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Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/11/12 11:30:42PM
20 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

... And Heather, your locks are beautiful! I know you've had a long hard process but I think it has inspired many of us and has made you stronger too! Keep it up sista! :)
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/10/12 05:05:25PM
20 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I had really good luck with the thread wrap I put in my roots. Very similar to how Heather did hers! I put it in kinda loose so the hair at the roots could still move around but it helped keep that dread seperate from the others. I was CONSTANTLY having to seperate that one and it prob would've congo'd if I didn't put that wrap in. To each their own but it def worked for me and didnt do any damage.
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/08/12 11:57:45PM
20 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Something else I've done is put beads in and then when they got all knotted in with the dread I used pliers and crushed the bead and pulled the pieces out! They were beads I didnt care about! That helped some of my more stubborn sections to dread up! Just an idea! :)
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/08/12 11:53:10PM
20 posts

10 month update - tie the bases?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

A couple months ago I was having similar problems! I T&R'ed most of mine and some of my roots where really matted to the point that they would try to eat the other ones around them. I ended up using sewing thread similar to my hair color and wrapped and then knotted it in the roots. It really helped them stay together and not eat the other ones! They have since dreaded up really well! I like Heathers idea about wrapping the thread till its about an inch long or so... kinda like a bead!
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/07/12 08:46:43AM
20 posts

Natural way questions


Dreading Methods

I'm talking about separating them as they knot up so thy dont become one big matted mass!

Tara C said:

When you do it the natural way it separates on its own, so there's no point in separating until they start dreading I guess, but when they do, separating them is cool if you want thin dreads. As for tying your hair back or whatever, I think that slows it down a bit, but I'm not too sure about that

Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/07/12 08:36:45AM
20 posts

Natural way questions


Dreading Methods

Hello and welcome! Ya, if you want smaller dreads just seperate those sections to be smaller but be careful to not seperate too often... It can hinder the dreading process! Also, remember that the size of your sections (ex. 1/2"x1/2") will determine the size of your dreads once mature. And your correct about your ponytail! It won't hurt it to tie it up in a ponytail just as long as its not very often. Your hair needs to be able to move so it can knot up. Wrapping it up instead may be a good idea... but Id let it hang free as often as possible! Just use good judgment as it sounds like you already do and you'll be fine! Good luck w/ your journey, I'm excite to see your progress! :)
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/07/12 08:44:19AM
20 posts

If you believe in God or in positive energy...


General Talk

Isn't that sooo sad?!? My prayers go out to the family! I used to live within a few miles of the Powells in Puyallup, WA! That's so damn crazy! Well, I personally believe that Susan and her boys are in a better place now! As for Josh..... I think he may be on a "time out" for a while! :)
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/10/12 05:36:51PM
20 posts

Natural Dreads At Lightning Speed (updated)


Member Journals and Timelines

DAMMMNNN GIRL! Your gonna have locks in no time at all! :) I'll be watching your timeline for sure!
Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/02/12 02:05:28PM
20 posts

Better late than never


Introduce Yourself

Right on! Well, I hope you like that shampoo! They've got kickass products! Dont know if youve seen it yet but dreadlockshampoo.com just added a special "Lock Magic" gel (I think that's what it's called) that sounds pretty promising! Its supposed to be great for newer dreads! I ordered some and will prob add a review on what I think bout it! There's a thread where SE talks about it. I'd recommend checking it out if ya haven't already! Bytheway, I can see why your excited to add beads n stuff to your dreadies! :) I love making/ finding cool beads for mine... it adds character! :P

Rebekah Shupe said:

Nice :) I've used the baking soda wash and the ACV. I've got some liquid shampoo coming in the mail from that site, I'm excited to see how it works with mine. I am super excited to be able to play with beads and fabric and stuff in my dreads once they get farther along.

Phoenix
@Phoenix
02/01/12 10:54:21AM
20 posts

Better late than never


Introduce Yourself

LOL... People are soooooo damn ignorant! LOL! It's annoying but also really funny too! I think people take rumor and assumption as fact and don't try to do any thinking for themselves...... Gotta love the sheeple! :) My dreads are doing GREAT this time around! Thanks for asking! :) I let them naturally seperate themselves at first and then T&R'ed the sections... Then left them alone to do their thing! They're 5 months old now and are knotting up really fast! For my hair type I think T&R was the best choice. Ive found that the baking soda/ ACV wash helped my hair knot up the fastest! But, the soaps/ shampoos from dreadlockshampoo.com are awesome as well! And, beads have been great for sections that have been slow to dread or that try to eat up the other sections around them.

Rebekah Shupe said:

Yeah, me too. I'm up in Roy, it's about 10 minutes away from Ogden. I've already heard a bunch of shit, and the funny thing is, no one has seen my "dreads". They've just seen a FB post and heard that I'm doing them, and it's already been decided that they're dirty, ugly, and something about lice. *face palm* People are nuts for sure! So how are your dreads this time around? Are things going better for you?

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