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Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/07/16 09:19:18PM
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

Ok,  good to know. As this week my scalp was pretty itchy most days last week and today, so I washed my hair. Well, that and it seemed more convenient today.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/07/16 08:20:36PM
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

I ended up washing my hair today, as it seems to be potentially more convenient than tomorrow, as my time is a little more unclear. I have been trying to transition my washing routine to once a week, and it hasn't been going as smoothly as I had hoped. So I was wondering what a good way to transition a washing routine is? I've been washing roughly every 5-6 days so far, and have found just abruptly washing on the 7th, hasn't worked out....not to mention the cold weather being an issue. So any advice on how to make this transition easier and hopefully quickly? 

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/06/16 08:10:21PM
229 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Since no part of my beard is yet 6 inches, would it really set me back that much if I ended up starting to brush it again? while I am waiting on the sides to grow to the same length and the whole thing to be at least 6 inches, so then I can sort of decide if I wanted beard reads or not? (which may ended up taking a while).


updated by @Raven's Light: 11/06/16 09:16:20PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/06/16 07:25:49PM
229 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

I'm trying to do just that, I've just been listening to other people about my beard....which is what had led me to trim off the sides, I keep thinking to myself that I really want to grow a yeard (year-long beard) just to see what it's like, as I have heard that too is a journey. I mean I am thinking about brushing my beard tonight, but I feeling the tangles start in the long parts of my beard that could end up dreading....I kept wondering to myself about how the sides look because they're shorter than the chin....I am trying to just let it all be so that I can see what it's like....I do keep wondering, on the topic of growing a full beard, if I should be trimming any part of my neckline.

Thanks acidburn and SE and alianemotion, for your advice on my beard so far, when I know that this site is intended for dreads and not really beards, LOL

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/06/16 06:46:27PM
229 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

The last time I cut my beard was 3 days ago, I'm now letting the sides grow back cause I really desire a long full beard....although I'm only 26, so I wonder if I can even grow a dense beard yet. ...and I mean the sides only have 3 days of growth on them, I use a beard trimmer, not a manual razor so when it was trimmed it was more stubble than just bare skin, so I really hope it grows out in a short time. ...I haven't actually combed my beard in a while either, sort of letting it do its own thing. I thought about it, and SE you're right, I'm not gonna let the lack of length on the sides bug me, I'm just gonna let it be and grow...I mean yeah it'll take a while to catch up to the rest of the beard if it ever actually does, but that will give me time to adjust to how it will look for the sides to have a bit of growth on them. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep this growing regardless of going on job interviews.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 03:13:06PM
229 posts

Required Length For Beardlocks


General Questions

Ok, that makes me feel pretty good then, thanks! I guess it all just boils down to confidence and background.

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:56:32PM
229 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

This is true, which is why I'm trying to keep it to once a week, I guess I'll just have to work using a shower cap into my routine, so that my dreads won't get wet, but I still shower often, LOL....although I do often feel like once I wash the rest of me I do want to at least get my hair wet, if not actually wash it.


updated by @Raven's Light: 11/05/16 02:57:33PM
Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:45:45PM
229 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
229 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....

Raven's Light
@Raven's Light
11/05/16 02:26:54PM
229 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.

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