I started off with putting in sections. … Continue
Added by mishay on July 20, 2014 at 3:56pm —
heyy! so i was in town today and a dude with dreadlocks started talking to me about my dreads :) he said that i should buy a dread gel, put it on and twist. that way they will become smooth and less frizzy. (my natural dreads are a year old and are incredibly frizzy and messy) i just wanted to know if its good for the dreads or if i should avoid it.
thank you :)
Added by Agota Urbikaite on July 18, 2014 at 6:00pm —
Here is a photo of my hair at 2.5 months of neglect. The underside (mainly loose hairs, not such defined curls) are beginning to knot, but the top still hasn't (I understand I am early on in the journey). I have been separating the natural curls, for example: 2 will start curling together (this happens with many) & then I carefully separate them to an individual curl. Do you think this is hindering progress? Should I let them curl together? My concern has always been that they will… Continue
Added by Claire on July 18, 2014 at 10:28am —
Only using sea salt spray every few days - threw a couple beads on that i made some break but i just let it ride out - what do you guys thing? i started with twist n rip n they came undone within the first week now im just going natural as i spritually develop…
Added by Alexandro Colon on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am —
Can one of you Dread Gurus please answer a question? I have these dread balls at the end of my hair. The diameter of the hair shaft is very small in diameter. About the size of a ball point pen refill. Here is my question...Will they dread up or is the hair shaft too small to dread up?
Added by Stubby on July 16, 2014 at 12:31pm —
It's going to be 1 year into growing my hair and only 4 months of my real dread babies. (I actually have a few now) I'm going the natural route wash and go.
While my hair is beginning to dread, they used to all stand up whenever they wanted and they still do sometimes, however on some days at the very top of my head it looks flat. (Not flat dreads) I took a picture to see if there was a bald spot and there isn't and I can feel hair in that area, it's just my hair is laying down to the… Continue
Added by David DaSilva on July 14, 2014 at 1:02pm —
Around June of last year I cut off my first set.
I did this in mourning for a dear friend of mine, a fellow dreadie who died of cancer. The dreads were in good enough condition that they were able to be made into a custom human hair wig by a friend of mine and donated to a little girl who wanted dreads but had lost her hair to chemo.
I spent a year growing my natural hair out.
Once it was a little past my shoulders, I started the second set last week. I… Continue
Added by Stephanie Krespach on July 12, 2014 at 7:37pm —
wow time flies! I thought they were only like 5 weeks or something..they're starting to get tighter, looking at beginning photos i can definitely see a difference. i'm only washing my hair once a week or so. I have mad loose hair hopefully that gets sucked up soon. people are now… Continue
Added by Destiny Marcano on July 12, 2014 at 2:31pm —
Oh, the beautiful agony of waiting! I'm in that 'tween stage. Some have formed, some sections are still loose, starting and then loosening themselves at will. I've been so tempted to just take the sections that have yet to start knotting and use the TnR method to just have a more 'finished' look. I did put two in just to see, then wound up taking one back out because I felt I wasn't being true to my path if I started doing that to all of the still-loose sections. TnR dreads look really… Continue
Added by Dragonfly Arkynstone on July 12, 2014 at 8:30am —
First of all greetings and happy Sunday to everyone I hope you are all doing good on this beautiful day. What I want to talk about today is how I have been getting numerous reactions about my dreadlocks from people wherever I go. Let me just say I am from eastern north Carolina and there are many judgmental people here and then there are some that talk to you and pretend they like them but you can tell from their kenesics thatthey don't. I don't know if they are more annoying or the people are… Continue
Added by Jennaleigh Moonflower on July 6, 2014 at 12:27pm —
So... Unfortunately this was the only picture I could find... my school photo haha! This was probably a couple weeks or month before.
...And nine months later…
Added by Holly Lindsey on July 3, 2014 at 4:20pm —
HAIR HAS A NATURAL PH OF 4.5 - 5
LockinUp Liquid Unscented: PH 7… Continue
Added by Carmine A. Pasquale on June 30, 2014 at 1:30pm —
So saltwater is good for locking up?
I'm about a month in and I've got baby locs..will the saltwater help them lock up more?
How do I go about washing then?
Added by Amy Wilbur on June 30, 2014 at 11:55am —
So I'm a little under a month into dreading my hair...
My hair is about half way down my back (I'm 5'3") and I'm letting my dreads develop naturally. I use Dr. Bronner's (diluted 12:1) to wash my hair about every other day.
I sleep with my hair down and when I'm driving I have all my windows down to try and knot up my hair :)
My hair looks great, I love it. I have one pretty good dread starting to develop and I have one T&R dread that I made just to compare the… Continue
Added by Amy Wilbur on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am —
Added by b foreal man on June 27, 2014 at 10:39am —
well, I'd like to begin my dread timeline on day 1. My babies are freshly twisted, counted at 42. They look silly but I can tell I'm going to love them already. I used tnr. pictures aren't the best, but hey.… Continue
Added by Mariah Tyner on June 27, 2014 at 4:00am —
Are you part of an outgoing and fun couple or family who have dreadlocks?
Does it drive you crazy when people assume that just because you or your family member has dreads you should act a certain way?
Do you want them to know that you defy the stereotype?
If so, we want to hear from you!
Eastern (Love and Hip Hop) is looking for… Continue
Added by Melissa on June 23, 2014 at 5:30pm —
What a great way to kick off summer! Spent the solstice camping in the outdoors and playing in a creek! We took our kids camping for the first time of their little lives, overnight at a friend's family's farm! It was so wonderful. The best part was getting to share that experience with my children. They had such a blast, makes me excited to be able to do it again. Hopefully, very soon! Continue
Hope everyone had a great solstice and is enjoying summer in their own special ways!
Added by Kat Richtman on June 23, 2014 at 4:29pm —
My dreads turned 3 weeks today! They're starting to lock up more, especially the dreads at the bottom of my hair. the thinner ones towards the front are taking a while, but i'm being patient. the ones at the bottom are starting to fee like rope i love it. there's still just some loose hairs around them but they're getting there!! I finally bought Dr. Bronner's castile soap, the peppermint kind. since my scalp is so sensitive and just not in a good state..the peppermint feels SO good on my… Continue
Added by Destiny Marcano on June 22, 2014 at 12:32pm —
Have you ever wondered why Native Americans had resilient hair? Or ever asked why, when you see the old pictures of their ancestors, not too many of the older people had gray hair? Or why their hair was so long? Or why even the men had such healthy hair?…
Added by Carmine A. Pasquale on June 21, 2014 at 6:00pm —