As of two days ago, my babies are a year old! My hubby said he's surprised I lasted this long because, as he says, I change my mind often. I used to dye my hair and I'd go with a new color every three months or so.
I explained that it's because I feel more like myself than ever. I'm happy.
I do look at other photos and wonder why mine got so short so quickly, whether they are progressing the way they "ought" to, and whether I should start fresh. Then I remind myself…Continue
Added by Arkynstone GypsyFae on December 19, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Hi, i REALLY need to know what kind of dreads these are ive been wanting them for so long now.... And when i ask the hair salonist what do i ask her if i want my hair like this?
1st picture: http://gyazo.com/72fed8874b822df5615424f195240ac6
2nd picture: http://gyazo.com/750128997cbb265fb833cb8bb17dca37
3rd picture: …Continue
So this morning, the hubby and I were sitting on the bed playing with the babies when suddenly he bursts into laughter. Breathlessly he managed to gasp, "Your hair looks like sh*t!"Continue
I am seeing changes already, my hair is usually super straight. I washed it for the first time this morning and I was afraid some of my "mess" would fall out, but it actually got even messier. I'll have my new wool tam finished in about an hour and will tuck the hair up before hubby gets home this…Continue
Added by Sissy MacK on November 25, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments
I've had my dreadies for 3 months now :) They are changing a lot. I have to separate them about once a week. I wash once a week with Dr. Bronner's. I really like the way it makes my hair smell.
Here are some pictures of how they are looking:…Continue
A million reasons I haven't been here, but I am still going with my locking process and although it's been slow, they are coming along.
I'm looking forward to the new site, and the possibility of a functional mobile interface.
Missing you all and looking forward to meeting the new members when time is free again…
So I've been naturally/ free form dreading my hair now for 1 year and 9 months..
And I have a ton of loose hairs that need to go into some of the sections/dreads.. (not re growth either)
I tried so many times tying them with little rubber bands to the dread I want it to attach to but the next day most of them come out the rubber band...I think I have a lot of loose hairs because I would tear my sections or hairs apart if it started dreading into the wrong section..
So yesterday I was driving home, and I guess I was a little close for comfort to the truck in front of me. 90% of the time, in the mountains, people will pull over and let you pass when you reach a turnout. The neo nazi pulled over and as I passed he yelled "SLOW DOWN N****R!!! We exchanged words and went our ways. I had a dream... Two actually...
#1. I was in a smoke shop and saw a HUGE tam. I asked the guy behind the counter, "How long til I can fit that one? 10 years?"
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
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