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sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
06/20/15 12:54:28AM
7 posts

Going for Neglect! .. Questions


Dreading Methods

MW2TopTenWORLD:
1 - I have 2 very thin (very thin) dreads that are actually somewhat curly and have started to congo that were made with T&R... (I was bored and the whole dread idea was sooooo into my head that I couldn't resist). Should I just leave them do their thing or brush them out and let them neglect as well? because one day when I'm older I want to be able to say 'My dreads were made naturally! :)' and I think that if I say that and then remember that 2 were made with T&R it will ruin my natural mindset... :( ...    I see some positives to this such as : diversity (although not noticeable at all because they're so thin) but I really wanted to go full natural, but brushing them out seems a bit too-much (they're about 2 months old) do you think having these 2 VERY THIN dreads will interfere with my natural mindset? 

Do whatever you feel is right, keeping them or brushing them out. People can love their tnr's just as much as the neglects most of the time. Even though they are thin, over time they will fatten up and maybe even suck in other hair surrounding them to make them thicker. Brushing them out would set you back to day one, so if you want my personal opinon, I'd just leave them alone and let them do their thing from this point on.


MW2TopTenWORLD: 2 - In the end of general dread maturing (like 3 years? or 4...) will my neglect dreads look the "same" as if I go next to a person with 4 year old T&R dreads? I don't want them neat... at all ... but say like Meowjuana or LazyDreads..  Try to answer if possible :) 

Neglect dreads and tnr dreads over time will start to look similar. Crochet dreads and salon dreads are the ones that look extremely "neat", I wouldn't worry about that one. :)


MW2TopTenWORLD:3 - It's summer and luckily I have access to the sea and I have some questions about it, so I go swim in the sea my hair gets all beautiful (or ugly, crazy, needing to be cut, needing to be brushed, etc according to my mom (she does not know I'm going for dreads :S (another positive for neglect! it doesnt look like dreads in the first day so no need to hear 'WTF HAVE YOU DDONE WITH YOUR HAIR?!!!! IM CALLING THE 911 HAIR STYLIST RIGHT NOW!' )))     The question is, after I get out of the sea and head home, should I run my head under shower water? Or should I wait a day to do that and wash it as well, cuz I feeel if I get home and rinse all of the salt water away I'm just "deleting the sea benefits".. 
 

I would never wait a full day before washing saltwater out of my hair, it can be damaging to your scalp and make your hair brittle. Try to rinse out your hair that same day with lots of water, you will still get the benefits.


MW2TopTenWORLD:4 - Putting shirts on? - Today I noticed that I had soooo amazing sections! They were actually thick and kinda felt like dreads (never touched a real dread though :| ) I put my shirt on anddddd... they were gone... not gone, but they were made flat and that was weird... what's going on with that??   5- What will happen to my fringe?? I used to  (1 month ago) have 'bieber' fringe (like, going sideways to the left (from my POV) )... what will happen to it? what I mean with this is that I kind of want my future dreads to go sideways, I don't want a fringe of dreads.. (today when I woke up my fringe was all sectioned and falling right onto my face...)  

 

You need to stop worrying about it so much lol Before your dreads fully form, your hair will knot, loosen, knot, loosen until they find their own place. Movement is what helps hair knot up, so don't be afraid to move, change clothes, do cartwheels, or whatever you want to do! The less you bother about it, the faster your hair knots up. As far as your fringe, if you want to keep them then just comb them every once in a while. No biggie. If you want them to dread, give them time to grow out and let them do their thing and I guarantee you they will start to fall into place on your head. (rather than onto your face lol)

 


MW2TopTenWORLD:6 - Should I take pictures weekly, then monthly, etc... and do like, YouTube videos off of it? Because I feel like yes but then I feel like 'everybody does that...' but at the same time I feel like if I don't do it I might regret one day cuz it'll be already too late... Also is 1 month in already too late to start doing it?????? :( 

Its never too late, go for it! All of us fellow dreadies will be interested in seeing all your awesome progress.


MW2TopTenWORLD7 - *WARNING* - EXTREMELY PARANOID CONCERNS : - Can I move my head too much (like shaking to the left (because of the fringe)) , head bang , put shirts on, live my life like I always did???? 

Nope, crank up the metal and headbang like nobody's watching! Ride in the car with the windows rolled down, try on wool sweaters, roll around on the floor... anything you want to do!


MW2TopTenWORLD: 8 - Will after a couple years those weird flat dreads or dreads that have thinner / thicker spots, loops, weird balls in the end... become more regular? Just wondering I will still love them no matter what... also with natural (neglect) do you still get some dreads to be like 'perfect' (round cylindrical etc) (just wondering again)     THANKS!!!   edit:   another one   9 - Does getting my (very disturbing) fringe of sections falling onto my face out of the way (by pushing them to the side with the palm of my hand) disturb the process? 

