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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?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelsey Cliche! Jan 13, 2012. 8 Replies

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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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.
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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

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

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At 12:28pm on January 16, 2012,
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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! :)

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love your avocado tat!

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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 

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