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3 months and 1 week :]

the little guys are doing awesome!!! The knots are beginning to work up towards my roots and I…
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All Dreadlocks Blog Posts (2,064)

Is it just me? whats the deal :/

Hey guys! Tomorrow is my dreadie's 3 week bday! Thus far my hair is coming along nicely! I have refused to use any product in my hair which has led to me re-TnR a lot... I caved and bought some Jamaican Mango and Lime Resistant Formula Locking Gel. Now, 1st, Im a white gal with very white gal hair and this was in the ethnic section of products... I had read reviews that it worked [with caucasian hair] so I gave it a shot.  Ive got the Buck Co. Locking Shampoo in Dragon's Blood and have been…


Added by Tricia <3 on June 28, 2012 at 6:34pm — 5 Comments

My frist blog post!!

I think....

Back from Pride in the Twin Cities. It was an awesome time and I loved spending nearly a week with my bff. gonna upload my zillon photos to photobucket or something..when i finally the energy too.

In other news i try my first 20 min. yoga for weight lost DVD today. I'm still fairly flexible from marital arts so the exercises didn't seem hard at the time but boy when i got done all my muscle were shaking! Gonna have to keep with this and see if it does any…


Added by Bug on June 28, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

crafty crafters
the universe & it's mysteries...

So some things just line up crazy sometimes...& I just had to share a few from my life that are pretty amazing to me.

37+ years ago my grandmother gave birth to a baby boy. The hospital decided her & her husband were too poor & had too many children to take care of already & would not allow the baby boy to leave the hospital with them, they threatened to take away the children that were at home already. My grandparents left the hospital empty handed & packed up…


Added by Ixchel on June 28, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Your dreads could save your life...

So...this whole thing started with myself getting a neat cool little something from stick in my hair, naturally. It doesn't weight too much, but more than your average bead...and it's on a particularly thin amount of hair as it's a braid, not a dread. I do small braids for sentimental beads that simply will not fit on a dreadlock. Anyways...

Skittering about the internet looking for information on how strong the average human hair is, I found something pretty…


Added by Derek on June 27, 2012 at 11:04pm — No Comments


This really is an emergency blog post.

I'm dangerously close to comb out my dreads. I have put a lot of conditioner and lavender oil into it and undreaded some of the ends and at least one whole dread.

This is stupid because I myself kind of asked for this. I was stupid enough to ask my mother, what does she think of my hair. And she said that she herself and also some other people have been wondering why I have such a messy hair, which looks like a raven's nest or something.…


Added by Purkurr on June 27, 2012 at 8:57am — 5 Comments


Good evening my cherished otherbeasts! Aren't you glad it's 'Hump Day' Wednesday? I know I am.


I decided I'd like to share something with you that not many people have seen and that many less have understood. I…


Added by Shade Of Ashes on June 27, 2012 at 3:49am — No Comments

The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Hello my lovely little otherbeasts! Was your weekend a swell one and did you go out and shake the town up? If you didn't, there's always next weekend. Dedicate some time to doing what YOU want to do today and what makes YOU happy. After all, you deserve it.…


Added by Shade Of Ashes on June 25, 2012 at 6:32am — 8 Comments

loc reflections: month one.

so guys its been a whole month already. its been full of frizz, shrinkage, knots, dryness and tangles. and you know what.. i love it. i have to admit the reality of  how fast these attributes hit me were a bit overwhelming for the first two weeks. 

i was a person that hated shrinkage (which is very natural with my hair type, matter of fact in its loose state it shrinks to about 90% of its length), frizz, and tangles and would redo her hair in a flash so it could look "fresh" again. i…


Added by Beijaflor on June 25, 2012 at 3:40am — 4 Comments

crafty crafters
Day #4 of Dreading: Sweaty Sunday.

Wow. What a day! Today has been super busy since I updated earlier this morning. I moved furniture in 90 degree weather allll day long! I'm relatively certain that my hair withstood the heat much better than my body :) 



Added by Logan Probst on June 24, 2012 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Browsing the site..

