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Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
08/13/14 03:03:40PM
30 posts

Elizabeth's Free Form Timeline


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Sweet!! I also shaved my head over 2 years ago, and started my neglect journey about 2 months ago from what had grown out since. Rock on!

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
08/19/14 04:32:51PM
30 posts

MamaKitty's Freeform Timeline! (Updated: 1 YEAR 1 MONTH!)


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Wow, mama! Your hair is made for dreads! It looks like you've got more knotting progress going on now than I do at 2 months 11 days. So feel good about that, you rock!

PS wot are you washing with these days?

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/14/14 10:18:32PM
30 posts

I'm new to dreads , general questions.


Dread Maintenance

Hi Madison! I'm new to dreads too, but I've picked up quite a bit browsing the forums on this site.

First off, your hair looks fine. If you just started the dreading process, keep in mind that you've done just that: started the process. Your hair is going to go through a lot of different (and very messy/disorganized) stages before it turns into dreadlocks. What you have are baby dreads, and they take tender care and lots of time and patience before they turn into the mature dreads that most people have in mind when they think "dreadlocks." It will most likely be at least 1 year before they start to chill out a bit and look more like dreads, though for some it is shorter and others it is a longer time frame.

Second, homemade locking accelerator (water plus sea salt) is great for creating frizziness and helping knots happen, but should only be left in the hair no longer than a couple hours: 1 - 2 hrs should be plenty of time to leave salt water in hair before being washed out. Use accelerator before you wash,

DO NOT PALM ROLL, at all, it is not necessary, does not have any lasting effect, and most importantly, can permanently damage your dreads. Example: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/video/why-not-to-palm-roll.

No need to wear anything for sleeping. The more free your hair is to move the better.

As to all of your questions regarding loose hair, tightening, maintenance, the simple answer is don't. The only maintenance you will want to do is washing regularly and separating the ones you don't want to get too big.

Loose hairs are part and parcel of dreadlocks. Some will work into existing dreads, some will form their own dreads over time, and some won't. Loose dreadlocks are perfect. Looseness is necessary for the hair to move and knot with other hairs. If you are constantly tightening them manually (with some kind of maintenance or technique) then you are actually hindering the process of the dread tightening naturally, which takes time and patience, and also potentially damaging your hair.

If you /still/ want to do maintenance (which almost no one on here will recommend), there are places where you can get tips. Just know that nearly all, if not all, do far more harm than good.

Things that got me through my first couple weeks (I'm at 1 month 1 week neglect):

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/dreading-the-1st-few-weeks-of

-look at other people's timelines or pictures of their early stages (don't try to compare TOO much, LOL)

-DEFINITELY read the "Dreaducation" guide found in a link at the top page under the slideshow

-remember: time and patience. Don't worry about your hair. Enjoy it!! =)

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/14/14 10:37:30PM
30 posts

How to deal with Lots of Loose Hair


General Questions

The simple answer is don't. They will take care of themselves, just keep washing and separating when needed.

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/09/14 11:04:17PM
30 posts

Layers and thin hair?


Dreading Methods

Dawww, what happen?? Why did you have to comb out? I can tell you really want dreads, though, so go for it!

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
08/19/14 05:28:06PM
30 posts

Natural/Neglect Dreadlocks Timeline, Fine and Wavy Hair


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update!

so, yeah, more or less, my sections are getting more defined and, er, together. Sometimes I'm going through my sections and am like, "Wow, a baby dread! Oooh, I can feel the knots on this one. look at those loops!" And then a day or two later, it's gone and some other one's have started to be weird. So it comes and goes

:P


updated by @Cody Harder: 07/22/15 06:34:57AM
Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/11/14 08:02:24PM
30 posts

Natural/Neglect Dreadlocks Timeline, Fine and Wavy Hair


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I so happy, it so fun! omgeez what a silly people I am that hair can be exciting ;P

thankee sai

Earth Rose said:

So stoked for you! Looking so good!

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/11/14 08:00:24PM
30 posts

Natural/Neglect Dreadlocks Timeline, Fine and Wavy Hair


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Thanks, Diego!

It's looking like my next update will probably be closer to my 2 month mark, cuz I'll be traveling and meditating away from the internet and such things for the better part of this month.

Things should be interesting by that time, haha!
Diego F. said:

beautiful hair, and beautiful sections!

can't wait to see the next updates!

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/11/14 07:57:00PM
30 posts

Natural/Neglect Dreadlocks Timeline, Fine and Wavy Hair


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Thank you. I can't wait to see more of /your/ progress, mamakitty! ;)

MamaKittyLove said:

You've got some nice looking sections going on! Can't wait to see more of your progress!

Cody Harder
@Cody Harder
07/09/14 09:40:10PM
30 posts

Natural/Neglect Dreadlocks Timeline, Fine and Wavy Hair


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nope, i'm 23 :p

my dad's 74 though, he definitely has an old time touch to him that i inherited (at least a bit)

soaring eagle said:

britches?

are you over 80?

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