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i love them!1 in your travels did you make it to the rainbow gathering?
Unfortunately no. I'm hoping I can next year. This year just didn't pan out in that direction.
I just realized I didn't put a one year update! It's so hard to believe it's been that long. I've grown so much as a person since starting this journey. Not just because of dreads obviously but this year has been one of self discovery, personal growth and individuality. I've gone from a home bound, scared individual in a crappy job to this. I quit my job and am now traveling the US with my two cats using the WWOOF program. I'm happier and more confident than I've ever been.
My my dreads are not what I had envisioned at all. I wanted thin wispy ended dreads with a few kinks and what do I have? Chunky, bumpy, flat ended dreads. But you know what? That's ok. They are uniquely me and mine.
Well I haven't cut any off. Can't bring myself to do it. I've gone this long might as well continue. In a general update my hair was getting soft and I had a lot of loose hairs. I thought maybe it was just a phase but I discovered it was the extreamly hard water. After moving to another house down the road with a water softening system my hair has tightened right up and the loose hairs are way less. Since I no longer have any loose undreaded sections I decided to count them. 55 in total. 4 of them are quite thick because I allowed them to congo but most are average sized and a couple are thin.
I'm seriously considering doing a small undercut on both sides of my head. I really miss having something to cut but I really don't want the punk look. Decisions are hard. If I do it I'll set back three years of growth and I'm afraid it won't look that great.
If if I did do it how would I go about reattaching the removed dreads to another dread so I can keep them?
Regarding shampoo, somewhere I saw @soaring-eagle mention a charcoal shampoo that isn't listed on the dreadlockshampoo.com website and also that baking soda can weaken hair.
I've seen elsewhere, that dreads should be soaked once a month in baking soda to prevent mold.
Does this charcoal shampoo do this?
Or is it necessary to use anything as a monthly soak, if you're already using a great shampoo?