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Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
10/14/12 07:36:50PM
8 posts

Dread shrinkage and sweat


Introduce Yourself

So...who out there is at the "shrinking" phase...I've hit 4 months and my baby dreads are "bulking up" but holy cow...my hair was to the middle of my back and some of my dreadies are suuuuper short...fat and short...just wondering how long until they start to elongate again. :)

Also...any one else's scalp get really warm under these dread? Lately I've got a sweaty scalp...

Anyway...loveing my dreadies more every day :)


updated by @Jacinda Smith: 01/13/15 09:37:24PM
Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/10/12 02:06:40PM
8 posts

Dreadlocks in the work place


General Talk

thanks so much both of you :) I feel a lot better :) My dreads are so important to me and people just need to understand that :)
soaring eagle said:

just style em neatly and ndonrt even think about them limmiting your chances if you do it will be self fulfilling prophesy..

go in there with the confidencde that you are the best canditdate and u desseeve the job in fact turn the u=interview around and interview the interviewer about job expectations pay etc like your sure you already got the job..

remember its illegal for them to deny you the job based on dreads so your dreads shouldbt cross your mind at all

if they dare mention them..look at them confused and simply ask "if someone came in wearring a yamika would you dare to request they not wear it to work?"

Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/10/12 01:23:21PM
8 posts

Dreadlocks in the work place


General Talk

So I'm looking for some advice...Currently I work in a medical billing office. I was hired with out my locks, but started them since I've been there. I've been lucky that they have been accepting, but I am now looking at applying for a few other better paying positions and I am concerned about interviewing with my baby locks the way they are :) I am fairly heavily tattooed but I have become great at hiding that (at least for the interview...then I break my employer into the tattoo's over time :) ) But people are so judgmental about dreads that I'm afraid I will be denied employment just based on that fact with out looking at my work history. I know this is a choice I've made and I would never go back, but if you have any suggestions about how to "professional" them up for interviews I'm open :)


updated by @Jacinda Smith: 01/13/15 09:35:15PM
Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/03/12 02:39:13PM
8 posts

The Three Month Dread


Introduce Yourself

Thanks for the advice and support:) The best part about this is it's good to know that I'm not alone :)

Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/02/12 03:04:40PM
8 posts

The Three Month Dread


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I love that :) I have bangs as well and some days I wake up and wonderwhat happened while I wassleeping ;) But the crazy goes together :) Thanks for the support
Myschyf said:

I did have those "oh noes!" moments. I still have moments of meh, but the first week I had to resist everyday brushing them out because my hair is ber thin and my tnr dreads were not only super skinny, but sparse as well. But I've embraced the mess and I'm so glad a lot my my tnr dreads fell out and are "redoing" themselves. They look much better and my baldness is being covered. I still can't just get up and go because I #1 have a short top layer (3-4") and bangs that need patted into submission, but my eyebrows havnt fully grown back in, so I'm still shading them in. But I'm happier everyday with my hair. I love playing with it and feeling all my loops and bumps. Hey are all in the back so I don't really see any of them but I know they are there. I have even grown to love the mess. My mom and I went out to dinner a few days ago and she asked me if I was going to do anything to my hair because it looked wild and I said sure, shook my head out and smiled. She just sighed. It was funny.
Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/02/12 03:01:30PM
8 posts

The Three Month Dread


Introduce Yourself

It's soooo nice to knowI'm not alone! I am really glad to be here and be able to talk to other people who know what it's like and understand :)Good luck with your firstmonth and such. It is pretty amazing to watch them change :)

Becsley Q Penguinface said:

Your story is so like mine! I was always dying, cutting, straightening, curling, sticking stuff in it, something different every month, sometimes every week! I did always want dreads though :D

I've only had mine about a week or so, but I couldn't love them more! I never predicted the complete, immeasurable, unparalleled joy of getting up and getting straight into my day without having to do my hair! :P It's amazing. They have their own personalities and I can't wait to get into the "months" as opposed to "weeks" where they really get wild and loopy. I put up some photos of my fuzzy head last night.

This site is so great that people starting out like us have such a great, varied and knowledgable support group to let us know, whatever they're doing, it's the right thing :D

Peace to you man, and happy journey x

Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
09/02/12 02:58:52PM
8 posts

The Three Month Dread


Introduce Yourself

Good idea:) I'll try that thanks!

Baba Fats said:

I have the solution. At least it worked for me:

Take your mirrors down. Or cover them up. When you can't look at yourself on a daily basis, you can't judge yourself harshly. If they feel good when you touch them, you will always feel like they must look good too

Jacinda Smith
@Jacinda Smith
08/31/12 04:24:35PM
8 posts

The Three Month Dread


Introduce Yourself

So I've been looking every where for a place I can talk about my dreads with out some one rolling their eyes because they don't care and they just think I've gone insane and my head looks like a bird landed on it and has made it's home some where in here.

I began my dreads about thee months ago and I am loving them. I do have my moments of doubt when I see what others dreads look like and then look at my own bumpy, odd shaped, loose at the scalp, and some times impossible to understand dreads, but I LOVE THEM.

I was just wondering if anyone else has ever looked in the mirror early on in their dread story and thought..."oh god...what did I do?" It only happens on occasion or when I think about past years of curling and cutting and dyeing...I was very much one of those kids who changed her hair every other month it seemed. But I'm commited and I love what I've chosen to do. I love the low maintance. The fact that I don't put chemicals near my hair on a daily basis..and I LOVE putting random things in my hair and having them stay :)

So I guess it's just be nice to hear your eaerly stories for those who have been there before and know what it's like to occasionally wake up and think..."Oh God...what happened last night?" :)

And for those of you who are new like me...I'd love to hear if you're dealing with the same :) I'd love to see photos and anything else you'd like to share :)


updated by @Jacinda Smith: 01/13/15 09:34:44PM