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crafty crafters
Other than a hat...

Other than as a hat, what have you used your tam for?

Last night my dog pulled a day old baby bunny from it's nest and we couldn't get it back in.  I wrapped it up in my wool tam with a fleece glove and a hand warmer.  It spent the night snuggled into my boobage while I fed it every 3 hours or so.

This morning I managed to locate the nest again and clear it enough to put her back in-luckily there were other baby buns in there for it to snuggle with!  I've lived in this area for…

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Added by Sarah on August 22, 2014 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment


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Day 6!

Washed again last night.  It felt like my hair was really soft afterwards but this morning I woke up to more knots!  I had to separate my entire head this morning because everything was matting into one big hunk. 

My arms are so tired from separating but it makes me feel good to know there's been so much progress.  I feel like I'm less "piece-y" today and more knotty, if that makes sense. 

Here's some pictures just after separation.…

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Added by Sarah on August 21, 2014 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment


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Dread love

Today is a great day, I have been letting my hair dread naturally for the most part since Jan 1 2014. It is interesting the different stages one goes through while dreading. I don't know if everyone has similar thoughts but somethings that have crossed my mind during my dreading process make me laugh. In the beginning I was like Holy flying squirrels these curls are insane, my hair is naturally very curly at the ends. When I began dreading the curls would turn up and dread into the root of…

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Added by Lily on August 21, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Challenge, and I love it

This last year has been a challenge, and I love it. I started my journey on December 6th, 2013. I worked for a company that I had to wear a cap. I would put my hair in a pony tail and wrap it into a bun and put it under my cap. I was absolutely ignorant about how to dread. I looked on the internet on how to dread. one person said go to the store and purchase Neutrogena shampoo anti-residue formula. That was a stupid mistake. It is so bad for the environment. My hair did absolutely nothing.…

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Added by Stubby on August 20, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments


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Day 4!

No signs of slowing down!

Added by Sarah on August 19, 2014 at 6:40pm — 12 Comments


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Day 3 Neglect...Holy Crap!

Washed again last night.  Let it air dry and went to bed with it just a bit damp.  Woke up this morning and already had to separate the back of my head to prevent a beaver tail!  What is going on here?! 

Thinking about three days without conditioning or brushing.  If it's THAT easy for my hair to dread, why wouldn't I let it?  It obviously wants to! 

I can't quite hide the plan anymore.  My hair has outted itself a big earlier than I planned.  I love it SO…

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Added by Sarah on August 18, 2014 at 2:15pm — 4 Comments


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A Year of Changes

One year.  I figure it will be about one year into dreading that I'll really start seeing maturing dreadlocks.  This is something I need to keep reminding myself of when I become impatient.

One year.  What else can happen over the span of a year?  So much!

Along with my One Year Dreadlock Journey, I've decided that it's reasonable to challenge myself to make other positive changes to my life, like weight loss.

So here it is.  One year of not worrying about my hair.  One…

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Added by Sarah on August 16, 2014 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments


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And It Begins!

A few years ago I decided that I desperately wanted dreadlocks.  I've always gotten bored with my hair quickly.  From my natural brown I would dye red, platinum, black, purple, fire engine red...every color you could imagine until it just wasn't enough and I'd eventually shave it all off.

First I tried crocheting it and adding my own extensions.  I worked my ass off making those extensions.  Crochet hooks getting stuck in my finger, my thigh!  Those suckers are hard to remove,…

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Added by Sarah on August 16, 2014 at 4:50pm — 2 Comments


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Natural dreadlock time line (22 months - a lot of pictures)

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…

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Added by Alexandro Colon on August 15, 2014 at 5:08pm — 4 Comments

starting over

Well, it's been a while since I was on here. I ended up combing out my dreads a year and a half ago after 17.5 months of having them. I had trouble with the ends not locking up (5 to 8 inches smooth silky hair at ends). In the end I'm glad I did. I now have strong healthy long hair that's down to my lower back. But I miss the feeling of my babies. I'm toying with the idea of letting my hair dread again, but I don't think I want it all to dread this time. Not sure if I can let my hair naturally… Continue

Added by Panga on August 9, 2014 at 3:58am — 4 Comments

tea tree oil

i just bought a little bottle of tea tree oil can someone tell me how i apply it into my hair for dandruff

Added by Mario hernandez on August 5, 2014 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

pony tail

i just started dreading my hair 7 days ago(neglect method) and i was wondering if i can have my hair in a pony tail or will it affect the process ??

Added by Mario hernandez on August 4, 2014 at 11:51pm — No Comments

1 MONTH <3

Today is one months since I have had dreadlocks… - to be honest even though I have short hair and my locks are really crazy I must say that I am really enjoying this dread journey. I have been adding sea salt and lemon juice to my hair to help it lock faster and I am now washing my hair every four…

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Added by mishay on August 1, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

My Dreadlock Journey

So, I first began my dreadlock journey while I was in college in a small rural/super-conservative town in southern Arkansas.  You can imagine the stares and whispers that became my immediate environment.  I started my journey by not brushing or washing. …

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Added by Landon Voss on July 31, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

fresh start

i have attempted to dread my hair a couple times now. i didnt feel comfortable with the length of my hair at the time.. i feel like its at a decent size now, its down to my shoulders and i started the neglect method on tuesday(so 3 days since ive conditioned or combed) im pretty confident that ill make it through this time and actually go through with letting my hair dread (:

Added by Mario hernandez on July 31, 2014 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Do over :)

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Added by kaiakai on July 30, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments


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Hello.

Hey guys! I've been here many times before over a span if 5/6 years. Ive attempted to dread my hair three times now. But I have finally reached a time in my life that is spiritually awesome and I have found the patience, love a appreciation. I am 1 month into neglect, and the changes are awesome. I will be posting progress pics.

Added by Jessica Reyes on July 30, 2014 at 12:04am — 2 Comments


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Happy Loops? or bad roots?

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! 

Added by L Sully on July 29, 2014 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment


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Baking soda is AMAZING!!

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 :)

Added by Crystal Longseth on July 29, 2014 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

I've been a slacker!

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…

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Added by Kat Richtman on July 25, 2014 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

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