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Psybin
@Psybin
01/26/15 11:45:44AM
32 posts

Dreadlockshampoo and hair color


Dread Maintenance

I have a bit of grey/white hair, exactly where (and only where) I've been tucking it behind my ears for the last couple years to get it out of my face.  I have to assume hair loses color when it isn't able to breathe, kinda like how you always see people who wear baseball caps losing their hair.  I never wear hats (except a tam I'll be getting soon) but anyway, something I've noticed lately is maybe some of the hair color is coming back?  Is that possible?  I've been keeping all my hair I possibly can out from behind my ears, and just recently I got some dreadlock shampoo (from our favorite site here) and I dunno if it's just me, but after using it just once I swear there's more color in those areas.

Either way is fine with me.  I actually was looking forward to having a single lock on each side being mostly white. ;)

Psybin
@Psybin
01/26/15 11:34:09AM
32 posts

Sections and separation


Dread Maintenance

You're right about neglect, gypsy-vin-rose!  Mine are 4-5 months old now and for the first few months I would constantly play with my sections (in a mirror.. sigh) and separate all the damn time, especially when two in the back congoed pretty bad and I had to cut a little bit of it to separate them.  What I'm learning--and what I've seen here a lot but sometimes takes experience to sink in--is that it's very true to stay away from mirrors, and even go camp in the woods for a week like SE said!  I see way more progress after a few days of not touching my hair than I have before after a week or two while constantly playing with it.  It's so hard not to though! ;p

Psybin
@Psybin
01/26/15 07:47:17AM
32 posts

Help in Tacoma WA


salon and loctician dreads recovery

SE, my hair is pretty fine and while I haven't gone a year without progress, you said I've had decent progress after 4-5 months (you saw my photos).  I'm wondering if I should try this stuff anyway or just let my hair continue its path?  

Psybin
@Psybin
01/26/15 07:11:13AM
32 posts

Damage caused from salon methods such as crocheting, twisting, and wax.....PLEASE HELP!


salon and loctician dreads recovery

lol lol, hilarious yeah i don't think any of us will be pulling a tractor trailer to document that point for sure. Me,,,, myself will just take your word for it. lol
soaring eagle said:



and just having the hairs broken into shi[]=orter peices weakens it somewhat as well as the interlock which acts very much like a knot in a rope a knot in a rio]ope will majke that point 30% weaker then the rest..or morei know all this talk of weakness may sound scary but its in comparisu]on to something very very strong your not lel[kily to need to pull a fully loaded tractor trailer with your hair so your not likely to test the full strength of it

 



Lmao I was gonna say something about the tractor trailer bit cuz that's just great. ;p  In a year or two when my dreadies are mature and if my car ever gets stuck in the ditch.. yeah I'll still just take your word for it. ;)

Emma-dawn, you should give us an update on how they're looking now!


updated by @Psybin: 01/26/15 07:13:32AM
Psybin
@Psybin
01/26/15 04:35:59AM
32 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

They look awesome, I'm jealous too!  I'm at 4-5 months as well but my hair is really fine and it's taking its sweet time..  That was fine at first so I could get used to having dreads myself but now I just want progress!  lol  My hair is at this point almost to the middle of my back and I do see it's happening a little faster but the top and sides of my hair is just doing.. nothing.  Oh well I'll be patient and keep using the stuff I got from dreadlockshampoo.com.  Looking forward to more photos!


updated by @Psybin: 01/26/15 04:37:24AM
Psybin
@Psybin
01/21/15 11:19:03AM
32 posts

Starting Dreads


Dreading Methods

Welcome Tigist!  Like SE and sasn said, just let your hair do its thing.  I'm actually looking forward to when my hair gets that wild look.  I guess it's already started. ;p  For the shampoo, I'd suggest starting with BS/ACV or get a shampoo from www.dreadlockshampoo.com.  I actually just got mine and used it like an hour ago so I'm excited to see how it speeds things up!

