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Rae
@Rae
07/11/12 08:00:32PM
74 posts

Re-Introduction


Introduce Yourself

Hello all!

I joined this site almost two years ago, when I started my dread journey. This site was super helpful in the early days and I amgrateful for the information andencouragementeveryone here provided me. I've been busy in my personal life and am rarely on the computer these days, but with theintroductionof the mobile site it is easier for me to post and join in with the dread community here. I've gained a lot of experience from my almost two years of dreading, and hope I can pass thatknowledgeon to others now.

I just wanted to say hello and re introduce myself to everyone. I'll post a few photos of my timeline from the past two years.

Freshly backcombed

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Five-ish Months

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One Year

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Present Day -- Year and 10 Months

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updated by @Rae: 01/13/15 09:30:40PM
Rae
@Rae
03/26/11 11:41:18PM
74 posts

when will this phase end?


Dread Maintenance

Hey, I'm at eight and a half months!

My dreads are thicker than yours, because I want big fat ones, but they are doing something similar. My roots are really great, the very ends are pretty wispy, and the middles are super bumpy with lots of loose hairs coming out of the middle of the dreads. The ones on the underneath parts are further along than the ones on top too, which I guess is to be expected.

Rae
@Rae
03/25/11 09:49:16PM
74 posts

My TnR Dreads at 3 and a Half months :D! (better pic added)


Dreading Methods

They look AWESOME!! The progress is always much more noticeable if one ignores her hair for a while. (-:
Rae
@Rae
03/27/11 10:13:59AM
74 posts

dreadlockssite more then double the size of dreadheadhq and knottyboy and larger then both combined in under two years


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Yeah I got "My dreads are tough, they can deal with a hook" a few times haha. I didn't know how to respond since I had already told her how bad crochet hooks can be.

I wish I could help with any tech things, I just hopeless though. But great work!

soaringeagle said:

haha yea the stuburn ones are funny arent they?

if ppl use the twitter and facebook share thingies more will help too and soon as ui get the other share thingy working again that will help too

thio im working on speeding the site up more to help get us lidsted higher too /9its working)

tho im kinda getting to the point where i need a lil more techy help to get it any faster

ive stripped it down a good bit

tomoro im gonna test a few other tweaks

if ii can take just 3 seconds off the load time i think we can move up several spots in search positions and beat out dhhq and kb

Rachel Adelle said:

I follow #Dreadlocks and #Dreads on Tumblr (a microblog). About once every three days I come across someone with, or considering dreads. Most are asking what products are best, or how to use a hook. Everytime I send a message to them and tell them dreads need no maintenance (other than separating if you want), and then direct them here.

Some people are REALLY stubborn, but I hope they at least check this site out.

Rae
@Rae
03/26/11 11:53:33PM
74 posts

dreadlockssite more then double the size of dreadheadhq and knottyboy and larger then both combined in under two years


Saved Dreads Success Stories

I follow #Dreadlocks and #Dreads on Tumblr (a microblog). About once every three days I come across someone with, or considering dreads. Most are asking what products are best, or how to use a hook. Everytime I send a message to them and tell them dreads need no maintenance (other than separating if you want), and then direct them here.

Some people are REALLY stubborn, but I hope they at least check this site out.

Rae
@Rae
03/22/11 11:21:33AM
74 posts

Old vs young


General Talk

I sat next to an older woman on a plane a while back. After we talked for a while she told me she didn't have an issue with my dreads, she had a tenant with dreads once and he was the best tenant she ever had, tidy, polite, a great musician, quiet. She wanted me to know that not all older people disliked dreads, and that since that time she has tried her very very best not to judge anyone.

It was an odd conversation, but a really nice one.

Rae
@Rae
03/22/11 12:23:30PM
74 posts

Odd Washing Question


Dread Maintenance

The older I get the more I apprciate how great moms are. I don't always see eye to eye with my own mother, but I know she still loves me. I'm always so glad when I hear there are others out there with moms who love them (having grown up with many foster siblings I know that isn't always the case).

