on our society's norms. I need encouragement!


dreads jobs employment issues

Read Soaring Eagle's blog on "The Spirituality of Dreadlocks." It is inspiring. Also, I am a lawyer. So far, no one, not a judge or any other colleague have made a negative statement to me. I wear my hair back in a pony tail, bun or sometimes a headband to make it neat. Your posture and confidence and the way you dress and present yourself will get you a job. That includes the way you keep your hair. Restaurants and places where you work with people don't allow beards or tank tops at work. There are people who judge dreadlocks, so businesses may be more leery . . . mostly because of the public you have contact with. But it's not just the dreads, its more the neatness. If ur going to meet an employer, always put your best face on. As you may have noticed in relationships as well, it doesn't ever get any better that the first impression and the "honeymoon" period thereafter.

Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
09/21/13 02:17:26PM
8 posts

Salon Damage


salon and loctician dreads recovery

My hair was originally done by a locktition but I recently got the courage to brush most of them out and re-dread them by tnr, no crochet.

As I brushed them out, I realized how many tight little knotts she made, I think with the crochet hook. They were so tight I couldn't loosen them at all. My mom tried for 2 hours and couldn't get one knots out. I had to tear the knots off. My hair also seemed brittle and lots of pieces fell off as I re-dreaded them, but I was able to keep most of the hair. I did loose a lot though. The hair at the roots was dreading, the hair inside the wraps were not at all, they were just knotted artificially.

WILL IT EVER REPAIR ITSELF OR AM I GOING TO HAVE SOME DREADS THAT ARE FRAGILE?

Tina Mother's Milk
@Tina Mother's Milk
09/17/13 09:29:03PM
8 posts

crochet recovery experiences


crochet and dread tools recovery

I originally started with a loctition (which I do regret). I am in week 12 now. I hated my hair at first because there was so much scalp showing and little locks of twisted / wrapped hair in between. She used a crochet hook a little and took a strip of hair and wrapped it around the shaft. Lots of knots, trying to un-do some of the dreads that were too big but I can't seem to do it.

By week three, my hair was a little fuzzy and filled in, but still lots of scalp showing. The roots were loose.

By 1.5 months, my scalp began to fill in, my hair was frizzy, the locks in the back were locking up fast, curling, looping, bending and zig-zagging all crazy ways, and looping. The ends were sucked into the dreads. Every day I had to rip my roots apart. They all wanted to get married.

By two months, My scalp barely showed, I had about 3" of new growth, though my hair a LOT got shorter, and I also noticed the roots getting dreaded all by themselves. The locktition told me not to go more than 2.5 months, but I decided I didn't need to do any maintenance.

Now, week 12, my locks are much thicker, the roots on all of them have locked all by themselves, and I am sorry I used a locktition. My hair would have dreaded all by itself quickly.

I am now in the process of breaking down some of them that were too big into three's. I was only able to un-do two of them. My tnr dreads with no crochet look better than the locktition and began to dread / curl right away. I have pics posted of progress of the original dreads. My mom is going to come over tomorrow and see if she can help me un-do a couple more in the back..

Good luck!