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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:45:45PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Thanks for the words of encouragement SE....now I'm wishing more and more I had just let my sides grow instead of trimming them off for the interview (and in some small way conforming to society). 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:38:50PM
212 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

In reference to my last question, could I get away with washing my hair roughly every 5 days in winter or would it be better to do every 6?...I'm fiinding the itchy feeling fro the weather hard to take some times, so waiting the full 7 days to wash my dreads has been hard, thus why I'm wondering if I can wash them sooner than every 7 days, but still then technicallly only wash them once a week, I mean I'd like to wash only every 7, but I'm finding that to be challenging these days.....On aother note, with my beard, I heard that you should wash a beard about twince a week, I wonder if that holds true in winter....

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@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:26:54PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

I prefer to keep my nails longer like you said alienemotion, I too only trim them when they get in the way...I've always felt better with them then without.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:14:58PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

I have two small piercings (regular sized hole in one ear, and a rook pirencing, I plan to get maybe two more piercings eventuall, but at this point, I probably won't  gauge my ears, maybe ever) and two tattoos, but place in spots that are covered up by short sleeved shirts, or even by a t-shirt. 

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@Raven's Light
11/05/16 01:56:45PM
212 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products

Well I'm proably going to have to only based off this soap being hard for me to find again, as it was a gift and I'm unsure where to get it, I mean I know the maker so I could order it, but I prefer to go for more readily avaliable products that are good for me my hair. So I plan to use it until it's gone and move on to that lavender soap I had posted about, as I bought a bar recently.

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@Raven's Light
11/05/16 01:36:27PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Edit: I meant that I agree with SE on looking out of the ordinary is a good thing. Just unsure what to do about the sides of my beard, since I foolishly trimmed the off and now they'll grow back so slow, it just looks incongruent to the rest of the beard, oh well. Guess I'll have grow it out for a while, not sure if I'll trim the sides to a certain length or just let 'em go...

Oh I totally agree, I was just trying to envision myself with a long beard on my chin and shorter sides and it seemed to me to not be what I'm looking for, but I'm not really a fan, on myself, of the square type of look many beards get....but I'm thinking this may be a sign that I should really just put down the razor for a while and let things grow....I mean I liked having a fuller beard, although my sides don't really grow out very quick, I guess that'll be ok. I'm just a little more wondering about how I would navigate job interviews while my beard is growing out. (as I'm still looking for a job, being a recent college graduate). ....this brings to mind another question, how vital is the neckline to growing a long beard? I would always trim off mine, even though it's grown back by now, it's not too long and just always gets itchy.


updated by @Raven's Light: 11/05/16 01:41:43PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 01:14:41PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

I'm just wondering if it'll look odd that my beard will be shorter on one part and longer on the other....I guess I have to use the addage of when in doubt, grow it out, LOL. I mean I only shaved the sides because I had a job interview....kinda regret doing that, lol. Guess it'll just be a while for the sides to grow out again and catch up to the rest (if I can keep mysel from trimming them, LOL) 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 12:49:25PM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Ok cool, I'm also more wondering if I should have waited to grow out my beard and just had let the sides grow out at the same time. I sort of wonder if it would look weird if I just let the sides start to grow and let them bee to try and catch up with the rest of it....I mean I'm sure they'd take long-time, as my sides don't seem to grow as quick as the chin or mustache do. So basically I'm wondering if it actually makes more sense to keep the sides shaved and just grow out what I have and or maybe grow them out and keep them trimmed to a certain length? But I'm not too sure on that last part

I am kinda wondering if with the style of beard I have, which of the above options is the better one.


updated by @Raven's Light: 11/05/16 12:59:11PM
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@Raven's Light
11/05/16 10:47:21AM
212 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Good point alienem.  I plan to grow my beard back out to maybe around 6 inches, but I am thinking I'll brush it, cause you're right if I let it dread that would be much more work. ...but time will tell, right now I'm still growing it out. I was wondering if I should have grown my sides out too, but I'm sure then that would be way more work in the long run.  I do wonder if I should have let the sides grow out when I had started to let my beard grow out. I'm sure now it look a little odd to start the sides now....plus I do enjoy the contrast of the bare skin that contrasts the dreads and the beards.

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@Raven's Light
11/05/16 09:46:19AM
212 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products

How often should a person change up their shampoo? I've been washing with the same bar soap for a while now, still seems to work well, but I also have liquid dr bronners (the peppermint variety), and I'm wondering how long a person should use the same shampoo on their hair for before changing to another one....I mean I'm fine with washing with this bar until it is done....but that may last me into next year at this rate, LOL.

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