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I know roots are supposed to be loose, and dreads are supposed to get loopy and 'messy'. Especially in the first 6 months.
My question is this... are the loops on my roots (right next to my scalp) a good thing? thanks!
I am still figuring out how to post here so I can start my timeline pics. But for now I just want to say how much I love the bs wash!! I have the Nag Champa shampoo and that is so awesome I was not even going to try the bs, but I am happy I did! So clean!! I am still going to use my shampoo but will be doing the baking soda for a treat :)
I was doing really well tracking my progress, then life came up! :P
Things have been going wonderful here, but very busy! Trying to spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy the weather before it changes! :D
Today marks the 52nd day of not brushing for me! :D
Lots of little knotty things happening underneath my hair! I don't really do anything to my hair, no palm rolling, I don't even section my hair.
I do brush my bangs, but only because I have to be able to get my hair out…
What do dreads look like that have string or wool thread or yarn stuck in them? Does anyone have any advise or pictures they can share? Thanks!
Added by mishay on July 20, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments
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 :)
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 — No Comments
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…Continue
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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…Continue
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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?
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