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mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/06/18 10:52:33AM
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Just beginning my journey using tnr


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Yeah, I’m doing the tnr to try to have some control in the number of dreads I’ll have. I tried like hell to just neglect and wait, but every time I wind up with huge chunks matting up. If I were to let it go that route I’d wind up with a beaver tail. Haha.. I tried separating, but it just wasn’t working.
Btw, my first couple dreads are looping around the roots. I’d prefer to let them do what they wanna do, and not mess with them. I know I’ve read that crocheting them in is not a good idea... will the loops do their thing and then go back in or what? Haha
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/05/18 10:50:54PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

That’s just what my ends look like!
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/05/18 03:47:55PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

I feel like I’m never gonna be done! Haha! I started a few days ago and barely have two rows done. Although I wasted a ton of time on the first few, making them way too tight. I’m noticing my ends keep coming undone. I suppose that’s normal, but does it stop eventually? Should I try to keep redoing the ends? I do want to leave loose ends and stop a couple inches from the bottom, but I go to bed and wake up and have like 4-5 inches undone!
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/05/18 03:36:24PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

@bazooka-guru I’ll post some pictures once I get at least halfway. It’s taking me forever! I’m doing it by myself, so any spare chance I get I’m tnr’ing away! I went back and loosened my first few as I definitely had them way too tight. I’m feeling pretty confident now! Yours look awesome by the way!! And it does look like we have similar hair types! I can’t wait to finish installing!
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/04/18 08:59:09AM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

Love that! Gotta keep the mother clean and healthy! 🌻🌎🌳
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/04/18 08:45:46AM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


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The workshop isn’t until mid July, but unfortunately my schedule is crazy leading up to our workshop. Lots of work to be done in preparation. We will be heading up to scout shoot locations and finalize details 6/25-7/8. This is the website for our workshop www.therunningwild.com I’ve been wanting to get out West, so that would be amazing if it were to be out that way next year! I’ll definitely be looking to follow what they’re up to!
mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/03/18 11:55:20PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


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Oh that looks amazing! I adore everything about it! I wanna meet the fam! Definitely want to make it to one sometime! Any insight on location for next year? I wish I could make it this year, but I’m hosting a photography workshop in the Pocconos/Ricketts Glen area in July and have scouting trips planned in the meantime. This just sounds like such a wonderful time full of happiness and love! ✌️💛🌈

mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/03/18 11:09:06PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

I just noticed you’re in Philly! Im about an hour east of Pittsburgh! Where/when is the festival?

mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/03/18 11:01:42PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

Aaha! Thank you @soaring-eagle! I was afraid that I was indeed doing it too tight. Thankfully Im not too far in. I think ill continue along a little more gently, and probably come back an attempt loosening or starting over on the first few. 

Your dreads are AMAZING! by the way!! 😍

mommafirefly
@mommafirefly
06/03/18 07:35:21PM
10 posts

Just beginning my journey using tnr


Dreading Methods

Hi! I’m just beginning the process using the twist n rip method.
A little about my hair: I have super thick and long straight/wavy hair. I have been growing it out for over two years, and it reaches just below my tailbone.
A little about how I’ve prepared myself for this journey: I became interested in beginning dreads a little over two years ago. I began researching and started to allow my hair to reach a more natural state. I stopped coloring, conditioning and gradually cut back on washing. I’m currently able to go a little over a week before my hair begins to get oily. I haven’t used any styling products since that time as well.
I wanted to get off on the best foot possible and also allow myself time to decide if I was sure that this was a journey that I wanted to take. I haven’t changed my mind! So more than two years later; here I am!
I have some concern about how tight I should be making them. I’m only a few in, but they are very tight and hard. It’s also taking me an extremely long time for each! I know that my length will naturally cause the process to be much more time consuming, but I think I may be overdoing it. Should I be looking to achieve super tight out of the gate, or should I ease up a bit and be a little looser about it?
I’m so stoked to finally be beginning my journey, and any insight or help is super appreciated!


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