Panterra Caraway said:
You are welcome hunie! I am a tendered hearted soul...more than that, a mom! :) So glad you are doing everything you need to do to be healthy.( I would hope that someone would say what I did to one of my daughters!). Sending you love <3

Rachel Adelle said:

Thanks so much for your concern Panterra! I did go to the ER, within five minutes of the incident. From there I was sent to a Hand specialist because the Doctor was worried about needing a graft, due to the size. I have seen the specialist and he said since it isn't deep (can see fatty tissue, but that is not damaged in any way) I won't need a graft, but it will take a LONG time to heal, several months, like you said. I am all caught up on tetnus (thanks Mom!), have been show how to properly clean and care for my finger, and I have a follow up appointment in two weeks.

I appreciate your concern, if I hadn't done those things I would want someone to remind me about them. My family is all out of state, but I'm really grateful for my partner's family who has been insisting I spend several nights with them, taken me to the doctor, and provided me with food when I have a hard time cooking for myself. It is so great to be reminded of the true goodness of others.

Thanks everyone else for the great suggestions. I have a container of Cranberry juice that I'm about to finish, I think I'll use that, rather than buying anything new. And it'll be easy to hold with a sing;e hand. (-:


Panterra Caraway said:

Weird question...did you go to the doctor for that finger? My daughter cut her thumb in much that same fashion and everyone said that they couldn't stitch that so why bother going to the ER. Well I went anyway and they said that it needed a skin graft. Fingers and toes have alot of nerve endings and with a cut like that the nerves may be injured and it needs attention. Please don't think...there is nothing there to stitch cuz it was cut off and not go. You also most likely need a tetnus shot, not to mention that kind of cut is a high risk of infection. My daughter took about 4 mos. to fully heal even with the graft, but now it is fantastic and she has no problem. (Also, in case you are worried...a skin graft is quick and painfree compared to your wound...they use cadaver skin from a sterile package). Please take good care (((HUGS)))
Rae
@Rae
03/22/11 11:10:16AM
74 posts

Odd Washing Question


Dread Maintenance

Hahahaha, Oh SE...

That would suck though. Or rather, it would if I had a "boner site".

soaringeagle said:

eeek i typed :"boner site" that is 1 place they definately will not take the graph from lol

classic typos..lol

Rae
@Rae
03/22/11 11:08:41AM
74 posts

Odd Washing Question


Dread Maintenance

Thanks so much for your concern Panterra! I did go to the ER, within five minutes of the incident. From there I was sent to a Hand specialist because the Doctor was worried about needing a graft, due to the size. I have seen the specialist and he said since it isn't deep (can see fatty tissue, but that is not damaged in any way) I won't need a graft, but it will take a LONG time to heal, several months, like you said. I am all caught up on tetnus (thanks Mom!), have been show how to properly clean and care for my finger, and I have a follow up appointment in two weeks.

I appreciate your concern, if I hadn't done those things I would want someone to remind me about them. My family is all out of state, but I'm really grateful for my partner's family who has been insisting I spend several nights with them, taken me to the doctor, and provided me with food when I have a hard time cooking for myself. It is so great to be reminded of the true goodness of others.

Thanks everyone else for the great suggestions. I have a container of Cranberry juice that I'm about to finish, I think I'll use that, rather than buying anything new. And it'll be easy to hold with a sing;e hand. (-:


Panterra Caraway said:

Weird question...did you go to the doctor for that finger? My daughter cut her thumb in much that same fashion and everyone said that they couldn't stitch that so why bother going to the ER. Well I went anyway and they said that it needed a skin graft. Fingers and toes have alot of nerve endings and with a cut like that the nerves may be injured and it needs attention. Please don't think...there is nothing there to stitch cuz it was cut off and not go. You also most likely need a tetnus shot, not to mention that kind of cut is a high risk of infection. My daughter took about 4 mos. to fully heal even with the graft, but now it is fantastic and she has no problem. (Also, in case you are worried...a skin graft is quick and painfree compared to your wound...they use cadaver skin from a sterile package). Please take good care (((HUGS)))
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