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By AJ3, 2013-07-10
It's been a few months since I've blogged so here's a quick update. All my tips have locked and I have one completely dreaded deadlock now! After the tnr and switching to an all natural bar soap to wash and sleeping in a tam, all of them have stayed in except for 3 or 4 that washed out on two separate occasions.To all of the new to be dreadies, stay focused and be patient it will happen.
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Quick update!


By Liz2, 2013-07-10

So it's been almost 8 months at this point since I decided to let my hair go. The few TnR ones I made fell out (except for one) and the rest of my hair has been dreading naturally. Yesterday was the first time I seriously considered brushing out my hair. It was just a wild, ridiculously crazy rats nest. I felt like a cave woman, but not in a good way. I have to tie my hair back at work which is horribly frustrating when my hair does NOT want to cooperate and honestly it doesn't look any less crazy tied back. Haha.

The customers at my job are very...blunt and...crude/rude at times. I constantly have people staring at my head like they're disgusted or making comments like "bad hair day?". I just try to ignore it/play it off, but it does become tiring/irritating at times. Also...trying to keep these bad boys from turning into one giant lock is hard work! I honestly feel like I have to separate multiple times every day to keep everything from tangling into one mass. Already some of the sections are pretty big from dreadlings merging together. I can't do anything about it at this point unless I just want to completely brush/cut them out. I figure I'll try to separate them the best that I can and hope for the best. :[

Anyway, so yesterday I decided that I was going to brush my little dreadlings out. Then I looked in the mirror and pulled at them and played with them. It made me sad to think of actually going through with it after all of this time. I knew that I'd be depressed if I actually did it. SO, I'm going to keep on keeping on. Just have to keep telling myself that it's worth it.

At first I was all like "I'm going to keep a photo diary of my progress, yeah!" Then I was like "wow, I'm really too lazy to do all of that". Haha. I'm going to try to get some photos posted soon though. It'll be cool to be able to look back and see how much progress has been made.

Anywho. Enough rambling. For now, here is one from a little less than two months in. Sorry for the weird lighting/quality/size. I had to brighten it to actually see my hair and it was taken with a crappy tablet camera. :p

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looking like a mess!


By Nicole V., 2013-07-10
I'm nearly five months into my dread journey now and am finding that my head is turning into a giant static ball. All the lose little hairs standing at attention as if to say: we won't assimilate! I'm at that pint where I don't feel like I look like I have dreads, despite the fact that there are many tightening locs on my head, there is the to most layer of my hair that just falls in silly waves over my dreads. I feel like I'm rocking the crazy homeless lady look: sans the lice and smell.One of the guys I work with finally said something about my hair looking messy, I laughed and said "well its about time!"I still love my hair, we are just going through an awkward stage together.
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my baby son dreads!!


By jazzymomma, 2013-07-10

so i wanted to talk a little bit about whether or not to begin a dreadlock journey for me little baby son?

my concerns are as follows:

will he be ok with the changes??

is my son too young to start dreads?(15 m)

will i be shamed or ridiculed by other parents in community?

how will going to elementary school with dreadlocks be for him?

INFO:

my son has long hair long enough for pony tail

he seems to enjoy mommas dreaded locs and plays with them

he has fine textured hair but curly, and every morning awake from sleep he magically has dreads lol like 20 of them all sectioned on own

i have to rip and break his hair daily to brush it out (im affraid its doing harm and causing him unnecessary stress? but idk)

WHAT DO YOU THInK I SHOULD OR SHOULDNT DO, I WOULD REALLY ENJOY THE FEEDBACK AND ADVISE GOOD BAD OR BRUTAL HONESTY ALL ACCEPTED LOL :) THANK YOU IN ADVANCE AND PEACE AN D LOVE BE WITH U~JAZZ

LEviticus 16m old AND YES I DID DECIDR TO DREAD HIS LIL HAIRS AWWW SEEE

these 3 pics dreads one week old yay

he has a little more sections formed now and the knots lil tighter and webing lil tiny congos hahaha awwww kind of blurry but can see the sections and lil thickness to the knots just a lil :D YAY im so excited haha he is around a month along here:D

awww my baby boy dreadies at 2 months wow they r doin good!!! so excited check out his lil congo below.i do hope he grows to luv them as much as mommy.

now when mommy says show me the babys dreadies he smiles an pats his head an hair. an shakes his head. all cute making sure mommys looking haha and he grabs mommys dreads and then his own and laughs lol love his lil butt hes smart.

