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Frankster
@Frankster
06/05/16 04:38:10PM
31 posts

Thinking about shaving my head


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Hey Acidburn!

This is my 3rd or 4th try to grow dreads over the past 15 years maybe. I tried backcombing, twist and rip before, this time all natural. Before, i was out for a certain look and my self esteem wasn't very high and i was'nt shure if i do the right thing. This time it is different. I don't really care as much, because i believe it will turn out in a way i feel comfortable with. So in my case i feel that now its the moment to go for it because i feel mentally strong and i am free of a lot of self doubts, which was'nt close like this in the trys before...

So maybe you have started your set in a time which was not that perfect to go for it? I hope you pick the right descision for you and the situation you are in, and i also hope you don't need as many trys i have needed (the longest was like 12 month). Did you talk to your wife about your thoughts? Maybe she should get involved and support you in your descision? You have been patient for almost 3 years and that is a long time. If you would shave your head cleannow, it will take like another year or so to get the length back for locking. But on the other hand, time is not everything... What is 1 year comparend to decades of having a good time with locs?!

It would be sad if you would lose your passion for dreads because of another waiting period,but maybe its helpful to start all over... I hope everything will turn out positive for you, no matter what you do in the future! Jah bless!

Frankster
@Frankster
05/30/16 08:22:56AM
31 posts

Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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Hey! Rubber bands are very bad, so you should take them out first. After that i would wait if your hair is sectioning itself, then you might have more than

20 locs by natural sectioning... With only 13 dreads getting them dry after washing will be hard and take forever, think about that. Take the rubbers out and let your hair go, then you will get way more sections then you have right now. Cheers!

Frankster
@Frankster
05/27/16 03:58:07AM
31 posts

Losing passion


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I did a mistake like that years ago. I did cut my long hair (not dreads) out of a really bad mood and totally regretted that descision a day after. But stupidly kept the short hair for years. During that time i hated to get a haircut every 6 weeks, hated to comb and maintain my hair daily. So i was wearing hats and caps a lot, to kind of hide my hair i was not pleased with.

I let my hair grow again for more then 12 month now and i feel released, not having to cut and maintain my hair regularly. By going the natural way i think i will get a result i am pleased with for years or hopefully for decades without having to put a lot of time and passion into maintainance. So my passion is to do what its good for me, i let my hair grow into dreadlocks and i hope i will be happy with that for a long time. Take your time an find your personal reasons for what is best for you, the rest is easy...

Frankster
@Frankster
04/26/16 03:14:16PM
31 posts

Erik here


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Same for me, EriK! My hair is also very thick and hard to tame the longer it gets. Combing my hair would also add a lot of volume into them, so going natural actually is easier for me to grow my hair long and that is very cool! I also wash my hair every 3 or 4 days, depending how i feel with it. I think, going natuaral is the trick for me to get long hair and long dreads.

Good luck to you!


updated by @Frankster: 04/26/16 03:15:22PM
Frankster
@Frankster
04/26/16 03:43:32AM
31 posts

Wondering if my dreads are okay...


Help! Save My Dreads

Hi!

I guess your dreads are ok, even if you did the mistake with the loctitian Ladys. The only thing they need is time and patience and of course a wash once or twice a week. Your root sections are tight because of the crochet hook, so this part needs time to get loose again by itself when your hair is growing longer. So if you continue without any maintanance other than washing, i think everything will turn out fine. But even with your curly type of hair it will take several month to dread up. So just calm down and let it happen.

Best wishes,

Frank

Frankster
@Frankster
04/08/16 07:21:27AM
31 posts

dreadlockssite maybe getting a new server with your help


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Thank you Soaring Eagle, you are putting a lot of heart and soul into this. I will figure out if i have some money left and donate again. You are following your path, no matter what. That is very remarkable!

Frankster
@Frankster
03/29/16 06:54:01AM
31 posts

dreadlockssite maybe getting a new server with your help


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Hey Soaring Eagle! You spent way too much money from your income to keep this great community alive. We all should help you out to lower your costs. I will start right now!


updated by @Frankster: 03/29/16 09:07:59AM
Frankster
@Frankster
03/23/16 01:25:02PM
31 posts

The first little test last weekend


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That is very well said acidburn!

Frankster
@Frankster
03/21/16 04:42:50PM
31 posts

The first little test last weekend


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Yes, you are absolutely right! And liberating for sure, because society expects a certain neat look, and we don't care :-)

Frankster
@Frankster
03/21/16 02:34:32PM
31 posts

The first little test last weekend


General Talk

To be honest, this is the third time i am trying to grow my hair into dreadlocks. The last try was maybe 4 years ago with the twist and 

rip method. I combed them out during the third month of dreading and also cut my hair short :-/

This time, i'm also in the third month of not combing my hair, but without t&r, just natural :-) In this phase of dreading process, my hair

does a lot of self-separation. It has a couple of very curly strands on top and some pretty steady baby locks at the lower back of my head.

I was visiting my parents and some old friends for the last weekend. It was for the first time while i'm into my dread journey. Last time I was for a visit, i was just growing my hair long, so everything was still looking pretty neat...

I must say, everything went pretty well! I took a beany with me, just in case a want to hide my messy hair for a little bit, but i did not wear that hat for a minute and totally enjoyed it! I did prove to myself that i really want to be successful in the dreading process this time. I can accept the messy look of my hair, without having to hide it to certain people or at certain places (work, etc.) Maybe i was a little shy at the beginning of this new journey, but i feel pretty confident right now. In the future i guess, i will not hide my messy looking hair any more. I will show it with pride to anybody and anywhere!

Thank you all for reading my little story,and  i hope you are as successful as i was at the tests our journey will offer to everyone of us dreadlock lovers...

Have a nice day!

Frank

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