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September 21st 2012 - Day 4 (Dread Babies forming)

By Eve2, 2012-09-21

SO, I guess I am going to start a personal blog journal of my journey with dreads (and try and keep up with it).

Super excited. Got payed today so I am going to go out and buy some items to pamper my dread babies with. Some clasps, oil, vinegar, wraps, hairbands...etc. This whole experience is like Christmas everyday for me..seeing how they evolve bring new surprises.Maybe I am a little over joyous with it, but I don't care.

And I owe a lot of my joy to Soaring Eagle for enlightening me so much with his site and experiences, as well as the members here for the support and continued advice. Let the journey begin.....

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*I'm Home!*

By Mary White, 2012-09-21

Mama's Growing Her Dreads Again!

Au Natural this time. :)

Just had to share.

Peace & Love

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Is that dandruff on the horizon?

By Amber 'Blob' Orpin, 2012-09-21

Hopefully not and its just my scalp has gotten a bit dry. Its isn't itchy at all which can only be a good thing in my books but it dosnt look all that nice and i want to nip it in the bud before it becomes more of a problem.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rince - Used to reset the PH balance of your hair. For baby dred's use a cap full in about a gallon of water and use this wash after the bicarb has been rinced out. You wont need to to a ACV everytime you wash, i have been told once a week will be plentey but as all things dreddie its all about what works for you and your hair.

Tea Tree Oil - Just add a few drops in to the bicarb wash 5-10 drops.

Think i will go for a ACV wash 1'st as it has been sitting in my cupboard far a while now and its starting to look a bit sad as i have only used it once. In washed my hair yesterday so it will be a few days till i can report my findings. So keep your self entertained and i will see you soon

Safe journey till next time

Blob xXx

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what kind of shampoo

By Shamra Lucky-Rose Chapman, 2012-09-20

I do the BS wash already and put the oils I want into it....but what else can I wash my hair with that will not harm it or leave a residue I need this for me and my little dudes I do not like Doctor broners It makes my skin feel really bad even when diluted.....Need something that is good for hair and does not hurt mine or my kids silly skin

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3 Week absence. Sorry about that.

By Amber 'Blob' Orpin, 2012-09-20

Get the kettle on, find somewhere soft to sit (im going with floor chustions today) and lets have a good chin wag. Home life is feeling good, had a bit of a downer month but it seems to be sorting its self back out makeing the vibe here a lot more relaxed. John has just started his new job, longer hours brings the useual worry of not seeing Kyra as much (more about her later) but it does mean the pay is better which brings a 1'st for us as we can now pay all the bills, every month! so hopefully red bills we be a thing of the past. Yippie! Kyra has just enterd the world of potty training and doing really well, only a couple of accidents so far and a bit of a barin teaser of the best way to get a runny poo off a rug (all sujestions welcome)

All things dreds.

Well its all been moving rather fast. John after hateing the idea of dredsoriginally has come full circle and is even in the lead. John has a slight curl to his hair so its dreading really well without much help, i have been trying out my backcoming methods on a few dreds round the front as they kept getting in the way while he was working. He is trying out diffirent ways of tying them up for work but still havent found anything that works for him just yet, need to find a good bandana i think.

My dreds on the other had are taking the slow and steady approach. BS washing is really helping, although im fighting some hairspray out of my hair at the moment, its nearly all gone its just taking a few washes. As my hair is really long im worried it will create one big knot at the back so im going to section it all out taking the lead from knots that have already started to form, plait the sections then work my way round backcoming. I did want to leave it to do its own thing (neglect method) but it isnt really practical when running a house with a 2yr old in it. Even Kyra is beeting me in the dred department, she has one the forms at the end of most days right in the back (its very cute). she has asked if she can have dreds as well, which im all up for but its going to have to wait till mine are a bit moremanageable and i get better as washing them. Hopefully this wont be long as im getting lots od parctice washing johns for him. Hopeing to get some pictures up soon

Well i will leave it there for today and try to blog again soon.

Safe journey till next time

Blob xXx

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By Nixxi, 2012-09-20

Around the 11 month mark, and my little dreadies are crazier and loopier than ever! I'll post some pictures soon. Very slow maturation compared to some others... but that's just fine with me! In the beginning, I was fixated on "achieving" certain result, a certain look. Now I'm simply enjoying the journey, and becoming increasingly accepting of this process. And, of course, I am eternally grateful for everyone on this site for support and encouragement.

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Hello everyone.

By John Summers, 2012-09-19
Hi I'm John, I'm 18, and I hail from Kansas. I've been dreading for a year and three months. I was fooled by all the propaganda about using wax and getting your dreads re-twisted and all that junk. I can't believe that people are still promoting things like wax now that I know how bad it is for you. It's very upsetting, but it's in the past now. I've been going the natural route for about five months now and I couldn't be happier.I love being outdoors. Biking, fishing, swimming, just anything outdoors. Snowboarding is my passion. If I could do one thing for the rest of my life that would be it. And I love all types of music. I'll listen to anything.That's just a little look into my life. Thanks for reading. Jah bless!
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By Shannon Roman, 2012-09-19

So, it's been 5 months since I started working on my dreads. I completely neglected for 4 months, washing it once a week with cold water and a baking soda/Dr. Bronner's mix, and a mid-week salt water rinse, and my hair was unchanged. So, then I rubberbanded the roots for a month, and I got some decent knotted/matted roots, but nothing else happened. So then I rubberbanded down the entire shaft of the hair. And still, nothing happened. So, reluctantly, I decided to backcomb it. I have such thin hair, that it just doesn't seem to be able to dread on its own. Well, now I look like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons and a friend of mine is trying to talk me into using wax to get them under control. She knows how adamantly I don't want to use the wax, so she suggests just using a little in the beginning to get them to lay down more and lock, and then not using it anymore.

I know this site is also really against wax, so I was curious your thoughts, tips, suggestions, etc.

Much appreciated,

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The Tao

By Baba Fats, 2012-09-19

Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child's?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.

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decorations for my hair

By Shamra Lucky-Rose Chapman, 2012-09-18

I really love adding things to my hair but have been having some problems finding anything lately and some are just to big for me to get anything over them and sugestions on sites I can go to and have a look about see if I likes anything or on how to do my own creations

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