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Sailing/ocean/shampoo question

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Hi all!I will be living on a sailboat for a week. Here in Iowa I've been using a trader joes tea tree shampoo/ACV since it works best with my water. Should I bring this along, or use something else?…Continue

Dread dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rainbow Fortune Feb 12, 2012. 1 Reply

I'm only 6 weeks into my journey, so I don't have any well formed dreads yet. In the last week I've had two dreams where my dreads are mature and about them falling out. In the first one, I pulled…Continue

Hi + one month with dreads!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelsey Cliche! Jan 27, 2012. 5 Replies

I’m at one month with my dreads, so I thought I’d say hi now that I’m established a bit!I’m Kelsey, I’m 26 and live in Iowa. I teach health food classes and also do freelance photography. I'm hoping…Continue

Instinct vs tried and true?

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Hey all! So it's been a whole 2 weeks with my hair in baby dreads. I love them so far, even though they don't resemble much yet. There are definitely knots in them though. A friend of mine has…Continue

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Kelsey Cliche! replied to Allison Ruthless's discussion sewing...?
"Well, if you want to quit twisting, maybe try a hobby that has you using your hands? Something like crochet or knitting is very hands on and portable, so you could keep it with you. Or maybe a stress ball or small trinket like you mentioned the…"
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I'm into raw food and teach classes in my area. I also do freelance photography. In my free time I like to read geeky books about food and hang out with my corgi, Nadir.
How long have you been dreading?
December 30, 2011
Dreading methods, maintenance, and products used (if you currently have dreads)
Twist and rip and a little bit of backcombing.

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18 month update

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 4:06pm 3 Comments

I'm pretty terrible at updating, life is pretty busy with grad school, work, and wedding planning! 

I started my dreads with twist & rip and some backcombing, then did a little bit more backcombing on a few around the 9 month mark. My long layer is finally starting to knot up. I'm at about 18 1/2 months now. 

I just have photos from instagram of my hair, so here they are. The photo of the sides was from last night, the front/back pic was from a few weeks ago!…

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At 2:42am on May 5, 2013,
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the Barrellady
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Hi Kelsey, I sleep on my right side and the left I have longer strands, one is still really long. To get the left side balancing out, I slept on the couch for a few weeks so I couldn't roll over, it really did help. My hair started long like yours and is up to my shoulders. ...Peace

At 1:54am on February 21, 2012, Charlie Jensen said…

Thanks for the friend request[:

At 12:11am on January 17, 2012,
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Faye Ktajjar
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eehehe! yay for us! :3

At 12:28pm on January 16, 2012,
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Aika
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just onee. its a feather. im trying to figure out another one i could get. 

At 4:24am on January 16, 2012, Purkurr said…

Thanks for the request! :)

At 10:02pm on January 15, 2012,
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Aika
said…

love your avocado tat!

At 7:48pm on January 11, 2012,
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Faye Ktajjar
said…

eeehehe we could be like dread kin :O i finished my backcombing at exactly 11:15PM on new years eve XD so it could almost be classed as jan 1st. I just HAD to bring the new year in with my little babies, and I made it by 45 minutes hahah 

At 9:10am on January 5, 2012, Shannon Friedel said…

Thanks for the add!

At 10:57am on January 2, 2012,
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