please also join the new dreadlockssite 3.0 mobile pc responsive beta site at ww3.dreadlockssite.com

This site looks and works best in firefox.
Use this menu for quick access to dreading guides pages, and forums sections.

All content on this site is copyrighted, see our terms of service for details

Clean healthy natural dreads community

DreadlocksSite.com is the best place to learn how to grow and care for healthy natural dreadlocks.

Dreadlocks free and easy no products no pricetags

Best dreadlocks shampoo

download our toolbar


please consider donating to support dreadlockssite.com your donations help keep the site running.

Latest Activity

Profile IconNeve, Megan Robinson and Kait Hayes joined Dreadlocks Natural Dreads DreadlocksSite.com
10 minutes ago

herbalists
Lauryn Dowding posted photos
2 hours ago
Lauren Maxwell loved Marlee Batchelder's blog post I get it now...
7 hours ago
kendra barr left a comment for kendra barr
"Thank you :-)"
7 hours ago
Panga loved ☮MamaKittyLove's discussion MamaKitty's Freeform Timeline! (Updated: 2m2w1d1! 9/1714!)
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon loved Eric Organiscak's photo
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon loved Eric Organiscak's discussion The journey
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon loved justin worm's photo
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon loved justin worm's photo
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon commented on Ixchel's photo
Thumbnail

<3

"Gorgeous! Probably already been said but you remind me a bit of Sissy Spacek (sp?)"
10 hours ago

vip supporters
☮MamaKittyLove loved Blessed Earth Mama's photo
10 hours ago

vip supporters
Shannon loved ☮MamaKittyLove's discussion MamaKitty's Freeform Timeline! (Updated: 2m2w1d1! 9/1714!)
11 hours ago

herbalists
Ibe Reverie loved Landon Voss's discussion 21 months - Male - Natural Dreadlocks
13 hours ago
Claire commented on Claire's photo
Thumbnail

4.5 months

"Thank you, Madison! <3"
14 hours ago

bands and musicians
Martin-Sean Horrigan commented on Donna's photo
Thumbnail

Natural

"Wow! They are some amazing fatties! I'd also be intrigued to know whether you allowed them to…"
15 hours ago
Donna commented on Donna's photo
Thumbnail

Natural

"Hey Madison! Thank you. I let my dreads section and form naturally. I started out with really thick…"
16 hours ago
Panga loved Matson's photo
19 hours ago
space_monster loved Matson's photo
23 hours ago
space_monster loved Pamela Isley's photo
23 hours ago
Panga posted a photo

5 weeks

5 weeks. This Lil guy surprised me today! I haven't separated in a few days to boost the friction…
yesterday

i was convinced that my hair would not dread on it's own...and thought that even if it did do something it would probably end up an ugly mat in the back of my head. i really didn't give the natural method much thought at all and jumped right into tnr (which was TONS of work)...but my hair kept rejecting my sectioning (splitting in two where i wanted it to be one and twisting in an unwanted direction) and i was obsessing on it way too much. i was worried the sections my daughter did were not right and were going to cause me problems down the road.  i began to dread my dreads. my poor family is probably so sick of me talking about my dread issues.  i've sectioned and resectioned 3 times trying to get it "right" and trying to control how big or small they were and predict their size in the future. yes, i had some ok dreads going on (especially underneath in the back)...but overall, they were just really tight stiff braidy things with no wiggle room for the natural dreading process.

so....

all these woes made me stop and ask myself : why do i want dreads?

of course i think they look great but mostly it is because i want to be natural and have low maintenance hair. unfortunately, by trying to speed up the process and take control of the situation, i have made it UN-natural and HIGH maintenance!

what was the solution?

to do what i should have done in the first place.

so...now i have untangled them with a bamboo skewer and i am ready to go totally natural: no combing, just wash and separate. if my hair dreads, so be it..if it doesn't, then it doesn't. i want the real thing...not a manufactured mess.

 

 

i am grateful for this site and all that i have learned here. at first i thought a lot of the hair talk was nonsense though...people talking as if their hair had moods, an appetite, a will of it's own! i thought, no... i am going to tell my hair what to do and not the other way around! but all that just made me miserable and a bit neurotic.

i have adjusted my thinking and am letting go. what will be will be.

i surrender.

 

(wasn't sure what category to put this is under...i chose the saved dreads success stories category even though i do not have dreads yet. i just believe that due to the information found here and my decision to go natural, my hair will be better for it...i am walking by faith)

 

*view my timeline here: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/white-gurl-w-straight-hair

Tags: natural, neglect

Views: 589

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

hugs i love this and i'm featuring it

beautifully written

and i know they'll make u very happy and less neurotic :) heehee hugs

i'm still smilling :)

 

Love it :)
heavenly.
Right On!!!
Aww, this made me smile. Good for you, girl!!! surrender= sanity :)
Great Post! You are so pretty and your hair looks as if it will dread quickly! Keep us updated with your progress! Much Love
lol i love this! my favorite part is where you say, "at first i thought a lot of the hair talk was nonsense though...people talking as if their hair had moods, an appetite, a will of it's own! i thought, no... " haha that is so great! :o) i talk like this ALL the time now. i kinda felt the same way as you at 1st, but after i was dreaded for about 2 weeks and was constantly searching and reading through this site, i too surrendered and now let my hair have a mind of it's own, let it do what it wants, and just roll with it! i didn't go natural to start em but have stopped all maintenance other than washing and i absolutely love letting my dreads do what they want and watching their different stages and progess
good  luck with your dreads
That's basically what I did as well. And I love it! Greatest of dreading to you :)
I feel that
You are lovely!!!! You're hair heard you too: Just because you got to the point of surrendering, I bet your locks are going to be amazing ♥ Like mine, your hair is going to thank you for letting it do its thang! Either way, what peace of mind on your part, and a lesson too, in so many aspects. The more we try to control natural things...........
I am in the exact same situation! I initially dreaded up with backcombing, then t&R, then I got 2/3rds of the way crocheted and didn't like them. I have worried over my hair more in this past month of trying to get dreads than I ever did before, which is messed up because I wanted dreads for the freedom/low maintanence factor! I am currently undoing my crocheted dreads and starting my natural journey too. Best of Luck to us both!

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2014   Created by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Image Zoom