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I decided to write a little something, a testimonial if you will about my loc journey. I'm coming up on my year and 8 month mark and it has been a interesting year for my hair. There were times when I wanted to quit and say eff it I'm just gonna cut them off and start over. I'm so glad I didn't make that decision. I probably would have done that, rocked my natural for a while and then probably gotten it straighten because I saw a cute cut that would require me to get a relaxer. Now,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Shade Of Ashes on October 15, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Panga on September 22, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments
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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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…Continue
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.
I started letting my dreads grow a little over a month ago. Here are some photos so far!Continue
Added by Eric Organiscak on September 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sarah on September 10, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Life With Full Hands on September 3, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments