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Valérie
@Valérie
08/15/12 12:07:25AM
548 posts

My greatest decision in life :)


Introduce Yourself

I do believe this post is a reflection of what a lot of people on this site feel about their experience. Thank you for sharing. :)

Valérie
@Valérie
08/15/12 12:16:24AM
548 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

I would also like to add that, I had no trouble finding work in retail/customer service with my dreads and they were at 2 months when I started; 4 months now. I also work in a beauty supply store which, I thought the craziness of my growing locs would really work against me. It didn't and it hasn't been an issue at all. Even with the clientele.

I don't know if this helps alleviate some of the stress of thinking about looking for work while growing dreads but, I figure I would just throw it out there.

Valérie
@Valérie
08/15/12 12:12:53AM
548 posts

not sure if i want to keep my dreadlocks.


General Talk

And, with a satin wrap, it's thin enough to not add any thickness but also the slickness might help with getting the helmet on. I actually put plastic bags on my feet when I get new leather boots because my arches are too high to pull them on. The slickness of the bags make the boots slide on like butter and then I yank them off, pushing my foot through. After a while the leather stretches out to where I don't need to do this anymore but I'm just trying to illustrate a point with the satin head scarfs. It may be worth a try before going through, what reads to be, possible heartache from a loss.

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 10:48:24AM
548 posts

Is my hair long enough for dreadlocks?


Introduce Yourself

Yeah, I second what Rainbow and Baba said in regards to individuality of dreads. Also, Baba pointed out that they looked like baby dreads and I have to agree. His will likely thicken up over the next year or so and look differently anyway. You should just aspire to have healthy dreads and not so much the dreads of someone else. :)

If you go natural there is no telling what size or shape your dreads will take on since they will naturally section themselves based on your hairs growth pattern and other environmental factors.

Valérie
@Valérie
08/15/12 11:06:56AM
548 posts

Beady beads.


Dread Accessories

Just turned 8 in July. :)

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 11:51:25PM
548 posts

Beady beads.


Dread Accessories

Yeah, I participate in the Renaissance Faire so he has a sack for his treasure that he ties to his belt when he goes as well as to the Pirate Festival. Beads, tokens, fake gems, coins, and crystals. :) Pretty soon he's going to need to find an alternative to the treasure sack because it's already pretty full. :P

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 10:28:44AM
548 posts

Beady beads.


Dread Accessories

Yup, they should move around otherwise they may get stuck, as Rainbow mentioned. Sometimes it helps that, once the hair starts making loops, you can use them to keep a bead from falling out.

I've shed a lot of beads and my son comes across them and calls them "treasure" so I let him collect them for me. :)

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 10:26:14AM
548 posts

Hello


Introduce Yourself

Welcome and I'm excited to see your progress once you get started.

Since you aren't going to be doing the TnR for a couple of weeks, you could start your cleaning regimen now and by the time you are ready your hair will have probably sectioned itself out for you. :)

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 10:58:30AM
548 posts

dread newb, not enough dreads? help please


Help! Save My Dreads

It's hard to see how big your section are at the base but your baby dreads look pretty thick for babies... I'm thinking that the sections are too big too. I also notice your beads look like some of the ones that I use. If they are, based on the way they are pinching at your dreads, then your baby dreads are bigger than my dreads after 4 months.

When you "make" your dreads they will be a LOT thinner than they will end up being so it's good to base your desired size on the base of the section and not on the hair in the dread. Also, it doesn't hurt to start off small and congo later rather than start off too big and try to split the dreads later. Another thing to note is, a lot of people who say they have thin hair on here have had wonderful dreads as they matured.

My advice is like those who have already posted: Check the sections and start over smaller if need be.

Valérie
@Valérie
08/14/12 10:30:15AM
548 posts

My Dreadlock Timeline {UPDATED}


Member Journals and Timelines

Wow, they are going to come along really, really well. :) Your hair was meant to dread.

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