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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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strings in dreads

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 L Sully on July 24, 2014 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

And so it starts.

I started off with putting in sections. …

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Added by mishay on July 20, 2014 at 3:56pm — No Comments

dread gel!

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 — 1 Comment

Question about separating

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…

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Added by Claire on July 18, 2014 at 10:28am — No 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 July 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

small diameter dreads

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


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Head looks flat on the side

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…

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Added by David DaSilva on July 14, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments


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It has been some time. Time for an update

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…

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Added by Stephanie Krespach on July 12, 2014 at 7:37pm — No Comments

7 week old dreads

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…

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Added by Destiny Marcano on July 12, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments


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Patience, Grasshopper

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…

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Added by Dragonfly Arkynstone on July 12, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments


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what is misunderstood

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 — 1 Comment


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Nine Month Dread Update! Whoo!!

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…

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Added by Holly Lindsey on July 3, 2014 at 4:20pm — 5 Comments


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PH ... Shampoo & ACV Litmus Tests

HAIR HAS A NATURAL PH OF 4.5 - 5

LockinUp Liquid Unscented: PH 7…

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Added by Carmine A. Pasquale on June 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Looks like I need to be goin to the beach and gettin' in the water...

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 — 2 Comments

A little under a month working on my dreads...just need some advice

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…

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Added by Amy Wilbur on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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