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Medusaa
@medusaa
03/28/13 11:25:28PM
10 posts

Diving in with an introduction


Introduce Yourself

As your dreads grow, so will your self-confidence, wisdom, and relationships. Prepare to blossom - enjoy the ride :)
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/26/13 08:41:15PM
10 posts

OUCH! (help!)


General Questions

My hair type really loves to dread...so much so that once in awhile my roots get too tight. I know the feeling you describe, and agree with the others - if you love your fatty then keep it :)I have a possible solution for you: get your hands on some dread-friendly oil (jojoba is best but in a pinch you can use coconut or even olive). Massage it into the scalp around the root of the offending dread, and into the first inch or so of the hair. If possible try to get the oil under the dread too. Wrap your head in a warm wet towel (not super hot or the oil will burn your skin!), and keep it on for at least 15 minutes. You can reheat the towel if you feel it needs more time. Now wash your hair like you normally do. If you used a lot of oil you may need to wash twice, but your roots should be looser and WAY more comfy after this. You will obviously end up with more loose hairs, but personally I don't mind and it's way better than being in pain.Hope this helps! <3
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/16/13 02:19:13PM
10 posts

Neglect timeline! Curly or something? (Updated)


Member Journals and Timelines

Looks good so far! I loved that early crazy stage...have fun with it :)
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/16/13 11:06:32AM
10 posts

White Build Up


Help! Save My Dreads

Do you have hard water? If so, Dr. Bronners will leave unbelievable amounts of residue. I tried it once before starting my dreads, and even in soft baby-fine undreaded hair it left tons of crap.
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/16/13 10:33:18AM
10 posts

traction alopecia horror!


General Talk

Haha you said it was june...I should probably pay more attention :P
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/16/13 10:30:43AM
10 posts

traction alopecia horror!


General Talk

If you see an improvement already then it's not too late...how long have you been in recovery for?A couple of things you can do to help: massage your scalp regularly to encourage blood flow, add rosemary to your routine (either pure essential oil or you can make a tea), and grab some biotin at your local pharmacy. All pretty cheap and will help you recover faster. A little love doesn't hurt either :)I'm sure others here have more suggestions. Best wishes on your recovery.
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/15/13 11:46:33PM
10 posts

A long road...and massive thank you <3


dreadlockssite appreciation

As I approach my one year dread anniversary, I have finally decided to join the community that is responsible for my happy healthy dreads today.My fascination with dreadlocks began many years ago, born out of a combination of curiosity and socially-influenced revulsion. People with dreads exuded a sense of "otherness" which I felt drawn to, like there was something more to these people's lives...something more real.The idea of dreads on my own head didn't surface for a long time, and even when it did I wasn't sure it was desirable. After breaking up with my ex (who was so obsessed with my hair he got mad whenever I trimmed it), I found myself getting angry every time I brushed my long hair, like he still somehow had control of it. So, in an act of defiance I chopped it totally off. The resulting pixie was cute and lots of fun, but I hated it. Yes, I felt ritually cleansed...but it was like chopping off a leg. I felt like someone else, when all I wanted was to feel like me. This was when I decided to dread my hair.While waiting for it to grow, I did a bit of research. I found Johnny Clean and Knotty Boy. Watched all their videos and read all their info. Looked at pictures until my eyes burned. But I didn't do it. I could never be ok with the idea of putting crap like wax in my hair. So I dropped the idea of dreads for awhile. Then I heard about crochet...and got super excited. Here was a way to have dreads without wax! I immediately made a test dread, which I kept for a few months and crocheted a few more times. I hated the way it felt, all scrawny and straggly, so I took it out one day...and wow, that hair was very damaged. Again, I shelved the idea of dreads.My next attempt came a few months later, in the form of TnR. I spent a whole day putting them in, hated them immensely, and took them out first thing the next morning. Totally gave up on the idea of dreads.Despite all of the above, I found myself back online looking at dreads within a few months. That's when I found this site. I read the hell out of it, devouring as much info and beautiful pictures as I could. I still wasn't sure whether I had the fortitude to go natural. But I took the leap anyway. Said goodbye to the brush and here I am today, confident in my decision and enjoying the ride. Like everyone else, I have moments of weakness...but they are short-lived. Maybe the day will come when it's time to let them go, or maybe I'll keep them forever. Who cares? I don't plan that far ahead - and that in itself is so liberating!My main reason for writing you guys this book is to express my gratitude to this community for all your love, inspiration, and truly helpful info. It's time for me to stop lurking and contribute, and I hope I can add to all the love and support here, and share what I've learned.
updated by @medusaa: 01/13/15 09:49:09PM
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/15/13 03:39:29PM
10 posts



My entry is called The Escalator. Discovered it on my head a couple of weeks ago and it keeps looking stranger all the time. It's flat as hell too, which just makes it funnier...
Medusaa
@medusaa
03/15/13 03:39:29PM
10 posts



My entry is called The Escalator. Discovered it on my head a couple of weeks ago and it keeps looking stranger all the time. It's flat as hell too, which just makes it funnier...
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