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erik5166
@erik5166
10/29/16 02:51:58PM
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9 months neglect video


General Talk

Yeah, it's looking good! Glad it's showing progress

erik5166
@erik5166
10/23/16 10:11:23PM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

Ah, to let it be loopy and such you mean? 

Ah nevermind, I see what you mean now haha.


updated by @erik5166: 10/23/16 10:32:27PM
erik5166
@erik5166
10/23/16 10:07:25PM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

ah i see i thought u started fairly short

Ah ok yea, I wasn't sure what was considered short for starting out. I had some decent length, and density, and now have some major looping and stubbiness going on. Funny thing is I really never combed my hair in my life, so it must have started dreading just when it was ready and long enough.


updated by @erik5166: 10/23/16 10:08:06PM
erik5166
@erik5166
10/23/16 07:15:08PM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

considering the length its progressing very very well

Thank you sir. By that do you mean that I started with shortish hair for dreads? my loose hair is basically to my shoulders or more, but there's been plenty of shrinkage in the back!

erik5166
@erik5166
10/23/16 06:11:58PM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

A few progress pics from today, after doing a sea salt water rinse..


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erik5166
@erik5166
10/12/16 10:03:03AM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

I think the strangest part of my journey so far is the shrinkage, especially in the back, where lots of dreading is going on. of course the loose hair is still long, especially on the sides, making for a slightly awkward look. i wonder how this will play out.. hopefully the loopy dreads will start gaining back some length soon?


updated by @erik5166: 10/12/16 10:05:17AM
erik5166
@erik5166
09/25/16 11:32:18AM
30 posts

Not sure about dreads but considering


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

welcome to the forums, you have nice hair! i suppose if you brush them out after a week, no harm done? Happy


updated by @erik5166: 09/25/16 11:32:57AM
erik5166
@erik5166
09/25/16 10:45:12AM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

don't use lemon juice! citric acids a strong enough acid to  dissolve rubber, glues, caulks, paints, tar, etc

whats worse it penetrates inside the hair shaft ..several layers deep where it just stays slowly breaking down the hair..granted diluted its not as strong as if you used it straight..but only use sea salt on its own don't mix with lemon juice

ah damn, thanks for the info! i have been diluting it, but maybe i should just use sea salt..

erik5166
@erik5166
09/24/16 06:02:53PM
30 posts

Erik here


Introduce Yourself

just a quick pic of the top and back of my head, showing the results of a many-month experiment of separating constantly, but leaving small sections that have formed. underneath all that, in the back, there are plenty of thicker dreads with some crazy loops and funny shapes, plus there are lots of thinner ones forming on top that the pic doesn't capture. one day i'll have someone snap a pic of all that for me. dig that mess up on top there :)

i've been washing every 3-4 days with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo(for cost and convenience), and also been using a lemon juice/sea salt mixture which seems to give results that i like. Other than that. just separating probably every day, which probably gives me the ultra frizzies, but oh well.


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updated by @erik5166: 09/24/16 06:12:52PM
erik5166
@erik5166
08/27/16 11:25:55AM
30 posts

Is this normal?


Help! Save My Dreads

This is good to hear S.E., thanks. Is it safe to say that with the natural method, you aren't gonna get the same neatly sectioned dreads all the way down to the root? I think I actually prefer that layer down there keeping my scalp hidden haha

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