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

Facing fears and a spiritual journey


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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
08/19/12 08:25:49PM
24 posts

Curly dreads timeline


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It's crazy how little frizz you get! Loving the progress though, it makes me excited for the future of my hair :)

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

I get why people use wax now...


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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.


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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
08/06/12 10:47:03PM
24 posts

Claire's Natural Curly Dreads


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I move around a lot in my sleep, but it looks like I must sleep mainly on my back, because that is where my hair is the flattest.

Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/06/12 08:23:23PM
24 posts

Claire's Natural Curly Dreads


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I added a whole bucketload of beads before I went camping for the weekend, with some exciting results!

ONE MONTH AND SIX DAYS

The straight hairs on the side of my head are the ones that are knotting up first! I wouldn't have guessed that in a million years - I love how life surprises me :)

The beads are also helping the other sections knot up, but not nearly so much as this. Moving the bead up and down the hair definitely tangles it.

I have very thick hair, so when I went for haircuts I always got them to thin it out a LOT, which means that all the hairs are really different lengths. So when I put the bead on it pushes those shorter hairs around a lot.

Very exciting!!


updated by @Claire Wilson: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Claire Wilson
@Claire Wilson
08/02/12 10:38:16PM
24 posts

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


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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
08/02/12 10:35:39PM
24 posts

Ixchel- Journey to Natural Locks 2 years 9 months!


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I agree with SE, you're looking really hot! It looks like your hair is lightening up as it ages as well, which means it pretty much matches your regrowth, I love the colour!

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

3 months . How am I doin?


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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 10:25:35PM
24 posts

Claire's Natural Curly Dreads


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ONE MONTH AND TWO DAYS

It feels like not too much is happening back there, but as the days go by it is getting easier and easier to be patient about the process. The hair has sectioned itself really well, but there aren't really any knots yet. The hair underneath, around my neck, is a lot straighter and smoother so it has taken longer to section itself, but it has almost done that now. I am expecting to see some knots forming at the back of my head really soon!

It is starting to look a bit frizzier and messier, but not much worse than when I used to comb it. I am really surprised I can not comb my hair and it looks like this, it makes me think I have wasted a lot of time on my hair over the years!


updated by @Claire Wilson: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
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