By Dakota DeMarco, 2013-10-26
By Esheda, 2013-10-20
Here I am at 6 months natural dreading process... and i love it..
longer hair, healthy hair, connection to Earth with my babe roots, .. what an adventure !
Take time, marvelling everyday, connecting more deeply to people and nature, loosing control.. all good happy experience !!
give me your feedback ! and good week to each of you
By Abigail (:, 2013-10-19
So a lot of my friends at school have been noticing my hair, and noticing enough about it to ask me or assume things about it. They say, "You're going to cry when you try to brush that out." "Don't you have to not wash your hair in order for dreadlocks to form?" "How did you do them?"
Well, I wanted to say that I will NEVER brush them out! I am very much emotionally attached to them already. They're like the hair version of me: unique and spunky and sometimes a mess; but with time, we both get better.
By mario hernandez2, 2013-10-17
how do i undread a dread? without cutting it
By Brandy J Seher, 2013-10-15
This is a Beautiful and Unique Dread Bead!
By Brandy J Seher, 2013-10-15
Another set of beautiful Dread Beads. Other sets are available. You know you want some!
By DreadfulAmenita, 2013-10-14
I feel more excited today than I do on birthdays. It's Oct. 14th, and a year ago I was in Florida, sitting on a hotel room floor for hours, tnr-ing my hair in front of a closet mirror. It's neat to be able to have that to mark not only the start of my dread journey but also all the adventures my husband and I have experienced in a year. It's a great day! I took some photos to commemorate this anniversary:
By Brandy J Seher, 2013-10-14
By Lisa6, 2013-10-13
By Patrick4, 2013-10-09
I've made it so far! Progress is awesome, I've loved every step oft he way so far and I'm seeing enough already to get me really stoked about whatever's around the next corner... It's locking up in orderly fashion and I'm having no real trouble keeping it clean. I try to let them stay free as much as I can, and they get to come along on all sorts of adventures these days, be it the wind on a mountain top, the cold water of a fall creek, or even simply sticking your head out the window on a drive through the woods (hopefully not with you behind the wheel!) All in all, it has been locking up really fast. I have very curly, dry hair that always did have a talent for tying impenetrable knots, even after just one day. I'm getting some baby dreads in the back and on the sides, even closer to the front.
Past couple of washes I've just used plain baking soda, and it's worked really well. No residue, dead easy. I've also turned the water as cold as I could stand when washing my hair, which is actually quite a wonderful feeling, especially if you can switch it back to hot for the rest of you once your hair is done! Really enjoying sitting back and watching the natural process. Thank you so much to the website and everyone for all of the advice I've found here. Any other way, I wouldn't have done it, but I'm definitely enjoying myself this way.