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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/22/16 10:34:53AM
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From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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Ok, I will keep that in mind, for the time beng, and maybe even for a while at or past 6 inches, I'm thinking I may still brush my beard.....time will tell on that part.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/20/16 04:46:59PM
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Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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My roots are looking really good after this most recent sea salt spray and wash. I ended up accidently getting my roots wet so I ended up washing my hair today. So at 5 days since my last wash instead of 7...but I had the time to do so today, and my scalp had been a little itchy the last two days, so I'm kinda glad I did it now. I am thinking I'll try and wash between every 5-7th day, and or when it is convenient(like today was instead of waiting another 2 days to wash). I know I have been holding myself to too regimented a washing cycle. I hope this window works ok for the winter months. Time will tell I guess. 


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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/19/16 10:04:26PM
265 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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I have been combing my beard as it grows out, when it hits 6 inches or more I am thinking I may stop combing it, but I am allowing the phase of growing to give me the time I need to think about the prospect of growing beard dreads...but I keep wondering, even at under 6 inches of length, is the combing I'm doing to my beard still counter-productive to the possible desire of having it lock up? ( I did get my beard trimmed, but the guy who did it only trimmed a very tiny part of the cheek and neckline, which are easy to reproduce and don't harm the length of my beard at all, which is great!)

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/19/16 07:09:06PM
265 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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While I still see some progress on the gap (or my hair's part I guess) I still wonder if outside of sea salt sprays there is another way to help it to close up, as it seems to sort of ebb and flow in terms of seeming more sealed one day and a little less sealed the next. Attached is a current photo of it, and sort of my roots over all.

I did use a very small amount of water on my roots today, to try and help them seal a little more....I am starting to wonder if doing that isn't effective to that end goal at all...


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updated by @Raven's Light: 12/19/16 07:16:38PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/15/16 07:37:46PM
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Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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Thanks! My dreads thickened up alot from year 1 to 2, and I only noticed within the 3rd year, how flat they've become...I kinda wonder if that will change over time or not.

As for your immature dreads, perhaps if you stop separating for a while that can help them thicken. but maybe just try that for a month...I could be wrong though I am sure others would be better able to advise, as some may congo (combine) in ways you may not like.


updated by @Raven's Light: 12/15/16 07:42:31PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/11/16 10:04:22PM
265 posts

Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


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As my introduction thread discusses, I started my dreads with a harmful technique, interlocking. This journal, at least at the moment will be focused on my dreadlock updates, hopefully on a month to month basis. As of today, they are 3 years 7 months old. The photos I have included are of the locks as they are, and of the natural dreads I have had forming. although one doesn't really seem to be that far along. I may also post photos as my beard grows longer and longer (if anyone would be interested in beard updates, LOL - still debating about letting it lock up, will be going to a 'barber spa' in the next week to see what advice they have about helping my beard along...I kinda doubt they'll have anything useful, but it is worth at least a shot, I guess, as beards are their speciality, and maybe they'll have a way I can make it look 'presentable' without sacrificing my goal of embracing the natural state (the inner renunciate if you will....does sound a little contradictory in my head)...it feels like a long shot...but it's fulfilling a holiday gift that I was given, so it won't cost my anything, as far as I know, haha) ...I do want to note that I think one or two of these photos I posted might be duplicates, sorry about that. 


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updated by @Raven's Light: 12/11/16 10:08:53PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
12/10/16 03:20:18PM
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From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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Ok, I have a decent sized bucket, that is about 3.5 gallons, so would 6 drops be enough for a conditioning soak be enough? Or if I were to use the coconut oil I have (that is more solid at room temperature, how much could I start with for that?  (I'll have to go by measuring spoons for that). I am considering doing it today to see if that helps my scalp (plus I am still getting over a cold so I could use a warm shower, but I don't plan on actually washing my dreads ie shampooing.)....I'm also sort of debating about just doing an ACV rinse instead of futzing with oils at the moment, but I do plan to do a soak with oils in the coming week.

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@Raven's Light
12/10/16 02:56:50PM
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From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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How should I go about working up to more, would I increase by about 1 drop per week, or something more? I'll keep in mind to start with 6 drops. my coconut oil is the type that starts off as a solid state instead of an oil so how could I tell if I have enough of it or too much? I used to do a cold water rinse, but last few times I've washed I haven't done a cold rinse. I should have done a cold rinse. 

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@Raven's Light
12/10/16 02:48:17PM
265 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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In the winter I find it difficult to use cool water for my showers, so I use warm water. The itchy scalp appears to be short lived, which is good.

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@Raven's Light
12/10/16 02:44:49PM
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From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


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☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

depends on the oil and amount of hair i use like a 1/4 teaspoon about

so experiment  for conditioner oils 3 drops wont do much of anything  remember you want it spread throughout your hair so try 8-0 try 15-20  etc start lower work up till it seems  nearly too much then back off a little

So do you mean start with 8 drops at a minimum?

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