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How my dreads have changed me

This might come across as really strange to some people but i wanted to just put something out there about how my dreads have started to change me as a person. Before when i had my 'normal' straight, long hair i was really unconfident, never happy with the way i looked because of my hair having to be do perfect. I wouldn't leave the house on days that it wouldn't sit right etc etc. I wore clothes that i wasn't even particularly happy wearing just  because thats the way i thought i had to be…

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Just joined Dreadlockssite

So happy to have found this website. I really wish I would have joined before I started my dreadlocks. There are so many things I would have done differently, though I love my locs.

If I could go back and change some things, I would have used the twist and rip method instead of the backcombing method. I would have put maybe about ten more dreadlocks into my hair. Right now I have 25 dreads, two of them being super tiny and braided together. One of my concerns has always been not…

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Added by daizychild on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments


crafty crafters
Holy Frizz!!

Immediately after I started neglecting my hair, it separated itself into sections where I could see exactly where each dread would be.  Then last week *poof* no more sectioning.  Instead I had this soft pretty hair, except the underside which was still matting like crazy.  I was curious what had changed to make it soft and pretty (other than conditioning because this was before I did that).  Not worried about it, but just thought it was interesting and that maybe it would take longer than I…

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Added by Sarah on September 22, 2014 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

6 weeks

Holy crap! Let me say I was not expecting as much progress as I have right now. Only 6 weeks in and I've had more and more tangles start up in just the last week than I can count. I started with two tnr and the rest natural. I now have tons of knotting up throughout the entire length of the hair sections, which is different than my old tnr set which were knotted in the middle only. I've been continuing to wash with baking soda only and did two rinses of acv. No problems thus far with just using… Continue

Added by Panga on September 22, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments

afro hair starting natural dreads

i have had dead short afro hair and since i was growing my fro for winter i thought id dread. its something i wanted to do for years but never knew how to really. and thought the natural method wouldnt work due to work but i. doing it.washing hair ACV method and baking powder but my issue is as my hair is short and i havent combed for two months im starting to see bumps but wondering should i of waited till it was longer so i have more control of the sizes. and as i drive alot the back of my… Continue

Added by scott corleone on September 21, 2014 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

HELPP SAVE MY DREADS

I have mold( i am 80% sure) i am grossed out by this i did start with wax i thought i removed it all but i guess not.  please help so i do not have to brush them out.  my journey started 2 1/2 years ago.  i have the wax remover from this site(the one soaring ) suggested.  i am pretty sure i have mold, it does not smell but i dont want my hair to be ruined when/ if i want to brush my dreads in the future. 

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Added by Melissa on September 21, 2014 at 8:46am — 5 Comments

not real dreads!

Seems that this time round going neglect that most people are skeptical that it will work and aren't near as supportive or encouraging to me. It doesn't bother me as I'm not doing this for anyone else, but something I noticed. Just last night, my cousin who supported me through my last twist and rip dreads, basically told me my dreads weren't real last time if I was able to comb them out. That I have to be serious about the knots and really damage my hair inow order to get dreads. Now, he had… Continue

Added by Panga on September 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments


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Conditioning and smellin good!

I sprayed some of the Dreadlock Shampoo salt spray on my hair tonight and immediately it felt crispy and dry, worse than it has throughout this process so far.

I broke down.  I probably should have used ACV to condition it, but after gazing longingly at my Nutris Garnier citrusy smelling conditioner I became too weak. 

I slathered it in my hair, inhaling the yumminess squishing through my fingers.  It FELT good and it SMELLED good.

I left it on my hair for about 30…

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Added by Sarah on September 16, 2014 at 2:30am — 4 Comments


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Don't Laugh...

I made a video of my dreads.  Tomorrow is one month.

Yeah yeah...I sound nasaly because I'm sick and I'm all pudgy because, well, because I'm fat. lmao  Please be kind.  It's the first video I've ever made.

Added by Sarah on September 12, 2014 at 3:03am — 3 Comments


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Timeline

I started letting my dreads grow a little over a month ago.  Here are some photos so far!

Two weeks

Three weeks…

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Being sick SUCKS!

Sneezing, snotty, coughing, headache, body aches.  Yech.  My daughter is home sick after only three days into the school year.  Neither of us is happy about it but I don't want to be infecting everyone else.

Dreadlocks though...yes...a few days ago I was feeling all down about it.  I've actually been wondering if synthetics braided in would be a better idea, but I know I wouldn't feel the pride of knowing they were mine and had my history inside them.  Plus, what a pain in the butt-to…

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Added by Sarah on September 10, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments


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Not Feeling it Today

Anyone have a little dready motivation they can pass my way?

It may be because I've got the flu and feel super shitty, but for some reason I started stressing about my hair today.  Are my dreads going to be too small?  What if I don't like them that small?  How can I fix it later?  Blah blah blah.

My hair has sectioned itself but sometimes those sections merge and I'm losing where to separate them.  I take the path of least resistance and often end up with pretty small sections…

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Added by Sarah on September 5, 2014 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments


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TnR Timeline for Partial Dreads

A little history...

On August 21st, 2013,  I started my partial dreads using the TnR method mainly because I wasn't doing my entire head. I wanted a clear line of separation so I could use different shampoo and conditioner on my free flowing hair while protecting my dreads and finishing with a residue free shampoo for just the dreads. This also made it easier to keep the rest of my hair from joining the party. :)

I did all of…

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Added by Keilaina on September 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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LICE

for a month and a half i've treated my daughter 4 xs for lice with RID, vinegar, alcohol... lathered with conditioner. comb comb comb comb. treated her again today after finding 1 adult and a couple eggs again today. I' found a knit in my roots up front when i treated her the first time and vinegar/grocery bagged my hair. couple days later did the same thing. after she came back with them again I just soaked my roots all i could with RID too. then 5 days later vinegar/grocery bag again. All…

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Added by Casey on September 3, 2014 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments


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Used Dreadlocks Shampoo

I used the Dreadlocks Shampoo for the first time last night.  I'm not sure what to think.  I love strong citrusy or flowery smells and they didn't really offer any in the liquid shampoo, so I figured Dragons Blood would be the closest to something I'd enjoy.  It's definitely not a smell I enjoy.

But I used it anyway and I was shocked at how conditioning the shampoo was!!  I was using a face bar soap from One Hand Washes the Other before and things were really tangly.  After washing…

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Added by Sarah on September 3, 2014 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Got up the courage...

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Added by Life With Full Hands on September 3, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Got up the courage...

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crafty crafters
What a mess!

Woke up to this today...pretty sure I'll have to do some major separations tonight!  I'm excited though because I get to do it after using my Dreadlocks Shampoo that arrives today.  2 weeks, 4 days of neglect!…

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Added by Sarah on September 2, 2014 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

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