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3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/27/16 01:23:27PM
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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
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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
52 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
52 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

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

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/12/16 10:37:22AM
52 posts

having anxiety about shrinkage


General Talk

I can feel you on the shrinkage.  mine started at almost midback.  now my most mature dreads that have finished shrinking are about ear/jaw length. I lost 2/3 of my length.  I have one that is only 2 inches long.  I luckily have some in many different lengths and stages so it is about shoulder length at its longest.

Shrinkage is part of the journey and you need to embrace it.  looks like you will have a lot more to come.  try different styles and ways to make it not bother you as much.

What is your hair looking like now?

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
12/12/16 10:30:18AM
52 posts

3 months in and looking crazy!


Introduce Yourself

hey txmomdani they're looking great right now.  definitely wild but I like that.  excited to see how they will evolve!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
11/14/16 12:56:31PM
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Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (6 Months!- UPDATED)


Member Journals and Timelines

 I love finding people on roughly the same timeline as me!  let's me put things in perspective.  there's days I wish I didn't have pics of my hair but think it's going to be great to look back on it all.  I look forward to seeing your pics once you post some!

Thank you both for the kind words.  Iover my dreads and wish I would have started earlier!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
11/07/16 07:01:23PM
52 posts

too big dreads? your opinion?


Help! Save My Dreads

They look like a good size.  SE always says 30+ is a good number to start with.  to me they look like a good size.

IF they're bigger that 1 inch by 1 inch at the base you may want to seperate them and retry but they look good from here!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
11/07/16 06:57:52PM
52 posts

Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (6 Months!- UPDATED)


Member Journals and Timelines

Thank you soaring eagle for the compliment.  I think we make a great pair.  couldn't be happier with my decision to dread!

3_little_birds2316
@3_little_birds2316
11/07/16 12:01:00PM
52 posts

Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (6 Months!- UPDATED)


Member Journals and Timelines

Happy 6 months to my little dreadies!! It is crazy how much they have been progressing in the last few months.  I feel like most of my dreads are now in the teen/adolescent stage which is super exciting.  All my trouble spots have resolved themselves and there are solid dreads throughout my entire head.  There are some that are still loose or that have 4-6 inches of loose root but they are progressing and that is good.  

Total I have about 56 dreads now and there are a few new ones forming from other loose hair.  I love looking at my hair.  There are so many knots, loops, and zigzags.  I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair.  These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.  

I have had a fair amount of shrinkage in the past month.  You sometimes can't see it when my hair is down but the under layer is getting short.  My hair started at about bra strap length and most are dusting my shoulder or are between chin and shoulder length.  When mature I think they will be around chin/jaw length throughout.  I also have a super shorty which is about 3 inches long total, but its a cutie.  The ones that haven't shrunk are driving me crazy or the loose strays that haven't blunted into the dread.  Did I mention I got my first really blunted, cylindrical dread.  That was exciting.  Here is a picture of my hair at 2 months vs about a week ago.  The second picture is from about 3 weeks ago.  

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I have started to make some videos for updates and so will be posting my 6 month video shortly.  I also posted some more pictures of individual dreadies on my profile, so check them out!

Here is to the next 6 months and the progress!

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