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By jo hill, 2014-04-26

iv recently purchased some bees wax and want to make my own dread wax, but am confused about wat to put with it? shea butter? or coconut oil or almond oil? charcoal? i cant find just one recipe to suit, theyre all so confusing? have you made your own? wat do you suggest as the easiest cheapest method using beeswax please? tia

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guess i should start off by saying hello!


By jackson cobb, 2014-04-25

Hello all you dreadheads. New to the site, but not so new to dreads. I have had 4 different "sets" of dreads in the last 7 years. First I tried the backcomb thing for a year, but they never felt right. I thought maybe it was the loose hairs bothering me (I was wrong) so I combed them out. I went on to a crochet set of dreads for a year, these felt way too uniform. Every time I looked in the mirror I looked like a stranger. So I decided to give the neglect method a try. I loved these locks; I felt like me. Sadly, due to some silly thoughts going threw my head after two years, I decided to cut them off without telling my wife (she was not too happy!!). That was a little over three years ago. About two years ago I decided to toss my comb again.
This site seems to really help with a lot of new dreadheads. Maybe I can help some of you, and maybe you can help me out. Granted I don't do much besides wash, and... well thats its! Don't be a stranger.

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Deep thoughts with Alexandra ;)


By Alexandra6, 2014-04-25

I just want to say I didn't realize when I started this journey how deep and spiritual it was going to be. I am almost overwhelmed by the feelings I am having and I am only 1 week in. Ive been researching about dreads, learning the history and watching peoples youtube vids about their journeys and its really deep, man. I'm also wondering how I'm going to handle my families (mom, dad, sister, grandma, etc.) reaction because I am almost certain they wont understand, and are gonna give me grief. I'm a 36 year old woman but my mom and grandmas opinions still affect me alot. I know they're going to hate my hair. Everyone always tells me I have such beautiful hair. Am I strong enough to handle their opinions? Do I really want this? As of right now, I feel like I am on the right path, I'm a natural person and I'm getting back in touch with my natural self. I feel Ive discovered something ancient. Did Adam and Eve have dreads? Whoa! Deep thought! Anyways, I just wanted to write a little something to mark the beginning of my journey so I can come back and read it in the future.

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God had my best interest in mind when He had my parents say no to dreads all those years ago :)


By California Emmet, 2014-04-23

Yay first blog post hahah. First off I want to start with giving a shoutout to my awesome parents who didn't let me get dreads several years back when I first wanted them because I had no dreaducation (my only source of info was DreadHeadhq) and it would have been a huge mistake to get them then. Also my heart was not in the right place and my motivation was not right I would have cracked after a few weeks of trying to deal with all the crazy stuff that would have gone into them due to being mislead by DreadHeadhq. In fact I did almost decide that I would never get dreads, because I thought the maintenance would be way more than I ever wanted to deal with. And I wanted them purely for their appearance. Of course my parents are still somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of me having dreads but I'm so very thankful they held me back.

Since then I have learned a great deal. First of all its become apparent that my interest in dreads was not just a quickly passing phase as it lasted for years while most of my passing obsessions last only a month. Secondly I have been fairly well dreaducated since and thanks to soaring eagle and some others I have realized the dangers of 'insta-dreads' and the purity and carefreeness of freeform dreads. Lastly, my motivation has changed a lot. I still want them because I think they are beautiful, but that has become one of the lesser reasons. Lately I've been getting into natural living stuff and have given up a great deal of the chemical products I used to use. I have a great desire to be natural and live naturally and I feel like dreads are a part of that. Also I feel the journey and process of it will strengthen my character, make me less self-centered as my appearance takes a backseat, help me break the self-assumed chains that society presents, and draw me closer to God as I more and more cease to seek approval from other people and seek His approval alone.

I am really so thankful to God for leading me to click the link about natural dreads that lead me to this site and for this crazy cool community that is so full of positivity and love. I can't wait to start really getting involved and making some new friends and stuff haha I'm just really excited about it all
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Journey: Day 22


By Nathaniel Lopez, 2014-04-22

AH! Im so excited! As I am sure you guess, I am on my 22nd day and I am loving it. There have been crazy days and calm days and i have really been enjoying watching my lock tighten and whatnots. I am loving this site and all my fellow lock lovers out there! I'd like to thank the whole lock community for all the support and advice I have been given over the weeks.

So, I thought anyone who reads this might like a good funny story about locks so here it goes.

Over the last month I have been busy busy busy. Research, gardening (indoor and out), college, helping my two of my best friends enroll on college, and I have barely had a moment to myself! I have even had to start blow drying my hair in the office while I read my research notes and articles just because I dont have the time to stand around in the bathroom. So, The other day I was in a little rush so I had to dry my hair at my desk. I had been keeping my blow dryer under my desk and I didnt really give it any thought. As soon as I sit down I start up my computer, plug in my dryer and turn it on. The first big gust of air hits my face and to my horror, there was a spider in my hair dryer!!! It flies right onto my face and i quickly lose track of it. Flailing around and running about the room screaming, the only thing I could think to do was turn on the dryer super high and blow on everything (As if its really going to do anything aside from scatter my papers all over!). After calming down and making sure that my eight legged friend was gone, I was left with two pieces of wisdom. 1) Always check for spiders! 2) Hot air burns skin and is not good for filed paper work.

Thats my story, hope to enjoyed it.

P.S. I hate spiders...

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tnr babies keep coming out in the shower.


By Megg, 2014-04-21

My dreads are almost a month old but every time I rinse my hair or get it wet on accident, the middle layer of my hair almost completely undreads. how can I keep this from happening?

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Anyone into Nu Metal?


By L.D.50, 2014-04-20

Just wanted to talk about it... I know it`s probably one of the dirtiest terms in music history after Glam or Hair Metal. Unfortunately, that happened in 2003 as Nu Metal had its big breakdown, including some of the most shittiest bands of the scene, which was created because of many emotional, honestly angry teens, also known as the "Generation X". Even though I couldn`t be part of this great time, expressing all that I am, at the moment, I learned to openly talk about my sympathy for bands like Korn (before they became sell-outs), Deftones, Mudvayne, Spineshank, Taproot and many more. I recognized that almost every Metal Fanpage (if you could call people "fans" who just criticise without having done any kinda research on the topic) has its "Nu Metal equal shit" blogs. The citics about the genre are obvious: albums which are released every year and are also pretty "clean" (in terms of original sounding...), bands who are simply annoying (pulling out stupid hits about girls, party and violence or just the "poor me" themes), ect. But that`s the reason why I wanna discuss the positive aspects. There you go...

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" Dreads in school " or " How I chose to be the biggest freak ever "


By L.D.50, 2014-04-20

Title says it all, I`m hoping for you sharing your own experiences, opinions or whatever fits into here...

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growth


By b foreal man, 2014-04-17
My hair is growing knots are forming
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So as I was saying in my update...


By April Parker, 2014-04-14
I was showing my newborn baby dread to my husband who the. Turned to his slightly drunk friend and asked if he knew how to do dreads..to which the friend replies : " yea. You just stop washing and brushing and let it get greasy and nasty and tangled up. "Well, I'm not one to be offended easily so instead of calling him a friggin douchebag and slapping him with my "nasty" hair, I calmly informed him that "no, you just stop brushing...you can still wash it no problem. " then he proceeds to argue with me about it and refused to believe people with dreads wash they're hair. Well he stayed over and I made a point of flinging my freshly washed hair in front of him to further prove my point. I hate a person who refuses to learn anything from others because they assume they already know everything. Friggin douche.
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