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Sissemor
@sissemor
10/10/14 04:35:32AM
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My TnR timeline - update at 25 months


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Thanks, both <3 This was the third time I tried (first two were backcombed, didn't work) and I was just so dead set on having real dreads I would do whatever it took :-) I'm soooo glad I did - I love them every day <3 Hair is just really different from one person to the next - mine locked so quickly, and my fried, who started hers at the same time, still has those teenager issues with loops in some of hers, and they just in general act very different from mine. It's good to remember the individual journey part - but for me it was also good to do something about the problems that freaked me out (the mold issue in the lumps) :-)

Sissemor
@sissemor
10/07/14 11:07:39AM
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My TnR timeline - update at 25 months


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The one I posted yesterday was taken just before I posted :-) Yes, they dreaded so fast but that's not necessarily good! I'm not sure if it's in this thread but I had a lot of serious lumps that became moldy from washing late in the day and not drying and were just generally not comfortable at night, so I cut those - still good length for 4 years IMO :-)

Sissemor
@sissemor
10/06/14 11:19:20AM
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My TnR timeline - update at 25 months


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Thanks! It's been so long - they're 4 years now and I still love them :-) They've grown quite a lot.


Shannon said:

Wow!! They look gorgeous and I c believe how much length you gained in that time. I'd love to see an update!

updated by @sissemor: 07/27/15 08:20:59AM
Sissemor
@sissemor
12/16/12 01:23:06PM
54 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I've updated mytimeline now :-)

Sissemor
@sissemor
12/16/12 01:21:04PM
54 posts

My TnR timeline - update at 25 months


Member Journals and Timelines

So it's been a while :-) My dreads have grown a lot and are doing great, no sign of moldy problems. All the fuzz is starting to form babies now. I've wrapped some, just for the colour splash which I love :-) One (front) i wrapped to make it congo because it was really thin at the roots, and this helped a lot.

Well, less talk, more photos :-)

Updo's:


updated by @sissemor: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Sissemor
@sissemor
12/14/12 12:17:35PM
54 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Great! Where can I see pics?

I understand your concern. Do they smell? If there's mold, you might be able to smell it. What also helped for me, I think, was using real acv instead of white vinegar and then leaving it in for half an hour before rinsing, and also using a blow dryer - this was of course after I had cut the bad lumps, I don't think it would have helped much with the really big ones that were already moldy. If you're really nervous, you could just check the biggest one, maybe+

Sissemor
@sissemor
12/14/12 02:56:19AM
54 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Hi Heather,

I do! Beautiful ones :-) Chopping was the best decision ever, I've had no problems since. I don't have any recent photos but will try to make hubby take some later :-)

What about you, how are yours coming along? Hope you are also doing well :-)

Sissemor
@sissemor
06/19/12 10:21:01AM
54 posts

Granny square headband, pattern and ideas


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You're welcome, and thanks :-) Mini squares sound great!

Sissemor
@sissemor
08/09/11 08:23:42AM
54 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Yes, that's what really freaked me out too - the thought that it could be in there with no signs, smell or anything :-(

I have psoriasis too, and what really helped me after years of experimenting was shifting from shampoo to bs/vinegar AND salt water, which I make using 2 heaping teaspoons of sea salt to 4 cups of water and pour in and leave after every wash.

Panterra Caraway said:

I have been keeping an eye on this thread because I think it is a very good discussion and of interest to ALOT of members. I have been curious about these dread lumps as well. I am at the 14 mo. mark soon and have quite a few enormous, hard lumps hanging from the end of my dreads. They take much longer to dry and do cause painful weight and pulling at the scalp. I have gone neglect, so I don't believe any one method is to blame. I also used BS and ACV in the beginning, but switched to a dread bar. At 8 mos. my hair was absolutely knot free, so I started trying different things. I did use alot of sea spray. I collected water from the ocean and used it after every shampoo. I usually shampoo every 2-3 day, because my scalp can get itchy from mild psoriasis. I am very careful not to wear tams, put my hair up or sleep when it is wet...but this thread has put a very valid concern into my mind. My hair smells clean and fresh...but who knows what is lurking under these knotted folds that created the lumps...?????

Sissemor
@sissemor
08/09/11 08:17:36AM
54 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I'm sorry you have this too :-(

I read your thread just now - do you think that the lumps are the reason your hair takes so long to dry? I mean, if they are skinny above the lumps, they should dry rather fast. Mine are now skinny to medium and dry within 6-10 hours, depending on temp. here, perhaps longer during the winter. I now use a dryer before bed if they are not bone dry, but this has only been necessary a few times during these past 2-3 months.

However, I'm sure this would not have been enough for me, if I had not cut the lumps. I would have had to dry after every washing.

If your lumps are not as dense as mine, perhaps you can get rid of the mildew and avoid cutting, using vinegar rinses and sun.

Mama Harrison said:

hmmm...i have these lumps on every dreadlock. they are startig to get musky/moldy. I want to join in and will be back to do so when I have some time. I posted a thread about this though called 'stinky dreadlocks'. I am concerned I will have to cut those parts off to solve this problem. I like the way they look and don't want to have to do this, but I do think I am getting mold. These lumps are really large and dense and folded layers of hair {not really dreaded I don't think}. My hair is SUPER short right now because of the way they folded over on each other again and again and I would be really sad to have to cut them and have almost no length, but I don't see the option not to at this point. I am going to cut some of them and see what I find inside and report back. I will also post a pic of what these 'lumps' look like in my hair.

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