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Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
09/14/19 05:06:32PM
40 posts

Changes and acceptance


Introduce Yourself

Welcome  Le sam-sam

Glad you're going  "Freestyle"  there's plenty of good advice on this site.

  You don't need to waste a fortune locticians just good shampoo, patience and frequent separating; oh and also a thick skin to deal with any negative comments.

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
08/30/19 07:50:22AM
40 posts

Dreading uneven


General Questions

I'm sure i've read other people having similar experience,  its not a huge problem for me, just enjoy the changes. Thanks for sharing.

This piccy is from about six months ago when i tried a Small rat tail sized braid(which reverted right back to dreading eventually).


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Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
08/30/19 07:25:52AM
40 posts

Sixth month


Member Journals and Timelines

@peaceful-passer tried brushing a few ends out ages ago and they just knotted back up like the individual rebels they are....I've accepted they're

going thru a teenage phase and leave them to it (unless they try and gang up in one big kongo as they seem to like doing)

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Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
08/27/19 07:47:07PM
40 posts

Dreading uneven


General Questions

Dreading is starting to speed up slowly, but not evenly  i.e.  the Right side is more dready than the left.

Think this is part due to one side (right) gets tangled in my car seatbelt and also gets caught up in my work bag straps.  

The only ways I can think to help this is 

1. get a left hand drive car or a chauffer

2.  change jobs

Any ideas please?

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
08/27/19 06:42:03PM
40 posts

Sixth month


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@peaceful-passer  Your locks are looking Good.. how do you keep the ends from knotting up or is that the way they hang naturally?

Mine are forming slowly and with blunt ends; luckily however, they don't seem to take as long to dry as i was led to believe.  

I've been trying your "separate when dry"  after washing which in think has speeded things up slightly!

 

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
08/02/19 06:53:58PM
40 posts

Flat matted roots and thinning! Help!


Dread Maintenance

[quote="Peaceful_Passer"] Yes as SE said, the loose hairs will not be as dense as the knotted hairs. It takes a few months/ year or more for some before the locks get down forwards the scalp, it will happen. I don't suggest separating while wet, your hairs are more likely to break as you're describing when they're wet! I usually wait til the next day when my hair is completely dry before separating. 

@peacefull passer   ...hmmm  will try separating when dry next few washes then. I've also been separating damp and feels a bit like I've "overseparated"  at times, 

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
07/28/19 07:50:30PM
40 posts

Newbie


Introduce Yourself

@thewhowithin69   Welcome.. from Sunny South-West Engerland. Sorry, can't help you Tech side of things, but will verify SEs advice on shrinkage

My hair was almost down to my bum when i Started but its closer to shoulder length now.

Animals are good companions and non judgemental (although my hound doesn't understand why he cant join me at work)

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
07/28/19 07:20:50PM
40 posts

Natural dreadlocks, from day 0


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TashTash: Hi all 👋🏻 Hope everyone is good, I have loads of daily photos to upload at some point (think I’ll dig out my laptop to do it on though!) I’m now at around 7 1/2 months, and things are getting a lot more knotty! I have one congo (not huge thankfully!) because I neglected to separate for a while, but I actually really like it! My sections like to spiral around each other and these two just fused in the middle, but like I said, the root section is not huge so I’m not too worried about it. I have quite a few bumps and loops popping up, loads of loose hair still, and very little change at the front of my head, but I know that’s the last to lock up anyway. It’s grown approximately 6 inches and has filled out a lot which I think is the trapped natural shed hair making everything more mane-like! I tried a few loose cross-cross hair wraps on the dreads that like to suck all surrounding hair in because I was worried they were going to become massive sections, and I liked the wraps, it kept everything somewhat separated when things got mad busy for me. I’m still having to wear my hair up a lot for work, for safety unfortunately so there’s no real getting around that, but I’m letting it all loose as soon as possible to give it as much ‘down-time’ as I can. As for other updates, Billy the orphaned kitten (now around 9 months old) had a run in with either another cat, a bird, or possibly a twig, but whatever it was damaged his eye quite badly and it had to be removed 😢 so he’s now affectionately known as ‘One-eyed Will’ not that I think he even notices that he only has one eye now, it hasn’t really changed him at all! I’m still practicing a mostly vegetarian diet (still eating fish and seafood around twice a week) and I’m working on cutting it out completely. I’m also looking at cutting down on rubbish (any tips are welcome and fully encouraged!) I’m trying and mostly failing to grow my own fruits and vegetables, I have limited space and no green thumb! So far the only promising plant I have is six pea sprouts, but that’s six more than I’ve ever had before, so it’s a win? 🤷🏻‍♀️ And I’m trying to make ‘Rubbish Walks’ an at least monthly thing in my local woods (picking up litter while walking, and disposing of it properly, recycling what I can) it’s actually quite fun! And I was on a short girls holiday recently, near the Welsh coast, where we found a stall that did ‘Rubbish Beach Walks’ and work to keep the oceans rubbish free, they made things out of the rubbish they collected and I brought a lovely bowl made out of discarded rope! My next green project (when I have the funds) is a composting dog waste bin, because our current solution to our GSD Luther’s ‘leavings’ is unfortunately the general waste bin (we’ve tried flushing it and it clogs the toilet, yes they are that big 🤮) and no, he will absolutely not ‘go’ during a walk, nowhere but our small garden! We took him camping with us for a week and he was distraught, he held it for two days and would then only do it right outside the tent! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Anyway, I’m rambling a bit now, oh! I’m also weight training again when I have the time, me and a friend are entering a competition in September I think, so that’s exciting! Ok, I’m done now, hope you’re all awesome, tell me what’s going on with you 😊

Hi dread Folks...been a bit distracted lately...  became a Grandad 2 weeks ago, lovely little fella called Jack... had to tie hair and beard back so could hold him without getting hair in his face.  He is usually to busy sleeping to notice anyway....

@tashtash  can relate that big congo too,  Ive got one right at the back (Derek) who was my first and most troublesome dread to form, he seems to suck in surrounding hairs trying to make the roots end too large, hence i have to thin/separate base hairs often...  

I've been trying "Grown your own/" too my peas survived slug and bird attack only to eventually succumb to blackbirds uprooting them just as they were big enough to pick - phooey!  aw well try again....   Apples seem to be ok though and have a few gallons of cider in the back of my homemade cider in my shed maturing nicely.    H

Love GSDs too (despite having been bitten by a few)  shared a house with two years ago and they were noisy, but lovely big softys with me and owners. Does your "Luther" bark a lot when people call around?  it seems to be a trait of most GSDs i've met.

Ooops,  realise this isn't posted in quite the right subject area...how about a self sufficency/grow your own section? 

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
06/20/19 06:51:24PM
40 posts

Hi! I am new to the forum and figured I would introduce myself and stop lurking :)


Introduce Yourself

@slightly sane  Welcome from darkest Cornwall... stay patient and wash often(well 2/3 times weekly).  It only took me aboout 20 years to decide to

"take the plunge": enjoy the ride and funny looks folks will give you. 

@ peaceful-passer  my locks are starting to take shape after 14 months, all at their own speed and sometimes frustrating unruly and rebellious, they are all individuals like us  

Gazzunger the Grey
@gazzunger-the-grey
04/29/19 05:58:04PM
40 posts

separating at the base roots


Dread Maintenance

@ soaring-eagle  Thanks for that, have been pondering beads for a while, would wrapping around the base of a few new forming dreads allow them to knot up ok?

 

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