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AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
08/22/12 09:20:34PM
15 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

I'M DONE! it took 5 days, but my hair is super healthy. just takes time and patience. got it cut and colored yesterday and i love it. let me just say that i loved every minute of this journey and i regret nothing. you learn a lot about yourself when you do something like this. it was time. my journey has ended, but gained so much from it. again, thx for this great website and all the wonderful people that are a part of it. i will post my before and after pics here.

ps: the hairball i was left with after the brushing was about 1 ft in diameter. lol


updated by @AlyssaAnne: 07/22/15 11:41:50AM
AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
08/15/12 03:10:48AM
15 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

the process has begun. i feel better already. im the type of person that agonizes over something, but once a decision is made im going through with it. i appreciate your comments about hats/silks/etc for helping them, but i think thats kinda my point. i dont want to hide/work around them anymore. i feel a little trapped but them sometimes. as for the combing out: its as hard ans you think it is. i got 5 out tonight. 30 to go. the small ones take about 30-45 mins and the big ones about 45-75 mins. the product i got isnt any good. its a great conditioner, but i think what you need is a really cheap conditioner with alot of silicates/slip. sooo i've been going dry. i think thats best anyways,because when your hair is wet its more fagile. my hair is coming out very frizzy (because its been kinked so long) but very soft and healthy. :) thx you guys for all the advice again. i promise i will update this post with pics after its all done. that may take up to a week tho. be prepared. lol

AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
08/14/12 09:36:39PM
15 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

my dreads are growing very slowly and i get about a half inch every 3 months because they are fattys. i went to the tack store today and not even an extra large fit over my hair. the problem is the thickness at the base of my neck, so even with them down it doesnt work. about other less painful ways i cant find any. today i wore the dreads in a series of ties down my head and i got a headache after about 4 hours. i think its time. i love them, i do, but it shouldnt be this hard. its just not a good fit for me anymore. its kinda like dropping a long term relastionship. lol. you still love them, but its just not right anymore. i bought some very good detangler and i will probably start tonight and last a few days. i will most likely cry, but i will take pictures of the process. i know this is like heresy on this site, but i want to document my journey in its entirety. thank you guys so much for the info you provide on this site. it truely helped me so many times. love you all

-alyssa

AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
08/14/12 01:19:08PM
15 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

so i am 14 months into my journey. my dreads are all locked up but arevery short and filled with loose hair. i dont really do any maintenance. i so look forward to when they get long and more mature. i started dreadlocks to coincide with my weightloss journey. to see how they change as i changed. ive lost 70lbs so far and half 70 more to go. i would love to keep them to at least my goal weight...the problem. they dont fit my lifestyle. because they are so short i have a very difficult time putting them up. i have one bun style i can wear them in. i cant leave them down because its too hot in texas. its also very painfull to have them up like this for too long.sometimes they drive me crazy. i love how natural and free my dreadlocks are, but i still like to look nice. and i need to start applying for jobs soon and i think im going to have some real trouble since im looking in the customer service area. and now i've come up against another wall. i horseback ride for enjoyment and exercise. its something very important to me. now im starting english lessons where i will need to ride in a helmet. theres just no way i can get a helmet on and still have my hair up. its too thick. i dont know what to do. ive had thought about taking them out before and i feel like thats giving up somehow. i started dreading to have a sort of a freeing experience and i feel morse strapped down then ever. maybe they just arent for me...any insight?


updated by @AlyssaAnne: 02/14/15 04:57:10PM
AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
07/15/12 11:59:54AM
15 posts

natures gate shampoo


Dread Products

awesome! i will use it then. my scalp actually doesnt like the baking soda deep cleans too much either or i wouldve done that. but i usually do a deep soak in hot water with baking soda acv sea salt and lemon juice every 1 or 2 months. im so glad you guys said it was safe. im in love with it. :)

AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
07/14/12 10:26:15PM
15 posts

natures gate shampoo


Dread Products

that was something else i was worrying about. my hair is pretty dry, which i know is good for dreads, but i was scared it was getting too dry. i swim quite a lot when the weathers nice and i have a saltwater pool that was tightening my dreads, but maybe too much since i didnt rinse it out all the time. so i do like that it conditions, i just have tokeep an eye on it to make sure its not too much.i wash about once a week, do u think it counld unravel or make newgrowth hard to dread?

AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
07/14/12 04:18:55PM
15 posts

natures gate shampoo


Dread Products

first off let me say i have 1 year-ish old dreads started with twist n rip, but i did such a bad job twisting and ripping they are almost like neglect dreads. i used wax twice in the first month but have since removed all traces and have been natural ever since. ok so it was time to buy some more shampoo and i wasnt too interested in buying from dreadlock shampoo again. i loved that their product were so natural but my scalp didnt like it too much. i i also had some of their bar samples and i found they were much too hard to wash with. i like diluting liquid soaps. so my grocery store has a huge organic section and they sell quite a few hygeine products. i had heard mixed reviews about dr bonners so instead i got natures gate with tea tree oil. a plus is that this is also much cheaper than ordering online. AND I LOVE IT. it was easy to dilute and it really cleaned my scalp without making it freak out. ive used it twice and i havent had any dandruff or iches since (which is what i had before). but i dont know all the ingredient lingo. i want to make sure this is safe for my dreads. i dont have the bottle in front of me, but i think i remember it saying it was vegan, alsosulfate and paraben free. here is a link to all ingredients. please have good news for me. :)

http://natures-gate.com/Shop/item?Product=41100090&category=237&WithLinks=1


updated by @AlyssaAnne: 01/13/15 09:30:50PM
AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
01/08/12 11:55:01PM
15 posts

new dread locking gel from dreadlockshampoo.com


Dread Products

also...(sry, only one more thing) .... my dreads are 5 months old. liquid or bar?

AlyssaAnne
@AlyssaAnne
01/08/12 11:46:15PM
15 posts

new dread locking gel from dreadlockshampoo.com


Dread Products

also, has anybody tried the patchouli dreadlock shampoo bar? i thought i had a bonus for helping dandruff. how does it smell? i do like earthy smells and i also like fruity smells, but it says "almost dirt-like". lol

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