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hi! my name is ashley. my dreads are currently 1 month old. i could not be more happier with my decision to start growing! i started with the backcombing method. took me 14 hours. woo what a journey that was :-). i was looking around for tips on dread maintenance and came across this lovely site and here i am!
I'm about 2 weeks into this journey. It feels like my dreads are already starting to take form. It's an exciting feeling when I wake up and all of my hair is happily clumped into baby dreads.
I'm up to 39 dreads so far. I have a feeling this may increase though due to the fact that some of my larger dreads seem to want to separate. I've been helping them do so and figure it's best for my hair to decide what he wants to do.…Continue
First off I should explain a bit about why I chose to have my dreads formed. I have struggled with almost an obsessive/compulsive nature about my appearance for years, to the point where it impacts how I go about my day. I had a routine in the morning that would take exactly an hour and forty five minutes on a good day. Now, this was not simply out of vanity. I would literally feel that something was off if I did something out of order, or if something looked different than how I usually put…Continue
Hello fellow dreadies, yogis, and friends;
I recently got a job at an amazing Yoga studio. I new before I got the job that I wanted to start my Yoga practice more seriously, in hopes to start my teacher training in the next few months. I always new I loved yoga. However, when I took a Yoga class, it was at my college and something about it didn't hit home the way this studio does. I work the FD as of right now, and have met so many amazing people. So many CONSCIOUS people. Who aren't…Continue
I was a little disturbed today when I read a posting that had a disagreement on it. I was so disappointed to read that a member resorted to name calling on the post. Really? Adults name calling? It is so unnecessary to treat another human being in that manner. We are adults here, we are friends here, we have never met but like each other here, we help each other here.
I hope in the future, any and all members have the free will to post their point of views, the freedom to post their…Continue
Well first off just let me say how relaxing and fun this is just from the beginning, nothing hurt, my hair feels good not damaged and I see progress. On the 9th or 10th (pretty sure the 9th, my Husbands thinks so too but who know for sure) I was having an awful time trying to find the brush so I went on threw with starting the process lol I had been wanting them for forever (had a bad set 10 years ago) and been looking into exactly how I wanted to do it for the last few weeks and I felt…Continue
Hello to all my dreadhead friends here on dreadlockssite!
I'm making this blog post because there are a lot of protests going on Brazil, especially here on São Paulo against the increase of bus fare. The increase of 0.10 dollar cents is a lot for us, because most of us receives just an minimum wage of something like $300.
Now the worker who receives the minimum wage have to pay at least 20% of its wage just to go to work and go back to home 5 days a week, and…Continue
I have been thinking about dreadlocks for quite some time now. Recently, I have been taking breaks from brushing my hair, just tying it up. However, once the back becomes too matted, I break down, put massive amounts of conditioner in it,…Continue
It's been over 3 months now since I decided to stop brushing.
I've told a few people, and I'm kind of waiting for the rest to notice... how long before they ask, I wonder. There's no way that no one has noticed that I'm not brushing my hair anymore. It just looks different... to me, it's stark, but then I have to remember that I am working with some seriously unobservant men. …Continue
I just read a post by another member who ranted in part about the advice given on what not to do when growing dreadlocks. Through years of knowledge, members will share the dangers of certain methods. Why do we give a shit??? Because we care, because we want you to be able to grow your dreads for life if you so choose to. You don't have to take any advice given, make your own decision for your own journey.
I am 100% against crochet hooks, YET, I created a group for those of you who…Continue
So a few months ago I decided to re-dread my hair. I wanted to do it the natural *free form* way so I stopped brushing my hair. Nothing happened. I don't understand why it didn't tangle at all. It's not that long, only about 4-5 inches. So I waited about two months and decided maybe try the twist and rip method. I twisted them in about 3 weeks ago and they fell out! I got so frustrated that I spent so much time on…Continue
So I'm up to about 25 dreads now. I've been casually adding them in with the t&r method whenever my hair has started to clump together in the back.
Tonight, I'll be giving the baking soda wash a try for the first time. Prior to this, I've just been using the neutrogena anti-residue shampoo to get all the extra crap out of my hair. I'm pretty excited to give this a try, as is my scalp.
Before going natural
following Curly Girl routine for 2c/3a type hair (okay, camping hair for sure)…Continue
thought all my fellow dreadies would def. enjoy this music video of a duo called "shuttle life" coming out of the depths of Miami,florida - #hovermode
Added by Alexandro Colon on June 12, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Hello everyone, I for years been thinking on getting my hair locked. I usually iron my hair but naturally is heavy curly. Am looking for suggestions from more experience people.
Thanks all \\m//
P.S: ill be posting pictures of my hair soon.
hello im allan,i started my dreads almost 10 months with crochet needle,11/06/2013 I undid they, now i go learn about natural methods, cheers for all comunity and thanks a lot for helping dreadlocks around the world.…Continue