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Tinarama
@Tinarama
02/11/12 02:08:17PM
20 posts

To destroy, or to let grow. My dreadlock crossroads.


Dreading Methods

I had dreads for a year and a half, and cut them off. They were too big for my liking, but right away I knew I needed to start them again. Now that my hair is long enough, I have restarted them with love, patience, and yes- I did separate them into small even sections. And I am so happy to be going through the journey all over again!Maybe give yourself the chance to start over, if you do end up dead-set on cutting them off. Dreads are a part of you now, maybe more than you realize (that's what happened to me!)
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/23/12 12:46:04AM
20 posts

Guinness Record For Longest Dreadlocks


General Talk

I second that, maybe there should be a guiness record for most famous dreads... Behind Bob, it's all you SE :)

Dusty Ray Jaco said:

well dude u have the sweetest dreads i ever seen

Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/16/12 10:55:00PM
20 posts

Pulling dreads back.


General Questions

I have the same problem, working in a kitchen, and I just make sure to pull them back just a teeny bit differently everyday... Sometimes higher or lower or in sections, brought together at the back. I have some weird kinks now due to tying them back 45 hrs/ week but actually I really like how it looks haha good luck!

super strut said:
That's kinda what I figured. I haven't been really cinching them down, just taking a regular hair tie around them once, not doubling it which holds them back for the most part, then kinda twisting the ones that don't quite make it back that far around ones that do. So its not like they're being strangled, just that they are gonna be spending a lot of time together.Thanks for the quick reply!
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/13/12 11:30:12PM
20 posts

Commitment to Myself


Introduce Yourself

Thanks everyone for your kind words, I feel that the combined energy of strangers can really do so much!!And Baba I grew up in west Chester :)

Baba Fats said:

Growing locks is such a good way to start to feel better about yourself. You are working subconsciously on how to let go of what others think of you. I used to be so worried about how I appeared to others, but growing locks helped me get over looking in the mirror every morning and judging myself. In fact, I got rid of most of the mirrors in my house because I don't care anymore.

You should have nothing to be ashamed of. Don't doubt yourself. Just being here and telling us, a group of strangers, your story is a great sign of strength and determination. Good job.

By the way, where outside of Philly did you grow up? I grew up in Upper Dublin. Moved into the city about 3 years ago

Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/13/12 11:22:29AM
20 posts

Commitment to Myself


Introduce Yourself

Hi everyone! I've been on this forum here and there since November but still haven't officially introduced myself.I'm a Colorado girl (been here for 10 years but grew up outside of Philly) and love my job, my family, my home and everything in my life. I had a long painful journey to get here so I'm enjoying it even more.I work in a kitchen on CSU's campus so even though I run my own shift, I get weekends and holidays off, which is very unusual in the food service industry. I love it. My hours are 3-Midnight and it fits me so well, I've never been happier.My husband and I just got married last October... He is the love of my life and my best friend.Okay, time to get to the point. I decided to finally post an introduction because I want to publicly commit to leading a healthier lifestyle. I have lingering self-abusing habits, like eating terribly and low self esteem, but right now, as my dreads come into existence, I want to commit myself to taking care if myself. I need to remember that I, too, deserve to feel good about myself and pay attention to what goes into my body.Thank you all for any support. I'm not looking for any criticism here, that's not what I need. Actually, I don't really need any response at all, just the platform to proclaim new self-love :)Thanks and Peace :)
updated by @Tinarama: 01/13/15 09:17:21PM
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/12/12 08:25:21PM
20 posts



Baba, Idon't think "everyone" hates fat dreads. It's all personal preference. My hubby has thick ones but they don't bother him and they are gorgeous. But for some of us, it's not our style. To each his/her own.


updated by @Tinarama: 07/23/15 06:12:08AM
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/12/12 01:56:32AM
20 posts



Hi Breanne! I just went through this about a year and a half ago... I had 23 mondo dreads and there were only about 6 in the very back and they were huge! It was often uncomfortable and they took forever to dry.I bought some fancy conditioner & conditioning shampoo... I put the conditioner in after washing, threw a shower cap on over everything, and then watched a movie... Did the whole thing over again and then sprayed plenty of fancy leave in conditioner in there and just combed them out... They were 18 months old and pretty solid but after 2 days of combing them out an inch at a time, they were gone.It's hard to let go of dreads, theyre like our children! But let me tell you, this time I have about 75, and no wax or products, and they feel incredible, healthy and clean. I am so glad I committed to starting over!!Good luck... Let me know if you have any questions :)
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/11/12 09:41:57PM
20 posts

am i on the right track??? how do they look


Dread Maintenance

They look amazing! The sectioning looks great... I love love short dreads :) Can't wait to watch em grow!!
Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/09/12 07:47:49PM
20 posts

Intro, dread wanna-be :)


Dreading Methods

Most of the length losing, from my experience with my last set, will happen between 2 months to a year... Mine didn't start actually gaining length again until a year into it... Be prepared to lose a lot of length but don't worry, it's hair, it'll grow again and looks cute short anyway!! Good luck :)

Faye Ktajjar said:

my hair was 7 inches long when i started (a whole ELEVEN days ago! lol :P) i used the backcombing method and honestly, i didnt even notice that i had lost any length, it was minimal at most. that might be because i have really thick hair but, iunno

Tinarama
@Tinarama
01/01/12 09:18:40PM
20 posts

Matted roots


Dread Maintenance

Thanks Baba! I really like the point you made about lovin the diversity of locks... I'll be patient and just wait to see how the beauties decide to dread :)Great encouragement man, thanks!!

Baba Fats said:

Some will straighten out. Some won't. It;s the nature of dreadlocks to do their own thing. You just have to wait and see. As you sleep on them, though, they wil get squished one way one night, and another way te other night. In the end, most of them will pretty much round out. I have one that is pretty flat t the root, but the rest is round. Only time will tell what they will do.

But really, those funny looking ones are most peoples favorites. They've got some spunk to them and a personality all of their own. We like toembrace the differences in each other, so why not pay the same respect to our locks?

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