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By Cat Telfer, 2013-05-07

Hi Everyone! I made a post about my dreadlocks (crochet) last year. And I did brush them out, which I think was the right thing to do. I have now been during the Neglect Method for 3 months and I feel great. This is truly the BEST way to go, no doubt about it. If you are on a spiritual journey to find yourself, throw your brush away, honestly. You will find yourself. It is truly an amazing feeling. I feel alive finally. This is what I've needed, all these years. The Egyptians believed that energy flowed out of their body through their hair, so they would let their hair begin to knot up. This caused the energy to stay within them because their hair kept it from flowing out. That story is so special to me and it is one of the reasons I wanted dreads in the first place. To conclude, if you are someone who wants to become one with nature, obtain peace and harmony, truly discover yourself, and feel positive about life then I strongly recommend this method and hairstyle. It's so important to me and my hair is my one true love and I see it grow more and more everyday. Plus, dreadlocks are like the sexiest things ever, who wouldn't want them? Peace Love and Weed my fellow hippies.

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First blog entry! Yippee!

By Nikki Hall, 2013-05-06
Hey everyone! I'm Nikki. I'm a 20 year old from the beautiful island of Newfoundland, Canada. I'm a mommy of the most beautiful 9 month old girl I've ever seen. I'm a breastfeeding, co-sleeping, dreadlock loving mom. I'm not exactly sure what people write about here so I'm sorry if this seems like rambling. Just trying to give a little info of myself!Much love <3
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I'm so proud of my hair

By Siri Nam Simran Kaur, 2013-05-06

I'm so proud of my dread's, I was looking around on the T&R timelines and realized that my dreads are looking great. At a month I have no unraveling, few loose hairs, some have a noticeably twisty look, but most are dreading and round. This is my first time using the T&R method and I'm glad I did. Aside from T&R all I've done is swim a lot, wash a few times a week, throw some rosemary oil on it and sleep in from time to time. Keep it up little locks. Pictures will follow soon.

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please help 7-8 months in and getting discouraged

By Marq Mutant, 2013-05-05

7 months in and im starting to b worried i have maybe 7-8 dreads then the rest is regular hair basically i wash with the nag champa bar from i wash 3 times a week when i wash i rub the bar on my head in a circular motion to dry i wrap a towel on my head or let it air dry i wear a tam daily but i also put my hair in a ponytail a lot everyday can anybody help me please im getting discouraged

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My first youtube vid at 2 weeks

By Sunshinelove, 2013-05-03

Im pretty excited about them :) I Just hit my one month with dreads and Im about to make that video here in a minute, I will post that as well

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Mental health stuff

By JavaLizard, 2013-05-03

On a side note, mental health is a crazy subject. Did you know that the effects of cocaine on the brain are the same as pornography? Did you know that more than 75% of the population have experienced a traumatic event that leads to PTSD like symptoms including depression and other mental health disorders? And that bad oral hygiene is connected to heart disease? Sorry just sharing my reading today.

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Of dreads, and fear

By Nicole V., 2013-05-03

It is not possible to recall the many times I've changed my hair. How often without a thought I've slung various chemical concoctions onto my hair, with results every color on the spectrum.

So why is the choice to start growing dreadlocks so hard, so filled with emotion and with so many internal questions? Fear even? Is it theresidual ignorant fear that once you dread to go back you must shave your head? (I know this not to be true)

I've spent the majority of my adult life struggling with society's version of "beauty". I've always been chubby. I've never been interested in hair, makeup and fashion. I've spent so much time letting the world convince me that I'm not beautiful, no matter how perfectly coiffed my hair, no matter the thickness of the layers of makeup.

About 6 years ago, I started losing weight. 100lbs... gone! I discovered belly dance. I found that men were finally discovering... me. I was finally discovering MYSELF... hidden beneath years of shame, years of asocietal SCREAM that said: "YOU ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL... THEREFORE YOU ARE NOT WORTHY!"

Now there is this tiny voice inside of me that says: "Why are you doing this to yourself? They will judge you again, if not by your weight than by the style of your hair. They will think [insert random stereotype of someone with dreadlocks] of you."

I look in the mirror, and *I* really like the changes I'm already seeing. This is what should matter most to my heart.

I release my fear into the wilderness to roam... far, far away from me.

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Drugs that harm dreads

By Jahma, 2013-05-02

I dont know about a list of drugs that hurt dreads. I just know that I found myself with a period that my hair would no longer lock up.Doctors found I was diabetic not long ago and they started me on insulin and Metformin.

Every once in a while my hair might get a couple inches out without locking. But I had 4 inches not locked at all. It was just sosmooth and silky unlike mytypical hair. It was getting scary that I might lose my dreads. I lived on the road for years and have hung out with some tuff characters who made keeping my dreads a real feat at times but Icame closest to losing thembecause of the metformin. I am on a slue of drugsbut narrowed it down to it being that drug. My fingernails where also splitting severly at the time. I am vegetarian but I was even eating jello every day to try to get them to start back up.

I told my doctor that my dreads are more important and quit the drug. They started to lock again within a month and I just have a little narrow spot from when it happened. I am just sayin'.

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Pre-Dreading Thoughts

By Karin Mizopalko, 2013-05-01
Hello everyone!Well I am less than a month away to having dreadlocks again. (Long story short - had them 11 years ago, used a DIY kit, was grossly misinformed, removed them after only two months). The reason I am waiting is that I have a posh wedding to go to and since my wonderful boyfriend is going to be the one to dread me, I am honoring his request to wait (he is very supportive in my journey). This time around, I am finding that I am completely deluged with all this information. I am 100% mind, body, and spiritually ready for dreads, I am just (k)not sure which method to use to start them and aftercare. I am caucasian with mixed textured hair (it's coarse, thick, and curly on the bottom and fine, limp and super wavy on the top.) I only wash my hair once or twice a week and only use a wide tooth comb or pick once every month or so. I used the back-combing method the first time and I found that my hair doesn't take to teasing very well and all those hours were wasted because even though I used wax, they were coming loose. (I also wasn't washing it which probably contributed to it because of the excessive oils, maybe?) I was thinking about getting it started in a salon but there are just way too many horror stories. So, if there is anyone out there that could offer a couple of pearls of wisdom it would be much appreciated. =)
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Freak out moment last night

By Siri Nam Simran Kaur, 2013-05-01

I had a little freak out last night at 2 am while I was laying in bed and feeling around in my dready head and felt all of the twisted hairs that have yet to dread and feel and look more like braids then dreads (I used the twist and rip method) I started pulling them all apart and re T&Ring them. I'm feeling better but not quite done. For the most part many of them are dreading well, however I think I may have done more twisting then ripping on a few of them. Freak out moment behind me, I woke up at 12 pm since I was exhausted and life is good again.

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