SWEET! Bring on the pics!
It's difficult for me to take good pics of individual locks because of the nutty lights in my bathroom but I'll give it my best. I've got one that looks like a rollercoaster from top to bottom.
Separated at the roots. ROFL.
Mine haven't folded up on themselves like yours have but the coloring and curliness is crazy similar. Scot Irish ancestry?
Curly locks rock!! I think the nubby feels good between the fingers, don't you? I play with my hair instead of a stress ball.
Crazy shrinkage. Seriously, man. It's nuts. Your hair shrank by more than half, from what it looks like. I think I only lost a 1/3 and now it's down to what it was before I started after a year. Think your hair will straighten out a bit more or do you think it's just where it wants to be?
Holy crappola. You have my hair!!! LOL. Check out my pics. Hair color and all. Well, mine's a little redder but how the color is growing in... wow. It's been an experience(scary a little at times) watching all the grays grow in and the lovely color going south.
I also have quite a few meandering rivers that have swerved and joined so many times that they'll just one long zigzag. Very very cool. Those are the ones that are the most fun to play with, don't you think? Fun boredom toys. Especially nice for hanging beads. So many placement choices.
Baby locks are so much fun to discover, agreed. It's just an additional gift, really, that we constantly have new locks forming.
This is a spectacular timeline, Noodle-Doo! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Yeah.. old coffee smells rather rancid. You might light the smell of coffee but anyone with old coffee breath tends to be the kind of person others back away from very quickly.
Also, coffee does contain coffee bean oil and although it is acidic, you don't want to coat your hair with oil.
Your hair should take twelve hours MAX to be fully dry, even the thickest ones.
Are you sleeping on a wet head????!! If you are then you're creating mold and mildew in your pillow and keeping the whole cycle going. Toss your pillow, and don't go to bed with a wet head. EVER.
You've got to kill that mold pronto. There are several ways to do it.
Maybe I'm just really anal retentive about washing every inch of my scalp? But seriously, it takes me all of two minutes max to get it all on my head and lathered up before I rinse. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. The more time that passes that I use bar soap on my head the faster I get at it.
And yeah, most of us don't have 'rows' per say but they do line up in freaky ways I've noticed. Very convenient when washing. Thank you Mother Nature!
Wet hair thoroughly
Part hair and rub wet bar of soap on the scalp down that whole stripe of scalp you've exposed. I find it easier to grab the soap with my whole hand to where the widest flat part of the soap is what I'm rubbing on my scalp. It snags dreads less frenquently(ouch!) than if you use the smaller end.
move over one lock's width and separate hair again, rub wet bar of soap on the scalp.
move over...etc... etc. until whole head is done.
Wet hair a bit again. Rub the bar all over the rest of your hair.
Now take really wet hands and rub with your fingers all in your scalp. Really go at it if you want to take care of any itchies you have.
If you don't get big lather the first time then repeat. You'll defiinitely have big lather the second time! Mostly only newbies who're switching over or those dreadies who have done sweaty dirty work have to wash more than once. It's the oils that have built up. Once you get fluffy lather then you know you're dealing with squeaky clean hair and not a dirty oily mess.
I love my bar soap. I get mine from Mosalu on Etsy.
Just one little note of warning: as your bar wears down, check your scalp for small chunks of soap. It breaks off sometimes. You end up finding it pretty fast on your own anyway, but I just thought I'd give you a heads up. Soap flakes off the bar sometimes as it gets smaller and softer. It gets stuck in dreads. It happens. Just wet that area of your head and get it out. Seriously, it's no biggie. I've only had it happen to me twice in the past six months.
Yup. Put your hair up in a bun high up on your head as you can get it. Or if it's still in between your shoulders and your ears then make several lumpy little half-through pony tails. Like, take a rubber band or small scrunchie and act like you're making a simple ponytail. But instead of pulling the hair all the way through only pull it halfway through. This works especially well if your hair isn't long enough to twist around in a bun. do that all over your head and you're good to go.
Your just going to have to suck it up that you have to wash your hair in the morning or in the early afternoon/
Don't use a blowdrier on your dreads, either, unless you're on bedrest or it's an absolute emergency. You'll kill your hair.