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@HealingAmungTheTrees
04/07/11 09:26:54PM
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Second Times The Charm? Mostly Natural with a little T&R here and there


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Maybe I will take some pics soon. I have not been feeling self confident lately ;)

HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
04/07/11 09:14:23PM
93 posts

Second Times The Charm? Mostly Natural with a little T&R here and there


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I am finally seeing some progress so I thought I would start keeping track of the journey.

At first I was discouraged because my hair was looking as straight and silky as ever after three weeks. Some members here told me to calm down and give it some time. I have and now I am seeing changes.

Right now the only thing I am doing is washing with Dr B's and trying to focus on the scalp mostly. I sleep on a wool sweater. This can be an adventure because my nose piercing jewelry keeps getting caught on it, oh well I usually feel it and wake up and find it and put it back in my nose lol I have given some clumps that formed a little help with some T&R action but for the most part I just leave stuff alone.

My hair no longer looks nice and smooth, it is what my neighbor would call "a hot mess". I wear a bandanna when I go out because I don't like this in between stage. My hair is not tangled enough for people to know I am dreading and it is not neat enough so I look like I might have not washed it forever and forgotten how to style it :)~ I need a cute light weight neutral colored tam!


updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 01/13/15 08:59:22PM
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/29/11 08:56:27PM
93 posts

Sleeping on wool=magic


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That is very interesting SE. I guess it makes sense since it is a natural fiber and they breath better than a synthetic. Plus natural fibers are safer around fire or extreme heat, they don't melt onto your skin.
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@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/29/11 06:33:25PM
93 posts

Sleeping on wool=magic


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Ok maybe it is not that magical but I started sleeping on a 100% wool sweater and it really does seem to do something for the hair. I had always heard to wear a wool tam but I don't have one and most of the time it is too hot for one in the south (in my opinion) but had never thought of sleeping on wool. This is a good compromise. Plus if you toss and turn like I do your hair is getting rubbed all over the wool more so than just wearing a tam for a few hours, at least *I think so.

Thanks to the folks who suggested this.


updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 01/13/15 08:58:40PM
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@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/29/11 06:28:06PM
93 posts

Question about the neglect method


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Hi Kai. Last time I dreaded my hair was a little longer than chin length and it worked ok, I just did not like the results so I decided to give it a rest and try again. My hair is now to my jaw. We won't have luxurious long dreads for a long time but at least they will be started :)
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/29/11 06:18:32PM
93 posts

Wool pillow case for my impatient head


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I bought a 100% wool sweater from the thrift shop awhile back. I just dressed my pillow in it. You could tie the sleeves around the back or use a safety pin to secure them so you would not have to worry about your baby.
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/27/11 11:35:46AM
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We need a "My hair won't naturally dread" support group!


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Wow, I am sorry I did not mean to stir up a war. I did not think anyone was telling me to give up, just saying not to feel bad some people jut choose not to wait it out.

The only reason I was hoping to go neglect was because I was not happy with the way my dreads formed last time I did T&R. But my history with being able to go months with out a comb or brush make neglect sound like it won't work. No big deal. I just was wondering if I was the only person with hair like this or if I had some kind of freak hair. If I had my daughter's hair neglect would work so quickly, hers tangles and dreads up when you just look at it the wrong way! LOL

Lets all relax and play nice now :)

HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/26/11 11:22:32PM
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We need a "My hair won't naturally dread" support group!


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Ha ha ha! I think the only way my hair will dread on it's own is if I allow it to grow really long again. Or possibly if I go stand out on my lawn holding a metal pole right now....nasty thunderstorms and tornado watches!
updated by @HealingAmungTheTrees: 07/22/15 05:53:48AM
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@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/26/11 06:53:48PM
93 posts

We need a "My hair won't naturally dread" support group!


Dreading Methods

I wash with Dr B's soap 3 times a week and I let it air dry after towel drying a bit. I am a totally low maintenance woman :)
HealingAmungTheTrees
@HealingAmungTheTrees
03/26/11 06:14:15PM
93 posts

We need a "My hair won't naturally dread" support group!


Dreading Methods

Before three weeks ago I had not combed or brushed for months! Three weeks ago I messed around with some extensions and that was the first time a comb had been in my hair in months.

I forgot about doing sea salt. I just picked up some at Whole Foods this week, maybe I will try some.

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