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My Dreadlock Journey

So, I first began my dreadlock journey while I was in college in a small rural/super-conservative town in southern Arkansas.  You can imagine the stares and whispers that became my immediate environment.  I started my journey by not brushing or washing. …

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Added by Landon Voss on July 31, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Been a long time

So, in the early summer of 2012 I had done t&r dreads. My hair was about to my chin and I thought I would be in for the long haul. Then I found this community and thought to myself that I had started my journey off on the wrong foot by going with twist and rip.



After having my dreads for 6 months, I made the decision to brush them out and look for a job. I got a job in April of 2013. I worked there for over a year until I made the decision to quit that job, because of health…

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Added by Kat Richtman on June 2, 2014 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Just about 6 months...

Wow.  Things are looking pretty crazy! TONS of bumps and twists and knots -- way cool. 

Method: natural/neglect.  Never did anything else except separate (and do that much less often now that the dreads are taking form.) Wash with soap daily, and do a BS/ACV rinse about once a week. Hair is sooooo soft. I love it!

Started with waist-length hair.  It's now just half-way down my back.

Question:  What comes next?  Do the dreads get thicker? Do the crazy turny-turns in my…

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Added by Maria Tyler on January 11, 2014 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

HELP PLEASE!!

HI. I've been wanting dreads for a long time so i decided i would try it out. i decided i wanted to do the neglect method.  

For about 1 month i washed my hair with just normal shampoo, no conditioner, and i didn't brush my hair at all.  my hair is naturally really straight and after the first month nothing really changed other than a few tangles in my nape. I became a little skeptical about the neglect method with my really straight hair so i asked my girlfriend to do a twist and rip…

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Added by YU on November 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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Starting the Journey

It's the second week of neglect for me. I've been washing my hair with baking soda and acv once a week and using my fingers to separate the sections out. I did a little twist and rip on some front pieces last night but when I washed my hair today it pretty much undid…

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Added by Jessi Rich on November 12, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment


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Just started my journey... Yesterday.

I've had dreadlocks before. I ripped and twisted my way to a head of thin and fuzzy dreads and took them out a few weeks later. Then I tried braiding in synthetic dreadlocks I got online but they left me feeling fake and like my head was a million pounds too heavy, so they only lasted a week. Now, I start my journey. The other times didn't even feel real to me. I'm going all natural/neglect, and already enjoying it. (I'm only one day in tho O.o). I finally feel like I have chosen the right path… Continue

Added by Crystal Miller on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

hmm..nearly 16 months neglect. Reflection.

Namaste! Reading my first few blog posts..It’s amazing how much i have changed and grown since then. My locks are doing great, i am feeling fanfuckingtastic! Not to brag or boast but locks really do effect life for the better! It has made it much easier to determine who’s real and who’s not, not to say it was difficult before, it’s just instantaneous you could say... the real people come to me now; with open conversations it’s something that was a rarity before dreads. And i love it. One…

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Added by Castaway J on January 14, 2013 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments


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Almost 5 months!

Weeeeee! My 5 month neglect dreadlock anniversary is coming up in a few days! I'm so stoked! Check out my Youtube channel for a complete timeline! Stay tuned for my 5 month loc update!

I've seen so much transformation since I began my journey. I'm loving every minute of it! I have put an embellishment in for each month I've had them. I'll show you guys each bead in my next video and put in my next one.

A…

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Added by Elle Gee on October 29, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments


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Crazy curls that make me anxious for the final result

Hello people! I'm in the fourth month of my journey, i have curly hair, and the lenght of my hair is crazy [varying from 4 inches to 8 inches], wash it every 2 days with bs/acv, and i'm not messing with my hair...

I have only few loops popping since the last 15 days, on the back and on the top of my head [that look a lot like "pig tails", but i find them cute], and the rest of my hair are just these firm sections [far from hard, or knotted/looped, but even the strongest water…

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Added by Diego F. on October 1, 2012 at 1:40pm — 11 Comments

Strait and arrow

So I am starting my first ever set of dreads :) So far I am LOVING IT. I had a few twist and rips at the nape of my neck but took them out because I wanted it to be an even steven playing field all across my head. 

So anyways, I have watched a ton of videos on youtube about other's dreadlock journeys but not many have strait hair like I…

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Added by exportLOVE on August 28, 2012 at 10:25pm — 8 Comments


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Nearly 3 months! And very happy with the results!

Now i can see them forming! I'm really loving my hair!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW9X85I-QiA

Added by Diego F. on August 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


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oh happy knotty day!

seriously so giddy i really was considering climbing the roof to be able to shout from it. 

I HAVE A LOOP! I HAVE A KNOT! I HAVE A REAL BABY DREAD!

It was born 3 days ago when the tips of that section were stuck together but the body seemed like two distinctly different pieces. I had counted my…

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Added by Ixchel on August 20, 2012 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments


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falling in love with 207 baby dreadies <3

Last night i went through my head in the dark by touch & separated for my first time (6.5 months & my first time separating!!!) I counted about 207 baby dreadies (give or take, it was dark & hard to keep count & sort through so much hair! I have A LOT). I was worried about variation in sizes on them, I didn't mind them not being the same but i feared huge differences & wanted to keep them in a close range without caring about being exact. Well forget that.

As I…

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Added by Ixchel on August 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments


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happy half birthday dreadie babies <3

Not really anything new to report. My sections are pretty defined, they are getting kinda wavy & i know they are knotting slightly but I don't have any loops or knots that a camera captures so nothing to show off & brag about yet. Soon. I love my hair. It's gotten frizzy & poofy & I really feel like it's a lions mane some days. The wavy underbits are lovely.

I'm having fun wrapping different sections adding some color & charms here & there. At the top of the…

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Added by Ixchel on August 2, 2012 at 11:55am — 1 Comment


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Coming into the 3rd week now

I guess I'd better write something, rather than just lurking around!

Here's my natural/neglect experience so far - pictures are already in my albums, and I'll look at how to post them here for future entries.  I stopped brushing in the second week of July, and have been washing every 3 days with BS and using ACV with EO or tea rinses.  I had been no-poo for maybe 6 months already, so my hair was pretty healthy, shiny and tangle-free to start with...  

Progress has been stop and…

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Added by ginger on July 24, 2012 at 3:52pm — 5 Comments

I have a neglected baby!

A neglected baby, that sounds terrible! But it is wonderful and exciting and unexpected at the same time. Here it is:

I had given up on this hair ever dreading. I T&R'd several times and every time it came undone. I tried backcombing with the same result. I put a rubber band around it in the hope that…

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Added by Sussi on July 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Baby Steps

On July 6, 2012 I threw away my brush. I have grown very fond of the look of natural, freeform dreads and I have decided to take the plunge. On my third day of no brushing, no conditioner, and the least amount of shampoo possible, I'm feeling some knots form in my hair. It's nothing seious yet, but my hair doesn't have the smooth, silky feeling it usually does. For once, I'm excited about this!

Yesterday, I was running some errands and decided that I would pick up…

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Added by heather ▲ on July 9, 2012 at 3:30am — 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


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My first month

Truthfully I haven't brushed my hair in several months, maybe even a year...but I heavily used conditioner & if my hair wasn't in a ponytail it was being played with. Twisting strands, running my fingers through it, tucking it behind my ear, constant touching & messing with it. That kept it "brushed"  looking enough for me. It's been difficult to stop messing with my hair, I've done it unconsciously for so long. I do feel I've stopped for the most part, every once in a while I catch…

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Added by Ixchel on March 1, 2012 at 1:04pm — 5 Comments

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