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Mons
@mons
03/15/13 01:09:39PM
523 posts

root size - separating


Dread Maintenance

Depending on the size you want, that bad boy could be separated into about 4 sections. Just poke a finger thru the root, close to the scalp. Wiggle your finger up a bit to create a bigger hole. Then use two fingers to gently pull it apart. Since it's a brand new section and baby knots it should come apart easily. If it were a section on my head, I'd separate it into 3. But I prefer smaller dreads. It's all personal choice.
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@mons
03/15/13 01:04:47PM
523 posts



What an incredible timeline!! I love every single thing about it!
Mons
@mons
03/15/13 01:04:47PM
523 posts



What an incredible timeline!! I love every single thing about it!
Mons
@mons
03/15/13 11:05:31AM
523 posts

April's TNR timeline from fine/thin straight hair!


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I've always been a hair toucher. I can't believe my dreads haven't come out with how much time I spend fingering them! I have a couple tiny sections of loose hair in back that I'm constantly finding and feeling to see if they're knotting up. Bad me! For some reason I feel my hair most when I'm driving. I always have.I didn't get rid of any mirrors, I just somehow managed to quit looking in them. I've never been a fan of gazing at myself in a mirror, I look at what needs attention (like when I'm brushing my teeth) and that's it.
Mons
@mons
03/15/13 10:56:35AM
523 posts

dread help


Dread Maintenance

Aaahhhh you said you'd just keep sitting and watching. Don't do that!! It makes time slow down to a crawl. The best thing to do at this point is to just forget you have hair (it's actually pretty easy to accomplish!). Get busy with life and the next thing you know, you're rocking a head full of awesomeness! Get out in the sunshine, drive with the windows down, play in the woods, wash your hair a couple times a week and enjoy the freedom.
Mons
@mons
03/15/13 10:44:02AM
523 posts

April's TNR timeline from fine/thin straight hair!


Member Journals and Timelines

I think, for just about everyone, from about 3 to 6 months is very rough. It's that super awkward, gangly, leggy, question everything. Like a cross between a toddler asking questions all the time and a preteen trying to find their style. I've heard of more people undoing their dreads during this period because they weren't 'behaving' or didn't look right. I try to tell people to be patient, quit looking at them and give them a bit more time.I had a customer last week that had just tnr'ed her hair less than a week before. That's what I warned her about lol I just told her no matter how much she questions, how much she doubts, how much she wants to cut them or comb them out, just wait.
Mons
@mons
03/14/13 03:16:34PM
523 posts

beads and loose hairs


Dread Accessories

My dreadies are almost a year and a half now. I have so much loose hair!! I dig it tho, I see changes in my dreads and my loose hair every day. It's all part of the fun!!
Mons
@mons
03/12/13 12:02:14PM
523 posts

Dandruff dandruff dandruff!!!!!!!!!!!


Dread Maintenance

Stick with one cleansing method religiously for a couple months. You need time to adjust and balance out. Honestly, I've been using the tea tree/ rosemary bar for around 2 months and I'm still pretty flaky. I had had to wash every other day and I'm now able to go 3-4 days before my scalp tries to crawl off my skull with the itchies.Moral of the story...time. Everything takes time. Have patience, massage that scalp with your fingertips (I do it too) and things will work out.
Mons
@mons
03/11/13 11:00:58PM
523 posts

Question


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Dreadlockshampoo.com LockNUp liquid is excellent for all hair types. Baking soda wash with apple cider vinegar rinse afterwards is great too. Do a search for essential oils if you're prone to dry hair and scalp.
Mons
@mons
03/11/13 10:57:45PM
523 posts

local rainbow gatherings


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

It should be announced at the beginning of June.
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