They might never be completely rounded, but they will become a bit more uniformed and "regular" than they originally were. And the less touching you do to your hair the better, but don't let that make you paranoid to touch your hair. Relax, enjoy the journey. :)

 

sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
05/28/15 10:30:55PM
7 posts

Introducement and needing opinions/Help


Introduce Yourself

Okay this is what I do, step by step:

first, get a large container. I use a large pitcher. Pour in about half a cup of baking soda, and then about 5 cups of water on top of that. Mix together. (Like, SE said, it's a 1:10 ratio. 1/2 cup X 10 = 5 cups. :P

Next, jump in the shower. Before you let the "regular" water touch your hair, go ahead and pour the mixture over your head, trying to saturate all your hair completely.

After this, go ahead and take the time to wash the rest of your body while your hair stays saturated in the BS mixture. Take your time.

Theeeen rinse, rinse rinse. The reason you don't want to mix the BS and ACV together is bacause it causes a chemical reaction. (I've used this same reaction to clean clogged drains 0.o)

When you're confident you're BS free, take the same pitcher and make sure it's rinsed out well. Take your ACV and pour about a half of a cap full into it (the cap that is on the actual ACV bottle), followed by about 5 more cups of water. Pour over head, and rinse almost emmediately.

As far as sweating goes, it sucks but you need to avoid washing TOO often if you can help it. My general rule is, if my scalp just feels absolutely gross after sweating, I wash it.

Hope this heps ^.^

sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
05/27/15 10:40:09AM
7 posts

How to dreads like this? (other questions)


General Questions

Nah I'm too broke to spend hundreds of dollars at a hair salon lol but I did start with TnR and started over from that.

sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
05/27/15 10:38:10AM
7 posts

Introducement and needing opinions/Help


Introduce Yourself

Hi Rickard! Thought I'd give my 2 cents as well. No, I don't see any dreading going on quite yet but mine was the same way at 3 months. I can see it getting somewhat "messy" though which is good, that means its getting to the point of starting to section itself. I wouldn't bother seperating at all until you see actual loops start to form because seperating now would only slow the process down. Its not hard to seperate baby dreads at all when they're in the early stages, you just have to be really gentle.

I'm all about the shampoo from dreadlockshampoo.com as well, I always keep a bar in my shower for quick washes. But my hair really started to go wild when I used baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash with. It takes more time to prepare but it was worth it for me, my hair really responded to it. Plus, there is barely any actual touching you have to do when you wash with it, which helps create knots as well.

sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
05/26/15 04:06:55PM
7 posts

How to dreads like this? (other questions)


General Questions

Hi there! Yeah, salons are a big waste of money and they come out looking pretty gross a lot of the time. The best thing for you to do (and what I did) was watch youtube videos on creating dreadlocks. There are tons of them, lots of different methods, easy enough for anyone to do. My advice to you would be to avoid wax because it causes your hair to feel nasty, and causes a truckload of problems with the actual dreading process and can even cause mold and mildew. Wash your hair a few times a week, because this helps your hair knot up and form tighter, more mature dreads. Don't crochet because it breaks hair and can (litereally) make your hair fall out.

 

Be prepared for bad hair days, there will be times when you look like a complete hot mess but it does pass. Then you'll miss those days because you'll realize you totally can rock the hot mess look. lol

sarah.bosley
@sarah.bosley
03/24/15 12:17:43AM
7 posts

Creating my Dreads


Dreading Methods

No matter what you do, dreadlocks will take time to look legit. I understand how you're thinking now with wanting them to look a certain way without so much of the wait, but if you are serious about wanting dreads you must be serious about taking time for them to mature. This could take a very long time, or only weeks.

 

I started with TnR. It was a complete waste of time (in my opinion) because they all ended up falling out anyway. I went neglect and I absolutely love them, they are still maturing and I'm going on 2 1/2 years now, I still have some loose hairs but you can more or less tell what kind of hair i'm sporting.

All methods will end up getting loopy, frizzy, loose, clumpy and all-out crazy at some point in their process. I've seen backcomb dreads that look crazier in the maturing process than neglect. Same with TnR. It depends on your hair "temperment" lol

As far as the overall look goes, I'm not a pro but in my opinion the way your dreads end up maturing overall doesn't depend much on the method you choose as long as we are still  talking about a product, wax-free situation. If you look up pictures of mature clean dreads (and by "clean" I mean wax and product free) they generally end up looking similar. The only thing you should be concerned about is size, because I've noticed that a lot of the time with TnR or backcomb methods, the end result dreads have a tendancy to be larger than people intended them to be because they don't factor in how much the dreads get fatter as they mature. An example of this: Whenever I started with TnR, I had 24 dreads. After they fell out and I neglected them, I have over 55.

Also, neglect is way cuter. Instead of going through awkward "fuzzy dreads" stage you get adorable bedhead. Just sayin'.