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Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/28/11 12:14:23PM
137 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

My experience, at only 6 months, is that the lumps form on dreads that I TnR'd as well as where the hair fell loose completely. When I try to wrap them or put beads on the lump, it folds over and knots to the dread. It doesn't smooth out or get sucked in at all. I often find bits of fuzz trying to grow into my dreadies hehe. As far as I can tell there is no mold, but I use quite a few drops of lavendar in my wash and let it sit for a while before rinsing. Lavendar is supposed to kill mildew spores. I hope this is somewhat helpful to you.
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/27/11 11:53:55PM
137 posts



my thoughts exactly :)
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/27/11 11:52:11PM
137 posts

To undo what I did & thinking truly let it be? thoughts & opinions,experiences :)


Dreading Methods

In my opinion, your eyes and hands are guided by your spirit, so your spirit had quite the influence on what you began to create. Truly it is up to you, I hope you find peace with whatever you decide. I felt the same around this time in my dread journey. I decided to just let it be from there. Still traveling along, still learning.
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/24/11 08:52:21PM
137 posts

how much length will i lose?


Dreading Methods

I lost quite a bit of length with some of my thicker dreads, and barely any at all with other dreads. Started with hair half-way down my back and now 6+ months in some is shoulder length and some close to my waist if you count the tips. :) Kinda like it's layered-ish. It all changes all the time so I don't expect anything, just observe. :)
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/12/11 12:37:28AM
137 posts

9 month old natural dreads :)


Member Journals and Timelines

Wow, I think your hair is beautiful! Way to go mama! By the way, I moved this to themember journals and timelines section. :)
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/09/11 11:17:44PM
137 posts

ripping issues


Help! Save My Dreads

I'm glad you posted this, I have one dread in the back of my hair that just wants to split down the middle, from the root to about have way down it had become 2 dreads but still one dread from about half way down to close to the tip. I've been tempted to just rip it in half, but figured I should just let the hair do what it's going to do. Now I am confident that is the healthiest thing I could do. I hope you find peace with your dreadies, I'm sure they'll be fine if you let them be. :)
Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
05/07/11 03:57:57PM
137 posts

white people with dreadlocks


History and Religious Significance

I found the same, many sites claiming white people with dreadlocks look stupid and such...and shouldn't wear them. I just thought "whatever" seriously, anyone can wear anything and it shouldn't matter.

Crystal O.
@Crystal O.
04/27/11 09:42:46PM
137 posts

shrinkage,lumps, balls, tails and loose roots!


Dread Maintenance

I'm at about 5 months and some of my hair is doing the same and shrunk right up all lumpy with long stringy ends, some not dreading at all it seems and some smooth long round dreadies. You are not alone and from what I've seen on here, some of the most unique and beautiful dreads started this way. It appears to calm down a ton after the first year and start looking more like whatwe are expecting. We cannot have a perfect dread picture in our heads though and expect them to turn out that way, they will probably not look how we think we want them to but I'm sure they will be gorgeous. Time and patience and no worries! It's fun this way!
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