Hi all! I am Allison. I am a 27 year old living in Birmingham, Alabama. I work as a veterinary technician at an animal emergency clinic. Music, writing, and animals are my life. I am finally ready to start this dread journey, I can't quite put my finger on it yet, I am going to just let it flow, but I feel like spiritually, I am being pushed hard to do this. Plus, I am so damn excited! Anyway, so onto the dreads..I started out with backcombing and wax about 3 days ago cause someone recommended it to me and told me about dreadhq or whatever. Then, today, I found this site. Luckily I had only done 4 dreads so far, so I brushed them out and washed all the nasty wax out of my hair (as much as I could. I can't tell for sure, but I think there is still some residue. I am going to continue to use a de-greaser soap until I am sure all of it is out along, with whatever else I decide to use to wash my hair) The change of mind was actually done today. I definitely was not happy with the results of the backcombing and was very frustrated, which is not supposed to happen, I knew already. Anyway, so I twisted and ripped a few with no chemicals (don't really know why, just felt like the thing to do) and am going the natural route, which mentally and spiritually I feel SO much better about. I just washed out the 4 maybe 12 hours ago and the hair that has not been twisted and ripped is already starting to section up a tiny bit. This is probably because I am already used to only washing my hair once or twice a week and my hair is wavy and sort of frizzy and gets tangled and knotted VERY easily. I am so happy and feel so much more free now that I know all I have to do is keep the tangles separated (should have been common sense, but whatever lol) I have not decided what I am going to wash my hair with, but I think I am going to use sea salt spray frequently and just water spritz the other times to refresh my hair when I wake up everyday... Anyway, if you made it through this, just know that I am soo glad to be here and start this journey with all of you I tend to be a lurker cause I feel weird jumping into other people's discussions, but I am going to try my best!!
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