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Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/26/12 12:08:21AM
9 posts

Don't think my mom is thrilled.


General Talk

Went by her house this morning for the first time since starting the dreading process and of course she had the reaction, "What are you doing to your hair?" She just doesn't understand why I don't go to a salon and get them done professionally. :( Oh well. she loves me anyway. I'm happy that at least my husband and kids support me.


updated by @Heidi Wright: 01/13/15 09:31:48PM
Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/25/12 11:59:27PM
9 posts

1YEAR TIMELINE <3


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Absolutely beautiful and such an inspiration. Maybe by this time next year I'll be as skinny as you too!!! Hey, I can wish right?

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/25/12 10:25:55PM
9 posts

New dreads, not covering the back of my head?


General Questions

Honestly, most of them will fall out and redread naturally. That is what mine did, even when I let them kind of section by themselves before I did TNR. I thought I'd be smart about it. Haha. I guess my hair was smarter. I only have about 3 in the very front that stayed TNR and they are in there very tight and not going anywhere. I have to say that for every TNR that we did they separated themselves out to about 3 thinner sections each. They are very thin, but I know they will thicken with time and they cover much more of my head.

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/24/12 02:02:13AM
9 posts

Taking the plunge


Introduce Yourself

Darn it, I replied and deleted. Oh well, anyway. I started letting mine separate and my daughter twisted and ripped the sections. Most of them came out and started dreading almost immediately on their own again except for a few in the front where I don't sleep on them. Those I can see though where they are separating more at the root, so honestly I wish I would have waited and just went natural the whole way. I tend to see that as a recurring theme on here so now I see what they are talking about. If your hair is like mine, it knots VERY easily. I have seen very little shrinkage so far. I tried to get a picture but it didn't want to load on the computer for some reason, haha. I didn't think I was that ugly. Maybe an inch, but probably because they are still babies.

This may sound really gross, but I do a lot of gardening, and I notice that most every time I get out there and garden and sweat, I come in with more and more knots. Also when I have to pull apart where they want to grow together. I also went to an all day concert with my kids and came home with tons of new knots that have really locked in there. I attribute it to the sweat, so get out there and sweat. I'm going to another all day concert Monday so anxious to see what it does from there. Maybe I've found the real short cut to dreading. Lots of concerts and gardening.

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/23/12 06:56:36PM
9 posts

Taking the plunge


Introduce Yourself

I'm very new into this, only 3 weeks.What soaring eagle says makes sense. As you lock up, your hair is growing. You my get minimal shrinkage in the beginning but I think it will even out. My hair is thin and baby fine. I actually think since I've started it looks like it has more volume. Part of it I think is that I am not using shampoo that weighs down my hair. Before my hair would section out and get stringy and of course I'd brush it, only difference now is I'm letting it get stringy and knot. The only problem I really think I'm having now is constantly having to split apart the sections because of my hair type that knots easily, it is causing sections to knot together constantly. Nothing that can't be done in a few minutes while I chill or watch TV, or sit on the telephone, whatever. I will say though that with my hair being short now, just above my shoulders, I'm looking forward to being able to finally grow it out without it just looking long and stragly. I'm tired of having to cut it all the time and hating my cut. It's hard finding a stylist that does a good job with hair like mine and I usually hate it.

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/21/12 01:39:22PM
9 posts

Help, I'm knotting in all the wrong places!


Introduce Yourself

Okay, so I'm doing just like I'm supposed to and the knots are loosening and coming out and reknotting. I get it, it'd doing like it should. BUT, the knots are coming from hair on different parts of my head instead of sections. I get strands from the right side, knotting with the left, etc. The whole back is sectioning, but different sections are knotting with sections 2 or 3 sections away if this makes sense. Also, the part right above my neck wants to dread in 1 dread going all the way across the back of my head, kind of following my hairline. I'm trying to separate this but it goes right back to dreading all together. Also, very tight to my scalp. What do I do with this? How can I keep the sections from knotting together? If it helps, I have very thin, fine hair that knots very easily. Hence one of the reasons I decided to dread in the first place. It only made sense to let my hair do what it wants to do, especially since I've always loved the look of dreads. Just waiting for mine to actually look like dreads and not just messy hair.


updated by @Heidi Wright: 01/13/15 09:31:19PM
Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/09/12 05:22:51PM
9 posts

fine, thin, caucasian hair :/


Dreading Methods

Yes, will actually change VERY quickly. My hair sounds just like yours, very thin and baby fine. I started off with T&R and it has been doing its own thing since then. It unknots, then reknots. Before I started I cut out conditioner and used my regular shampoo for a couple weeks to prepare, then I started with the BS wash. I haven't done the ACV yet, but will the next wash. My hair has not gotten oily since I've started the BS wash. I also did a salt water spray a couple hours before I washed my hair. I think the benefit to our type of hair is that it really does knot. Remember all those knots your hair got from washing? Yea, we WANT those now!!

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/04/12 02:46:41AM
9 posts

New forum member and new dreads, thanks to my 12 year old daughter


Introduce Yourself

Thanks, I didn't want to do the ACV right away because I know it can be conditioning. I have very fine hair so didn't want to add anything that would make it softer. Should I use it at my next cleaning? I figure I could help it out by just following up with the salt spray to help the locking process.

Heidi Wright
@Heidi Wright
07/04/12 01:33:31AM
9 posts

New forum member and new dreads, thanks to my 12 year old daughter


Introduce Yourself

I've wanted dreads for many years, but never really had the nerve. I never remember a time loving my hair, always hated it. Very boring, no matter the style and looks horrible the more I grow it out. I'm hoping now I'll learn to love my hair. I work at home and am a youth pastor, so not really anybody to answer to, besides myself and my family. My husband wasn't thrilled, but he actually says they look better on me than he thought they would. I think I'll have to hide my head for a few weeks, but they are definitely knotty! The back is a hot mess right now, but I realize that is part of the process and I'm so proud of my daughter. She really did a great job.

I first stopped conditioning my hair a couple weeks ago, then started doing the baking soda washes, haven't even used the ACV yet, but may to get some softness in if I feel it is needed. Does the combo help clean the hair better with the reaction between the ACV and the BS? I also make a spray bottle of sea salt and sprayed my hair liberally before drying and doing the twist and rip.

Am I understanding right that at this point I just shower when needed and leave alone? Can I put my hair up in anything right now, a band or scarf etc for maybe church or a concert coming up next week?

Anyway, thought I'd introduce myself and my new baby dreads. I'll be glad to share pictures as my locks progress.


updated by @Heidi Wright: 01/13/15 09:30:10PM
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