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June 2011 Blog Posts (21)

Washing with Laundry Detergent

ive seen several people on here post about dewaxing. and i've seen them say that laundry detergent helps free them of wax. which leads me to ask this...

random question... is laundry detergent safe for african american hair? hmmmm

and if so how much is enough, how much is too much?

Added by Mastahchef on June 30, 2011 at 8:34pm — 5 Comments

Replacing My Blogger

So...I figured I really love this site and am going to replace my blogger. I babble quite often, usually about nothing, really....just to see myself type, I suppose.

 

Along with starting dreads, I've also begun a weight loss journey. I'm teaching myself extreme patience in one big life change. I've…

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Added by Coreen Baumann on June 30, 2011 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

please help HER

OK, so i have had my dreads for about a  year and a half now, and my girlfriend still doesnt approve. she says they are still ugly, nappy, and dont look like the nice dreads she normally sees people with.  on a daily basis she tells me to cut em off. in my opinion, i think they are doing fine. i got all the wax out of em, i do the rosemary, tea tree, acv rince all the time.  and for being as old(young) a they are, i think they are doing ok, i am trying to be as natural as i can. but she doesnt… Continue

Added by ac marley 09 on June 27, 2011 at 10:18pm — 7 Comments

3 weeks! :)

DfSoooo I'm just about 3 weeks into my journey and I must say everyday I look at my little dreads I love them more and more lol but I've got a few that seem like they are trying to curl back up. So I'm just wondering if that's gonna be an issue later on. If anybody could give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Nomad on June 26, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Month 2

So month 2 has ended, and I still can't see any difference from the previous month.

However I did twist and rip 1 dread, I wanted to see what it would look like. So I have that one little dread. The photo is without "little dready"  still only washing my hair twice a week, I have been using the baking soda soak that soaring eagle posted. (thanks for the recipe btw.) I also been looking on you tube and have seen several "my progress videos." I still have yet to see a month to month v-log. … Continue

Added by Jayden on June 22, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments


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Greetings and Salutations Earthlings, As i embark catharsis upon a plethora of overzealous, self-absorbed, rudimentary beings, I levitate and ponder...

Blessed with divine dexterity, I wonder.... it seems as if my numerator is greater than my denominator I feel improper, distributive properties, wooly crown, tattooed skin, precious copper, whats the problem?

 

I attempt to…

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Added by Qube Goodie on June 21, 2011 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

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I just did the bs wash for the first time a few minutes ago. I added lime and grapefruit essential oils ( I had them on hand and it seems they have pretty good properties...antiseptic/disinfectant, etc)...I smell like a margarita *shrug*.

 

I am so thankful to have found this site. What I thought I should do and what other sites were saying to do were in conflict. **YAY** for dreadlocks site!!

 

I'll get some photos up soon....and post progress reports :D

Added by Coreen Baumann on June 21, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Remove interlocked dreads

I think I might want to remove my dreads. They have been interlocked so I'm not sure how I will do this. Should I just hang in there and let my hair grow out more and just stop locking it???

Added by Julie Edelman-Pursel on June 20, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Dreadlocks in The Matrix

Dreadlocks In The Matrix

 

I walk freely

I stand with my head held high

My dreadlocks blow in the breeze

I am as wild as wild can be

I here someone shouting

"Hey why don't you buy a comb"

I smile and know the truth

The truth that this crazy person

Took the time

To yell at me

Because I stood amongst the borg

That I pierced the veil

That I see the matrix for what it is

And for it will…

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Added by Trina Sandress on June 19, 2011 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

3 week old Dreads

My hair was about 3 1/2 inches when i started dreads. I love them i am just curious when they will start to lay back on there own. They look fine im just curious when ill stop looking like a porcupine. lol

Added by Austin Potter on June 17, 2011 at 11:01pm — 5 Comments

The reason why i have Dreadlocks.

