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I Have a New Snuggle Buddy!


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!

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2 Weeks and 1 Day (pic heavy!)


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.

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Untitled


By mummy-lou, 2014-08-29

This is my hair (9 weeks and counting)... going natural, 2 attempter own reasons for .

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

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From 0-(like 3 weeks.)-- My Neglect journey.


By Patience White, 2014-08-27

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3wks- now (6/7weeks) ( I may have left some pictures out)


By Patience White, 2014-08-27

And a few days ago.

And from this morning

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Beginning dreads, life changes


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!

Jah Bless!

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2 Weeks - Natural set


By Panga, 2014-08-23
Well, it's around 2 weeks in to my new journey and I feel pretty in love with my first dread that formed lol. My hair has done good at separating so far. I had 2 babies form at the back of my neck and had to pull apart the larger one into three because it would have been to big. But things are moving along as I expected. I feel that having a set previously has increased my level of patience. I know the stages and how I felt before about myself. This time I feel more relaxed but it is also very very very early. I talked with my old boss (same workplace, just different department than me now) and she loved that I was letting my hair dread again. I still should let my own boss know so he's aware of it. I may be getting a promotion, so that's why I have been hesitant this last week to say anything. It's past my yearly review and I am not even supposed to know about this potential raise and title promotion. Kinda stupid to want to stay quiet about dreads because of that isn't it? Anyways, very excited to see what my head looks like in 2 more weeks!
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Update


By Patience White, 2014-08-23

Here I am, everyone is tight for money.

I traveled out of my body last night, It's strange when you get the realization that you are not just a mindless drone, You are a being of light, your soul stretches so much further then you will ever know.
My mind and soul reached out to the edges of consciousness last night for the second time ever.
I showed my sacred circle some love in the park, and listened to good music.
I have cut back all of my medications because now honestly I feel I don't need them.

I'm going to now chillax with a few drinks, and play video games, and stuff my face with pizza.

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Other than a hat...


By Sarah18, 2014-08-22

Other than as a hat, what have you used your tam for?

Last night my dog pulled a day old baby bunny from it's nest and we couldn't get it back in. I wrapped it up in my wool tam with a fleece glove and a hand warmer. It spent the night snuggled into my boobage while I fed it every 3 hours or so.

This morning I managed to locate the nest again and clear it enough to put her back in-luckily there were other baby buns in there for it to snuggle with! I've lived in this area for almost 10 years and have never seen a rabbit nest, but this was just at the foot of a tree, right out in the open. I'm hoping they stay safe!

I'm not usually one to interfere with wildlife and stuff. My cats regularly catch birds, bunnies, mice and gophers. Most of the time they're injured and we can't do anything, but something about this tiny baby wouldn't let me give up. She was so warm and snuggly-not one sign of weakness. How could I just let her go?

As for dreads, it's day 7 and damn if my arms aren't tired from separating! For the last three days I've been separating twice a day. WHAT? Twice a day? Yeah. Otherwise I've got one giant tangled mess. I separate my hair down the middle and pin one side up. Then I section the other piece by piece, tucking the already separated bits into another clip. All together it takes me about 30 minutes.

I plan on buying some bar soap from dreadlockshampoo.com at the end of next week when I get my disability check. I have really hard well water, so I'm glad it's no residue for all types of water! If you've used it, let me know what you like better-the liquid or bar form. And what's your favorite scent? I lean towards the citrusy types.

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Day 6!


By Sarah18, 2014-08-21

Washed again last night. It felt like my hair was really soft afterwards but this morning I woke up to more knots! I had to separate my entire head this morning because everything was matting into one big hunk.

My arms are so tired from separating but it makes me feel good to know there's been so much progress. I feel like I'm less "piece-y" today and more knotty, if that makes sense.

Here's some pictures just after separation.

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