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Bene
@bene
12/31/10 07:21:54AM
35 posts

dreadlocks crochet recovery timeline


Saved Dreads Success Stories

so basically heres the storry

i started my dreadlocks in a saloon when i was 13 because i didnt know better and they backcombed them and used wax but after more or less half a year i realized that it wasnt good at all so i just let them grow for about 2 years and i cut them short occasionally thats what they looked like at this piont

anyway if i look back i think they where pretty cool but at this time i was 15 and pretty unsecure about my appearence (mostly because i wanted to look attractive for girls ;-)

so i talked with a few dreadheads and they all recomended me to start crocheting, so thats what i did. At the beginning the looked great and really neat and i was really happy about them but as time went on i felt like more and more hair was braking out and alot of scalp was showing this is what they looked like in the end

I felt that something was going wrong so i searched the interwebs and found this site and read everything about wax and crocheting and i felt like i needed to restart them but at this point i have had them for 4 years and even if i wasnt happy with them i loved them and didnt want to cut them off. so i decided to cut them to half the length and "restart" them going natural

this is a pic i took the week after cutting them

and since then i dont do anything at all

this was after more or less half a year

and this is what they look today (litterally took the pics a few minutes ago)

I wrote this today because now i love my dreads even more than i ever did before in my journey.

And i am very thankfull to everybody on this site for the incredible ammount of informations you can get about how to get healthy dreads and a big thank you to SE for starting this site.

And i also wanted to show that even if you messed up really bad with your dreads in the beginning you dont nececerrally need to to shave them of but with a bit of patience they will sort themselves out, just dont touch them.

again sorry for my english but as i said before it is not my mother language and therefore a bit hard to write without sounding weird.

thanks for reading

bene


updated by @bene: 02/15/15 04:09:06AM
Bene
@bene
12/25/10 07:17:56AM
35 posts

Is this Shampoo good for dreadlocks?


Dread Products

haha

i bought this shapoo in some really weird shop in france 4 years ago becaus i thought the name is funny

i even kept the bottle but i flushed away the shampoo because it was basicly crap it loosened my dreads and i got a lot more frizz from it plus it smells really akward

but it was still worth buying it because the bottle always remembers me of the awesome trip we had this summer with a bunch of friends throgh france...

but i always fill it up with teatree oil

pour rsumer i wouldnt recomend it

Bene
@bene
12/23/10 10:44:14AM
35 posts

Ye, another one.


Introduce Yourself

cool, hi jack

try tea tree oil

it doesnt smell doesnt leave residue and is gentle with your scalp

Bene
@bene
12/23/10 09:12:21AM
35 posts

Hey all!


Introduce Yourself

they seem good just leave them alone and they will turn out just finei would advise you to stop crocheting and take the rubber bands of but thats just my opinionhowever congrats for deciding to dread
Bene
@bene
12/05/10 05:09:30PM
35 posts

A Little Concerned I Went a Bit Too Thin


Dreading Methods

this is pretty much the thinnest i could find on my head

i dontt think it is a problem but depending on the type of hair you have it can take way longer to mature for the thinner dreadshope this helps you
updated by @bene: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Bene
@bene
11/17/10 06:41:03AM
35 posts

Drying your Dreads...


Dread Maintenance

i live in germany so i have kind of the same problem.what i do when its cold is i simply take like the whole sunday free and in the morning i wash my hair and then i do all the stuff i have to do inside like washing or cleaning up the mess this kind of stuff its just important to leave the dreads open because if you wrap them up in a towel the water wont evaporate.
Bene
@bene
11/14/10 04:43:28AM
35 posts

Dread Heritage


History and Religious Significance

im part scottisch ( i belong to the wallace familly) and part french
Bene
@bene
11/07/10 04:40:47PM
35 posts

Long loose hair problem.


General Questions

or you could TnR them and make new thinner dreads out of themthats what i sometimes do when i find loose hair that is long enough
Bene
@bene
10/20/10 11:12:46AM
35 posts

The importance of daily hot water rinses


Dread Maintenance

for me hot water seems to help my dreads locking especially the tipsbut i couldnwash them every day cause they take like a whole day to dry that would be anoying and pretty bad for my health because the winters here are pretty coldsometimes if i go out too long in the winter with wet hair they freeze and thats no good
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