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Hi, I just joined this site and was wondering if anyone out there could give me suggestions on how I should start off; I am clueless but have been reading things on here which has helped ALOT and making me excited to do the natural way on my own rather than a salon.My hair is meduim curly hair. Should I comb after I wash or at all; Do I use specific shampoo(s); NEVER leave it in a bun or pony tail; is there teasing that should be done; should I leave it down the whole time during the first…Continue
So upon, some kinda fate or something, I have decided to stop retwisting my dreads. My loctician was great and she never did any harm to me, but now she has moved into another state and I was retwisting on my own for a while. After joining this site again (I was a member once before), I realize that I always wanted free, strong, uncontrolled dreads, but I kept being told that I have to make them look better by retwisting and such. Today I have made the choice to stop and just let these…Continue
Added by Brandy J Seher on October 14, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments
Just wanted to share my vlog on my dreadlocks journey, answering the question, "Why do I have dreadlocks?" as well as discussing what it has taught me about judgment and acceptance. I really hope you enjoy it!! Please comment and share your journey with me if you have a YouTube channel! I would love to follow your journey and share in that process with you!…Continue
Added by Loren on September 19, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments
New dreads. twist and rip. couple days old
new to the site and new to dreadlocks. just dreaded my hair with twist + rip method about 3 days ago. had extremely straight smooth hair beforehand. they feel like theyre locking up well, it takes time and i'm fine with that, but does anyone have any hints/tips for healthy new dreadlocks? any help is much…Continue
16yrs going strong. I knew once my hair started locking that I was in it for eternity. For me my dreadlocks mean freedom. I am free to be me and to love me for what comes out naturally. I have faced many confrontations and giggles and snide comments behind my back waiting in line at grocery stores,people shouting out of their windows "You nappy headed nigger" but you know I have become immune to all of their negativity. It bounces right off of my aura because I truly love who I am and know…Continue
I just want your guys' opinions on dreads on…Continue
Hello everybody. I am brand new to the dread community here and would like to introduce myself: I am a curly-haired man and am very excited to start my journey. I already backcombed 10 dreads on the side of my head tonight. The dreads seem very loose and tend to undo themselves. Any advice on how to stop this from happening, or how to tighten up the locks quicker? I heard palm rolling with salt helps them lock up. Right now I love…Continue
So I'm up to about 25 dreads now. I've been casually adding them in with the t&r method whenever my hair has started to clump together in the back.
Tonight, I'll be giving the baking soda wash a try for the first time. Prior to this, I've just been using the neutrogena anti-residue shampoo to get all the extra crap out of my hair. I'm pretty excited to give this a try, as is my scalp.
You can see by my bangs how much my dreads have shrunk.
Main problem is the patience, some are good days some are frustrating! But it's all about letting go so I am striving for that. That and the occasional itching. I have a water bottle with tea tree and peppermint I spray as needed, and my hair smells like a candy cane after ;) That combo works wo
nders for me.…Continue
Added by Haven on May 30, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments
so this will be my third time starting dreads!
first and second times didnt go so well :(, going to see how they go naturally and if they need any help i little bit of tnr ;p going to see how it will turn out!
much love sakurarose <3
Added by SakuraRose on May 28, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments
I started my dreads with the TnR method and I believe it was the best choice to start my dreads. I didn't do perfect sectioning I just grabbed hair and went with it, so I have different sizes and I love it. My goal is messy dreads and that is exactly how they are turning out. I'm not doing any maintenance to them except washing my deads every 3 days or so because I live in the desert and its hot and dirty ha. So just an FYI I love the natural method after I started with the TnR. A lot of my…Continue
Added by Dine' Candy on May 27, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Well my friends, here I am at 14 months into my journey, my dreads are finally not so wild looking anymore. Hopefully in 6 more months they will be fully mature. My bangs aren't dreading, but that's okay, maybe one day they will. Enjoying everything I have been through so far, wild ride and all, everything I have learned and everything that has yet to come....Peace…Continue
Tomorrow it will officially be 3 months with my (soon to be) dreads! I am just a bit concerned that they are not growing properly. They have gotten more loose and I do not know if that is normal. A few people offered to tighten them up, but I am not sure if that is a good idea. I just want my potential dreads to be healthy. If anyone has any insight or advice, it will be much appreciated! Thank you!
I wrote this essay on my dreadlocks for school, my teacher said it was his favorite :0 but ignore my grammatical errors haha
You need to look clean cut to get a job. You need to smell good to attract friends. You need to sit like a lady to be respected. You need to comb your hair. Boys are not going to like you if you do not comb your hair. We consume these ideals because we are afraid of not being accepted, we are afraid of being ourselves. What is even worse is that our peers or our…Continue
So last night, with my best friend, we did my dreads. It took us from around 10pm-5am. We sectioned, put the rubber bands in, then backcombed. I helped so we did two dreads at a time so it went faster than expected. Which I'm very happy about! She did an amazing job on my dreads, she's so great.
I'm worried though because the ones that I did, are not as tight as the ones she did. This might be due to the fact that my fine tooth comb was terrible. I tried re-doing some of them with…Continue
I just decided to start natural dreadlocks, but I dont want to mess up so I don't know if I can use the shampoo I have at home its suave Natural Shampoo, tropical coconut it says it has vitamin E. Because I'm new to this I'm a bit iffy about using it, here's the link …Continue
Hello everyone! I would like to make me dreadlocks such as the photo below (with the bases very small) how can I get them? Crochet? Can you give me…Continue