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Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/17/10 02:04:56PM
23 posts

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


Saved Dreads Success Stories

It's funny you say 'just let life happen.' When I read ALL the responses about 'leave them alone' I had to chuckle to myself and wonder if I should apply that philosophy to the rest of my life as well. I'm in a few situations where I'm trying and trying and getting no results. The dread thing was only one of them. I come from a long line of fear-based living and I said out loud to myself in the mirror yesterday, 'If I want to be a true hippie, I gotta release all this fear!' lol rofl.

So, yeah. This forum has given me insight on more than just my dreads. I've let go of many things, but have a pile more to sift through. Let life happen is hard for me, but I'm working on it. As for the dreads...that's done. Letting them be, leaving them alone and letting them happen. Now on to the rest of it...

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/17/10 12:17:09PM
23 posts

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


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Below is a repost of my story, which apparently inspired this discussion *blush.

If you don't learn anything else from this forum, learn this... Don't try to make dreads!!! They happen on their own, with a little help from some baking soda and apple cider vinegar. At least that's my experience in one day, after trying to backcomb and debating to use every sticky substance I could think of to make them dread, though I didn't actually ever put too much of anything in it.

My original question is under the help save my dreads section and I can't figure out how to post that link here, so if you want to read it, you gotta go search for it. :/ Anyway, here the original story of my progress in one day...




Well well...I do believe I might be the inspiration for this one, and yes, oh yes, I had more progress in one day than I had in an entire year after reaching this forum site today.

I had been trying to 'make dreads' which is the point that stood out most for me in my discussion with these wonderful people. Fortunately, I hadn't gone so far as to wax or use any type of product, but after a year of backcombing with no success, I was pretty desperate.

Most of the time when I searched for info, I came to dreadheadhq. Admittedly, I did buy some Lock Peppa about 2 months ago because nothing else was working. That didn't work either. I had read forums, watched videos on YouTube, blah blah blah. Kept at my hair for a time, left it alone for a time, washed it frequently, didn't wash it for a while. Nothing was working.

So I posted on this forum in the 'save my dreads' section.

Immediate responses from some really great and really helpful people. I took their advice and used a baking soda wash and then the apple cider vinegar. My hair immediately responded. I was absolutely amazed at the natural twisting and locking that my hair did after just one treatment. I mean really...

And then I learned how to put in beads, which may seem obvious to some of you, but wow! I've got beads in my hair now!

So thank you, thank you to you wonderful and kind people for having this place of truth! Bottom line that I learned today, don't try to MAKE dreads. Use baking soda and apple cider vinegar and leave 'em be.

PEACE!







updated by @Jeannie Pitt: 02/14/15 10:08:41AM
Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/17/10 10:22:57AM
23 posts

dreadlockssite saved my dreads (new forum section announcement)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

I was wondering about that...but apparently I'm just as ignorant about forums as I was about dreads lol. Should I start a new thread with my story or just leave it alone?

soaringeagle said:

and just to remind everyone...this is a whole new forum section haha didnt mean for you all to put your stories in thisd 1 thread

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/16/10 11:35:35PM
23 posts

dreadlockssite saved my dreads (new forum section announcement)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

A link is actually a really good idea. We maybe should encourage people to link to the original post within their story post.

Sebastian, I can't actually figure out how to link to my original post. I tried to copy paste the url just now and no dice. Sry, but it's under the help save my dreads section, which I'm sure is filled with tons of valuable info. I know it only took one thread to solve my ignorance. :)

Sebastian Broholm said:

What about a link to the post where you got the help so if people find this post they don't have to look for the other?

(ex. I want to know more about the baking soda thing, cause i don't really think i understand what it is in my language :b(danish))

Back Ontopic :)

Well, my story isn't that long(yet) but i was dreaming about dreads and also searched the net and found this dreadheadhq and thought their commercial looked fine so I ordered the starter kit and while I was waiting for it to arrive I searched the net for more information about dreads. Luckily I found this page about NOT using wax, and even more lucky I got an e-mail about my order being so late(because it was out of stock) and if I wanted, I could get my money back. I got my money back and had mine made 5 days ago without wax :)

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/16/10 08:14:14AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Thanks for the tips Crystal. I have a really, REALLY dry scalp anyway and have had since way before I started this. I used half cup of each BS and ACV in my son's plastic bureau drawer lol...didn't have a bucket! So I'm not sure if less or more will help the scalp while still maintaining progress. I guess we'll see!

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/16/10 04:04:31AM
23 posts

dreadlockssite saved my dreads (new forum section announcement)


Saved Dreads Success Stories

Well well...I do believe I might be the inspiration for this one, and yes, oh yes, I had more progress in one day than I had in an entire year after reaching this forum site today.

I had been trying to 'make dreads' which is the point that stood out most for me in my discussion with these wonderful people. Fortunately, I hadn't gone so far as to wax or use any type of product, but after a year of backcombing with no success, I was pretty desperate.

Most of the time when I searched for info, I came to dreadheadhq. Admittedly, I did buy some Lock Peppa about 2 months ago because nothing else was working. That didn't work either. I had read forums, watched videos on YouTube, blah blah blah. Kept at my hair for a time, left it alone for a time, washed it frequently, didn't wash it for a while. Nothing was working.

So I posted on this forum in the 'save my dreads' section.

Immediate responses from some really great and really helpful people. I took their advice and used a baking soda wash and then the apple cider vinegar. My hair immediately responded. I was absolutely amazed at the natural twisting and locking that my hair did after just one treatment. I mean really...

And then I learned how to put in beads, which may seem obvious to some of you, but wow! I've got beads in my hair now!

So thank you, thank you to you wonderful and kind people for having this place of truth! Bottom line that I learned today, don't try to MAKE dreads. Use baking soda and apple cider vinegar and leave 'em be.

PEACE!

Jeannie

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/16/10 02:23:23AM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

Just for fun... this pic is today...the exact same day I took pictures above. I just finished with the baking soda and apple cider vinegar deal...and put a few beads in!! I'm really excited about that part.

Since you all know that you know what you're talking about, this is maybe just so you can be excited with me and for anyone who follows who's having the same trouble as me. Picture is how my hair is already responding to the treatment.

One in particular, that I'm holding up, is already seeming to lock. Blessings to you all for helping me so quickly. I feel 100% better than I did this morning.


updated by @Jeannie Pitt: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/15/10 10:18:31PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

You guys are all amazing for taking your time to share this info with me. I have hope!!!

Looking into getting a wool tam, will be getting baking soda shortly, have the apple cider vinegar and have the notion that I'll be leaving it alone otherwise. I think we're good!

Possibly the point that shouted the loudest for me is 'you can't make dreads.' Now I get it. Thanks again guys. Much love and peace to all of you! I'll update on my progress. :)

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/15/10 02:27:48PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

I'm sensing a common theme here. :) Done. No more messing with them.

Ok though. Recommendations on a hat or bandana or something? Or should I avoid that...

Jeannie Pitt
@Jeannie Pitt
12/15/10 01:23:01PM
23 posts

1 year and still no dreads


Help! Save My Dreads

It was always very, very fine until I had my son. Now it's a little bit coarser with a tiny bit of wave.

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