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Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
09/29/14 07:37:28PM
10 posts

Judgement and Stigmas


General Talk

I totally agree with SE here. It's the attitude that prevents a job from happening. I recently got a job making certified air craft. The day of my interview I went in with my hair down in all it's natty glory knowing I could perform the job and I got it. If someone gives me a funny look in public, just smile and go on, they're the one with a problem not you.

Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
04/29/14 08:59:02PM
10 posts

My favorite babies and a question


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

A few decent pics of my babies. Anyone have any tips on getting good pictures of these little guys? My kids try but to me, most of the pictures don't show what they're trying to capture.

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updated by @Kris Walsh: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
10/01/14 07:41:34PM
10 posts

Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.


Member Journals and Timelines

Some of them are less than 3 inches they've shrank that much. Still have some loose/lightly knoted hair that continues to give the illusion of length.
Shannon said:

Have you found that your hair has shrunk much?
Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
09/29/14 07:09:27PM
10 posts

Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.


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Six month update. I have been horrible about keeping it up. I actually stopped caring and trying to compare my hair and it's progress to other peoples. It's been amazingly freeing. Summers I'm always busy outside and I recently landed a pretty cool job, with my natty glory!


updated by @Kris Walsh: 06/12/15 05:32:46AM
Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
09/29/14 06:59:33PM
10 posts

Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.


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Every 1-4 days. If it's dirty it gets washed. Regular predread shampoo seems to work best for me. I know it's not recommended but I also condition it once or twice a month.

kat black said:

I love your hair too! If I may ask, how often do you wash it, and with what?


updated by @Kris Walsh: 07/27/15 08:21:00AM
Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
04/29/14 03:59:42PM
10 posts

Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.


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No rush, they'll still be there knotting up =D I'll try to get someone to help me get some decent pictures of the underneath. I can feel and see the dreads but it doesn't translate for some reason when my daughter takes pics.

soaring eagle said:

i love your hair and the progress its making

im following it for now and i will feature it soon, probably around the 2 month mark

(unless anyone thinks it should be featured today)

i know its dreading fast..and oh so beautifully but i think waitting to feature till its made a lil more progress will really show off just how well its dreading

Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
04/29/14 09:48:23AM
10 posts

Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.


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If I had started this when I put down my brush it would probably be named something else. As it is I'm 5 weeks into free form/natural/neglect dreads. To understand why I'm learning to love my hair you need to understand how I've viewed it most of my life. My main is THICK, coarse, curly/wavy, frizzy. It's always been unresponsive to styling and for the last 7 years I've worn it in a braid to keep it from knotting/tangling. April of 2013

I've always admired dreads but was afraid of what people would think, say or how I may be judged. After some research and discussing my decision with my kids I quit brushing March 23 of 2014.

After one week it was pretty well separated, I even had some baby dreads forming in the back underneath.

Week 2 I saw some sections tighten and more knots forming.

Week 3 I forgot to do my Sunday update pictures =( Bad me. on 4/10 some lovely craziness going on tho.

4/17 I was smiling at this guy, it was twisted back on itself and knotted =D

4/20 was 4 weeks.

5 Weeks, I find I'm loving the freedom of not worrying about what it looks like. If it knots that's a good thing right? I feel like my hair is doing what it was meant to do and not having to fight it into some sort of hairstyle is so liberating.


updated by @Kris Walsh: 06/17/15 01:01:51PM
Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
03/30/14 12:00:51PM
10 posts



I just took a picture of my hair and posted I was going to let it turn into dreads. Some of my friends are like "say what?!" But I'm not friends with judgemental people so it's not a big deal to them. I did discuss it with my kids though. I told them I was thinking about it and asked if they were "okay" with it, because I have the greatest kids they are totally supportive.

Kris Walsh
@Kris Walsh
03/30/14 01:02:40PM
10 posts

My timelines :)


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Your hair reminds me of mine. Making me mad I got some pretty decent dreads forming underneath like your, but nobody can see them... yours are looking awesome =D

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