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Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
03/04/12 12:23:49AM
117 posts

stinky {mildew?} dreadlocks


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

eh..bringing this thread back from the dead, huh? Thanks, but my locks are smelling just fine now. I think it was a humid summertime thing ; )

Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
02/28/12 11:04:37AM
117 posts

dreadlocks falling out??


General Questions

I will update pics soon ; )

I am not pregnant {nor is my daughter--haha} and this has been going on for a few months now! Although I will say that your radar is quite 'on' SE because I will be pregnant very soon. I certainly hope that wont make my hair fall out more--what is the correlation? Hair usually thickens during pregnancy because of rapid cell turnover and prenatal vitamins and the premise that most women just generally take better care of themselves when they are gestating.

I am going to wrap the 2 that seem to be thinning the most. I have been through quite a journey with they dreadlocks and am in a sweet spot again loving them--although they never seems to grow at all and have shrunk more than 50% from where I started, but thats ok. It is what it is. I do sometimes miss brushing my hair--weird, huh?

I will take some pics when I wrap the struggling ones and send em your way, but for now...here is the most current pic and you can kinda see them.


updated by @mama-harrison: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
02/28/12 01:01:40AM
117 posts

dreadlocks falling out??


General Questions

I have TnR dreadlocks just shirt of 2 years old now. Haven't had any issues and don't 'do' anything to them. I started with a TON {around 160 locks} because I have a ton of thick hair and had skinny locks, but many have congos over the year and 3/4 {most have congos--sometimes 4,5,6 have become 1}. anyways, i have a few that seem to be in danger of falling out because they never congoed and are super thin at the root--like a few hairs holding them in place. My daughter had natural, neglect dreadlocks from 8 months old until just recently at over 2 years--she ended up having approx 20, but she lost like 4 or 5 from the same issue--thinning and then eventually falling out. What can I do to save these dreads? I wouldn't care, but 2 of them are my front hair line and would be VERY noticeable if they were gone : ( Can I wrap them together? i am hesitant to add any more weight or strain to the length--is it inevitable???

experience??


updated by @mama-harrison: 01/13/15 09:20:14PM
Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
10/03/11 01:40:16PM
117 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

I agree! I started wrapping them last week and they are already looking better in my eyes and I feel much better. Thanks!


Frank Schuster said:

Hey Mama Harrison!

I think, in case this phase will last another couple of weeks, you should probably try to wrap them

to increase your self esteem again.

Even if wrapping em will cost some time, your self will get paid :-)

All the best for your yourney!


updated by @mama-harrison: 07/03/15 04:57:45AM
Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
09/30/11 11:45:46PM
117 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

yes, it was magicmeganmama and sadly, she does seem to be gone :( too bad--i was interestedin her journey because we had similarities.


Heather said:

i think your talking about magicmeganmama. i went to find her profile for you on one of our messages and she's gone. i hate when people leave the this place without notice:(

Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
09/30/11 12:12:18AM
117 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE, I always dig your message of self acceptance and non traditional beauty, BUT.....I need this phase to be on its way out. It has been 6+ months that this has been going on and getting worse/uglier. I look pretty comical and have for some time and am starting to feel the need to have my image resonate/project with my inner self more so than it does at the moment. But once again, thanks for your kind words. they are always appreciated : )

working on pics still and wrapping these clumps slowly but surely :)

soaring eagle said:

i think i had some like thar long long ago i loved em they were so cool

dont seem to anymoee tho so i dunno what happened to em

but dreads are always changing so maybe they just transmorphed into something new

Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
09/30/11 12:09:32AM
117 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

they are over 1 year :) I am not obsessive about them at all--I barely touch them at all and haven't since day 1. I don't buy the 'don't care about your hair or appearance' notion--I DO care about how I look to myself, not to others, but to myself. It is important to my self esteem that I can look and feel good about my appearance. I am far from the average woman in appearance--5'10'', CURVY, heavily tattooed, don't wear makeup, etc. So, I am no barbie, but I need to feel good about myself--none of us aspires to look in the mirror and say, 'i don't like what I see, but I am totally OK with that.' I don't buy that.

that being said--thanks for the support. I know it is a journey, but this has been a long part of the journey and I have been patient enough--time for action ; )


Denney Coning said:

I truly believe you really need to forget that you have hair at all in the first year. Keep it clean and pull apart the congos you don't want. People ask me all the time "You must have to put so much work into your dreads to be white and have nice ones?" I always laugh alittle and say "no." All you need is time and patience.


soaring eagle said:

wrapping will help em and u can always stop looking in the mirror too

Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
09/27/11 11:38:29PM
117 posts

dread wrap tutorial


General Questions

any videos or tuts here?

Mama Harrison
@mama-harrison
09/27/11 10:49:33PM
117 posts

dread wrap tutorial


General Questions

there was a great one, but i can't find it anymore : (
can you please send me links to some dread wrap tutorials--hemp wraps, embrodery thread wraps, multi colors, single colors, wool felt wraps. Which ones you love and why. I want to wrap my locks to tame some golfball size tips/ends--so need them to stay in for a few months, but not necessarily become part of the dread. I am VERY interested in wool felt wraps--can someone tell me more about them please--love the way they look, but do they do damage to the lock? Thanks!


updated by @mama-harrison: 01/13/15 09:11:05PM
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