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3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
03/20/17 04:58:02PM
58 posts

Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (10 Months!- UPDATED)


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yeah I posted using youtube as it seems to go faster that way.

Glad to be back!

Thanks for enjoying my smile... I sometimes feel like I have those Julia Roberts size teeth!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
03/20/17 04:56:03PM
58 posts

Need advice on how to add more dreads to my existing dreadlocks. I have 35 thin ones and want 45-50 more if possible


Help! Save My Dreads

I am not sure if he had an account or not... he read your site religiously after he started his dreads.  I will get a picture of him and his dreads on my profile sometime soon.  

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
03/20/17 02:21:09PM
58 posts

Need advice on how to add more dreads to my existing dreadlocks. I have 35 thin ones and want 45-50 more if possible


Help! Save My Dreads

As your dreads mature you will see loose hair or new growth that will begin to form new baby dreads all over your head.  But if you continue to crochet you will definitely not as it is swept into the older dreads.  Your dreads will also thicken up as they are able to grow and contract and take on their own life.  

My husband is at 2.5 years and he has a whole bunck of new dreadies forming!  Probably about 20 so I think with time you will get your numbers higher.  I have about 52 dreads right now but that number changes frequently depending on congoing and new growth. 

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
03/20/17 02:08:35PM
58 posts

Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (10 Months!- UPDATED)


Member Journals and Timelines

So I have been gone for a little while.  I took a break from social media and the internet for about the last 6 weeks so I have not been keeping the best record of my dread journey.  I did take a video that should be up on my profile some time today and I also posted some new pics that I will also include here.  I think my husband and I will try to get some nicer pics of both of our sets and will post those later.

In the 3-4 months since updating my dreadlocks have gone through a lot of change.  My tightest and longest dreads that I twist and ripped finally loosened a little bit and have started to get all loopy and zig zaggy so that has been a lot of fun to watch. I had a lot of dreads that were little dread balls onteh end and then straight but those have matured nicely and are compacting in on themselves so they don't look so goofy. My hair at its longest is right about shoulder length but the majority of them are up to my chin and jaw length.  The shrinkage is real!!  I think after a summer at the beach my dreads will be pretty much mature (about to hit my 1 year mark!!!) but I know they will continue to evolve (and finally grow) from there.  

I have left them to their own devices these past few months and am starting to see some of my smaller ones congo together.  I think I have about 3 or 4 congos currently.  I maybe seperate once every few weeks, but they stay pretty well sectioned on their own

I still have 2 small sections that have not dreaded at all but I am ok with some loose hair here and there.  I can't wait until they are a little more manageable to style but I can feel a definite difference in the way they feel.  Excited to hit my 1 year mark in May and see how they continue to mature.

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3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
03/20/17 01:13:11PM
58 posts

Question about my dreads


Dread Maintenance

You can definitely expect that there will be some loosening of the "dread" especially at the root in the early days and months of dreading.  Especially if you have a thin or fine/straight hair type.  Many of mine fell out completely only to form naturally.  Your hair will always be evolving and tightening and then loosining as they grow out, it is just part of it.

I would not palm roll daily as it can undo progress or be more harmful to your hair.   

I just suggest using a good dreadlock shampoo and enjoying the ride.

Good luck!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
02/13/17 12:43:13PM
58 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


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I can understand the small town crowd.  Here in Eastern NC we are really rural.  But I have to remind myself that I chose to do dreadlocks because it increases my sense of beauty, not everyone else's.  People will always judge what is different to them.

I for one think they look awesome for 4 months and you are on track to have some really killer looking dreads in the future.  

If you ever feel judged come see me at the beach before you go!  We can frolic in the ocean and let the sun dry our hair.  My dreads will hit 1 year come May, my husband will be at 2.5 years, another guy at church has had his for 15 years, and I just connected with another cool chick in Jacksonville who is about 2 months in now.

I will be posting some updated pics soon to show my progress.  We can be dreadlocked "freaks" together!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/27/16 01:23:27PM
58 posts



After trying to twist and rip and a few other strategies and having them fall out I finally left them to do their own thing.  It takes time and a lot of patience but as your other dreads tighten up it seems to give them more room to do what they need to.  I have dreads in all stages of maturity, from straight, babies to maturing shrunk locks.

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/26/16 08:34:48PM
58 posts



Loose roots can be super frustrating for sure.  My hair is pretty silky and fine so I have had my fair share of dreads loosening or falling out completely.  I am now 8 months.

I have some dreads with 4 inches of root still and some that are about 1/2 inch of undreaded.  It all evens itself out I suppose! For now I just am like, well it gives me a little length since most of mine have gone through some extreme shrinkage.

I'm hoping by my 1 year mark they will all be within 1-2 inches of loose hair.

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/19/16 03:49:38PM
58 posts

Glasses ???


Dread Maintenance

I wear glasses about 90% of the time and haven't noticed a huge change in how that area is dreading in comparison to the rest of the nape/neck area.

Just be careful with taking them on and off if the dread is sitting close to the ear

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/12/16 10:43:16AM
58 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


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Love the progress so far! looking great for 2 months in!

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