Like this page? Then share it!
Dreadlocks Site Highly Recommends dreadlockshampoo.com

Forum Activity for @sirick

Sirick
@sirick
07/10/13 10:04:00AM
26 posts

Forming Dreadlocks Time-Line. (0 to 5 months) UPDATED 21-8-2013


Member Journals and Timelines

I decided to let my hair start dreading around the end of March 2013.
It seemed like an obvious progression since I love my long hair but it's starting to see the limits of it's length and I also hate doing even light maintenance to it.
I have never liked how it looks when brushed (the neatness annoyed me) and so had quit brushing years ago, however I continued to wash it with conditioner and I would pick out any knots I found.

Having dreadlocks seems like the next logic step for me to take towards having hair I like.
Dreads reflect my general attitude and lifestyle approach (although perhaps not in the same way as others).

Progress is slow, I shall update every few months.


Month- 0

-This picture is some time before I started dreading. It shows my hair in it's normal state at that time.


-This is after a few days of washing with bicarbonate of soda, there was slight separation.


Month- 1
-A month or so in. At this point I had not seen much progress since the initial separation.


Month- 3.5
Three and half months in. The separated segments seem tighter now and are very obvious when my hair is wet, but once dry they can fluff up a fair bit.


-You might be able to make out the swell mess I have at the top of my hair. Seems like my roots are starting to do something now, although I'm not sure what.



-Messy head. Don't have too much to say about this one.


- I could not get a good picture of it, but this is what I think is my first real infant dread. It goes right to my roots and has made a good old mess there. It's quite round near the top as well and I can always feel it if I touch the top of my head. It the most pronounced infant dread I have and is so far my favourite.


Month- 5
It looks about the same to me really.

Top of my head is more messy now.

You can see my first dread-thing dangling in front of my face.

One of the big three that have formed at the back of my head as well as others criss-crossing.


Three that have taken shape at the back of my head.


updated by @sirick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Sirick
@sirick
04/19/13 10:47:24PM
26 posts

Two questions.


General Questions

At the moment I use the whole baking soda thing, before that I just used whatever was already in the shower, nothing special.

Sirick
@sirick
04/19/13 10:09:52PM
26 posts

Two questions.


General Questions

Hey, Just two quick questions.

My hair takes awhile to dry (cold damp England), so I often use a hair dryer on a low blow setting to help it dry. Will using a hair dryer mess up my dreading progress at all? I've used it a little less recently and noticed a little more progress.

Second, I will be going swimming soon in a nice big chlorine filled pool. I am guessing a baking soda isn't going to cut it. Will it be fine to use just normal shampoo to get my hair clean, or is there some magic non-baby dread harming trick?


updated by @sirick: 01/13/15 09:51:20PM
Sirick
@sirick
04/19/13 08:22:32PM
26 posts

A day of PAIN and SORROW


General Talk

That's great! It's nice to see you are so enthusiastic.
Have you thought about working with animals? They are the best! But often so many people want to help animals that there is a waiting list or they will simply refuse the help.
I guess you could help children, although that often requires a criminal background check, which is a bit meh.
No, animals are definitely better. You should do something with them.
Or the disabled, they are fun too.


Larra Juab said:

Even I do feel the same, and yep I have thought about that too. I am thinking of differentactivitiesto do in order to remember them. Like participating in volunteering events, donating, informing people, and many more. There are a lot of things that can be done :)

Sirick
@sirick
04/19/13 07:08:31AM
26 posts

A day of PAIN and SORROW


General Talk

Even pain and sorrow has it's place.
I would not be the same person I am now if I had not had some of the things you mentioned happen to me and I quite like who I am. I would hope the same is true of most people.

It's nice you are taking time to think about it. But have you perhaps considered a more active role to change some of the things that bother you?
Volunteering can be a great way to help out with a causes you care about.

Sirick
@sirick
04/17/13 11:03:13PM
26 posts

Will my hair dread?


General Talk

Hey Jack, I live in the UK like you.
You might find bicarbonate of soda kind of expensive in stores and only in small amounts, I know I did.
I would recommend looking on Amazon for some cheaper buys, buying in bulk is definitely the way to go to save a lot of money.

Sirick
@sirick
04/08/13 12:47:28PM
26 posts

Water Fasting? Has anyone tried this?


Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures

I'm curious, what is the point of juice or water fasting?

Sirick
@sirick
04/05/13 11:53:14PM
26 posts

Is this knot good?..


General Questions

Okay, I'm a little more reassured now.

For so long it's been drilled into me that knots and tangles are bad, so now even though I want them old habits die hard.

I'll just leave my hair be for a few weeks and let it do it's own thing.

Sirick
@sirick
04/05/13 02:50:50PM
26 posts

Is this knot good?..


General Questions

I just noticed my first bit of looped hair.
It's right at the end of one my oldest and longest sections of hair.
At first I was happy to find it, but then I started to think if it's right or not.
Looking at the loop it looks like it will tie it's self into a pretty neat knot right at the end of my hair. Will this not stop the rest of the hair above it from dreading by limiting it's movement?
I'm just a little worried I will end up with a bit of a knot at the end of my hair and not a dread.

Picture included (please ignore spots of gravy stains from my dinner).


updated by @sirick: 01/13/15 09:50:33PM
Sirick
@sirick
03/30/13 10:22:22PM
26 posts

When and how to separate dreads.


Dread Maintenance

Thank you for the advice!

I just washed my hair and as I was drying I noticed a nice amount of knotting going at the bottom of my hair, however the knot had hair from somewhat opposing sides of my head. So I went ahead and gently pulled it apart. I was a little worried at first as it seemed like I was undoing the start of a dread, however like Laura said, it was quick and easy and once I was done all the separated parts were still knotted at the bottom.

I just hope my hair dreads well!

  2  
Contact Form