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Thoughts on grey hair

By Patience, 2013-02-08

I've been very lucky to get into my 40s before the odd grey hair started creeping up on me. Those funny wiry ones that stick out and the ones that are mostly brown but have recently made a few inches of grey growth. I still don't notice them an awful lot but the plan has always been to find a product that would colour just the grey ones a nice golden tone while leaving my natural dark brown as it is. I don't know if they make such a product but that was the plan.

Except I say I don't notice them but actually I mean I didn't notice them because when I photographed my newly happy hair from the side the other day I could see much more grey coming through close to the roots than I ever did just peering into the mirror. No matter how fast I cropped those bits off the photos I now know they're there and that means I'm reaching that dyeing time.

Yet oddly I'm having second thoughts. On one hand I'm seriously not ready to start looking old because I still feel like I did in my 20s. Plus grey hair isn't always a pretty shade of silver and what if it turns out I don't suit the colour it turns into lol

On the other... well on the other I can't really think of a concrete reason not to dye except that it just feels right, now, to let my hair progress naturally in this way just as it is doing in other ways now that I've started this journey.

Thinking more on the subject I'm starting to quite like the idea of my locks becoming a time line over the years with brown at the ends (some of which would probably have originally grown when I was still in my 30s) slowly fading up to grey at the roots at whatever point in the future that may happen.

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Wow, time changes everything!

By Greg2, 2013-02-07

This was at 4 weeks....

...And this is today 16 weeks. 100 times better already.

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bs/acv actually works!!!

By marisue, 2013-02-07

hey thanks for the attempt on the first long reply< anyway I read what I had posted and I think I might have written it wrong but no I didnt put the acv in my hair along with the the bs, after I soaked and scrubbed my head in the sink I left it sit in my hair for about 10 t0 20 minutes and then I went to the shower and rinsed all the bs out and thenI took the acv and water I had mixed earlier and poured it over my head and rinsed real well.

again thanks for your reply and I will try to post pics real soon Im getting a new computer so hopefully it will be essier to send pics with that. I have to say I havent had clumps of hair in my hands since Ive started this journey and everyday I look at my hair and see what new things are going on with my hair its funny to see my hair changing everyday.

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How to maintain my mane a bit for school?

By Marissa Victoria, 2013-02-06

Hey there everyone!!

So, I knew going on the dreadlock journey meant experiencing some not-so-prettyhair days, especially with my hair being thin and light. Along with these messy hair days, I'm sure some funky looks are to be expected my way, knowing that some people just don't understand or agree with expression, or natural lifestyles. I'm also starting school next week, and as strong as i am staying through this beautiful process, I'm sure i'm bound to come accross those critical people, so aside from obviously ignoring it, how can I maintain my hair a bit so that it doesn't cause any attention? Some amazing helpful hairstyle recommendations or something would be super duper helpful on my journey. !!
Advice appreciated!

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Came across this site literally at the best time!!!!!!!!

By Bob Ngarly, 2013-02-06

I have been wanting to dread my hair since i was in middle school. Im 21 now. I started a set with my mom backcombed when i was a freshmen in highschool. I let my dad talk me into combing them out when I went to stay at his house. I made this set using twist and rip by myself I made sections with a mirror and rat tail comb. they range between 1-1.5 in sections.

I planned to use a crochet hook after i started them but after reading lots of posts on this site and seeing how much people love the natural route, I decided to let mine go the more natural route. My CROCHET hook and my LOOSE HAIR TOOL (DHHQ) are in my bathroom, still in their packaging. Im gonna throw them both away and go the natural route with you guys.

Thanks for all your posts it took a lot of research on my part to stumble across this website. I know i would have messed my dreads all up.

Will post pictures of my progres. there a week or so old.


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By Hope Wescott, 2013-02-06

my fiance's dreads are even worse than mine, they aren't even dreads. He's doing twist and rip and the dreads just fall out- some completely, by the next day. It's like he just has normal hair.Do we keep twisting and ripping or leave them alone?

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crinkled dreads?

By Brianna Elizabeth, 2013-02-06
okay, so my dreads are a little bit past my shoulders so I wear them up in a bun at night, it protects them fine (at least I think it might lol im not sure) but every morning when I take them out they look curly and crinkled and wild! my dreads are only about 4 weeks in and I started with backcombing before I really knew anything about dreading, im a bit confused how to like, avoid this situationany advice?
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bs/acv actually works!!!

By marisue, 2013-02-06

i finally tried it the baking soda /acv wash, and let me tell you i might not have mixed it right but man whatever I did it made my hair feel so good. Im always hesitant to do things that I have to mix cause Im always afraid that Ill screw it up but after reading so many different ways on how to mis it I was getting overloaded on info so I decided to mix and go for it. I filled a sink with a gallon of water, 1 cup of BS a tbl spoon of sea salt (only because I wanted to spray it but I didnt have a soray bottle) and (this is where I screwed up I put 7 to 10 drops of tea tree oil. I realize I should have put it in the acv afterward. So I put my head in the sink and massaged my scalp and scrubbed and took a cup and poured the h20 all over the back of my head to get it all wet (not an easy job getting my whole head on the sink). So I let put a shower cap on my head and let it soak for about 20 minutes then rinsed it in the shower with I believe 2 to 4 cups of h20 and a half cup of acv with a few drops of myrrh oil.

let me tell you I wish I could do it everyday but its alot to do everyday, so in all reality how many time a week can you wash your hair with that mix I know I will do it for sure at least once a week. its been a month since monday and its getting there have a pretty good baby working in the back but everything else is just seperated. I put my hair up everyday at work in a bun and then take it out asap after work so hopefully thats not hindering it in anyway.

oh yeah if anyone can help me post pics let me know Im having trouble posting them. sorry such a long blog I ramble especially when I get so excited about something.

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A brief photo journey of 2 weeks of our vacation: FL to CA.

By DreadfulAmenita, 2013-02-04

My husband and I finally got to leave Florida 2 weeks ago, and we've been on the road ever since. We've been from coast to coast. We pretty much booked it from FL to the West, and saw the Hoover Dam. (Pictured above.)

This is the brief version, of course, but we went to Las Vegas for a night. The next day we saw Yosemite.

Then we stopped by Monterrey and drove down the Pacific Coast Highway:

I got to hug some trees... my first time in California, and my first time to see redwoods!

We stayed near Las Angeles for 2 nights. Saw Venice Beach, Santa Monica pier, Beverly Hills, etc in a day. But for some reason, we weren't really feeling the area, so we decided to drive back towards New Mexico. We both really love the Santa Fe area. We saw the Meteor Crater in Arizona:

We stayed a few nights in Albuquerque and then went straight to Denver. We've been in Denver for 4 nights, spending a lot of time in the hotel since we both got a 24 hour stomach flu. Tomorrow we're going down to Santa Fe/Taos until the weekend when we'll make our way to Texas and Alabama to visit family. (And pick up Woobie who's been staying with my family in AL.) We'll be checking out land for sale in northern NM as we travel for a living and have no home of our own. We'd like to build a house ourselves, but we haven't decided what area of the country we love the most. A big part of this vacation has been scouting a place we both love enough to start looking for land. I'd love to hear from anyone who lives in the Santa Fe region.

At Casa Bonita... if anyone has been to this restaurant in Denver or has seen the Southpark episode, you'll understand my excitement. :)

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Parent trouble again

By Tyler Clayborn, 2013-02-04
My dad made the appointment for ke at the salon for friday D:. And didjt even consult
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