Neglect Dread Timeline from day 1 (naturally curly)
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Day 19 movin' on...
Day 19 movin' on...
I think you are gorgeous...with your dreads...I have been dealing with alot of confidence issues myself lately b'c of the past coming back to haunt me...I can tell you this, I thought I had dealt with my insecurities (therapy, losing weight, cutting my hair short, quitting drinking and smoking). But someone made some comments on facebook the other day that brought the low self esteem screaming back, like 10 years ago was yesterday. This does not have to do with your hair, work on doing good things for yourself. When I was at my lowest I had long curly pretty hair, when I felt my sexiest after all the work I did I had short 2" all over hair and rocked it, now I am growing my dreads and they did not make me feel the way I have been feeling the person who said those nasty things did. If anything the dreads will help you except yourself. Dont beat yourself up, I know its hard. Girls are made to feel like they have to compete constantly with their looks, you could be the most loving caring person in the world and still feel like that guy doesnt like you or that you dont measure up to some ridiculous standard. I know this sounds corny but it was advice I got from my therapist that really helped me in the long run. "Do not downgrade, call yourself names, or be mean to yourself" Pay attention to how many times a day you think or say out loud that your are stupid, fat, insert any other derogatory word here....make a point to correct yourself out loud everytime. You are not stupid or fat or sloppy. Also correct the other girls and woman in your life whenyou here them say it. Tell them not to say that about themselves. You will become aware that it is almost like breathing for woman to do this. (Btw I also do this for the men in my life b'c they are wonderful too That was long winded keep up on the forums the people here really are wonderful...they have reachedor they are trying to reacha level of acceptance that alot of people have not yet. Hugs your way.
Heres a few more to keep up to date. I noticed last night that they were really coming along well I am very excited. Every time I wash them I get a little more knots.
18 days today and I was them every other day with dr bronner baby no scent. I thinkthey're bangin'so far. Ummm lets see, the weather here is 105 today and 109 yesterday and humid. After reading some diff posts I think the climate is an important factor when your talking about progress or lack there of, along with your hair type. I use witch hazel on my scalp alot because I have excema, and baking soda and acv every so often. Anyways sorry I cant seem to add pics to my posts so i just attached them.
Cant wait to see your pics. After being on here for a while now I am blown away by how beautiful everyones dreads are new and mature, they suit each person so perfectly.
We went through Ike, Rita, and Katrinia. We lost power like that everytime. Mind your temper when things get uncomfortable everyone starts getting really cranky.Texting is usually a good way to keep in touch with friends and family when you cant get a signal for a while. Good luck and I hope all goes well for you. Stay safe, bless you.
I havent been counting them. I am trying hard to keep my hands off for now. Its really hard to see your own progress. I am really liking the way my hair looks right now I feel confident sporting it...is that weird?