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LunaKat13
@lunakat13
05/23/21 01:16:28AM
52 posts

It’s been like 8 years and I’m back!


Introduce Yourself

Hey there, don’t worry that your bangs are short. I started with really short bangs and shaved sides. As SE can tell you I had endless questions about those shaved sides not dreading up and catching up etc. well now the hair is all about one length up to just alittle past my shoulders and caught up like nothing was ever awkward and the short bangs started knotting even though they were only 2 inches long at start. I have pics in my gallery for reference. It’ll 3 years on June 9th and the bangs if you can still call them that wre past my chin now. Let them do their thing and they’ll be ok. 

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
03/04/21 03:04:47PM
52 posts

Such thing as too small of a section?


Dread Maintenance

I also have some that are sooooo thin like that. Most of them are in the front but there are a few in the back as well. Also i had other ones that were that thin and thickened over time. Those particular ones are about sharpee thick now. And all of those are in the back. 

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
03/04/21 03:00:30PM
52 posts

Things to Avoid with Dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

I absolutely 2nd this vote. It’s so light that it leaves no residue on your hair or hands. Yet it tames. It won’t hurt your hair at all.

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
03/03/21 09:29:19AM
52 posts

A Bit Of Encouragement For Those New To This Journey.


General Talk

Hi Gazzunger thanks so much for replying. It’s good to hear from fellow dreadies.  The lopsided thing will balance out.  I had the same issue. I had some un even dreading and smaller or shorter on one side than the other. I’d love to see some pics.  It’s so good to know that this encouraged you and helped you to feel better about the process.  Yes do stop touching the hair though. Best leave it be and let it do it’s thing.  Easier said than done I know. I’m such a fidget and fidget with everything including my hair. Be well.  Peace.

Happy Dreading,

Luna

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
02/28/21 06:03:08AM
52 posts

A Bit Of Encouragement For Those New To This Journey.


General Talk

This site helped me tremendously. I seriously knew nothing & actually met with a “pro” at some salon.  She was talking all about she has her loc for 20 years and they are down to her feet but would never take off her bandana. I asked if I could see hers since she does her own hair as an example of her work. I know how tight she pulls hair and am betting she has traction alopecia.  I even asked her about the tight scalpey look all her client have because I don’t & never have liked that.  It’s not attractive and she charged way too much.   I came home from that appointment with all these questions & feeling very unsettled about everything.  That’s when I found this site. 

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
02/22/21 11:54:58AM
52 posts

A Bit Of Encouragement For Those New To This Journey.


General Talk

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

Wow what a diference 

and great insights

Indeed it’s a huge difference.  And getting better every day.  if this helps just one person it makes it well worth the time it took to write it.  I have learned so much over the last 3 years. Thank you 😻
LunaKat13
@lunakat13
02/21/21 02:53:21PM
52 posts

A Bit Of Encouragement For Those New To This Journey.


General Talk


Hi there, It’s been a while since I posted but wanted to post this.   It’s to encourage people new to this journey and to express the importance of patience, explain the tons of info I have learned all thanks to this site and all of it’s amazing members and the satisfying result that come with such patience & encouragement.   It’s not much just a before and after pic & some insight on what I learned. Keep in mind everyone’s experience will be unique to them but there are some things that just go with the territory. . On my 1st day I thought this day would never come. There were issues that I didn’t even think would be resolved in a decent way such as the fact that my sides were shaved.   The concern for what will happen as the new hair grows in and will it lock up the same way was always a huge concern.   Here I am almost but not quite at my 3 year mark. June 9th is my 3 year anniversary.   It’s like this, if you obsess over more than just washing & separating the time goes slow as molasses.   If you don’t think about it past the thought needed to take proper care the times goes so fast that one day you’ll look in the mirror and BOOM you’ll have a magnificent mane of locs that you won’t even believe. The process has been so interesting and fun. I had quite the ugly stage that seemed to go on forever but I roughed it and got to the other side.   I have only ever used the shampoo they sell on this site and it’s pretty much all you need. You don't need expensive products. Questions I have seen many ask as well as asked me: I have loops, lumps, bumps & loose hair should I use a hook? 1st of all NOOOO! 2nd   Don’t worry about it because your hair will do exactly what it’s meant to do.   How many locs do you have?   I have no idea.   I have lots of loose hair which is normal and with that being the case I find new babies all the time. How long did it take to mature? The ones from day 1took 2-3 years the rest- still maturing. Our hair is forever going through the process since it grows and new hairs will form into babies that mature fairly quick. Not to mention new growth. Something else I get asked alot is about new growth on existing locs and the answer is for my hair anyway - they just grow into the loc. No maintenance needed.   They just grow that way.   How much length will I lose?   It may depend on how you started, your hair type & some other things   but ultimately it will depend on how long your hair is. Basically you’ll lose a percentage of your length so the longer it is the more it will shrink. Since mine wasn’t that long it shrunk alright but it wasn’t that drastic so whenever I wished I started with longer hair I remember that. The reason for the shrinking -your hair is curling up into itself to create the proper knots to form your locs. It’s all part of the process. So remember if you ever feel discouraged, like combing them out of heaven forbid going to a salon just remember what I said.   I have seen so many people posting about giving up but don’t.   Patience is key!   I hope this will helps at least one person feel better when feeling discouraged.   it will makes this post all worth it.   The below pic is me at 5 months and me today. Be well, Be safe and Peace!

