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January 2012 Blog Posts (37)

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Toe Dippin'

Reading up on dreading currently. I'm super excited to start. I'm thinking of doing the natural route but I haven't completed my reading up yet so it's still debatable. 

Switched to no-poo today & already my hair feels so amazingly soft, why didn't I try this before? (oh yeah because I loved the smell of my conditioner) I don't like the apple cider vinegar smell, so I may be messing with the recipe some, but I'm really enjoying how my hair feels after only 1 day! 



Added by Ixchel on January 29, 2012 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

Newbie (:

So my dreads are really starting to get messy !

I did the twist and rip method on them but have now decided to start the neglect method, so by doing that I won't be able to help the root hair right?

(sorry they're crazy right now and really messy right…


Added by Lilly Lopezz on January 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

hopin i can keep my lovely locks

heeyyaa fellow dreadheads

from my choices in life i'm waiting to go to the gurls school...

and im really hoping they dont make me take out my dreads, iv had em for almost 6 months and their coomin in real nicely. i will be deviated if they made me cut my hair. 

Added by amanda lee wells on January 26, 2012 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

Wanting to Dread. But?

I've been wanting to dread my hair for a while now but i convince myself not to. I work in hardwood floors and there is constant dust all day long. I don't know to much about dreads, i'm assuming that would not be a good thing if you want to grow them naturally. Anything helps.

Added by Jose Valdovinos on January 25, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Starting over... AGAIN!!

So. I had started my dreads for the second time on the 1st of December 2011, and right after Christmas I took them out : ( soo im starting again.. for the third time. idk what my obsession with dreads is/ nor what keeps making me comb them out. But this time lets see if i can do it : ) i didnt like the part of my hair before so  i got my hair cut and got my bangs back.. yay.. dreadies again!!  I need to not listen to people when they say they dont want me to have them.. especially my…


Added by Lindsey on January 23, 2012 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

Haven't been here awhile + sth that's freakin me out. :D

So, The reason I haven't been on or posted anything in awhile is that not much has happened. Namely, it was 5 months of natural dreading on Jan. 11. for me, and I only have one natural dread that's now getting kinky. I tn'r-ed a couple, just to see if they would progress faster or slower than the natural one, but they seem to be doing just about the same. 

This is just me telling you about my hair. I am not getting impatient, in fact, I like the phase I'm in. My hair is separated and…


Added by Rainbow Fortune on January 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

My Journey

I started my dreads on 12-23-2011 by just losing my brush and using a residue free shampoo. I had tried the back combing method about 7-8 months prior and had screwed it up entirely I had used Dread Wax(the Devil) and had to brush them all out 3 days later. It was a very painful process in which I lost a lot of my hair. Over the next 8 months I let all the short hairs that had ripped try catching up. At first…


Added by Keaton Miller on January 23, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

My natural dread time line.

Ok let me start off by saying hello to everyone, Im gonna trim through the fat and get right down to it. I am 30 yrs old and have always wanted dreads, But I work in the medical profession and that is frowned upon. Well guess what to bad work because for the past 6 months I have decided to grow out my hair for just one purpose to let it dread. So I figured since I was really interested in seeing how the natural process works I am gonna start a time line to share with others that might be on…


Added by Michael Haines on January 21, 2012 at 9:32am — 8 Comments

How the Journey Began ... {by Brandy}

About 2 weeks ago, I sat at the computer as often as possible to research dreadlocks as much as I could. I've been admiring them for a few years now. Just decided I really wanted to do something different with my hair, so why not look into it more seriously this time?

I landed at dreadheadhq and DEVOURED everything on that site. A new internet friend stopped me in my tracks and pointed me here. I can't…


Added by Jason and Brandy Cormier on January 20, 2012 at 9:36pm — 2 Comments


I've been dreading for 8 months now, i started with back combing but my dreads will not stick together so i decided to use the crochet method now I don't want to crochet them anymore because i have one dread that i left by itself and i prefer the texture of the natural one, should i just leave my hair alone so it will dread by itself?

