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greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/20/11 02:32:13AM
17 posts

Starting short vs. growing first


Dreading Methods

I'll increase the BS, thanks.

As for length:

I should have said I don't regret starting this early, I didn't want it to come across that way - just curious is all. I didn't know if dreads would look different in the long run or not.

I work as a teacher in Korea (a place where self image is priority number one - it drives me crazy) so I was wondering what my boss would say. So far, they just think I got a perm (my hair is pretty curly) and I just tell them I haven't brushed it and that's all they say - as a westerner you get away with a lot here :). So that's all good so far, just hope it stays that way. I don't mind the bedhead look and I don't tell people I'm trying to grow dreads. I'm just embracing the new lifestyle and having fun reading everyone's comments and stories here on the site - it really is like a family and I'm happy to be here!

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/20/11 01:23:25AM
17 posts

Starting short vs. growing first


Dreading Methods

So I've started my journey the organic way - 4 days ago with 4 inches of hair (I may just be the baby of this family..)- and I'm wondering what the pro's and con's are of starting to dread at 4 inches vs. letting it grow out (to say maybe 8 inches or something) and then begin dreading.

On a side not: I have oily hair. I make the BS mix that SE recommended and have converted it down to 5 cups (I'm adding about 2.5 tablespoons - if that's wrong please let me know!) I just put the baking soda over my head this morning (let it sit about 25 minutes before rinsing it with cold water) and it already looks oily (7 hours later). If I add Thyme will it help decrease the oil? Any other suggestions? Thanks


updated by @greenblayza: 01/13/15 09:10:25PM
greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/19/11 06:57:06AM
17 posts

i'm starting my natural dreads :) any recommendations for what to use to wash my hair?


Dread Maintenance

What happens if you have hard water?

soaring eagle said:

dr bronners dilutes=d 12-1 or in our shops mayleees gardens or baking soda and acv recipe

unless u got hard water

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/17/11 04:36:38AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Alright SE I heeded your advice! Just had a wash with baking soda and so I'm claiming today the official start of my journey - all natural!!!

I attached a pic of my hair from today. It's right at 4 inches so it'll be interesting to see what happens in the next couple of months. Besides not messing with it and letting it do it's thing, is there anything else I can/should do? (I think I know the answer but thought I'd ask anyway :-)

In about a year I'll be doing a lot of SCUBA diving so if it hasn't made much progress by then I'm hoping the sea will kick it into gear haha!

@ExaltHimx7 congrats on the weight loss!

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 11:13:12AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Wow, thanks for the responses guys!

I'll get started soon then. Like I said, I'm new so let me see if I got this straight:

get some non residue shampoo.

wash once a week or so(?).

Am I missing anything? I do have thin, soft, pretty wavy, very oily (as in I can wash it at let's say 6 o'clock p.m., go to bed later that night and wake up with it pretty greasy) hair.Will this take awhile to begin dreading? Be honest, I won't get discouraged I promise!

By the way, thanks for the advice!

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 10:56:53AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Start now?? I was thinking it would make more sense to grow it out. I've heard people have had a hard time when it's short (I'm completely inexperienced myself, so I'm just regurgitating what I've read). But if it's best to start now then right on! I was thinking I was going to have to wait those 8-9 months.

greenblayza
@greenblayza
09/15/11 08:21:47AM
17 posts

An Intro and a Question...


Introduce Yourself

Hey all! Came across this site not too long ago and decided to join because of all the greatness.

I've wanted dreads for awhile and used to have long hair (pass my shoulders), but then decided to cut it off - I'm regretting that now. I kept it short for awhile, but now have decided to grow it back out and begin dreading. So here I am.

I have a question though. When I grew my hair out last time, I would trim it up every so often to keep it looking nice. This time, however, with the intent to dread so length is more important (right?). So do I ever need to get it trimmed? It's maybe 3.5/4 inches long now and I'll grow it out for another 8-9 months or so before I begin. Just curious if I can save money by skipping out at the barber.

Hope to see you all around the site!

PS - love the pictures here, truly inspiring!


updated by @greenblayza: 01/13/15 09:10:03PM
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