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Daniel2
@daniel2
03/18/19 12:31:06AM
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54 month update !


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@poopiepants Yep that section of dread that I cut was just nasty. Some said to leave it cause it was 'unique'. I WOULD'VE let it alone, but seeing how it was filled with stuff I wanted to get rid of it. And I'm so glad I did ! I embrace the whole randomness of my dreads. Which was one reason that I took this long to cut that one specifically. I thought it was cool having them all short and one really long one. But now I prefer them to be semi level. Thought they're not all equal in length.

 In that video at the very tip of the dread that's still attached to my scalp you can see some gunk in it (I mention it too) It's gone now. After the first wash it went away. 

 That was the mistake I did. For the first 1 1/2 I used whatever shampoo and for 6 months after that I did bs/acv. It just took this long to catch up to me. I use the shampoo bars from the website so I don't have to worry about whats being put on my scalp/hair, I'm just not gonna put them up anymore. Which REALLY sucks cause I liked the look of having them in a bun or using 2 dreads and tying them up. 

Daniel2
@daniel2
03/10/19 01:38:50AM
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

i agree that most likely with the care your doing now the rest should remain healthy...but definately be alert for any potential issues

shame to seethe trim, but might have put a stop to the issues

Mine aren't long enough to tie back with dreads yet, but even if they were I won't be doing that at all anymore. Panterra noticed how they all weakened around my neckline, also the area where I'd tie them back. So I'm still doing the same routine that I have been for years, just won't be tying them back. 

Daniel2
@daniel2
03/10/19 01:34:26AM
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54 month update !


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Gazzunger the Grey:

@daniel2   Haven't watched all your video yet, it looks painfull to have had a great set of dreads and for them to wilt and fall must be a bummer, I see why you seem 

down now.  Hang in there though, you still have some good length to regenerate and I'm sure SE will have some good advice..    Im only a year in and have about

12 - 20 dread of various size and shape starting to form..  Stay positive and look at maybe try looking up "Vermin Supreme" presidential candidate to give you hope.

It is a bit lengthy video. I never record myself at all, much less talking about my hair lol Nothing wrong with that, I just never do. 

I do have dreads that are 6-8 inches from the roots to the tips that are healthy (the ones that didn't end up breaking off). Mine also range sizes, its really neat to see the randomness of it all. 

Daniel2
@daniel2
03/07/19 07:37:07PM
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Gazzunger the Grey:

@daniel2   Haven't watched all your video yet, it looks painfull to have had a great set of dreads and for them to wilt and fall must be a bummer, I see why you seem 

down now.  Hang in there though, you still have some good length to regenerate and I'm sure SE will have some good advice..    Im only a year in and have about

12 - 20 dread of various size and shape starting to form..  Stay positive and look at maybe try looking up "Vermin Supreme" presidential candidate to give you hope.

I am glad I atleast have some length. It's as if I'm at my 1 year mark lol. Its not the end of the world to me, its just that I'd (literally) dream of them being long. Then finding out I'm back at this point it..ah ! 

 Live and learn. 


updated by @daniel2: 03/07/19 07:42:16PM
Daniel2
@daniel2
03/04/19 09:35:39PM
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Daniel2
@daniel2
02/13/19 08:31:25PM
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YESSS that was another theory of mine. I would use two dreads to tie them back. Anytime I would leave my house I'd tie them back. So school/work/anything public. But I wouldn't have them tight or anything, the knot I'd make wasn't squishing the dreads at all. I'd leave enough wiggle room for them but tight enough to hold them. Never used an elastic band. 

So yeah, it must've been that cause there's no other explanation. They all weakened around the same spot. 

My thing now is, what do I do now ?

I'm back to phase 1. Many went from 18 inch to 4-6 inch. I'm still sticking to the same maintenance - once a week washing/conditioning them. separating. I did buy a vial of oil to condition from Vicki, so I use that a few days of the week. 

Tying them up caused the breakage so obviously I won't tie them up as much I used to. Or at all ? What about the many many other people who have them tied up all the time ? 

Daniel2
@daniel2
02/12/19 08:19:38PM
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54 month update !


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So here's the history to the best of my memory.

The first year and a half I did use any generic shampoo that was in the shower. So that was from mid 2014 to late 2015. Then from early 2016 to mid 2016 I did the acv/bs wash because I remember that being recommended, I did this for 6 months. After reading it was advised against, I switched to the bars from dreadlocksshampoo. That was the summer of 2016. Then the start of 2017 I started buying their conditioner also. I've been using their products since the summer of 2016, absolutely nothing else. For the past 4 years I had a strict schedule of washing twice a week. But it's around 6 months since I started doing it once a week, also conditioning that same day.  

 I have NOT: put any rubber bands, crochet them, interlocked, perm, t&r, palm roll. 

 When I say all I've done is wash them and separate them, I have. I can't stress it enough to people when I say I just stopped brushing my hair.

Here's another theory of mine. From mid 2014 to mid 2016 (2 yrs) I was using a regular shampoo then switching to acv/bs. I did this as they were still forming/developing/knotting/tangling. I'm thinking, for the first 2 years of me using those products as they were forming, it was setting in motion the damaging affect and only did it happen later down the road. 

I did some research and this does tend to happen to people who have used rubberbands, crochet, perm, etc. That I understand. What I don't get is why did this happen to me since I never did any of the above. 

Daniel2
@daniel2
02/11/19 06:06:45PM
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54 month update !


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My lengthy 54 month update vid

This is a 30 sec cllp of March 2018. The way this dreadlocks condition is, its the same condition ALL of mine went through. (I really mean of all my 52 dreadlocks, no exaggeration).

Enjoy ? 


updated by @daniel2: 02/20/19 07:22:22PM
Daniel2
@daniel2
12/08/18 08:48:54PM
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LOOPS


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All this talk about loops, please stop ! You'll reach a point where you'll look back and miss them. At least for me :((

Daniel2
@daniel2
12/08/18 08:45:44PM
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Shower caps


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I use an old t-shirt that I tuck in my dreads in and tie them up in it, kinda like in a bun. Never got them wet that way either. I could go buy these caps, but I solely use this shirt for that lol  

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