Two Strand Twist Timeline (June 2013 - June 2014)
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^^ Thank you very much. I wish you the same!!
Thanks SE. I didn't plan on dreading my hair when I first twisted them. I was tired of having my afro so I thought I'd twist them. I ended up liking them so I just went with it. Now that they've grown, it's much easier getting the stuff out of my hair. The BS/ACV is a bit strong, so I only do it once a month. I am in the process of looking for a new shampoo as well.
Hello all, this is my one year timeline, I've been dying to share this so I'm going to dive right into it. My hair is wavy when short, and thick when grown long. I twisted my hair a couple months after this picture.
These pictures are a day or two after they were twisted. The lady used some stuff that made them hard and stiff looking.
Month 1 - I didn't wash my hair for one month when having them. I know it may sound disgusting to many, but my scalp doesn't smell or get excessively itchy. But when I washed, a lot of the stuff she used to twist my hair came out and I was glad. They instantly felt softer.
Month 2 - From this moment on, I began to wash my hair once every two weeks which is still my routine to this day
Month 3 - I started using the BS/ACV Rinse and that helped a lot. My hair was much softer after using this method.
Month 4 - Roots tightening up and didn't have to separate so often.
Month 6 - Hair feeling softer and softer as I continue to use BS/ACV rinse. Roots continuing to tighten up.
Month 7 - Started using biotin. Really noticed it working quickly because my nails were growing insanely fast
Month 8 - Noticing that the biotin is working.p. Still soft. Started using biotin. Still using BS /ACV wash. Most of the stuff used to twist my hair is gone from my scalp. A bit of breakage caused due to my excessive separating apart. Stopped using oil in my hair at this point
Month 9 - Started using Dr. Bronners
Month 10 - I can finally see and notice that they're growing. I stopped separating so often
Month 11 - Stopped using Dr Bronners, as it
was too damaging for my hair. At this point, I really liked them. At times I was relying on the fact that eventually they'll look better, but I finally liked how they looked.
Month 12 - Took this sometime this month. I was laying in them so they look a bit weird but here they are at one year.
So that's it. I really only made this for the chance that it could help someone trying to use a similar method. When I first decided to grow dreads, I didn't know how to go about getting them. I hope I can help someone who has the same questions. Throughout the year, I've learned a great deal of patience, letting them do what they do and trying not to interfere by separating so often, and to tune out negative opinions. Thanks for looking through my timeline. I'll post three or four month updates and probably stop when it hits year two.
Thank you all for the tips. I have one more question. I finally used it today and my experience with it seems to have worked I guess. After I rinsed it out, it definitely stripped my hair, that I could tell. I followed it with a rinse that they recommend. My slight concern is if the Dr. Bronners got my hair clean or not. With regular shampoo, you get the super lather and can see the dirt coming out of your hair. With the soap, it lathered, but I didn't see any dirt come out. So did I clean my hair well enough or what?
Hey all, I just bought the peppermint scented soap from Dr. Bronners and I have a question. I have a spray bottle and I want to know how much soap should I use per 1 cup of water? Also should I use it like any other shampoo or do I let it soak in my hair or what? Just letting you know that I don't have hard water.
Hey all, I'm three months into my journey, I did the baking soda rinse for the first time last week. I immediately felt a difference, as my shampoo didn't give me any results that came close. My question is, would using this rinse weekly be a problem? Or is it okay? I'm black BTW, don't know if that plays a factor or not.
Oh, I just always related the lathering to the fact that it was all in there. With this, I didn't see it so I thought it was a problem. But it's still sort of difficult washing my hair with the twists in, so could I just mix it with water or should I just continue using it like I was and just gently massage my scalp while washing?