Mystery "Dread Balls"
Awesome, thanks everyone!!
Update: 8 months
ok, so i'm coming up on the 8 month mark, 2 months using vicki's liquid shampoo, and my dreads are progressing SO MUCH FASTER then before i used it! I figured it would be best to post an update with pictures since they're picking up speed.
these pictures are spread out over the last 2 months, the better quality ones are from today. i put them half up to show the immense progress the back and sides have made, the main area that isnt dreaded is on top and in my bangs.
i separate by pulling hairs out of the wrong dread their in, instead of ripping, so its taking a while for all the little hairs to settle and cease. I also had to undread a significant section from a larger dread that had congo'd because it was pulling wrong, and I don't want to deal with it later on. theirs a picture of the undreaded section and the congo it came from in the mix. i've done this in a total of 3 places that were just too awkwardly connected.
i put a little bit of the magic locking gel on this undreaded section after. just to give it a little better chance of catching up to everything, but i've stopped using the gel since.
anyways, take care everyone! peace and love (:
way to be scientific about it, SE
thank you again for all you've done for me and all the people who have healthy happy dreads thanks to your knowledge! If it weren't for you, I'd probably be back combing my dreads with elmers glue or worse, wax, right about now xD
I did a little experiment with this one day that might answer this question.
I had just taken a shower and was late for class, so I was driving to school with my hair dripping wet and decided to stick my head out the window, thinking it would help my hair knot and lock up more since I was still only a couple month into free forming.
It more undid a lot of the progress I had then helped. I mean, I don't know what I really expected stuck in my head out the window at 55 miles per hour...I showed up to class lookin like I just survived a tornado and with the biggest cheesing smile on my face because of how amusing I found the whole experience xD
now, If I crack both the front driver window and the rear passenger window (no more then 1/2 of the way open) it seems to act as a natural blow dryer and seems to help a tiny bit with blowing little hairs away from my face, but I can't say it did anything overly noticeable to help them dread faster.
But, also didn't hurt! As long as my head wasn't out the window like a dog in August. Like I said, about the same effect as if you blow dried only from the top side.
Peace and love!
Yeah I could see where they could definitely be problematic to clean and maintain if you let them get to the David Hines level haha, he'll always be an inspiration to dreadies everywhere.
How should I apply that 1 inch rule to the 3 flat dreads I have going on the back of my head, though? should I base it on the thickness of the dread rather then the width? (If that makes sense)
Peace and love,
So, I've always loved the idea of dreads as "natural roots" put forth by many spiritual dreadies, and i love the individuality and vibration of dreads that were allowed to congo as they please. They act as powerful symbols of self love as a child of creation and the strength of your roots, and for some reason they have always resonated with me. I find huge congo'd dreads (such as bob marley's or david hinds of steel pulse, pictures attached) to be Awe-inspiring and gorgeous, and have pretty much already decided that i'd like to let my dreads unify as much as possible without causing damage.
Which brings me to my question: What is the healthiest and safest way to congo dreads? my dreads are still forming, ive been letting them congo as they form and rarely separate, but since i dont plan on ever cutting my dreads, i want to make sure I wont cause scalp damage from excessive weight down the line. should i let them form first and mature as "average sized", and then let them congo later on to slowly test their weight?
also, do free formed dreads thicken naturally down the road even without being congo'd? my "babies" are roughly the size of what i would say is your typical loctician dreads, but some feel much denser then those i've felt on other dreadies.
Any info would be helpful! Make a great day, fellow souls (:
I had a copy of the Bhagavad Gita gifted to me by a dear friend, and I found the particular translation I had wonderful. I can tell you the translation when I get home, but to be quite honest, my favorite translation may not speak to you like it did to me. I think whatever text speaks to you and finds its way into your possession, is the one you are meant to read.
Trust yourself! I'm sure you will bond with whatever translation you get (:
Blessing and love, my friend!
Yeah, I'll probably just do that, I'm always super apprehensive of any kind of hair product, even though I trust Vicki with my life. Is the sea salt spray roughly the same as the sea salt and water mixture I've seen recipes for on here? Or is there something else in it that makes it more ideal for leave in scenarios?