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LunaKat13
@lunakat13
02/21/21 10:16:23AM
52 posts

This is a bit of encouragement for those new to this journey.



Hi there, It’s been a while since I posted but wanted to post this.  It’s to encourage people new to this journey and to express the importance of patience, explain the tons of info I have learned all thanks to this site and all of it’s amazing members and the satisfying result that come with such patience & encouragement.  It’s not much just a before and after pic & some insight on what I learned. Keep in mind everyone’s experience will be unique to them but there are some things that just go with the territory. . On my 1st day I thought this day would never come. There were issues that I didn’t even think would be resolved in a decent way such as the fact that my sides were shaved.  The concern for what will happen as the new hair grows in and will it lock up the same way was always a huge concern.  Here I am almost but not quite at my 3 year mark. June 9th is my 3 year anniversary.  It’s like this, if you obsess over more than just washing & separating the time goes slow as molasses.  If you don’t think about it past the thought needed to take proper care the times goes so fast that one day you’ll look in the mirror and BOOM you’ll have a magnificent mane of locs that you won’t even believe. The process has been so interesting and fun. I had quite the ugly stage that seemed to go on forever but I roughed it and got to the other side.  I have only ever used the shampoo they sell on this site and it’s pretty much all you need. You don't need expensive products. Questions I have seen many ask as well as asked me: I have loops, lumps, bumps & loose hair should I use a hook? 1st of all NOOOO! 2nd  Don’t worry about it because your hair will do exactly what it’s meant to do.  How many locs do you have?  I have no idea.  I have lots of loose hair which is normal and with that being the case I find new babies all the time. How long did it take to mature? The ones from day 1took 2-3 years the rest- still maturing. Our hair is forever going through the process since it grows and new hairs will form into babies that mature fairly quick. Not to mention new growth. Something else I get asked alot is about new growth on existing locs and the answer is for my hair anyway - they just grow into the loc. No maintenance needed.  They just grow that way.  How much length will I lose?  It may depend on how you started, your hair type & some other things  but ultimately it will depend on how long your hair is. Basically you’ll lose a percentage of your length so the longer it is the more it will shrink. Since mine wasn’t that long it shrunk alright but it wasn’t that drastic so whenever I wished I started with longer hair I remember that. The reason for the shrinking -your hair is curling up into itself to create the proper knots to form your locs. It’s all part of the process. So remember if you ever feel discouraged, like combing them out of heaven forbid going to a salon just remember what I said.  I have seen so many people posting about giving up but don’t.  Patience is key!  I hope this will helps at least one person feel better when feeling discouraged.  it will makes this post all worth it.  The below pic is me at 5 months and me today. Be well, Be safe and Peace!

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
06/29/20 01:24:58AM
52 posts

2 years


Member Journals and Timelines

Hey,

They’re looking great. Looks like the squiggles finally found you. 😺I hit my 2 year June 9th. Hurray my sides finally decided to get with the program as for the rest they are awesome. congrats on the beautiful plants and down size. You look awesome🥰

LunaKat13
@lunakat13
03/31/20 05:45:31PM
52 posts

TnR Question


General Questions

@gazzunger-the-grey you’re too funny.  I alwasy get funny looks too. even before doing my dreads because of the colors i did.  I was in a CVS one time and a child (children love the colored hair) pointed at my hot pink hair and said look Mommy. I thought it was cute and funny but the mom got all don’t stare all while still staring at me and trying to look like she wasn’t True what you said we really are funny beings. I rarely see dreadheads here though.  Occasionally but still rare. I tend to get all excited when I do see them. 

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