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P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/27/16 01:12:50PM
33 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

My hair has made massive progress in the six days I've been here in Hawaii. The right side of my head has lost a half an inch and the left over one inch though it's still over an inch longer than the right side. I haven't had to do much separating but my hair is locking even tighter. Especially after snorkeling for over three hours yesterday.

I really couldn't be happier with how my hair is looking so far. If you saw the right side of my head in person you wouldn't believe I'm only two full months along. While the left side of my head is definitely lagging behind I'm not worried about it. I'm kind of enjoying having two different stages going on.

Two month update photos have been added to page one. 


updated by @P3rmaAMP: 11/27/16 04:14:03PM
P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/21/16 01:04:58AM
33 posts

don't want these anymore


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Dreads aren't for everyone and if you know in your heart you don't want them then by all means get rid of them. Others opinions or fear of others opinions is definitely not a reason to get rid of them.

The first two weeks I was excited but was also afraid of the craziness that might occur and how other people might react. And only recently have I given up on obsessing over it and just letting be. I never have hidden my hair (it's been just a few days shy of two months now) and surprisingly I've only had one bad comment which was from a child who I belive was just regurgitating what she'd heard from her parents.

As for lint and other things that might find their way in there. The right soap really does make a huge difference. Soaring Eagle has posted about one that helped him get rid of lint. Vicki's charcoal I think? I've found that I actually have less issues with foreign things sticking in my hair now than when I had all loose hair.

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/17/16 10:22:41PM
33 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

It's amazing to look at your hair daily and see the amazing things it does. It really does look like a work of art with all the zigzags, loops and such. There is no questioning what's going on with my hair now. It's not just matted or unbrushed it's dreading. I'll update photos on the 26th which will mark exactly two months.

On a less happy note I'm not looking forward to the disappointment on my dads face when he sees me in Hawaii. But I guess I just have to remember you can't please everyone.

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/17/16 01:19:17PM
33 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products


  • Because they are made from it. They are a registered carcinogen. Like many other chemicals they are considered "safe" if used in small doses. When you consider how many of these chemicals we are actually surrounded by it's likely many of us are over that "safe" threshold. 
P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/17/16 12:20:44PM
33 posts

Shampoo Questions


Dread Products

Glycerin leaves residues (if you have some in your toothpaste it leaves them there too), Tetrasodium EDTA and tetrasodium etidronate are made from formaldehyde so that's not good. I wouldn't use them.

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/12/16 06:03:48PM
33 posts

Seperating


General Questions

70b4r 7h3 1337m31573r:

i dont know exactly, but definetly not daily. if i just seperate them daily from now on will they slowly get untangled? and i dont rly have a problem with big dreads, just that i see litteraly everyone with a lot of small dreads at the back.

If you are just separating the six sections from each other and not into smaller sections then no they will not get smaller. They will stay the same. However if you like them then I see no reason worry about it. Just because others have smaller sections doesn't mean you have to. Everyone's hair does different things. 

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/11/16 12:01:40AM
33 posts

Seperating


General Questions

Keep in mind too that different areas of your head may also require more separating. I separate the right side of my head twice a day but the left side I've only separated three times in six weeks. The back top of my head once every couple of days and the underside only once so far. Everyone is different. If you are unhappy with their size and have tried to tease them apart without sucess then you might have to brush them out. I'd have a friend try to untangle them into more manageable sizes before that if you can. It's hard to do the back of your head by yourself. 

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/09/16 03:49:28PM
33 posts

Mystery "Dread Balls"


General Questions

I'm not as far along as you in my journey but I get these too. If I'm super careful not to touch them some of them stay but most of them fall out in the shower. 

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/06/16 09:40:48AM
33 posts

slow process... am i doing something wrong?


Dread Maintenance

MillaAlexia:


yeah my hair is naturally wavy/curly so my soft dreads get kinda wavy and I think it doesn't rly look good, but I know I have to stop using straightener because it doesn't do any good to my hair. I haven't used crochet hook on all of my dreads, I have few kinda tight dreads. Do you think I should take them out and make them dreads again?

In order for you're hair to dread property it's going to go through some changes. It's very unlikely those changes will be neat or straight. Your hairs likely to kink up, get loops in it, go all frizzy and wild and such. It's all part of the process and needs to happen. Embrace the disorder my friend. You'll be happier in the long run.

P3rmaAMP
@P3rmaAMP
11/04/16 12:23:24AM
33 posts

3 months in and looking crazy!


Introduce Yourself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

you'll love it its very feminine i assume you got the liquid right

I second that. The Godess scent is lovely and that's coming from someone who's extremely particular about what scented things she'll use. 

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