Added by luis r on January 19, 2012 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

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Dread regret

Hello all,

I've never kept a blog more than like 3 posts but I figured maybe since I go to this site so much anyways perhaps I would keep one here =/ maybe.

Right now I am feeling dread regret... maybe it's going around because I saw a few other people feeling the same. I don't mean dread regret that I want to go back to my "normal" hair, I honestly didn't like it very much anyways. What I am regretting is doing twist and rip. My sections have gotten kind of, um, mad at me…


Added by Aya Heartright on January 19, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

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Dread Envy on My Dreaded Journey

So I made it almost two weeks with my "dread"ed journey.  I finally got the blessing of my husband in that he understands that dreads are something I have wanted for a very long time and that it is something spiritual for me.  So he relaxed his position and even started teasing me....telling me that i could no longer talk to him unless I spoke in "pirate".

I understand that this is a long progress, and  honestly, I have seen some of the baby photos posted here and some are absolutely…


Added by PeacewithDreads on January 17, 2012 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

dreadlock uh-oh :(

soo latley ive really been missing my hair, been tempted to take out my dreads but i just keep remembering what happened last time i cried and started dreading them 3 days after i took out my first set,

so i decided maybe i just need a change... so i bought a box dye,  it said brown on the box but i guess since my hair was so light it rected weird,

anyways i eneded up with black hair, i was freaking outt!!!!!! it looked so fake on me, i have naturally dirty blonde hair and…


Added by Kelsey Joy on January 17, 2012 at 8:47pm — 7 Comments

exhaustion - cant sleep. few beads added from work

Ive been having sleeping problems for a while and i'm SO TIRED! but i managed to 'borrow' some beads from work today that coincidently are very similar like the ones i was looking at last night.


Added by Betsy on January 16, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

1 year anniversary for my Dreadlocks :)

It's been one year ^^

Added by Oliver Schöning on January 14, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Ital(natural) soap

I got great news far as soap. Use Ital soap instead of other soaps. Dem soaps will dry out yu skin and yu feel tight in di face like botox. LOL Serus, though. Yu wan irie soap that will leave yu feeling fresh. So I mon use either Black soap or Aloe Vera Shea Butter soap. If yu ever in WA state, stop by "Positive Vibes" store in the Super Mall in Alburn. Everyting irie fi locks there. More time, soon come. Mi…


Added by Robert Junior on January 13, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

How soon can i start growing dreads with short hair

Hey guys! So im a Asian guy and i used to straighten and spike my hair, and it would take me ages every morning, until a couple months back, i had a bit of a mental break down, (or thats what my mates called it),  and shaved it all off.

My hair is only just starting to grow out enough now, to start thinking about what i should do with my hair , and above all, dreads is the stand out option. They'd be way easier than those god-damn spikes i had and they would suit my personality for…


Added by Mitchell Garvey on January 13, 2012 at 10:04am — 9 Comments

from twist rip to natural. help...

I began my dreads as twist and rip and backcombing but they keep coming apart or meshing together. i don't like putting rubber bands in because I've noticed its been the cause of some meshing... i want to do them natural and some of them are too tight to undo and start over... any advice?

Added by jessica fuentes on January 13, 2012 at 12:15am — 1 Comment

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gop economic solution legalize bank robbery

the gop has made alot of noise lately about corporations being people and money being speech

the same gop under the bush reign of terror started stripping away all our rights, but the right to freee speech remained. at the same time they push for looser gun control, making it easier to get many guns.

so logicly, if money is speech and we have the right to free speech we have the right to free money.

banks are holding on to lots of money and thety dont exactly give it to…


Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on January 12, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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vermin supreme for president!

the news has been talking about the gop primary almost exclusivly ignoring the democratic race completely

while the gop had a new hampshire primary the democrats had one as well and oboma lost votes to w home town here, the one and only vermin supreme! (real name)…


Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on January 11, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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