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Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
10/01/14 08:57:28PM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

If you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple...

Method used: Neglect/Separation

Products used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), Water

Hair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican with hair on the more "kinkier" side for lack of better terms, so hair tends to get dry often, I wet it everyday, But I wash it 2-3 times a week with Dr. Bronners peppermint, sometimes more depending on work.

Little things that help me: Tam. Tam that shit up at night...helped me ALOT. Again don't let hair get too dry...needs moisture, but do not condition! Separate as often as you need because if you have hair similar to mine it will dread FAST. Shake dry out of the shower, let hair in front of a fan for a bit. Oh and if your hair is shoulder long...grow it out longer...I'm telling you, long hair dreads so much faster. at least 3 inches under the shoulders, if you're hair is not dreading very fast, probably because of length.

Advice: I have tried ALL methods...all of which i ended up cutting. I have used wax, i have crocheted and backcombed, I have even gone to a salon where they put fake hair in my hair in order to thicken it so it would dread. I have used beeswax, lime and mango gels...all of that...it doesn't work, only builds up, stinks and oils the hair to prevent dreading. Backcombing is the biggest waste of time, so is TnR...they FALL OUT and THEN start to dread...so instead of waiting for them to fall out and then dread, just leave them for at least 5-6 months. You will see how fast it goes by. Crochet is DAMAGING. Wax.......just think about it.....it's WAX dude....it's friggin WAX. That shit don't wash out! I have attempted dreads many times over, over a span of 6-7 years. This is the first time I love them and I feel confident and happy about how fast they are progressing.

BE PATIENT!!!!! AND WASH!!!! THAT"S IT!!!

Day One/Week One:

yeah i work at trader joes...and i love pizza...and my tam....and my flannel pjs....ok lol

2 Months:

how I wear it at work, just a band to keep it out of my face, let it run wild!

3 Months: LOTS OF PROGRESS BY 3 MONTHS!!! PIC HEAVY!

lots of clumping, loops galore!!! sections!!! I now have to separate after every wash and every morning.

Length...it was soooooo short I'm so happy, will update again in my 6th month!

Thanks!

4 MONTHS!!!! Update 10/28/2014

VIDEO BELOW

Just getting tighter and less frizzy by the day. Lots of clumps and loops...lots of solidity throughout the dread. more definition. LOTS OF SHRINKAGE!



some hair towards the side of my head, by my ear, is taking especially long to even just curl, if it doesn't dread that's okay...it's kinda nice to have some loose hair. overall, I'm happy...it's going fast. I'm enjoying the hell out of this journey. I've gotten ALOT of ridicule, stares, and comments but I know I live in a place where ignorance is bliss...every once in a while though when I am discouraged the universe will send a rasta or someone who is free forming my way...very rarely but always when I need to see...and I don't feel so alone. i'm staying strong, and when they are long and mature...I would know I have earned them.

VIDEO UPDATE BELOW!!!

4TH MONTH VIDEO UPDATE

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!!!!!!!!!!!5 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! BUT FIRST! this is me RIGHT at the very very beginning, still brushing at this point!

JUST 5 Months, fresh, just out of the shower...

idk why this is upside down .-.

BOTTLE CAPPIN IT!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>5 MONTH VIDEO UPDATEhere!


updated by @jessica-reyes: 02/14/15 09:49:14AM
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
09/22/14 10:18:23AM
24 posts

Perfect example of the ignorance associated with dreadlocks...


Introduce Yourself

The post is supposed to be funny...i get it...what I DO find astonishing really ISNT the joke, but the ACTUAL real life comments that were used to make the joke. Obviously those are real and those people are so ignorant beyond belief...like wow. But the article in general I laughed. Lol. If you really think about it, the post isn't making fun of white guys with dreads...that's not what's funny...the post is making fun of those who make SUCH a big deal out if it. THAT is what's hilarious... Like why the hell is a white guy with dreads so freakin weird to you people?? That is what this article is about.
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
09/22/14 10:07:28AM
24 posts

Dread-related dreams


General Talk

When i had used backcomb/crochet hook and wax methods in the past i had often dreamt that my hair would fall off or i would brush them out. I took it as a sign that my subconscious was ultimately NOT happy with the results. I had brushed and cut them off after trying each of these methods. I am neglect/natural now with only separating and ive not had any bad dreams with this set.
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
09/22/14 10:03:48AM
24 posts

Found a dread..want to clean it up


Introduce Yourself

Let it go. Brush the rest of your hair as usual if u dont wish for the rest to dread. It will tighten on its own over time. Any kind of methods to progress the dread will damage your hair. Give it three more months and u'll have a dread. You can stick a bead or wraps on it anytime you want.
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/26/14 02:11:46PM
24 posts

Seborrheic Dermatitis


Introduce Yourself

I have the same thing. I use selsun blue. My hair type is usually very dry tho so it actually helps my hair to dread ALOT. You can try this and see how it works, might make your hair too slippery tho. Try different things.
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/21/14 11:48:41PM
24 posts

DREAD HELP!! does this look right?


Help! Save My Dreads

No. Brush it out. It looks as tho you made a pigtail. Just let your hair go natural.
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/16/14 10:48:55AM
24 posts

My hair doesn't dread!


Dreading Methods

What i do for work is i wear a very loose band just to hold them back and once i leave work i immediately let them out. Also, i tam it up alot too. Bandanas, and wraps are also an option, other than that, i push em out of the way sometimes so they dont tickle my nose lol. Face the wind, that helps too lol
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/15/14 06:16:03AM
24 posts

Maintaining at home


Dread Maintenance

Read the dreaducation page. It will tell you everything you need to know. Whatever method you choose, you should know the jigh risks and also the benefits of going natural. You've already started with a method that poses many risks and alot of damage. So read read read is my advice to you
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/12/14 09:09:05AM
24 posts

Elizabeth's Free Form Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

Oh man these are gonna be awesome
Jessica Reyes
@jessica-reyes
08/12/14 09:06:57AM
24 posts

neglect and pony tails


Dread Maintenance

Loosely tie it back, not tight and not thought out. Just grab your hair and loop the tie one time. use a wide band with cloth material NOT rubber bands or elastics. Use a piece of cloth or ribbon even. Wash often and leave your hair out as often as possible once you get out of work. Wear a tam at night. I have to do the same thing for my job, but as soon as i step out the door i take it out and i also wear a wool tam to bed. Its dreading wonderfully. Washing makes it very tangled too so wash 2-3 times a week if you want, shake dry and stand in the sun.
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