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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 08:24:22PM
1,302 posts

Sarah's T&R and Neglect Timeline :) Pic HEAVY.


Member Journals and Timelines

It is wonderful of you to share your beautiful journey with other members on here. Wish I had done so to help out others too. Amazing that those twist & rip sections came out isn't it. They are looking good sister....Peace


updated by @the-barrellady: 07/23/15 02:32:51AM
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 06:11:16PM
1,302 posts

What would you do?


General Questions

You are just on a slightly different journey, but not much different with T&R. You will still go through the messy stages, the zig zagging etc. When you are at work, just wear a beautiful tam if need be on those really messy days, which we all have for sure in the first year. (I also did T&R ).....Peace

Megan Elyse said:

After years of admiring others' locks I just wanted them. Now it's more than that though. I have found myself wanting to have a simpler lifestyle all together, even though I am only a few weeks into my journey. It's also about letting go. Being that I am a stylist, I didn't want to look like I had bed head all the time. Now I feel like I'm missing out on an important part of the journey by having used the TnR method.

Decisions, decisions.
the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 06:01:44PM
1,302 posts

Thanks


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

You are welcome. This is what all us members on here do, help each other. Congrats to your employer etc., it makes the journey easier to handle.

Just a few tips for you: Make sure to always use the ACV rinse after the BS wash or you can fry your hair without balancing the PH back. I did not always use it and dried out my hair, took awhile to get it back to almost normal. Also, remember to wash out the salt spray from your hair after about 2 hours, as you do not want this to dry out your hair too.

A good tip is to buy a towel the same colour as your hair, dreads love towel lint, so this way it will not be as noticeable.

Have a fantastic, wonderful, crazy journey.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 05:56:51PM
1,302 posts

need dread surgery


Help! Save My Dreads

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Here is a list of members in your state. Perhaps you can send a message to each one and ask if they can help you out.....Peace

http://www.dreadlockssite.com/group/pennsylvaniadreads/user/list

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 05:48:30PM
1,302 posts

What would you do?


General Questions

Let em be and enjoy the ride now!.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/22/13 03:38:16PM
1,302 posts

Now what?


Dread Maintenance

Hi Jessica, and welcome to your wonderful journey and the ride you have begun. If you clean and separate any sections trying to join together to form a huge dread, then you are done with the care part. There is really nothing else you need to do. You can knit yourself a tam while waiting for the wild things to happen. Just chill and envision you hair 3 years from now, every experience you will go through will give you the most love you have ever had for your hair. In three years from now, when you look at your beautiful mature dreads, you will look back and say what a ride that was. ....Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/20/13 02:19:14AM
1,302 posts

just a picture


General Talk

Thanks for sharing with us. They definitely suit you and do look absolutely beautiful....Peace.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/20/13 02:01:17AM
1,302 posts

ball of hair?


General Questions

Well now, your hair is on its journey, it will do many crazy things in the next few months and what you are worried about is just one of them. When your hair is wet, pull sections apart that are joining with other sections, wet hair is stronger and can take more abuse. Just hold onto the ends and pull them apart. Some people need to separate certain areas daily, some weekly or even bi-weekly. Your hair will tell you when you need it. Congos are formed by sections joining together and not being separated. For drying purposes, the ideal max is 1 inch sections, where it meets the scalp. Fat dreads can take up to 36 hours to dry once mature.

I'd be worried about your square shaped head instead, oh wait, that's not really you in your profile pic...sorry about that.

You will have loops, zigs, zags, hair ball looking sections and any other crazy thing that can happen will. No worries with any of it, just keep up on the separating and you will be fine. Embrace your journey with open arms and have fun.....Peace

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/20/13 01:54:40AM
1,302 posts

Loose ends and flat, curly dreads??


General Talk

Yes, definitely order the Wax B Gone! The best choice you can make. Wax does not just coat the outside, it does work its way inside.You will see instant changes once it is all out, so work on that for sure.

During the first year, you will have so many changes happen and by the end of it you will have the Patience you don't have now, you will have earned it!

I am over a year into my journey and I have loose ends, blunted ends, flat ends and ends with many whisps in all different directions. Don't worry about what happens to any of yours it is just part of the process to become fully mature. Some peoples take one year, some two years, we are all different. Enjoy your journey and your path to patience.....Peace

Stephanie Kleinsmith Carroll said:

Thank you all so, so much! I feel much better about my progress! Patience has never been one of my strengths (hence the backcombing haha), but if nothing else, this "dread journey" will surely teach it to me!

As far as the wax removal, I never actually heated the wax with a blow dryer (like I had been told to). I lightly coated them and then once I found this site, I scrubbed them like hell with Dawn. I don't actually know if I got all of it out. I was hoping since the wax stayed on the outside and I tried to remove it within a couple days, that I'm wax free. I'm ordering soap from www.dreadlockshampoo.com today, would it be in my best interest to order the wax-b-gone too? They feel very similar to how they were after I had just backcombed.

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
04/20/13 01:46:30AM
1,302 posts

Two questions.


General Questions

Hi Sirick, baking soda and chlorine do not mix well together. Also, I suggest you wet your dreads before using the pool and then rinse the chlorine out well when finished.

My drying time has been cut down dramatically by using a micro fiber towel, like a Shamwow, to absorb a ton of water out of the hair, Great for rainy days too. Those towels literally suck the water right out. They can be found in most auto sections in most stores. My other towel tip is to use a regular towel that is the same color as your own hair, that way any towel lint will not be noticeable when it stick to your dreads, dreads love to swallow towel lint.

When using the blowdryer, besides using it on low and cool heat, make sure to constantly move it around so that you do not damage your dreads. Even do it for only a few minutes, stop for a couple of minutes to cool down your dreads, then do it again etc...blowdryers over time can damage the hair, whether it is dreaded or not, so just use with caution.

You may pay a bit for shipping, but I really do recommend the shampoos from Dreadlocks Shampoo. Vicky makes the best ones that can be found, and they were made with hard water in mind, which many of us have, they rinse out perfectly and leave no residues. I used baking soda for my first year, now I use her shampoos and they are just the cats meow.

Have fun swimming.....Peace

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