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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
12/07/17 09:58:50PM
334 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

So the some of the ends of my dreads had a twisted look to them, because I had twisted the dreads in the past in trying to make them not grow flat....well a few weeks back, I realized that those twisted parts were, in fact, weak spots that were caused probably from interlocking, and they were going to finally fall out my dreads, they did. One fell off when I was out somewhere and I don't know what happened to it, the other one, I was able to painlessly pull off the dread with no apparent damage to the dreads at all, what follows are pictures of the parting I had concerns about. it appears to be finally closing up back to what a normal scalp parting is supposed to be :)


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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
11/29/17 08:42:36PM
334 posts

Question On Congo Separation


Dread Maintenance

 I got it apart again, obviously took a little effort, I guess I'll just go back to looking through my hair for congos after each wash.

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
11/29/17 09:49:24AM
334 posts

Question On Congo Separation


Dread Maintenance

I realized a few days ago that I hadn't separated two dreads for a while (maybe about a month), and am wondering if I am at the point of no return as far as getting them apart from each other or if it is still a chance, as I am thinking that this dread will become too thick if I can't get them separate again. I have tried to take a picture of the congoing, if it is hard to see please let me know and I will try and take a better picture, but it is on the side of my head so it's a little hard to photograph right.

I had sort of just been washing and letting it go for a while, which was a mistake. I hope if this isn't fixable that this dread won't end up problematically thick (ie hard to get dry)

Thanks in advance for any advice!


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updated by @ravens-light: 11/29/17 09:49:26AM
Raven's Light
@ravens-light
10/19/17 01:37:05PM
334 posts

Effects Of Water Rinsing


Dread Maintenance

Isn't ACV bad for your dreads, doesn't it weaken your hair over time? I mean I know the baking soda weakens your hair but hasn't it also been shown that ACV is also bad for your hair. The oils are certainly why you don't have an itch, but you need to be careful not to overdo the oiling because getting oil stuck in your hair is NOT fun. I once over did it with coconut oil, and it felt kinda gross to have oil stuck in my dreads.


updated by @ravens-light: 10/19/17 01:37:29PM
Raven's Light
@ravens-light
09/07/17 10:20:17PM
334 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Oh, I am keeping it going, just waiting for time to do its thing, there is only really one part that sees a razor and that's just for practicality, I might let all of it go natural, I'm just unsure how bushy I want the sides to be. Again, time will be my guide there.

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
09/07/17 10:13:36PM
334 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

I have started to regrow my beard after trimming it off...I just missed it way too much to not grow it out again. I may or may not let it dread when it gets to the proper length again, I plan to just wait and see on that. I updated my profile picture so that matches what the current length is. 

Raven's Light
@ravens-light
09/07/17 10:07:15PM
334 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

So within the last few weeks, I added sea salt to my drbronner's shampoo mixture and it has really helped my parting start to seal up more and more, hopefully, it will do the trick. Attached is a photo of the parting that is down the center of my head. 


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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
08/20/17 09:15:02PM
334 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

I spent two days in the ocean, and it did wonders for my roots, more than any sea salt spray had done thus far, here is the results:


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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
08/11/17 01:53:00PM
334 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


Member Journals and Timelines

4 years 3 months,

they are very hard to fit in the photo frame, that is both annoying and making me proud. 

I have been trying to wear them in different ways to fix the parting issue, but what I have just now realized works for my parting issue is making sure the loose hair at the root is going in the proper direction for the parting, but so far that seems to be the thing that has helped the most.


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Raven's Light
@ravens-light
07/14/17 09:49:44PM
334 posts

Question on Roots


Dread Maintenance

I've tried wearing it different ways, that didn't really help seem to help it. As for the deep clean do you mean a baking soda & apple cider vinegar deep clean? If so, I stopped doing those due to the damage they can do to dreads.

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