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Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/27/10 12:28:49AM
19 posts

Hair folicles and hair loss in dreads


General Questions

Well i dig your theory. Thanks so much!
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/25/10 10:42:21PM
19 posts

Hair folicles and hair loss in dreads


General Questions

Thank u so much Jopo for your amazing reply. So I am confused about this if the shedding cycle is 2-3 weeks then how come we always loose hair? Or I did everytime I used to brush it..... So are you saying I was probably going through a shedding cycle thats why theres so many? All in all I am going to just chill out on this because it seems normal. Definitely might have been more intense (lost hairs) from my head getting used to dreads and the backcombing.Jopo said:
Apparently your hair/hair follicles have three cycles;
In the first cycle (the growing cycle) lil' baby follicles are being born, and are growing fast. So your hair grows it's fastest in this cycle (this is why you notice your hair taking longer to grow as it gets longer in length.) It usually lasts a year, but can last longer or shorter depending on genetics,

Then your hair will go into the second cycle, which is pretty much just a transition stage where the hair stops growing, and some of the follicles are replaced, for about two to three weeks.

After that the final cycle the hair dies, and some falls out (sounds scary, but is normal for everyone) the hair that doesn't come loose (most of it) is fully keratinized club hair, that, with it's buddies, will make a beautiful dread, and make everyone happy! But the hair that does come loose wont have anywhere to go, will stay in your hair, and the white will be follicles exposed.

Good news though, this is the shortest cycle and after it's done you'll have 2-3 years of steady growth. And I assume after your dreads mature, the cycles will be of little consequence, because they'll be settled and the roots will allow more room. I'm not certain though. I'm sure someone will.

I'm sorry I'm horrible at explaining this, its what I remember from researching hair loss in men (i was scared i was going to go the way of my father :P) but this applies for both genders!
Anyway, much love, and don't worry about it too much. ;)
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/25/10 10:39:21PM
19 posts

Hair folicles and hair loss in dreads


General Questions

Oh Dear Everyone Thank you so much! for your kind replies. They are really comforting and helpful. So I did backcomb and I know my scalp was pretty unhappy with me for this and I think some of the hair loss(its not THAT bad :) could be due to backcombing.
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/25/10 05:35:11PM
19 posts

Hair folicles and hair loss in dreads


General Questions

Oh yay I am not alone. Well do the white things fall off eventually?Ivan said:
i have the same problem. :/
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/25/10 03:46:41PM
19 posts

Hair folicles and hair loss in dreads


General Questions

Hi Everybody! Hope your all having a beautiful day. So today is my one month anniversary and I am feeling pretty excellent about my hair (minus the frizz factor) I have a question for you all especially those with darker hair. So I noticed the first time I washed my hair a few weeks ago that there were these not so lovely white specs close to my roots. At first I panicked and thought I either had really bad dandruff or even worse Bugzz! But then I pulled on one and it was connected all he way through my dread...it was the hair that would have fallen out i guess but instead cause i have dreads it goes into the dread body. So my question issss am i always going to have these little white specs that dont blend in cause i have brown hair?? Do hairs go through cycles so they are not always falling out What can i do so it doesnt look funky? Any help or ideas or just same situation responses would be oh so appreciated! Bless!
updated by @Stephanie Saunders: 01/13/15 08:30:43PM
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/27/10 12:08:14AM
19 posts

looking for some help with new dreads


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so Apple cider vinegar is OK to use on new dreads? Do i just pour it on then rinse it out? Whats baking soda do?Sorry to post a question to your question! I hope your rinse went well brother :)
updated by @Stephanie Saunders: 07/23/15 05:01:33PM
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
02/02/10 01:24:21PM
19 posts

the spirituality of dreading (regardless of religion or lack of)


History and Religious Significance

As far as intenaes (sp?) go yes yes and yes yess. I have always been so sensitive to energy and such but NOW whoo its on a whole nother level. Pretty interesting. I dreaded to connect to my truth, remind myself of my strength, as a renouncement from conventionality, as a homage to my own roots and my spirituality and nature oh so many things. Its like I have always had dreads in me! Just not on my head haha
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
02/02/10 01:21:52PM
19 posts

the spirituality of dreading (regardless of religion or lack of)


History and Religious Significance

That is so beautiful and I relate to every single thing you have said on a deep level. Thank you so much for sharing pure beauty in truth. Bless bless bless
Stephanie Saunders
@Stephanie Saunders
01/27/10 12:26:18AM
19 posts

pictures comparing dreadlock methods at various stages


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

amen to that!soaringeagle said:
yea i havent seen any dread perm timelines cause i think theyre fairly rare..usualy a last resort option if hair just wont dread

funny thing is you wanna be a midwife
i think a midwife would be most respected if she was a totaly natural type barefoot bralesws unshaven no makeup dreads with ferns growin in um.. natural childbirth you want a natural practitioner not a sterile doctor in white coat
i think it wassnt so much your concern as the ppl around u projecting theyre concerns onto you and u buckling under the pressure
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