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Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
08/11/14 03:03:34PM
31 posts

Neglect so far. How do I proceed?


Dreading Methods

Ok, so I'm kind of over the meltdown I had last week.
Thanks for the emotional support. I love this site, made amazing by all of you wonderful beings in here!I'm gonna try to be strong and stand up for myselfe, dont care so mutch about what others think and say.
Breath and reboot :)

Althoug I would not mind a little kick.
This is where I am today. I'm about 7,5 months in.Kind of hadr to take a good pic with the webcam, especially from behind but I just wanted to show you guys my hair.

As you can se my hair is only dreading in the back of my haead and also the locks are folding themselfes and making flat lumps so I'm loosing alot of lenght as well. This is how its been for a long time now. No new dreads are forming. The sides are not even near dreading yet. So I'm considering doing some TnR, just to give it a push in the right direction.
I'm thinking of wrapping the flat lumps in the ends to prevent them from folding yet again and becomming thicker and shorter. Is that a good idea and if so, how do I do it?

Also I talked to someone who just started hers a few weeks ago. She has done som light backcombing and some TnR at the ends. Colud it be a good idea to get things started?

I understand I will get alot of "be patient" and "give it time", but for the moment I really need something to happen. So come on guys and gals, tell me what you think I sholud do :)


updated by @Juniper Pärla: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
08/06/14 11:25:47AM
31 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Thank you Jenifer for your support.
I feel stronger now :)


updated by @Juniper Pärla: 07/23/15 12:02:44AM
Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
07/30/14 10:10:15AM
31 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Jenifer! I looked at your timeline and yes, we seem to have the same kind of hair type. Think I'm gonna try a few TnR in the back, wait a few weeks and se how they turn out. If they look nice I may do some more.

Stubby! Thanks for your kind words and encouragement, that is exactly what I need.
And I'm sure both you and I will have kick ass dreads one day.

Thanks again for all of your words. I feel more positive now and i'm gonna try to stay that way.
Also I'm gonna tyr to be less sensitive to the words of thoes around me who just dont understand and are not intrested in tyring to understand why I'm doing this.

Fred och krlek!

Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
07/27/14 04:20:18PM
31 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Thank you all for your nice reply. I feel that it strengthens me.
I guess I really do not mind that it takes a long time, in addition to those around me questions and do not understand. I get angry when it makes me want to give up. I want to embrace my journey, but it's hard to find joy when nobody is on my side.
Sometimes I get so jealous when I Browes though timelines and it feels like everyone else has such a great success and happiness on their journey. And I hate when I get that feeling. Jealousy is not something I enjoy doing.

I have a bar at home from dreadlock shampoo (nag champa). I'll immediately start using it instead of the liquid dragon blood.

Anyway, I have decided not to use perming, but maybe a little twist and rip a couple rowes in the back of the neck. What do you think about that?
I do not want to give up my journey, but also I do not want to feel like I'm doing anymore.

Thanks again, you wonderful people!

Fred och krlek! (Peace and love!)

Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
07/26/14 02:02:11PM
31 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

I do not know what to do ... Now that I've finally taken the plunge and started what I have been afraid of for so long.
I started my journey with neglect about 7 months ago now and so far there is not much progress. I have been told that my type of hair is the hardest to dread so I've been sleeping on a wool sweater and for the first 5 months Iwashed with bs / acv until I finally bought the Lockin Up Liquid Dreadlocks Shampoo. I wash my hair about every three days and in between washes I spray with Lockin up sea salt spray. I rarelytie up my hair and I always let it air dry after washing. I do all things according to the rules and still everything moves so slow so slow. I have a few clumsy flat tangles in the back of my head. At firstI was so happy, but now when I look at them I just feel exhausted.

The people I have around me do not understand what I do or why I do it. I have no support and encouragement. When I look in the mirror, I want to give up because it's just frizzy and ugly, I feel neither beautiful nor attractive in any way. I live far from my family and the people I know here have not at all "the dread life style."
I know someone who got hers fixed with backocombiung and permfluid 11 years ago and hers look really nice. So now I find myselfe debatingwhether not i should look up a slong and just get it fixed. I'm loosing faith.

Completely desperate, I stood before the mirror and started to do some twist and rip ones.
I do not know how I will cope with my journey without the encouragement and support, for it seems to be a long and difficult one. I so want to give up and at the same time I want to see more perogress and keep trying. I dont want to cry anymore.

What should I do?


updated by @Juniper Pärla: 02/14/15 03:18:44AM
Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
08/17/14 04:10:46PM
31 posts

here are some of my glass dread beads :)


Dread Accessories

Wow! I must have the one with the purple dots :)
How do one make glass beads? Do you make them in your home or do you have a studio?


updated by @Juniper Pärla: 07/22/15 01:06:46PM
Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
04/28/14 02:28:06AM
31 posts

Dandruff from bs/avc??


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Im gonna go and see if i can find some of thoes oils today.

Just a few drops in my wash and rinse to start with.
Hope it will help. Guessing I'm gonna smell nice aswell :)

Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
04/27/14 04:03:59PM
31 posts

Dandruff from bs/avc??


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Im gonna try that the. Im guessing I put the oils in the bs mixture and not in the avc rinse, correct? Do I need to use all the oils at once or can I use just one of them?

Juniper Pärla
@Juniper Pärla
04/27/14 12:31:55PM
31 posts

Dandruff from bs/avc??


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I just discovered I got dandruff.
Never had that before in my life.
I've been neglecting for almost 4 mounths and use the bakingsoda/apple cider vinegar method when washing my hair, about 2-3 times / week.
Has anyone else had this problem?
How do I make it stop?
Itchy itchy. Help!


updated by @Juniper Pärla: 01/13/15 10:03:37PM
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