I found an old blog and remembered somtheing that happend to me about a month ago at my work place. Funny story I am in the nursing field and we get random drug tests. My boss approched me and said hey "I am not supposed to tell you this but, I really like you and your work ethic. We are having a random drug test this afternoon so I am going to send you home early so you won't have to take it and get one…


Added by Dee on June 24, 2012 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

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I've been a bad vegetarian

I hate living with meat eaters for the most part I hate eating salad when going out to eat, I like actual food ya know? It seems like they always pick the steakhouses or Mexican restaraunts. I don't expect to change anyone's plans in choice of eaterys but it's just a bummer and I'd rather cook at home. Anyways so I was eating a cheese pizza containing no animal enzymes so I thought it was fine. But I bite in and see a little pink thing and it was ham. I was so mad it feels weird to think that I… Continue

Added by ashley walker on June 24, 2012 at 3:32pm — 42 Comments

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Day #4 of Dreading: slowly but surely.

Good Morning All! 

Ok, so I intended on a photo every evening throughout my transformation....however, I simply forgot to take one prior to my socializing last night. So, today you are getting a Day 4 Morning Shot as I prefer to…


Added by Logan Probst on June 24, 2012 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

ntural free form questions

so i havent brushed my hair in maybe about two weeks. i was wondering when should the actual dreading start ive been washing with b.s and sea salt three times a week and it just feels as if im tarting over again as i wash.. n e advice or thoughts would be greatly apreciated :) thank you

Added by Dominique Matteo on June 23, 2012 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

dread gurus
zen and the art of dread care

there are 2 main schools of thought when it comes to dread care

1 lets call the consumer option

the other, the zen art of dread care.

the consumer buys into products, pays hundreds of dollars for kits, or spends thousands going to salons for constant maintenance.

the zen artists grows herbs for herbal soaks, smudges his/her  dreads to cleanse the energies surrounding them, maybe chants the aum vibration  to unite their dreads with the universal consciousness, and …


Added by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on June 23, 2012 at 3:07am — 14 Comments

crafty crafters
Day #2 of Dreading: Grease Head.

Good evening! I'm two days into my transformation!

My hair is starting to look 'dirty' and I absolutely love it. …


Added by Logan Probst on June 22, 2012 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

vanity is a horrible thing

 ok so im gonna start this thing with a heya n hows it goin. im great thanx for asking..hehehe.. So im gonna admit i am an extremely vain person,i stress about my hair ..weight..pimples..everything.let me give u a lil back elementary school i was the girl with big teeth..ratty hair ..hand me down highschool i had finally grown into my teeth n face for that matter however something else grew as no not what u think,,my hips ..still very tiny up top (didnt get…


Added by Tiffany burney on June 22, 2012 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

crafty crafters
Day #1 of Dreading: Let the journey begin.

As of today, June 21st, I have decided to allow my hair to naturally go through the locking process. I have always been interested (borderline obsessed) in dreadlocks- though I never thought I would have the ability to have my own. 

 Within the past few…


Added by Logan Probst on June 22, 2012 at 12:03am — 3 Comments

A Big Thank You

I want to make this as short and sweet as I can so I don't go on and babble on about it lol. Ever since last year when I made the decision to grow out my hair and dread it, I've had constant verbal jabs and strikes in attempts of swaying me away from this journey, and now that I'm nine days in and my TnR sections aren't so poofy, I'm getting an extreme amount of hate and disdain from others, friends and family alike. I seriously can't think of more than maybe five people that fully support…


Added by Cameron Scott Bainger on June 21, 2012 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

crafty crafters
11 days with out a brush.

forehead and neck are accumulating knots. The rest of my head might as well have been brushed yesterday :/ I dont mind. I have 2 "baby dreads" and one piece that has no knots but is on its own  and staying sectioned. I think its because I used to french braid all the time and Im excited because if they dread in the form that I braid then I can continue to braid like I always have :D 

A little more about…


Added by Amanda on June 21, 2012 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

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Its been about a year now...

I stopped brushing my hair about a year ago now. And I am very pleased with the results. My hair has a long way to go, absolutely. I have a lot of loose hairs still, especially underneath my hair. But in time I think it will do it's thing. I am still washing with baking soda/water, and making a new batch every time I decide to wash my hair. (once in a great while I will use a Nag Champa bar soap I found on etsy because I like the smell) My boyfriend, who hated my hair when I started this…


Added by brittany leigh on June 21, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

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