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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
Last week my wife got a call from her high school best friends fiance. He told us that Tempest passed away from complications from a hernia that night. It was a shaking call, since she was only 27 years old. She's left behind 2 kids, 5 and 2. And they need any help they can get.
If you have any extra cash, I know they and my wife would really appreciate your help. Any amount will go a long way. Tempest meant the world to my wife. Neither would have…Continue
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
So, long story short, i've been wanting to dread my whole head for about a year and half. I've had 1-3 dreads in my hair for the most part during that time period (twist and rip). i've been planning on getting a friend to twist and rip all of my hair, but now i am leaning way more towards the natural method. I do have a more relaxed job and will be going to college next year so the timing seems pretty decent. i have fairly thick hair but its pretty straight with a little bit of wave. it…Continue
Added by soulshiiine on January 29, 2013 at 1:18am — No Comments
i never had the best of starts with my dreadlock journey.
my hair was very short when i decided that dreads were right for me.
i looked into many methods of how to start my dreading process, but they all had scare stories, and i didn't know anyone who i could turn to for advice.
i finally decided to go to a salon - which were incredibly expensive!!
whilst flicking through the phonebook for the telephone number of the 1 only place inmy region that does it, i phoned…Continue
today i kinda snapped, i really do not know what made me, or why it just felt like one of the many impulses i often suppress . I did not snap at a coworker, friend, or any animate object..i snapped my cigarette, then kept sayin im done im done, gave my almost full pack away and left!!!! that happened about four and a half hours ago!
I'm going to try these homeopathic chew pill things that SE recommended worked for him real wells, and i have tried them, they kill the…Continue
So as most of you know, I started my dreads as a partial head. I still had A LOT of loose hair in the beginning. Because of the way I started them as a partial, sectioning perfectly never crossed my mind. I literally just grabbed hair and twist and ripped it. Never thought twice about it until now that my whole head has been finished for about 2 weeks now. My sections are all woven together and they all want to congo. I spend a lot of time trying to separate them, and when I don't separate…Continue
well a few months ago my girlfriend finally had the courge to let her hair be natural. so she shaved off all her hare to get rid of the chemical filled hair. and i was wondering if there was a way to combine her old hair into mine cause, to make her fell better about her decion i told her that i would do that so she could be with me as long as i had my dreads. now i feel that i could try doing it now that my dreads are more mature. but i was dubting it would work because it was over…Continue
hi all, new to hear and feel the love already
hears my story so fa. i giv into quick "results" nd crocheted my hair for th first 2 months or so. nd they never truly lockd up, and needed to be rammed with the darn needle every few days. this gave temporary tightness nd permanent broken hairs.
i came to me senses and got rid of the damaging hook, and over the last 5-6 months I've been letting them grow and change however dey wish.
me dreads have thickend, thinned,…Continue
Hello everyone! I have not started dreading yet but I am about to and have wanted to for at least two years!!
I just have some questions....
1. Soo to start them.. I was going to back comb and use a crochet hook but then i heard crochet hooks are really bad.. so should i just back comb and palm roll and use sea salt? any suggestions??
2. When I have loose hairs and roots what should I do?
3. How often/with what should i wash…Continue
So two maintenance sessions at two months. There looking nice to me. What do you guys think?
Also My head gets really itchy, Ive read most of the posts for itchiness and dandruff. I use backing soda/ ACV. Ive used tea tree, lavender, and rosemary essential oils and they dont help that much. I also do a cold rinse at the end of my showers. Thanks for any feedback Peace and Love to you guys.
Added by Altered Abstract on March 8, 2012 at 2:13am — No Comments
So i've been dreading for about two or three months now...my hair is about 6 inches, and I have not gotten any results at all! Like literally nothing. Maybe 5 or 6 dreads the size of a needle...But like damn, It's really really discouraging. I was talking to some people on youtube, and they were completely negative towards me. Saying that only black peoples hair will naturally dread and i need to quit trying. I could get dreads with palm rolling or twist & rip...but I don't want that!…Continue
Yo i want some help on this dreading process, I am of Hispanic heritage with curly hair about 4 inches long and i have no dread experience but i was thinking on travelling and thought this type of hair would fit my experience, I am 16 years old .So i was thinking on doing the backcombing process but some ppl said i shuld go natural but idk, I wanna know which one is better quality and how long it takes for the process. Thank you for the 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?
I've done a pretty good job at separating my dreads, but three on the side of my head are extremely knotted together. the one in the middle of the three used to be two, but those two congoed which was fine because they were pretty thin, but now they are dragging in their neighbors! I've been trying to separate them for a while, but nothing works. They all have a bead around them but that doesn't help at all. I don't want to cut my hair so I'm tempted to just let them congo...I would like…Continue
I swear by these! I am posting a link to show you, but you can generally find these even in drug stores. They help itch, massage and stimulate your scalp without messing up your dreads as long as you don't go crazy with it. ; ) Make sure the ends of the wires are smooth with no barbs as to not catch on your dreads. I checked them out in the store to make sure. They have heavy duty ones, which I don't recommend because the wires are thicker. The cheap small ones with thin wires are the best!…Continue
ok so im going the neglect way and im jw what to wash my hair in.i started the 13th yea 3 days i no not long at all but iv washed my hair one time it was knotted i used knotty boy soap and now there gone im getting sea salt today and wanted to how much to wash my hair and if theres anyway to maybe speed it up alittle.thanks for any help.
ok so iv wanted locks for bout 1yr now and everything that was stopping me is gone(girlfriend).my hair is 10in or so how do i start them?im thanking the twist and rip method but i dont know.
Have you ever wanted something but you just dont know what it is ? and everytime you think your in the right direction, you get pulled to another one and another untill finnally your just going in a damn circle and you dont even remember were you started...I wish sometimes i could make a change, i know i need to...I dont whant the world to stop spinning when im gone but, i want it to at least have trouble catching its breath...I dont know thoughts are thoughts and dont mean much but....i…Continue