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Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
02/24/13 07:31:02AM
40 posts

dreadlocks and how they change you


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I just about cried hearin bout this. i mean its great that they tuaght you so much, but i dont think i could have chopped mine off even in that scenario, it woulda made me want to keep them more haha. i cant picture myself without them. and if i ever did have to cut them off for any reason, i would immediately begin growing them back. part of me wants to cause i wanna start off completely natural, but the way theyve formed such a personality, all the loops and zig zags and bumps and everything, i just cant let them go

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
01/21/13 06:32:32AM
40 posts

I'm Traddy and these are my dreads...!


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oh id also like to add they look awesome man. seriously jealous. wish mine had come out that thick. maybe later when theyre longer and congo more. right now theyre a range of mostly medium, some thick, some thin

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
01/21/13 06:30:58AM
40 posts

I'm Traddy and these are my dreads...!


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yeah you dont really have to sleep with anything on your head. the tshirt is normally used to prevent loose hairs from forming and to stop congos, but if you're nto having a problem with either i wouldnt worry about it, and even if ya did id say dont sweat it, nothing wrong with loose hair, i got tons of it. and i wouldnt worry about the thinning of the ones you're talkin bout. it probably is just the weight of the dreads where as before they were curling in and dreadding in big thick clumps cause of your curly hair (i know cause from what i can tell we have very similar hair types. so yeah its probably just the weight of the dreads pulling them a lil straighter as the new growth dreads. i gotta say though ive never seen quite so much visible scalp at the top. but that might be just because of your very even part and the lack of loose hair. mine are like all over the place at the top. oh also on the note of the thin dreads, everyone has sections of their hair where its thinner. mine's on the sides and everyones is a little thinner on the edges i think. bothers me alot my side dreads are the thinnest. anyway hope my tips were helpful

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
10/19/12 04:45:14AM
40 posts

Cody's twist and rip timeline


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very awesome man. theyve gotten better in nearly another year from the last ones. just finishin out my ninth month. lovin em. there's this one on the top right that im waitin on to thicken though. but i can tell based on how the other thick ones are in comparison to their roots. its gonna be pretty fat haha. cant wait. yours always give me hope for the future of mine man.

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
10/02/12 01:37:47AM
40 posts

love love love this site


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i just wanna say i love this site. at this point i know how to take care of my locs and am doing them completely natural, i encourage congos occasionally with wraps and just leave them be other than that and washing. i even love my loose hairs haha.

i love going on this site, even when im not looking for more tips or encouragement i just love to sit and look at all the beautiful dread pictures on the home page and everything. if you havent checked em out you have to, there's some amazing ones. im practically a connoisseur haha


updated by @ethon-obrien: 01/13/15 09:36:33PM
Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
07/12/12 09:04:46PM
40 posts

How can I encourage congos?


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haha yeah im not proud of it. but hey it got undone so thats the important thing haha. im so happy with how they are now and the congos ive got. i was so hesitant with this site at first, i felt like i needed to do some kinda maintenance and just couldnt stop, it really was like an addiction. absolutely love how they are now though. ive been totally turned around, i love how bumpy and zig zaggy and loopy they are and everything. and i noticed the beard ones in one of your pictures, thought that was cool. i always wondered if it was possible to dread a beard haha. the hairs so stiff so i didnt know if itd work. i personally like my beard a little shaggy but not long enough to dread though.

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
07/10/12 11:37:18PM
40 posts

How can I encourage congos?


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i have tnr's too and i have a few congos. and the way the first couple happened was because in the beginning i made the mistake of doing maintenance. im talking crocheting, dread balling, rubber bands, the whole deal. and they looked absolutely terrible for it. and because all that was making them so thin where they should have been thick, i attempted to combine a bunch of them in an effort to make them thicker. the way i combined them was i basically sewed one dread through the center of the other and crocheted. after i finally stopped all of that, most of them came apart and i was able to restore them, a couple however stayed partially combined and thus i have congos. but i do not recommend this. since then i have a few more and they just did it by being next to eachother. and i absolutely love my congos. i was so against em at first but they just look so cool haha, the natural look has truly grown on me, no pun intended


updated by @ethon-obrien: 07/23/15 04:46:21PM
Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
06/02/12 07:59:16AM
40 posts

6 months of backcombed dreads


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wow thats backcombed? ive never seen backcombs start off so thin. i mean they got thicker but still. looks great though

Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
05/10/12 05:34:05AM
40 posts

sold on loose tips


crochet and dread tools recovery

i started doing my dreadlocks with lots of crocheting and other maintenance as some of you know (which was exceedingly stupid considering i used twist and rip). when i finally conceded to the natural method, i swore that when my dread's matured, i would keep the no maintenance lifestyle, but would blunt the tips once again.

now since beginning my natural dreading journey, i have encountered a ridiculous amount of loose hairs, loose tips, and even looping dreads.

and i am loving every bit of it. and recently ive noticed that i actually like the loose tips and natural look. plus because my hair was so curly before dreads, my tips curl and because of this, some of them are actually beginning to blunt all on their own.

so i have finally been sold on the natural way of dreading. had i never done any maintenance THIS would have never happened to one of them:

see how its so very thin in the middle? thats from undoing the damage done by weeks of ill-informed maintenance. i want to thank this site for saving my dreads before the damage became irreparable.


updated by @ethon-obrien: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Ethon O'Brien
@ethon-obrien
05/08/12 10:06:39PM
40 posts

Cody's twist and rip timeline


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man these pictures always inspire me to keep just leavin em alone. cause i have thick curly hair, and with yours bein that thin and straight, i know mine'll turn out great, cause yours look awesome.

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