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Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
02/11/11 03:45:38PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Heather,Thanks for jumping in and helping me to feel like I'm not completely alone...Yeah my beads fall out too! I thought about what might have been a better way to tackle this, too, but I remember when perms were popular, I used to try them all the time. Those always fell out almost immediately too. Didn't matter how much I spent at a salon for a perm, my hair even resists chemicals.Good luck to you as well. Your hair looks great in the pic! :) Thanks for sharing your experience with me.
updated by @jeannie-pitt: 07/19/15 03:27:21AM
Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
02/11/11 11:15:19AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

There was about a 4 month period toward the beginning. And I left them alone again for a month after I first posted here. And I'm not touching the ones that are responding in one way or another...even if they are horrible.
Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
02/11/11 10:51:47AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

*sigh

Thanks for you guys' help. I think I'm not making myself clear somehow.

Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
02/11/11 04:17:55AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

not backcombing ones that are actually doing something. Keep in mind I have no curls, silky hair and it's dry, not oily (unless I go 2 weeks without washing it). It's really not going to do anything if I don't do anything to it. If I never did anything to my hair, I'd have a head full of straight, silky hair that can be easily combed. I do not have hair that is going to dread by itself. I'm pretty sure I've proven that to myself. :)

The ones that are doing whatever I'm leaving alone. The ones I have to keep backcombing are the ones where anything I've done has completely fallen out and reverted back to acting like it has no idea I'm working on dreads...

Haven't tried twist and rip. Dunno how to do it... I'll look it up

And what's this about wraps?? That's intriguing...

lol about the handcuffs. I'll try to take a pic when I get up in the AM...


updated by @jeannie-pitt: 07/17/15 05:14:00PM
Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
02/11/11 03:05:48AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Hey everyone... me again.

Ok so it's been a couple months since my frantic and desperate plea for help here. I've taken everyone's advice and I've learned some things along the way.

#1 thing I figured out is that when I said I was continuing to backcomb over the period of a year, it was because I had complete sections of hair that weren't doing ANYTHING. Not dreading AT ALL. So, that led me to continue backcombing only those sections.

#2 I think my hair is too silky for this. At this point I've got about 3 dreads that look decent. The rest are terrible with loops and loose hairs and just refusing to lock, only knot in an ugly way. Near the roots are just puffy and sticking out everywhere and it's just not locking.

So before I go on, I want everyone to think about this. Imagine you are faced with someone whom you've been following for over a year and you finally look at her and say 'ok I get it. You're the exception to every rule!!' I think that would be me.

So what should I do? Being that I do have a few that look right, I still have hope. I've been apple cidering and leaving the ones alone that are doing whatever they are doing. I've still got sections that are completely free of knots or locking...just straight, loose, long hair.

I'd like to let you all know that for me, leaving it alone does not help. I've just read another forum post by a guy who seemed to be in the exact boat as me. I understand that for most of you the general rule is to backcomb at first, leave them alone and that's that. For me, and apparently that other guy, I really don't think we're doing anything wrong, we just need a different tactic. I hear that it's not rocket science, but for me, it just might be.

When I look at other people with dreads, I'm all about the awesome, neat, great looking ones, but I like the all over the place crazy ones, too. I'd be happy with either. I'm not sure anyone in their right mind would consider mine 'dreads'. It just looks like I haven't combed my hair in over a year.

Does anyone have advice that goes beyond what you'd tell a dread newbie? Let's pull out the big guns and see if you guys can help me figure this out.

Thanks everyone.
Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
12/20/10 02:28:09PM
23 posts

More progress in 1 day than I had in 1 year trying to 'make dreads'


Saved Dreads Success Stories

human contact in and of itself can disarm armies. So many people forget their capacity for love and compassion. I struggle with letting go of stuff too, but we all need to remember that by loving others we never really lose anything. We may get hurt, but we don't diminish our quantities and reserves of love. We all give of love more freely and the world changes in an instant.

Peace and love, man. Rainbows and butterflies. Hugs and popsicles.


updated by @jeannie-pitt: 07/22/15 08:18:07AM
Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
12/20/10 01:36:41PM
23 posts

More progress in 1 day than I had in 1 year trying to 'make dreads'


Saved Dreads Success Stories

I wrote a poetry book called Hugs and Popsicles cause I agree...hugs for the emotional stuff, popsicles for the physical ailments...we're done!!

lol...bring on the group hug!

Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
12/20/10 08:23:25AM
23 posts

More progress in 1 day than I had in 1 year trying to 'make dreads'


Saved Dreads Success Stories

my dear that was totally understandable, at least to me. That's pretty much exactly how I felt and still feel. It's kind of like when you're stranded all alone on a deserted island, and then you see a ship sailing in your direction with waving hands and smiles.

Glad you're here. :)

Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
12/17/10 10:42:13PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

awesome...so what just like a few drops in the pail of baking soda and water mix??

Jeannie Pitt
@jeannie-pitt
12/17/10 03:20:18PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Thanks for that tip. Any recommendations off the top of your head (no pun intended)? I think I've got lavendar and rose hips or something kicking around...oh and tea tree. Any of those do the trick, ya think?

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