By Sarah18, 2014-08-31
Two weeks neglect! Everything has at least a tangle in it-and every piece of hair has found it's own section to nuzzle into. The bottom half of my hair is all one giant mass every morning. I have to separate at least once a day or it gets to the point I have to rip too much.
Ordered my Dreadlocks Shampoo and it should be delivered Tuesday. I can't wait to see what it does for my hair!
I only wear my hair up in a bun on weekends when my mom is around. I haven't broken the dready news to her yet. Hoping to get pretty far along before she notices!
My daughter starts 5th grade on Wednesday! How is it possible that I have an *almost* 11 year old?! I still feel like a kid myself, although I don't imagine that will ever change.
So, here's picture updates!
This, of course, is my favorite picture...it's all dready and tangly! This is before I separated it.
By Sarah18, 2014-08-31
Today I picked up my new baby, a Baldwin Guinea Pig. Baldwins are hairy when they're born, but then all their hair falls out and they stay bald. They're one of those "ugly cute" pets.
My daughter and I named her Harriet. I was leaning towards Alopecia, or Sinead but my daughter thought Harriet was perfect...kind of like Tiny for a big dude.
So here she is. She's super scared right now because she's only been with her large piggy family but she really doesn't like other pigs. I think this girl is going to be totally spoiled!
By Sarah18, 2014-09-02
By Sarah18, 2014-09-03
I used the Dreadlocks Shampoo for the first time last night. I'm not sure what to think. I love strong citrusy or flowery smells and they didn't really offer any in the liquid shampoo, so I figured Dragons Blood would be the closest to something I'd enjoy. It's definitely not a smell I enjoy.
But I used it anyway and I was shocked at how conditioning the shampoo was!! I was using a face bar soap from One Hand Washes the Other before and things were really tangly. After washing with this it feels really smooth and is less separated. I'm not sure if I like that or not. I'm considering just washing with it once a month or so, and the rest of the time with my other bar.
I also bought the salt spray and used it last night. Maybe the combination made my hair too conditioned? I enjoy the scent of that a lot more than the shampoo though. I'm definitely spraying perfume on my hair to cover some of the shampoo smell.
By Sarah18, 2014-09-05
Anyone have a little dready motivation they can pass my way?
It may be because I've got the flu and feel super shitty, but for some reason I started stressing about my hair today. Are my dreads going to be too small? What if I don't like them that small? How can I fix it later? Blah blah blah.
My hair has sectioned itself but sometimes those sections merge and I'm losing where to separate them. I take the path of least resistance and often end up with pretty small sections and worry they'll be super tiny. I know, it will do what it wants and it will end up fantastic anyway, but I can't help look at pictures and think "awww, I want my dreads to look like THAT!"
So tonight I'll dig through all the beautiful pictures of everyone on this site and tell myself that they will end up gorgeous and exactly what they were meant to be.
By Sarah18, 2014-09-10
Sneezing, snotty, coughing, headache, body aches. Yech. My daughter is home sick after only three days into the school year. Neither of us is happy about it but I don't want to be infecting everyone else.
Dreadlocks though...yes...a few days ago I was feeling all down about it. I've actually been wondering if synthetics braided in would be a better idea, but I know I wouldn't feel the pride of knowing they were mine and had my history inside them. Plus, what a pain in the butt-to braid them in and take them out and braid them in again. Screw that.
My hair is doing really well. I thought the Dreadlocks Shampoo was too conditioning at first because my hair is all loose and soft after washing but it still tightens up nicely the next day. I still don't love the smell of it but I'm also using the tightening salt spray and that smells really nice.
Is it possible to use that spray too much? It's got essential oils in it, can it still be too drying to use daily?
On Friday I'll be one month into free forming! Woot woot! And today, for the first time, I was able to take two small dreadlings and tie the rest of my hair back! Craziness! I'm going to have my daughter take a video of me tomorrow showing my progress tomorrow. You just can't see it in pictures.
Oooh...and a new picture of my guinea pig. I love her so much!
By Sarah18, 2014-09-12
I made a video of my dreads. Tomorrow is one month.
Yeah yeah...I sound nasaly because I'm sick and I'm all pudgy because, well, because I'm fat. lmao Please be kind. It's the first video I've ever made.
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By Sarah18, 2014-09-16
I sprayed some of the Dreadlock Shampoo salt spray on my hair tonight and immediately it felt crispy and dry, worse than it has throughout this process so far.
I broke down. I probably should have used ACV to condition it, but after gazing longingly at my Nutris Garnier citrusy smelling conditioner I became too weak.
I slathered it in my hair, inhaling the yumminess squishing through my fingers. It FELT good and it SMELLED good.
I left it on my hair for about 30 minutes and then rinsed with really hot water for about 5 minutes and then really cold water for about 5 minutes. I was curious what my hair would be like when I was done...would all my knots be gone? Would all my separations be gone?
Worries begone!! My separations are still there and my knots are probably a bit looser than they were before but those will tighten up again.
And more importantly...my hair smells good....so good! I missed that more than anything. I don't know that any dread friendly products can leave such a fragrance on my hair.
I'm weak, but I'm happy.