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Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
03/13/16 08:56:41PM
54 posts

To start or to wait


Introduce Yourself

First off, you don't need to wait. At worst your hair will look a little messy. 

Second, my ex had to go to the courthouse to deal with a ticket years ago, and when he got there, he never had to go before a judge. They just had him pay the fine at the front desk area. It ended up getting lowered a fraction of what the ticket fine said. So, my opinion is...you should go. It's highly unlikely they'll actually have you see a judge!

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
09/29/15 02:27:19AM
54 posts

I think I'm gonna restart... after almost hitting a mature look


Introduce Yourself

 Why start completely over? I'd just comb out the huge ones if it were me. It's worth keeping the ones that aren't causing any issues. Having some hair undreaded wont look bad since that's how it is during the natural journey anyway. It's obviously your choice, but I'd think about it a bit before combing all of them out.

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
08/13/15 11:55:15PM
54 posts

Warm Greetings; New Passenger on The Journey


Introduce Yourself

Welcome! I'm about a year in since I stopped brushing. I added t&r to the top but left the rest to nature. So we are in a similar boat. I started my journey with pretty short hair though. Enjoy the ride! The natural ones are fun to watch progress!

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
08/11/15 07:03:47PM
54 posts

Getting discouraged. Hair too short?


General Questions

I started with 5 inches on top and only 3 inches on the sides and back. It's worth just being patient! Don't worry about messy hair, its part of the process at all lengths! Messy hair is awesome!

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
08/09/15 05:29:25AM
54 posts

Hello! I'm looking for friends :)


Introduce Yourself

 I'll be your friend. I need friends!

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
08/09/15 05:21:55AM
54 posts

Super dry and brittle hair


General Questions

My hair is naturally extremely dry. I wouldn't stress too much. Vicky's shampoo bars helped me a lot, but I've been using her bars exclusively for almost a year now. My hair still locks up easily using those shampoo bars because I have such dry hair! 

Maybe keep using the bars in the front and liquid in the back. Have you considered hair thinning from genetics? It could be the culprit, but I don't know you. :) 

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
08/09/15 04:12:27AM
54 posts

How to prepare to begin sculpted dreadlocks


General Questions

I have to concur with soaring eagle. Let your hair naturally section first. I know from experience that forced sections will only cause issues later.

After your hair has sectioned, you can either do nothing but wash as usual and let your hair dread up on its own, or gently use the twist and rip method. 

Back combing is very damaging and doesn't hold knots as well as t&r might. But all starter methods will loosen and some or all can come partly/completely undone. 

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
01/02/15 01:48:59AM
54 posts

Dreadlocks Shampoo Bars - Too Conditioning?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I have baby dreads and use the shampoo bars, not the liquid. I don't have any issues, and it doesn't interfere with the locking process for me at all. I am always seeing progress after every wash. I think it depends on different factors for different people.

My hair is naturally verrrry dry and frizzy, so I need the moisture that the bars provide. I don't care if it slightly slows the progress (but it doesn't seem to at all). I don't want my dreads breaking off in the future when they are mature!

Try the liquid, though. It might be better for your dreads and hair type.


updated by @amanda-clouse: 07/23/15 12:06:01AM
Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
01/02/15 01:40:39AM
54 posts

BEADS & DREAD DECORATIONS


General Questions

You can find embroidery thread at Walmart or any craft store. It is really cheap, too.

Amanda Clouse
@amanda-clouse
12/27/14 04:50:47PM
54 posts

Should I shave/cut hair short before growing natural dreads????


Dreading Methods

Yah, definitely don't cut your hair! Just stop combing, buy some dread safe shampoo (or use BS/ACV), and let nature run its course. :)

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