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Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/19/12 08:29:27PM
24 posts

Facing fears and a spiritual journey


Introduce Yourself

The best thing for decorating and helping the process along are beads. Once you hair has formed natural sections, slide some beads on. I make my own from fimo clay, but you can buy them from your local craft or haberdashery store.

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/08/12 08:16:44PM
24 posts

I get why people use wax now...


Dread Maintenance

Haha, I have always had crazy frizzy hair no matter what! I used to hate it and do everything I could to stop it, until the day I realised that it was never going to go away. I stopped using products that day and within months, with less attention and less frequent washing, it was controlling the frizz itself anyway.

If you leave hair to do it's own thing, it generally does it pretty well :)

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/07/12 09:20:20PM
24 posts

New to dreading.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Check out the "Dreaducation" section, the link to it is in the navigation bar at the top of the page. All your questions will be answered there, plus some you haven't even thought to ask!

But here are some short answers anyway:
- Stop combing, leave your hair alone, then when you start getting knots separate the hair into the sections you want the dreads to form in.
- Clean your hair with baking soda and water (there are instructions on this in the dreaducation section), then use the apple cider vinegar rinse. It is the cleanest and nicest your hair will have ever felt! Wash in between 1-3 times a week, depending on how often your hair needs it.
- You can tie your hair back, but it will slow down the process, as it is the hair moving about that causes knots to form.

I am five weeks in, and I have some mad dread babies happening already, so it won't be long till you do as well. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your head along the way :) Have fun and enjoy the experience!

Claire

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/02/12 09:34:06PM
24 posts

What is your reason behind locking?


General Talk

I think everyone will have a different reason for locking, but mine is about being able to express myself in my own way, without worrying about other people's censure. Put simply, letting my hair dread is an expression of freedom. I am finally in a situation where I don't have to be reliant on the opinion of other people for my income, and so I am free to make myself beautiful in my own way, without relying on other people's narrow conceptions of what beauty is.

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/02/12 10:31:02PM
24 posts

3 months . How am I doin?


Member Journals and Timelines

Looking rad! Is your hair really curly naturally?


updated by @Claire Wilson: 07/24/15 04:16:43PM
Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/02/12 10:38:16PM
24 posts

PHOTO UPDATE!! 8MONTHS!! Pg. 1 Miracle grow! Their Multiplying- Backcombe


Member Journals and Timelines

Looking great! Your hair seems really similar to mine, I hope I have baby dreads like that at four months :)


updated by @Claire Wilson: 07/20/15 02:29:43AM
Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
07/15/12 10:39:19PM
24 posts

Comb out dreadlocks or keep them, that is the question


Dread Maintenance

You should definitely keep them, give them a chance to impress you! You don't get three weeks in without actually wanting them, and who are you out to please? Your husband? Your friends? Or yourself?Salt water should be fine for them, and it will simply rinse out, no need to wash. Use the baking soda/apple cider vinegar wash once or twice a week, and if your hair still feels too dry use some aloe Vera or cocoa/Shea butter on it in small amounts.Stick with it!
Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
07/16/12 07:46:39PM
24 posts

Kassandra's Natural Journey Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Looking good! I'd love to see some updated pics :)

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
07/12/12 08:41:48PM
24 posts

Help with Freeform vs. TnR


Dreading Methods

I am 12 days in and I still don't have knots, don't stress about it! From your pictures your hair still looks lovely. Just give yourself some time and don't worry about what other people might think, it's your hair, you are entitled to do with it what you will.

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