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guzzi84
@guzzi84
11/19/16 07:36:28AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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Three months into this journey. My hair is dreading nicely. i went through a stage where I had to separate them every night but it is now only occasionally so I guess that means that the individual locks have found their place . The reaction from workmates has been mainly positive and no one has been overly surprised as I have been known to do some unconventional things at times. The only downside is that it creates pressure points when I wear my motorcycle helmet for any length of time and I do like my long rides so I will have to do something about that . Crappy pics but you can see the progress. Cheers


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guzzi84
@guzzi84
09/24/16 06:03:42AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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Thanks SE, I appreciate your words and advice. After a lot of thought I don't feel that I am appropriating the way I wear my hair from any particular culture. My hair is following its natural coarse and has in effect become a non style. I look at my workmates and each one of them has appropriated a style from somewhere; the balding man who shaves his head completely, the young punk who gels his hair into spikes, sideburns, goatees, Bieber style, pony tails, buzz cut - they have all copied someone in an effort to make themselves fit an image or look more attractive. I dont think dreads will make me any more attractive ( probably the opposite ) but as a fashion or style it is totally unique to me. The more wild my hair becomes, the less I care what people say or think.

Imagine that, after 56 years my hair may be the thing that sets me free.

 I am going to have fun with this  Wink


updated by @guzzi84: 09/24/16 06:29:08AM
guzzi84
@guzzi84
09/23/16 08:47:50AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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Yes, probably that and me being over culturally sensitive

guzzi84
@guzzi84
09/22/16 09:14:43AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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It has been 4 weeks since I started letting my hair do its own thing. It has started to develop baby dreads and I have about 30 so far. My hair is so thick and curly it takes some time each day to find and separate the sections. If I didn't do, this it would be just a massive clump. My routine is to wash every 2 - 3 days, and every day it gets wet and drip dried when I shower. Since I started growing my hair my scalp has been healthier than when I had a buzz cut - very little flaking or itchiness. Occasionally I have to put it in a ponytail or wear a band when I go out just to keep the stiffs happy and keep it out of my eyes. 

A few weeks ago I started to question my motives and dedication to growing locks after reading the history and current politics, but then figured that if they grow naturally then the only people that could be affronted must be very narrow minded. This has now made me more determined to complete this journey and to experience all that it has to offer


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guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/29/16 05:51:38AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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Its been 2 weeks since I stopped brushing my hair and there has been a noticeable change. I used to brush my hair straight back, but it has now naturally parted down the middle. I can also see where it is starting to section and the hair is grouping together. I am not real impressed with the part or the big fuzzy bush growing out the back of my head but at least it will give the guys at work something to talk about. I bought a couple of wide headbands from Etsy to keep out of my eyes when I am working. Will update in a couple of weeks. Cheers


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guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/26/16 09:48:26AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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We are living near Brisbane at the moment. Cant wait to get out of here and move to Iluka next year. Hopefully i will have some dreads by then

guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/21/16 09:45:43AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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Before anyone says anything that should read "dreads" not "dregs". Haha, the problem with posting from a phone

guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/21/16 09:37:48AM
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Old dog, new tricks


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For the first 55 years of my life I have had short hair. About 18 months ago I decided to grow it long.
My wife and I will be moving to a small fishing town on the northern NSW coast sometime next year to live a quieter and more natural lifestyle. She suggested ( jokingly ) that I grow dreads to fit our new life. She should know by now that I am always up for a challenge. I did my research and came upon this forum and decided that freeform dregs are the way to go for me.
This morning I went for a swim in the ocean and washed my hair with bi carb and cider vinegar, air dried and this is the result. Day 1
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guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/21/16 02:44:40AM
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Thanks, the nature of my work requires that I keep hair out of my face and eyes. I dont think my boss cares what I look like. Have decided to just go the neglect method and will follow the good advice on this forum

guzzi84
@guzzi84
08/19/16 08:43:19AM
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Hi, I am considering growing dreads and need a bit of advice. I am 56 yo and will be making a tree change hopefully next year and trying to live a more natural lifestyle. I have had short hair all my life and only started growing it the last couple of years. I prefer the natural look but will probably help it along with some twist and rip. Do you think my hair is suitable for this style ? My hair is pretty messy when left to its own devices with lots of curly and wavy bits. It is also quite thick. When it starts to clump up, is it ok to tie it back as I still have to look reasonably neat for work and cant have hair falling over my face. Have attached a pic taken a few months ago to show you what I am talking about. I usually wash my hair and just pat it dry and then just leave it. Cheers - great forum


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