Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal
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I needed a change, so I trimmed my beard short. I might grow it back out again in the future.
Today marks my 4 years of this journey, and I really do not plan to cut them off...although I am slowly thinking I might trim them at some future date, but I am letting time tell on that part. Here are a few photos of them as they are now.
I have a question about using sea salt sprays, I have gone back to using sea salt on my hair the last few weeks, since I am trying to encourage the loose hair to go into the existing locks, I am wondering, is there is there a point in time that I can just stop using sea salt all together, or is it better to use on a weekly basis, or could I now transition to something like maybe once or twice a month or an as needed basis like the case is with conditioning? I am sort of assuming weekly is the way to go, but I wanted to ask this question to double check this idea, as I don't want to make my scalp overly itchy or dry it out too much.
My four year mark is coming up on the 11th, and I can't help but feel pride in how my hair has turned out, in spite of their rocky start (although to be honestly I do actually like the slightly braided look they came out with, it makes me wonder if I should have just braided my hair in the size I wanted and left them in to get the same look with a healthier start - but I have no intention of cutting them off, too much time and too much collected prana (life-force energy) would go to waste).
Ok, I actually sort of knew as I was writing it that this question may be a bit hard to answer. I did a little bit of research on it and didn't really find anything useful about it, outside of many people questioning why it's even in salts in the first place....I finished off my shampoo that had sea salt in it about two days ago, so I'm going to take a break from using sea salt until I can know if this salt is safe or not. Thanks for the reply.
I have a question about sea salt. I have ended up with some kosher sea salt that contains an ingredient called "Yellow Prussiate of Soda" which it said on the package that it's an anti-caking agent, I was wondering if this sea salt was safe to use on
I have been growing out my beard, and just shorted a few overly long hairs, my first time taking scissors to my beard since I had been growing it, and looking at it today, I am wondering, is it long enough for dreads to form? I have attached a current photo of it, I am thinking I still have a while to go but I wanted to ask the question just to know. If another picture is needed please let me know.
I have now lost the tips off of two baby dreads, one came off of the baby lock that is still being absorbed by an existing dread, the other came off of what is still a developing new dread, it used to be a doubled tailed dread....I had very lightly run my hand down either of those dreads the tips just popped off. I do wonder if that was because of my past use of baking soda on my hair, hopefully, that won't happen again.
However, I must say that both the dreads look better now then they did with the parts that now broke off. I don't really have a picture of them before they changed, and now it seems unneeded to take a picture of them after the fact.
Speaking as someone who made the salon mistake, I agree with soaring eagle. If you want them t form quicker I would think the twist and rip method would be the least damaging. I know for me I wish I had gone totally natural from the start, and that is something I do regret not doing, as to force your hair to dread can really be physically painful. I used to interlock my dreads, that REALLY hurts and is a REALLY bad idea, so is crocheting them.
I had heard somewhere that the Nazarites, plait their hair and then just leave it to develop. If I am mistaken on this, then someone please correct it.