By Canada Christine Single, 2013-05-29
So I just dreaded my hair last September and a couple months ago I was having serious problems with flyaway hair pieces. I read everything on how dreadwax is super horrible for dreads, but I needed something. I thought about it for a while and got this really great idea. Years ago I lived in a town with a wool shop and the lady that owned it would sell lanolin balm as a natural lotion. It's made out of lanolin oil which is the stuff they was out of sheeps wool to untangle it and make it soft for crafts and cloth making. My thought was that if they washed it out to untangle hair, logically putting the stuff in hair would tangle it. Sheeps wool is very matted before the oil is removed. So I went to Esther's Place in Big Rock IL, and bought a couple jars. My plan worked great. The oil also helps smooth out the new growth making it more uniform. So if anyone is considering dreadwax, I highly suggest looking into lanolin balm first.
By SakuraRose, 2013-05-28
so this will be my third time starting dreads!
first and second times didnt go so well , going to see how they go naturally and if they need any help i little bit of tnr ;p going to see how it will turn out!
much love sakurarose <3
So my girlfriend has decided to not do my locs any further... so anyone around louisville want to help?
By Ryan Kelley, 2013-05-28
I started with TnR on the bottom. Havent worked to the top. The Title says it all.
By Ryan Kelley, 2013-05-28
This is my first post on here, and i've looked all over this site for which way should chose to start dreading.
i've chosen TnR then to move to neglect.
Now, my girlfriend has been working on the back of my head, and im slighty worried that my dreads are too thin. The sections she is taking are the 1" by 1" sections, but the Tnr Leaves my hair sections looking almost pencil then it seems. Yes this is just the back of my head so far, 2nd layer and still a bit of baby hairs. But should these be thicker than they are, or will in a couple of days when they loosen up will they look better?
I dont have pictures at this moment, but i will post some soon. Until then, is there any advice on this situation?
By Dine' Candy, 2013-05-27
I started my dreads with the TnR method and I believe it was the best choice to start my dreads. I didn't do perfect sectioning I just grabbed hair and went with it, so I have different sizes and I love it. My goal is messy dreads and that is exactly how they are turning out. I'm not doing any maintenance to them except washing my deads every 3 days or so because I live in the desert and its hot and dirty ha. So just an FYI I love the natural method after I started with the TnR. A lot of my dreads are becoming their own with loops and beautiful bumps. My goal is to not have "candle stick" dreads. Last but not least, thanks to this awesome website. Ahe'hee (Thank you)!
By solomiya, 2013-05-27
i just started dreading two and a half months ago and i used half neglect half backcombing because i was impatient, and the neglected ones are already dreaded up, and some of the blunted themselves. this is my favorite dreadlock site and this journey is really cool although every. body. stares at me hahahmoredreads
By seaira espenship, 2013-05-23
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By DreadfulAmenita, 2013-05-22
So far, 7 months seems like my magic month. Suddenly I'm starting to see growth. My hair is dragging my shoulders at last. My husband noted this week that my hair is starting to look really good - like actual dreads. Some of the little sections that had broken off, making their little independent short curly-cues are making little tiny dreads. It all seems to be coming together. 7 months is for me my "I finally really like my hair" mark.
By ☮ soaring eagle ॐ, 2013-05-20
i have so many recordinfgs from rainbow gatherings im always finding ones i never heard besfore
just now came across this gem
fun with dyslexia