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Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
03/19/19 06:36:39PM
28 posts

What would happen if I combed my hair?


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AquaGuy:

So, like I’ve said in a recent post I thought about combing out my freeeform dreadlocks and starting again (and then I decided not to) but now I’m thinking about it again...

They are not really fully dreads yet and I still have mostly loose hair with lots of curls trying to dread finally, but would a lot of hair be pulled out if I combed it? I don’t want to loose a lot of hair.

I’m still undecided yet and it might be a really stupid idea but I know how to wash my hair better now and how often and what products to use, etc, and my hair is much longer now, so I’m really curious to see if my hair will begin to dreadlock quicker with all that. Because I started them really badly, using residue shampoo, with short hair and not washing my hair as much as I did before freeforming. I’d treat as an experiment and if I decide to comb my hair I will be going through with the freeforming properly the second time.

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I have a few dread balls forming at the end of some of my young dreads, I have tried combing/teasing out the ends to help water drain out more easily to dry quicker...It took alot of time, using alot of conditioner, would hate to have to comb them all out. Think i will be leaving them do their own thing and just concentrating on good separating from now on.  

Yours might comb out easier, who knows?  Good luck whatever you decide.

You just reminded me too, that the "Lazydreads" guy combed his long, 10 year+ dreads out (see youtube).   

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
03/10/19 07:06:58PM
28 posts

Natural dreadlocks, from day 0


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@gazzunger-the-grey - are your missing posts sorted yet? I can see the last one from 2 weeks ago.

@tashtash - not sure, haven't posted in while, thanks for asking.... hope this one works ). I hate having to wear hair up too,  mines been pretty windswept just lately

in the high winds, which i think is helping the dreads begin.  I fancy trying a few beads too, and see if that helps the knotting process..

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
02/19/19 07:00:13PM
28 posts

Natural dreadlocks, from day 0


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TashTash: I think I might be having issues seeing some posts on here, I have emails saying there’s been replies but when I follow the link from the email I can’t find it here. @gazzunger-the-grey - I think I’ve had an email about you posting on here before, but I couldn’t find it that time either (I’m not just ignoring you 😂) I really cant wait for the loops and craziness, but for the moment I’m just happy that it doesn’t look so much like I’ve brushed the front of my hair! I was getting a little concerned about the undercut I have at the back of my head and the dreads just above it at my crown seemed to be coming undone, possibly because there’s just less hair there (it goes a little higher than I originally had it!) so I’ve put some little cuff things in the more established bits and combined a few of the tiny sections with the hopes it’ll give them a little more to cling on to! Was this a good idea? I’m unsure but it’s feeling more ‘together’ than it was 🤔

@tash tash & @soaring eagle  Seems some posts are not showing up... have checked my settings/profile etc and doesn't seem to be anything "private"  please advise

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
02/16/19 10:58:12AM
28 posts

Natural dreadlocks, from day 0


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TashTash: Hi everyone, hope you’re all well 😊 I’m just updating because I think the front of my hair is finally holding its sections! 🥳 see.ms to have settled into a different parting now too, it’s sort of zig-zagging down the center of my head now 😂 I was looking through my photos and can’t believe how much my hair has grown, I’d estimate around 2 inches, which I think is about average but seeing it is impressive 😊 I think my hair is influencing my life a little more, I’ve been focusing on my spirituality and life in general. I’ve always had a problem with beginning things because I always had this fear of not doing it perfectly, but I feel like my hair has helped me let go of that fear. I’ve been able to take the first steps on my chosen path without feeling too paralysed to start, and I owe it to this journey that I began because of this site. Anyone else had a change of perspective like this? Hope you’re all having a great day 😘

@TashTash  I Know what you mean about the change of perspective, I've got used to the strange looks I get form people, some nicer than others and I've had some nice compliments too.  I haven't Brushed in over a year now and as you can see there some dread-balls forming at the end and shrinkage is from 25 to 40% with one wicked kong full of lumps and bumps (called Derik).  I too am amazed that your hair has grown, I suspect it will start looping soon and shrinking too...its all good fun!

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
02/12/19 04:41:50PM
28 posts

54 month update !


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@daniel2   Haven't watched all your video yet, it looks painfull to have had a great set of dreads and for them to wilt and fall must be a bummer, I see why you seem 

down now.  Hang in there though, you still have some good length to regenerate and I'm sure SE will have some good advice..    Im only a year in and have about

12 - 20 dread of various size and shape starting to form..  Stay positive and look at maybe try looking up "Vermin Supreme" presidential candidate to give you hope.

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
02/05/19 06:00:00PM
28 posts

Putting beads on flat dreads


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Talking of beads on dreads, how do you secure them? 

and will they  stop/slow down the locking process?

Feels like they may help big bad kongs forming...anyone had any experience please?


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Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
01/26/19 07:28:45PM
28 posts

Nine months of nesting


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have been using Liquid, but after doing scalp treatment with "Nizoral" (doctors prescription).  Think some of scalp problems are stress related as they seem to get worse when life is a bit stressfull...  will have to get in touch with Vicky soon.

I have one of the bars which i have used.... Lathers up really well! - and hope to use again when scalp is better.

Totally different subject.. you mentioned "Vermin Supreme" political candidate a while back,  I checked some of his videos and agenda and think he should be president.

Especially like his choice of headwear!

.....suggest anyone else has a look too, it will brighten up your day folks.

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
01/25/19 06:40:10PM
28 posts

Nine months of nesting


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SE  thanks.. the separating feels like they need it,  then afterwards it feels like i've lost some dread babies; will keep on top of it. as more are definitely appearing slowly but steadily.

Is wrapping hair in a towel after washing ok?  seems to soak a lot of water away.

Have been using Dreadlocks shampoo when scalp allows. (still seems to get inflamed and itchy sometimes - vicky was getting some anti itch shampoo together to try)

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
01/22/19 10:27:27AM
28 posts

Nine months of nesting


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@soaring-eagle  Thanks, I have been wrapping in a towel  for 5 - 10 mins after washing to get most of the water out (no towel rubbing), separate them while damp. Seems to be working s l o w l y.  Is there any thing i'm doing wrong or could try to speed things up?

I rinse with cool water, can you remind me why this is better for the scalp?

  

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
01/21/19 06:45:09PM
28 posts

Nine months of nesting


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Here's a rear view.  before shrinkage I used to be able to tie it up in a knot at the front, guess it will be a year or two before i can do

that again.. 

Some of the ones at the back feel like they are forming a big kong and I separated them too early... thoughts anyone? 


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