By Life With Full Hands, 2014-09-03
The back, and top views. You can see how loose they are. Here is a thought/question...I spent a year washing my hair with only baking soda and ACV. I know you want to stay away from conditioners, and though I know that the ACV is *not* a conditioner like from the store, during that year of using the BS and ACV I had a ton of comments about my hair being so shiny and silky. Granted I have straight, straight hair, but wouldn't this hamper the locking process if the ACV makes my hair all silky? Does it help the hair move, without the build up? Just wondering. I'm still using the BS and ACV, put a bit of tea tree oil in it for good measure. I live in the South, and it is *muggy*!
Well, I was trying to put space in between the pictures, but that didn't happen. So this is the start of my dreads. The first 2 pictures are before, the next is of my hubby, lovingly sectioning my hair. This was a labor of love, because when it comes to hair, he has two left hands The next few are half way done. With a bunch of kiddos, and a bunch of animals....well, hair just wasn't the priority. I have about 5 left, so very close. The roots are loose, and the ends, totally loose. They. did. not. want. to. be. TnR! Oh, well, so be it, I will let them do their thing. I counted 64, that's without the last five. I have thick hair, so they are not as thin as I had expected with that count. We shall see how they grow
I tried putting the most current pics in here, would not work, will try another post.
By Sarah18, 2014-09-02
By Sarah18, 2014-08-31
Today I picked up my new baby, a Baldwin Guinea Pig. Baldwins are hairy when they're born, but then all their hair falls out and they stay bald. They're one of those "ugly cute" pets.
My daughter and I named her Harriet. I was leaning towards Alopecia, or Sinead but my daughter thought Harriet was perfect...kind of like Tiny for a big dude.
So here she is. She's super scared right now because she's only been with her large piggy family but she really doesn't like other pigs. I think this girl is going to be totally spoiled!
By Sarah18, 2014-08-31
Two weeks neglect! Everything has at least a tangle in it-and every piece of hair has found it's own section to nuzzle into. The bottom half of my hair is all one giant mass every morning. I have to separate at least once a day or it gets to the point I have to rip too much.
Ordered my Dreadlocks Shampoo and it should be delivered Tuesday. I can't wait to see what it does for my hair!
I only wear my hair up in a bun on weekends when my mom is around. I haven't broken the dready news to her yet. Hoping to get pretty far along before she notices!
My daughter starts 5th grade on Wednesday! How is it possible that I have an *almost* 11 year old?! I still feel like a kid myself, although I don't imagine that will ever change.
So, here's picture updates!
This, of course, is my favorite picture...it's all dready and tangly! This is before I separated it.
By mummy-lou, 2014-08-29
First time round t'n r (about a year ago) but it just didn't feel right so after 3 months or so combed them out just after finding out I was pregnant with my 3rd little lady (laying fast asleep with me in the pic.)
Anyway, letting my hair do exactly what it wants with a lot of separation and soda tea tree rinse, is (for me just perfect. I know everybody has their own reasons for getting dreadlocks, and for myself suffering from anxiety and a health scare when baby no3 was just 6weeks old, this is a way of seeing all the upset and worry be tangled up tight in my hair instead of going round and around in circles in my mind.
going with the natural method as far as I see is by far the best way to go, and ive seen so much progress in such a short space of time.(especially compared to my last pathetic attempt) I have fine straight hair but that so far hasn't seemed to make any difference to their development.
I suppose this is my therapy and a way of moving on and letting go.
So now I can just get on with enjoying all the crazy, wiggly knottiness, But most importantly I can just enjoy my newest little lady and being a mumma to 3 beautiful girls xx
By Patience White, 2014-08-27
By Patience White, 2014-08-27
By Mariah Mae Stone, 2014-08-27
So it's been a long time since I've been on this website. The main reason for this is I cut my first set of dreads out. I have accepted that this is okay because my life has changed so drastically within the past 2 years. I feel as if when I first had dreads, I hit a really low point in my life. I hadn't found who I really was yet, and I was caught up in the wrong crowd. I feel like I wasn't really myself, and so I cut my hair down to 1.5 inches. Now it has finally grown out to just below my shoulders, and I have begun my dreadlock journey. My boyfriend (of 2 years) is in full support of me growing dreads, my friends and co workers have more questions than I expected, but it leaves me with the opportunity to testify why I personally am growing dreadlocks, and why I have begun again with a fresh start. I really wanted the spiritual journey and enlightenment by dreading my hair. When I first had dreads, I used the backcomb method and I feel as if I wasn't going to get what I really wanted out of locking my hair. They are now left to neglect, and I already feel more myself. I feel more comfortable with myself. I feel like I'm finally me again.
Some other significant changes have been going on that may be part of why I feel so much happier, although I really feel like my dreadies are a big part of it. I have found my soul mate, and wee are currently living together in our own apartment, I got a kitten, I have gone through a handful of jobs and finally found one I can enjoy, and I feel like I'm finally taking responsibility of my life, and doing what makes ME happy. Not the people around me, not my parents, but me. Here's to the beginning of a new chapter in my life!