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Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/26/13 07:09:57PM
158 posts

starting my neglect journey!


Member Journals and Timelines

I have no idea if I'm doing this timeline thing right, but hopefully you're able to see my pictures. About a week ago I combed out my year-old dreads so I could start over naturally. Here they are so far! This is at 2 days with no brushing or combing! :)
updated by @Cristin Nessen: 01/13/15 09:44:53PM
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/26/13 06:43:16PM
158 posts

% 1/2 MONTH UPDATE!!!!!! Coles Patient Journey In the comments!!!


Member Journals and Timelines

Nice! What method did you use? Maybe you said somewhere and I'm just blind lol:)
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/26/13 12:46:41AM
158 posts

neglect dreads forming where old dreads were


General Questions

Thank you!I know, I'm so excited to watch it all over again! The loops and lumps and bumps and craziness! And now that I know what to expect and not to worry or fret bout any of it, it'll be that much more enjoyable! Before I was so worried and caught up in them looking "perfect" that I ended up crocheting and using wax. Blah! :(So that's why I'm starting over fresh. And I no longer like the "perfect" look. Now, perfect to me is them looking as natural and crazy as can be! Letting them look however they want :)
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/25/13 11:36:35PM
158 posts

neglect dreads forming where old dreads were


General Questions

Okay, I've been very back and forth on whether I should TnR this set or just go neglect. I've decided to go neglect, and I just combed out my year-old dreads to redo my dreads (due to horrible maintenance choices I made in the beginning of that set, and bad sectioning). I'm only a day without brushing, but my hair gets scraggly fast and I can kinda see where it looks like it might start to section in some places. My old dreads were only combed out about a week ago, and my underneath hair by my neck is still kinda frizzy and tangly where the dreads were, even though I've combed through and got all the tangles out. I feel like my hair underneath is starting to section and knot back up where those dreads were, like my hair is still used to being in that section. So I was wondering if I should hold off on letting my hair start to dread until my hair no longer has a "memory" of the old sections? I don't want them to just form right back where the old ones were, because some of those sections weren't good sections. They were very unnatural. So should I wait a few weeks and let it all get back to normal, or is it okay if some of them just form back where they were before? I hope this made some sense lol:)
updated by @Cristin Nessen: 01/13/15 09:44:49PM
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/24/13 09:38:05PM
158 posts

Dread question about section sizes!


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Good point with the congoing! And I guess I'll just make the sections no bigger than the biggest I'd want them, just in case! Thank you!
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/24/13 08:23:20PM
158 posts

Dread question about section sizes!


Introduce Yourself

I know this is in the wrong place, but my phone would only allow me to choose "introduce yourself". Feel free to relocate this question! :)Okay, this is hard to explain. My question is how long does it take for dreads to fatten up to the size of the section they're in? Although I was planning on starting this set of dreads neglect, I think I'm doing twist and rip instead. I know everyone says they plump up to the size of the section, but my hair is very fine, and with my last set, even a year in, my dreads were still thinner than their section. Were they maybe not done fattening up, or is that an indication that maybe I should make my sections a bit bigger than I want my dreads to end up being? I want some fatties this time (within reason so they still dry okay), but I don't want to make huge sections if they will indeed end up that big. Surely hair strand thickness plays somewhat of a part in it, right? Someone with thick, coarse strands is bound to end up with fatter dreads than someone with very fine hair strands, even with the same size sections, right? Or am I wrong?
updated by @Cristin Nessen: 01/13/15 09:44:43PM
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/23/13 07:21:39PM
158 posts

Eyes Opened (my twist and rip timeline, with some mistakes in the middle)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Amazing timeline man! So glad you realized what you were doing wrong in the beginning. I just combed out my year-old dreads about a week ago because I made the same mistakes in the beginning. Yours look like they're bouncing back well. Mine just never felt to me like they should. I felt like I had permanently messed them up, so I'm starting over. This is such a nice timeline to use to share your experience with people, and also explain to them how bad that stuff is for your hair. Congrats on your dreads :)
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/22/13 09:15:32PM
158 posts

Starting over


General Questions

Okay cool! Maybe I'll just make sure and congo any that I plan on doing while they're still loose enough that they'll just tangle right up the whole length. Seems like they might knot together easier that way
updated by @Cristin Nessen: 07/03/15 04:45:19AM
Cristin Nessen
@Cristin Nessen
01/22/13 08:17:00AM
158 posts

freshly combed hair!


General Questions

Awesome! Thank you!!! :)
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