6-7-2013 ok so update me family an my sons family combed these lil beautiful baby dreads out 5x ovr. pissed me off. but we had to make threats in order for them to stop! sad im not tht way but only thing that wrked:( here he is now after the hell of them rippin his hair out making him cry to take them out his hair is lil thinner too now poor baby.my happy lil dready Leviticus an may he grow to really llove his locs soon:) i kno in my heart im making the right choice for him.

6-17-13 about 10 days old baby dreadies yay :) so cute...sooo excited for upcoming months on our journey together

6-30-13

levis lil dreads r coming along hes with his father an hope wen comes back home to momma hes still got them!! i been helpin to form natural neglect method for months now they keep getting them out!! behind my back! anyways update pics yayyyy

awww natural dreadlock hawk lol cute ha lil dreads an tiny congos aww i luv emhis natural sectioning doing well :)yay proud dready moma stay tuned to my babys journey as he matures with moma an mommas dreads:)

my levi dready baby visiting the deer in the deer park says: "hi my deer" lol awwww

his hair is coming along slowly but surely completely natural neglectjust after bath an dry dreads aww lil sections lol:)

baby levis hair growing longer and getting more dready too lol !! yay he is now allowing me to tie back his hair during play sometimes so its not in his face an eyes leaving it in eyes will actually cause vision impurities later in life. although he only lets me tie it back only handful of times a week is better than not at all lol he sleeps and plays with it down most of time.

woot 31 locked tight dreads in back underneath area rest is sectioning well yay

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Separating


By Jaquie Farmer, 2013-07-09
About 3 weeks ago, I did the twist and rip method to the underside of my hair. I left the top half to dread naturally. Since then, my hair has probably grown out about an inch and the inch of roots I left undreaded are now about 2 inches (obviously, I know). My question is about separating the roots. It seems as if the dreads are still separated but at the roots I can't distinguish one from another. I was wondering if this is a problem because as I've tried to pull it apart so that each individual dread goes all the way to the root I just can't seem to get it completely to the scalp.
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First cleaning!


By Dominic2, 2013-07-09

Hello everybody :]

I figured to make a small blog entry about my first baking soda and ACR rinse! This is the first time since last Saturday night that I washed my hair normally. I haven't brushed or anything since then. I'm so excited about this journey and it feels so right! My hair did feel a bit dry at first,after washing it. I think I need to find a different method to apply the mixtures,because the spray bottle was wacky O_o

It was also one that didn't mist,and shot daggers at you. That was a funny experience,none the less! Maybe I could use a water bottle with one of those squirty tops? Well,hope you enjoy the photos of the first wash,and today marks Day 3!

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Dreadlocks on children!


By Sunshinelove, 2013-07-08

My son age 21 months

I just want your guys' opinions on dreads on children, and when an appropriate age to dread a childs hair would be! My son has yet to get a hair cut, and I refuse to cut it until he asks me to, and if he asks at any age to do dreads, I will gladly allow him to do that! Right now he is a little under 2 years old and can't talk quite yet. I think dreads on kids are the cutest things ever! But we are definitely going to wait a while!

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Brand New to Dreading


By Matt Simone, 2013-07-07

Hello everybody. I am brand new to the dread community here and would like to introduce myself: I am a curly-haired man and am very excited to start my journey. I already backcombed 10 dreads on the side of my head tonight. The dreads seem very loose and tend to undo themselves. Any advice on how to stop this from happening, or how to tighten up the locks quicker? I heard palm rolling with salt helps them lock up. Right now I love the way my curly hair expresses itself in dreads! ...Excuse the ridiculous look, these are brand new, baby dreads! Will these undo as I sleep? Any quicker locking methods?

Thank you

-M

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Wanted to share this article "one womans modesty experiment"


By michell loera, 2013-07-03

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/would-we-feel-better-without-makeup--one-woman-s-modesty-experiment-164414214.html

Thought this was interesting and awesome of her to go a whole YEAR without looking in the mirror!

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An Idea for Loose Hair


By Josh10, 2013-07-02

Okay, so my dreads are about one and a half months old. Obviously I have lots of loose hair. :/ In some spots I have very large strands of loose hair and I got the idea to dread it. I did it in three spots and they are all very tiny in comparison to the rest of my dreads. My question is - is this is a bad thing to do? I figure over time they will start to congo with a nearby dread, so I don't really fear them getting too heavy from hair buildup and falling off. Would this help or hinder the locking process of those hairs? Would they dread faster by just letting the surrounding dreads pull them in while they're loose - or is this a good idea? I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could provide some insight on this.

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