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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/21/16 12:38:43AM
27,412 posts

Negativity towards dreadlocks


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

you can't always choose the people who surround you only seek to enlighten them.. they maybe racist, sexist, elitist, whatever .. you will always fin people who are against the things you believe in..

you can try to enlighten them

you can try to accept them biases flaws and all

or you can leave them behind and find new friends with common ground

very often its only those who are extreme in their hatred and aggressive in pushing their will on you that require you to step away

most biases although they can be ugly are rooted in the experiences of their youth

what i mean is say someone who had bad experiences with homosexuals might be biased against them ,and you can understand that based on their experiences without accepting it as something you agree with. but then if that person was one of the god hates fags crowd, or  violently attacks people for being gay then that is beyond unacceptable and when you have no choice but walk away (well you do have a choice if your a strong person with strong will you can  spend years trying to  change how they act and feel and you may or may not succeed .. that takes a special strength though and for most its simpler to just separate and not let that affect you)

you see what i'm getting at i hope

everyone has opinions and baggage  that colors their perceptions you can  change the perception by living as an example , you can just accept that they are who they are.. only when they are making you miserable, or scared, or just cannot accept the level if their prejudices that you should walk away..far away and find people you relate to

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/21/16 12:25:02AM
27,412 posts

having anxiety about shrinkage


General Talk

they look great but its all them tightening  ..what do you mean about dreading and redreading though that caused the damage

look at it this way when they finish shrinking they just grow and grow

when you comb hair you damage it in the form of split ends  these split ends get trimmed off every couple months, so for every 1  inch growth you trim off 1/2 an inch..sometimes more

that's why they grow slow ..hair grows at 1/2 inch a month ..sometimes faster  when its done shrinking  theres a couple months of zero growth then slow growth ..then fast

its typical by year 2 you grow beyond what you lost..in your length hair anyways

people with waist length hair can have it shrink to the ears  only to then take 5 years to get back to waist

the fact yours is about shoulder length means it will shrink a lot less and be back at ..or beyond this length within a year of being mature

i started with short hair.. 6 inches in the long areas 3-4  in others  because i started short..an natural i didn't really notice shrinking as they grow the same amount as they shrank in that year

a few more years and i was sitting on them a few more and they were at the ground

i think you can deal with shortening hair for a short while in exchange for a lifetime of growing it longer then you ever dreamed possible

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/21/16 12:14:30AM
27,412 posts

don't want these anymore


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

well before i tell you how to get rid of them i want to tell you why you shouldn't

1st off ..let them down in public!  wear em with pride and you will get loads of compliments

2 shrinking is how they dread

3 dreading will make you less self conscious less afraid of what people think..and stronger as a person as a result

4 they shouldn't be a hassle just wash and go and to sleep just flip em up over the pillow or do away with your pillow completely arranging your dreads under your head for a fully customizable pillow

to comb them out:

you can comb them out even after decades so do not rush into a decision you will regret later for years

if you do decide to, soak in cheap conditioner or olive oil, brush at just the last 1/2 inch that's dreaded  gently  with a soft brush (most harm free way) if you reach an area that's too tight (at a month that's very unlikely unless you started with crochet) soak that area overnight with more conditioner and move on to work on a different dread

a more damaging but potentially lil quicker way is to use a comb or thin  knitting needle to pick at the last knotted areas

some have found the best wat is none of the above just conditioners and fingers and  work them free just with hands alone

i always recommend when people feel this way they wait several months to decide

you are in the earliest craziest stages (some say the most beautiful)  they will get better with maturity you have to let them get there 1st

you should use this as a way to grow  with them  ..1st step is to stop feeling negatively towards them wear them in public with pride  never hide them  never feel judged or ashamed

only feel free  that's what dreadings all about being free to just be your most natural self

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/20/16 02:26:12PM
27,412 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

well you can start a new one there  and keep it on the topic of updates and such

but congrats looks like it finally fixed itself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/17/16 08:06:14PM
27,412 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

well not sure my answer will be much better then the question haha (and do you realize this discussions 21  pages long with at least  18 of those pages being about what days ok to wash/hehe)

okso, what you do in a weeks not as important as what you do week by week over months

so if you generally keep it at 6-7 days but  this week do 4 or 9  those lil  variations won't matter as much as the generaltrend

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/17/16 08:01:03PM
27,412 posts

Starter Loc Untwisting.


Help! Save My Dreads

never ever get them retwisted that only causes traction alopecia and balding

just leave it be  they are a week old all you should do is wash and go forget all about them don't try to force them to stay together..just let themj do what they need to do to dread

that means stop finger twisting too

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/07/16 08:35:40PM
27,412 posts

From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


Introduce Yourself

just wait till it feels ok to wait another day you don't have to rush it

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
11/07/16 08:33:45PM
27,412 posts

Desperate for advice. Takes 3 hrs to separate each day.


Dread Maintenance

its always my pleasure  cause we have so many amazing people in this community ;)

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