Fighting the "good" fight!
Life Issues Facing Dreads
Good for you!! I really don't care for discrimination of any kind.. )
Actually Kathleen made a comment on one of my pictures (about the length increase) and I looked back at some of my older pictures and realized that my hair has grown quite well these past 4 months. This is the fastest I remember it growing actually. Which makes me super happy because I really want them down my back.. I want to be able to tie them up all cool and whatnot. Also, re-twisting isn't necessary because if you re-twist then wash your hair, all that hard work (that will be bad news in the long run) will have been for nothing.. Cheers
It took me awhile to realize that retwisting isn't needed. Once my dreads started tightening up, that's when I officially realized it would be absolutely useless. By the way, have you noticed any increase in length during your 4+ months? Mine are going on 3 and I haven't noticed any increased length at all.....
I totally agree.. I happen to like the mess that is on top of my head and I wouldn't change it for anything. The ones that are always looking for a "quick fix" are the ones who want insta-dreads. In my humble opinion I think that those fine folks really aren't ready for the dread experience and I am really happy and thankful that I have stopped being one of those people. Dreads take time and love and these days I don't mind waiting.
Baba Fats said:
it's also because we either see people with perfect hair, scraggly tangled hair, or locks. I guess the people with locks know that they don't happen over night, but it still doesn't come into mind that many of those people with tangled hair are probably going to end up with locks. It's just the beginning stages.
I have been dreading for 4 months and 2 weeks and I have done lots of trial and error type things with my locks. My hair started out being twisted into spiral curls about once a week until I got tired of doing it and decided that I wanted dreads instead. (I had been fighting this for years) I started noticing some knotting in the first month and then it went crazy and took off form there. I then started to maintain them by re-twisting them (against my better judgement) about once every 3 weeks. I didn't to any visible damage to my locks, although I felt like I had.
Re-twisting isn't necessary because I have noticed in the past few weeks (maybe the last month or so) that my locks are pretty much fully dreaded(without the aid of my hands). There is a tiny bit(about an inch or two) around the very tips that is still lose but I'm giving it time to lock up on its own. I actually wash my hair with regular shampoo (well "regular" meaning the residue free kind) and I can scrub away at my scalp without worry of my dreads coming undone. I actually kind of like the "wild" look thy have and the compliments have just been flowing by the truckloads (which makes me feel good about myself haha!)
I think its a bit comical how all the advise SE gives that we all decide what will and wont work for us and I have realized that re-twisting really isn't necessary. Thanks for reading!
PS. Pics to come soon! my dreadies have come so far! )
I love it too.. I like to educate people on the methods of locking and to make them knowledgeable without sounding like some crazed girl who is a know-it-all.. Just this past week several people have reached to touch my locks and I lean in and embrace it.. The love it and I like to make people happy so yeah. )
That sounds amazing.. Hell it could even be like a nature vaca spot. Like really roughing it for your vacation. I'm thoroughly excited about this.. Like for reals.. )
right on! yeah it just seems like the thing to do right?
if anything though, all it will be is a cabin i built on some land i bought, and people are more than welcome to come through and stay a while, keep me company you know? if it goes anywhere from there who knows!
Karrington <3 said:
Thats like one of my goals in life.. I have always wanted to be a part of something like that but I had no idea where to look. Seriously, do not forget about me when you begin this adventure. I really sincerely want to be a part of it if you do decide to go through with it.. It would make my life )
yeah thats what ive been saying! i know of one place to look though, and im trying to find more, if anyone has any others. and that would be awesome if it turned out to be a comune and helped us out like that right on
Karrington <3 said:
Well depending where you would want to live the price of the property will vary. I am in school right now to become a nurse and when I am done, I would like to be a traveling Nurse. So, if you are at all interested, I would love to join your commune if you do ever create it and provide health care if necessary.. Also, I think this is a lovely idea and I really wold like to be a part of it )))