1 year T&R dreads
Member Journals and Timelines
your locks are really beautiful!
yeah Robyn... i really loved it. It makes my scalp and hair a bit dry and soft but helps it to knot faster. I had shrinkage after the first wash with the Locking Up shampoo.
Oh and i need to update my timeline...
Are you enjoying your shampoo?
i started with hair as 2-3 inches... It took me a long time to see the first knot [the first real knot i saw at the end of the sixth month, now i'm at 9.5 months], but after the first knot lots of them started popping on my head, and all of the hair on the back of my head are dreaded [shrinking like crazy, now i have some dreads that are 1 inch]... Only now some sections of the side of my hair started dreading [but most of them doesn't have any knots]...
You can start now. Maybe it will take a long time to dread, but i can assure you that in the end you will love it! Stop playing with your hair, it slows your progress, and your hands have natural oils... if you mess too much with your hair, the oils will get on your hair and this isn't good.
buy the locking up liquid shampoo from www.dreadlockshampoo.com it makes your hair and scalp a bit dry [not so much, it don't give you itches] and it really help your hair to dread.
Separate when needed [by my experience, i can tell you that starting with short hair you will have to be more aware about your sections, and shorter the hair, easier for them sticking at each other by the tips]
just be patient, gentle and love your hair and embrace your journey.
Hope my english make sense [ i'm learning by myself]
i slept with a tam for something like a month... it helped my dreads [not so much, but it helped]... but you can have big problems... like having to separate more... i have to separate everyday... when i was sleeping with my tam i had to separate 4x a day... so i wouldn't recommend it for you if you want thinner locks, and if your sections congo too fast
i loved your timeline! They look very cool now!
Well... i hate to separate... and i'm not too gentle when i have to do it [nearly everyday]...
I don't let them congo too much [most of my dreads are very skinny] because i had a big pain on the mark of the five months and i had to rip nearly all my sections because it was hurting my scalp, and for now i prefer thinner dreads...
i want to know if it's normal to have to separate more when the dreads are short... i have short dreads, and most of them shrank to 1-3 inches, and everyday i find hair connecting my dreads...
when they grow will it be more easier to separate?
is there something i can do to prevent the roots joining everyday?
thank you all
my hair is thick and wavy/curly but it is hard to dread [don't know why]. i'll try the locking up liquid shampoo and see how it affects my progress, the sides of my head need a little of help [they are long enough, but the hair there is straight/wavy but very thick]
I plan to create a review the products after some washes.