Since when i was a teen i always thought that dreadlocks are cute n easy to handle cos my elder sister had them . The reason why i didn't start them before was every one told me that i didn't have enough hair for them that it requires thick n much hair and my sister always told me that i will look weired if i ever start them. I got scared but i promised my self that one day am gonna twist my hair n that came last year when i was travelling to Europe from Africa . I knew that it was pretty…

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Added by Fifi Iam on June 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Mini dreads

So I had to cut this huge dread in half and it cut half the length off of both of them. They're smack dab in the middle of the back of my head and it looks retarded as hell now. Any stories like that that you guys have to make me feel better about my two mini dreads? :/

Added by Katrina Randall on June 13, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

LOOPS GALORE!

My Locks are 2 months old. I have recently started just LEAVING THEM BE! I was using wax and a metal comb and all that stuff you can get from dreadheadhq. I was palm rolling, waxing, backcoming. I have stopped all that and now my dreads are constantly dreading together (I just rip em apart) and they are COVERED in loops..like tons of loops. Will these loops go away at all? I know they give my head some character and a lot of them look super cool with the loops, but then others just look horrid.… Continue

Added by Tara on June 12, 2011 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment


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The old "i don't have the patience to grow natural dreads" thang

its kinda funny to me when ppl say they don't have the patience to go natural when growing dreads  cause very often it takes no patience at all

 

recently many freinds started growing natural dreads, and nearly all of them were amazed by how fast the hair dreaded naturaly, some found dreads by day 4, others by day 7 and a few by day 14

and yea i said day..not week..not month

every 1 of them was excited every day by the changes they saw.. it wasnt any agonizing…

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Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on June 11, 2011 at 2:30am — 10 Comments

crazy dread maintanence

Man I can't believe what some people will do to maintain/destroy thier dreads. I'm really opened minded about dreadin methods but this is extreme haha. click the link to see for yourselfs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nazSDQ6ja9U

Added by BONES on June 8, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

out of hand itchys nd dandruff

Ok well I have this dandruff ever since I´ve had dreads, and before them too, but without the dreads simply washing my hair would make it go away. Since shampoo and dreads are not friends I use the Baking soda teatree oil mix as recomended by most. 

 

My dandruff is going crazy though, its everywhere and its kinda gross, I don´t want it to be bondin into my dreads because id think thats just nasty and not very clean.

 

I´m happy for any advice and will try…

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Added by Thierry Guatemala on June 8, 2011 at 5:52am — 3 Comments


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the neat and tidy dreads trap, what salons and locticians don't tell you

when it comes to dreads and whats concidered neat and tidy theres many schools of thought , usualy this just means a nice style clean healthy no congos the thickness of your leg

just a nice look, however locticians and dread salonbs push this idea on you that to be neat and tidy you need to spend thousands on maintenance and constant upkeep

so lets  look at a lil bit of these lies they tell you

 

lie loose hairs look messy

fact dreads are loose hairs alowed…

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Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on June 6, 2011 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Why do people try to mis inform!

Yesterday i was at a family party where a women happened to be who has dreads. they were pretty long and completely straight, no bumps or loops or even almost no lose hair. Later on the day of course the hair became the subject of a conversation between some guests. So I heard some people ask her if that was hard to maintain and stuff like that, i heard her say yes and it costs a lot, so i looked at her with a face like uh?? She probably noticed that and started talking to me asking where i…

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Added by Evelyn Maes on June 6, 2011 at 2:13am — 4 Comments


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TnR

Helllooooo fellow dreadies :) well i have some news, yesterday I, out of nowhere, decided to start twistNripping my hair. It has turned out BEAUTIFUL! Ive only done the sides and top front (near my bangs). I started to do the back but the first two I did in the back I had to take out because they were pulling hairs from each other and any pre-dread I would have made after that was bound to be very painful and uneven, so I took those two out. Today I plan on moving around some mirrors so I…

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Added by Brandy :] on June 5, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Gone Brushless.. Totally.

Today, i have finished off all my dreads, and i'm officially brushless, i mean, no need to use it. hehe, it will take a long time for me to get used to not having a fringe to hide behind :/

 

Best,

Added by DeEman on June 3, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

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