By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-25
As some of you know, I am in the process of salon recovery. The last week or so I have been brushing out manufactured locks from the rear of my head and breaking them up into smaller locks, then tnr them.
Today, I decided to try to brush out the front ones. To my surprise, they came out a lot easier than those in the back . . . except for the roots that were completely matted. Anyway, would it be ok to leave the front to neglecteven though I already tnr the back?
I never imagined I would do this. I was only going to do 3 or 4 all together. But one day at a time, two locks a day, I eventually went from 30 locks to 57. Now I have another 25-30 in the frontthat need to be done.
By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-22
I have been brushing (forking) my dreads out one by one and re dreading them by tnr evey day. maybe one or two a day but reducing each one to make them into three. The locktition that did my original locks tied these tiny little knots throughout, where I could not even get close to combing out so I ripped or cut them out. I still had plenty of hair, but of course I lost quite a bit too. The hair that I brushed out also was very damaged, frizzy and brittle. I have only had them for three months. Is this normal? Did she make the knots with a crochet hook? Will my dreads recover? Is this normal in this situation? My sister just cut her dreads out all together. She didn't have the patience to work them through.
By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-22
Anyone know of a place I can get a quality swim cap? I like to swim and I hesitate because I don't want to sit with a blow dryer every day. I looked at eggheadsoques.com. Is that a good cap?
By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-18
'So my mom helped me with two more fatties. I think I can make 4 new ones from one and 3 new ones from the other. The knots were so tight, felt like beads in there. I lost a few clumps of hair but hopefully I can recover. '.
I will wash and tnr tomorrow. I have two or three more to brush out. Now I see how huge those were. Too bad. I feel sad cuz I was 12 weeks in and my roots were dreading already. Took a few hours to get two dreads out! I don't know how those knots got in there.
By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-16
HELP! Anyone in Connecticut that would be willing to help me re-do a couple dreads in the back? The locktition made them HUGE and I was able to undo two of them, but I would like to do two others and they seem to be locked. Also, I would like about 8 more made from the few that I combed out so they don't congo.
By Tina Mother's Milk, 2013-09-15
I had my hair done by a locktition, and for the most part I am happy with it - EXCEPT - that I think she got lazy at 7.5 hours of work and made the last 4 dreads in the back more like 3" instead of 1" like I had asked so it appears as though I have empty space there. Do you think eventually that I will bet enough loose hair on the top to make an extra two or three? I'm about 3 months in and my hair is locking up, especially in the back, vey quickly so it would be very difficult and look weird if I started that row over. My hair was about 4" below the shoulders when I started and now, only in the back, it is only mid-way down my neck (all of my hair was the same length). I'm not going to change it but just wondering if I will get more locks someday.