here are some of my glass dread beads :)
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-prla: 07/22/15 01:06:46PM
Today, I looked through my hair a little more closely than I have done in a while. I usually leave it alone as much as possible. It was a great delight to discover how much is actually going on.I found several sections that are being developed to babylocs that I havent seen before.
It must be due to all the sex I've had in last few days
That easy, hu?
Do you think the tnr idea is a bad thing? Just to do a couple here and there, something to start with?
Dont know why but I think if there is a few dreads here and there the rest will tangle up more easily becouse they rub together.
I just really need things to happen, I need some progress. Washing with locking up shampoo and the bars from dreadlockshampoo and also I use the saltwaterspray in between washes.
And what about the wrapping, is it just for looks or does it have any advantages?
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
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!
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!)
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?