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Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
11/03/11 12:22:52PM
53 posts

Loose hairs- ALSO got my tam in the mail :D much love to SE


General Questions

I've been separating some for now, just because I think some of the small ones that formed will eventually "eat" the loose hair around it, but wasn't sure what I should do completely lol thank you for your input :)

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
11/03/11 11:06:32AM
53 posts

Loose hairs- ALSO got my tam in the mail :D much love to SE


General Questions

So, as most of you know I love my dreads. I love my loose hairs, i love my loops, my curls, my crazy. But a lot of my loose hairs formed their own small babies. (I'll post pictures as soon as I get the chance today) I probably have around 10 (just a guesstimate) They're wicked cute, but I'm afraid because they're so thin they'll break off, will more loose hair form into these, to thicken them? Or should I not separate them, and see if they congo? I just don't want them to break off over time, so I'm trying to figure out the best way to "handle" these now, before I end up losing them, or if I'm afraid over nothing. I'll probably allow the ones with no loose hair around them form into dread close by, but what about the ones that have plenty of loose hair around them? I kind of figured it would swallow the loose hair around it eventually, to thicken them up, but then again so could the dreads around that area too lol. I think I'm just being paranoid. I never have questions about my dreads, but I love them too much to lose any LOL!

On a side note, my tam came in! So exited (thank you SE) I'll be posting pictures of that along with my little mini babies :)


updated by @nichole-currier: 01/13/15 09:12:58PM
Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/28/11 09:48:36AM
53 posts

How To Make Dreads Neat Without Crochet Hook


crochet and dread tools recovery

I don't want to jump to conclusions, or offend him by any means, his case could be TOTALLY different! That being said, I know where he's coming from. Before I had dreads I was extremely self conscious, I never really thought that I cared what others thought about me, but I did more than I realized. I'm not sure if it was so much about what I thought about me, or what others did, but when I first got my dreads (first set a few years ago) I was self conscious about them. I'd hide them away under a bandana, or hood, and never wore them out. If I didn't have either of those things I had them in a bun or pony tail. I re-dreaded back in July, and I've never felt such a release, to just stop caring about what my hair was doing that day, and that I didn't have to sraighten/curl it. It was hard at first, but dreading my hair has been extremely therapeutic.. My dreads have taught me patience, and how to just let things go they way they are meant to! I don't think you could have the spiritual part of dreading (which i used to think was a bunch of hippy crap) unless you allow yourself to. Maybe he's just not ready for his journey. Before someone goes through their journey, they don't really understand all the things dreads can do for them, they kind of fit their needs so to speak, and work with you.

baby britt said:

why do you think you have an image to uphold?

ManOfBliss said:

Kaila,

Where do you put your dreads when sleeping, off to the side? Or up over the pillow behind you? I've been just scooping mine up with my hands is laying them up over the pillow.

I really want to avoid loosening up the knots of the dreads at the roots.

I realize that dreadlocks are supposed to be like a chill growth process, but I do have to provide some guidance here, as I have a so-called "image" to uphold.

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/24/11 10:55:25AM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

That never even occurred to me, you'd think me being in cosmetology I'd put two and two together lol, thank you :)

Panterra Caraway said:

It is okay to squeeze the water out of the dreads, but NEVER wring or twist them. Over time it will thin your dreads out, as it causes breakage. Regular hair or dreaded hair is fragile when wet, please use care :)

Nichole Currier said:

i kind of ring my hair out like you would a sponge, or wet shirt or something lol, then squeeze excess with the towel, then air dry. I generally pour the BS over my head, do something for 15 minutes, to a half hour, then hop in the shower, rinse, then wash the rest of me, and keep my hair away from the water as much as possible to give it a head start on drying. I only do the ACV about once a week, to every other week though :)

Eva-Jo said:

Thanks! I love how welcoming and beautiful everyone seems on this site. Happy to have found it! I already have tons of loose hairs. It really doesn't bother me though...Rawr ;D I just finished my second bs/acv rinse. I really need to get some tea tree oil soon though, because that acv is just too unpleasant for my nose! When drying your hair, do you just squeeze out as much water as possible and then let the rest drip dry? I refuse to use a blow dryer, seeing as how that's one of the many reasons for them.

Nichole Currier said:

Lol completely! the fuzzy-ness will turn into frizzy-ness, and they'll make loose hairs, which will turn into new dreads, it's like a birthing process, it's weird, but amazing!

Eva-Jo said:

I'm only a couple of days in, and I feel like a fuzzy lion....is that normal? lol:)

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/24/11 12:47:51AM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

i kind of ring my hair out like you would a sponge, or wet shirt or something lol, then squeeze excess with the towel, then air dry. I generally pour the BS over my head, do something for 15 minutes, to a half hour, then hop in the shower, rinse, then wash the rest of me, and keep my hair away from the water as much as possible to give it a head start on drying. I only do the ACV about once a week, to every other week though :)

Eva-Jo said:

Thanks! I love how welcoming and beautiful everyone seems on this site. Happy to have found it! I already have tons of loose hairs. It really doesn't bother me though...Rawr ;D I just finished my second bs/acv rinse. I really need to get some tea tree oil soon though, because that acv is just too unpleasant for my nose! When drying your hair, do you just squeeze out as much water as possible and then let the rest drip dry? I refuse to use a blow dryer, seeing as how that's one of the many reasons for them.

Nichole Currier said:

Lol completely! the fuzzy-ness will turn into frizzy-ness, and they'll make loose hairs, which will turn into new dreads, it's like a birthing process, it's weird, but amazing!

Eva-Jo said:

I'm only a couple of days in, and I feel like a fuzzy lion....is that normal? lol:)

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/21/11 01:29:04PM
53 posts

Do not use Goo Gone for wax removel


dread wax and dread kits recovery

:o sorry to hear about all of that, I used wax with my first set (against my first instinct a few years ago), and combed them out 6 months later, the inside of my dreadlocks were disgusting, i ended up cutting my hair just above my chin, I was so grossed out just picking my dreads apart. Goodluck on saving your dreads! I wish I had advice to give you, but I ended up so unhappy with mine I just got rid of them, until a few months ago. Hope you find a better way! :)

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/21/11 10:30:10AM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

Yeah I thought they still looked pretty thin for 6 months, just keep up with the ACV and they'll repair, and get fuzzy and beautiful :), congrats on the change!

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/21/11 01:17:37AM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

glad you did away with the crochet :)

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/21/11 01:16:31AM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

haha that picture made me smile so hard! They're looking good :)

Mao said:

I'm on the 6th month of my journey..started tnr.. :D

Nichole Currier
@nichole-currier
10/20/11 11:09:04PM
53 posts

how' is everyones (Twist n Rip) coming along?!!!!


General Talk

Lol completely! the fuzzy-ness will turn into frizzy-ness, and they'll make loose hairs, which will turn into new dreads, it's like a birthing process, it's weird, but amazing!

Eva-Jo said:

I'm only a couple of days in, and I feel like a fuzzy lion....is that normal? lol:)

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