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Dia
@dia
01/17/14 06:25:59PM
16 posts

Negativity towards dreadlocks


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Thank you so much soaring eagle. Your comment really made me feel better.

soaring eagle said:

just tell them they are as real as it gets and as far as family goes my mom for 15-18 years didnt have a single conversatiion that didnt mention cutting everytime i looked her way she made scissor motions with her fingers

bit then 1 day we were out xmass shopping in the mall and 6 grey haired condse4rvative old ladies swarmed around me saying they never saw anything so beautiful

from thayt day on my mom hasnt said negative word

u see they think its an embarasment they think it reflects badly on them..but when they see you get mostly positive reactions they will most likely change thier tune

Dia
@dia
01/17/14 04:28:40PM
16 posts

Negativity towards dreadlocks


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having an awesome day. So it's been a year into my journey and I still get negative comments about my hair from my family and friends. They were never supportive of my choice but I thought they would grow to accept it. To this day I still get comments about how gorgeous my loose hair was or they suggest different hair cuts or they tell me just how much better I would look without my dreadlocks. They don't really understand that the journey is not about physical appearance... And it really hurts when they say all of these things. And I tend to get really frustrated when people say I don't have REAL dreadlocks. You know what I'm talking about? Because I don't have overly maintained, boring, smooth, crochet, blunted dreadlocks, to them I don't have REAL dreads. How do you guys deal with these situations? I started this journey with the intention to keep them till the day I die but these people make me want to cut them just so they would stop bugging me!
updated by @dia: 06/10/16 02:04:39PM
Dia
@dia
01/09/14 05:53:19AM
16 posts

New growth not locking?


General Questions

I'm sorry, I guess I worded that wrong. All I do is separate and use the sea salt about once or twice a week. I will see if switching to liquid helps.

soaring eagle said:

when i say you dont do alot of maintenance that means your doing some..what are you doing

separating and washing is all they need

if u use the bars try the liquid awhile

or add the pink sea salt


Deo said:

Thanks for the quick reply! I wash with all natural dreadlock shampoo fromhttp://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/

And yes my dreads have been maturing pretty slowly since I do not do a lot of maintenance aside from separation. They still have a long way to go.

I've had them tied up for 4-8 hours a day because of my job. This probably hindered the process because they did not have the opportunity to move and knot. But I have been leaving them down a lot more recently. I will stop tying them up for a month and see how it goes! Thank you.

Dia
@dia
01/08/14 07:57:57PM
16 posts

New growth not locking?


General Questions

Thank you :)))

Casey Fay said:

Welcome my sister! You have come to the right place for the best answers. Hope you post some pics soon. Good love to your locs!!!!

Dia
@dia
01/08/14 07:12:04PM
16 posts

New growth not locking?


General Questions

Thanks for the quick reply! I wash with all natural dreadlock shampoo fromhttp://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/

And yes my dreads have been maturing pretty slowly since I do not do a lot of maintenance aside from separation. They still have a long way to go.

I've had them tied up for 4-8 hours a day because of my job. This probably hindered the process because they did not have the opportunity to move and knot. But I have been leaving them down a lot more recently. I will stop tying them up for a month and see how it goes! Thank you.

Dia
@dia
01/08/14 06:40:26PM
16 posts

New growth not locking?


General Questions

Hey everyone! Although I've visited this website many times, I just joined today. It's nice to meet you all & be a part of this community! Let's be friends!

So I've had my dreadlocks for almost a year and I noticed my new growth does not seem to be knotting up. I know roots need to be loose to a point as to avoid constant tension and other issues but I seem to have 2-3 inches of unknotted roots and I was wondering if this was normal? I feel like my hair is just going to keep growing and growing and undread itself. Am I simply freaking myself out over here?

Thanks for taking the time to read!


updated by @dia: 02/14/15 02:54:03AM
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