Sasn, I think the start of my journey happened when I came back from a fest last summer and some of my hair was spiraling around itself (DNA style :) and forming a few knots.  I'd been thinking about dreads for years so I just thought, well they seem to want to start locking so here we go!  So I think for some, they decide to start, and for others, it's the hair that decides. ;)

Psybin
@Psybin
09/22/14 03:00:15AM
32 posts

Congo?


General Questions

It's hard for me to tell if it's any bigger than an inch at the root but I don't think it's much more than that. Here's another photo that hopefully gives you a better idea. It's hard to get a good angle by myself using a mirror lol.

Other than at the tip with the loop, they don't seem to want to stay together. Actually, over the past day or two they seem to have compressed a bit and are even more separated. Am I just holding onto the idea of my first loop and not wanting to destroy it? I guess I'm asking if I should just separate them now and let the loops reform, rather than wait til they knot any further. Sorry I can be pretty indecisive at times lol.

Psybin
@Psybin
09/17/14 05:26:05AM
32 posts

Congo?


General Questions

I think it's about an inch at the most at the root when pressed together. Yeah I'll just leave it for now and see what happens. They're already starting to come together (again?). An inch isn't too big to dry out later on right?

Psybin
@Psybin
09/16/14 03:40:32PM
32 posts

Congo?


General Questions

I'm a little over a month into growing my dreadies and my first one that looped and locked is now being weird. Now it looks like two dreads are connected at the loop. The main problem is I'm not sure if they were one dread when the loop was first formed or if the second dread congoed with it. It looks like it's weaved into the loop too much to be a congo within the past week, but I just can't be sure anymore lol. I tried separating the two the other day and they came apart easily, but I stopped at the loop since I'm worried I'll destroy it if I pull them apart. Now they're basically totally separate except for at the loop and I dunno what to do! Should I leave it and let it congo or pull them apart? I'd rather leave it but I'm also worried it might end up being too big. Maybe I'm supposed to have one bigger lock than the rest. ;)

Hopefully the photos show it well enough.


updated by @Psybin: 01/13/15 10:05:33PM
Psybin
@Psybin
08/31/14 07:44:26AM
32 posts

The journey


Introduce Yourself

Hi all, Eric here. I've been on here for a few weeks now, around the same time I decided to let my hair grow into dreads. I think it's actually the other way around though. I've thought about getting dreads here and there for maybe ten years but I haven't had really long hair til now. I haven't really been combing it, except like a couple swipes on the top of my head, and I let the rest go. Recently I made the switch from shampoo to BS/ACV and around that time, even before, I noticed my hair started sectioning. It made me think of dreads and one day a few weeks ago I made the decision to just let my hair do its thing and start locking. So I think it was actually my hair that decided to dread rather than me. :) Now must be the time!

I posted a couple photos last week of how my hair looked when it was just starting to section. Now I'm somewhere between week 2 and 3 and I think some baby dreads are starting to form. I've seen loops come and go but quite a few sections are starting to take shape. Most of the top of my head hasn't sectioned yet but I have like 6-8 forming on each side on the lower half of my hair. I can take some photos if anyone wants to see how it is now.

I love this site and I'm glad I found it before I got sucked into the propaganda of DHHQ, but honestly I think I would've just let my hair go anyway. The thought of spending $100 on some "elite kit" seems counter to the whole idea of dreadlocks. I think the only things I'll ever use is shampoo from dreadlockshampoo.com and a sea salt spray, but for now and probably for a few years I'll just stick with BS/ACV unless I start to get problems.

I'm pretty shy and can be self-conscious and tend to care what others think more than I should. That has started to shift but I expect this journey to be an amazing one that will teach me many things as my dreads and I grow together. Thank you, Soaring Eagle, for this site and your wisdom and knowledge, and everyone else here too!


updated by @Psybin: 01/13/15 10:05:26PM
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