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HaHa I love your story, that's the same as my mum (though my hair is only 5inches, im waiting till my bros wedding to get my dreads) I guess all mums are similar lolGood 2 see you joined the community.Peace
I'm just prefacing this by saying that I was a kid during the 1990s and back then the epitome of the "cool, rebellious teen" had dreadlocks. Everywhere I went, there they were too!
Maybe it's my subconscience trying to project that same "I'm so cool" attitude, but I just think that they look so beautiful. I don't think I need a better reason to style my hair the way I want other than thinking that it's gorgeous.
I'm only a month in, and at times I do miss having loose hair, but I know that when my dreads mature and actually LOOK like dreads that I'll never regret it. Mine have lost a ton of length already, (my hair was waist length when I started, now it's about 2 inches shorter) and I miss that too, but it's hair, and it'll grow back out.
I'm currently LOVING the loops and kinks that are appearing every day and the frizz and mess is so uncontrollable. It makes me feel just as wild and powerful as the lion on the top of this site.
when I am broke I use my dish soap for my hair
ans I sell tams and other crochet things on etsy
I can custom make you one in any colors and depending on the type of yarn you want it can be anywhere from ten to twenty dollars OR we can do a trade
definately use baking soda or maylees
the nutragena probably helped get the sticky stuff out but not good for normal use
dreading in the back 1st is totaly normal due to how u sleep
put on a wool tam b4 bed and it will help a whole lot
and dont even bother looking at it till month 3
thats what i said but...he also root flipped so even at 13 months since he interlocked its probly best to start over or risk having them break
ricky williams said::D good for you but maybe you should just try and remove the wax and not start all over
Casey Combs said:I fell for the propaganda put out by knottyboy and dhhq, this is my first set of locks and they are 13 months old. I cut 1.5 inches off of one today and found a waxy core had developed even though I had hardly used any of their "product". I graduate this year and I am determined to walk the line with locks so I will soak and comb out all of the garbage that I was sold and told to put into my hair and start again. There really needs to be more sites like this who actually tell the truth and don't mislead people who have a genuine interest in expressing themselves. I had thought I had done enough homework when I began dread journey but there is so much misinformation out there that I fell into their trap of products. Now that I have a better understanding I look forward to starting my journey over again and have locks that I can show off and be proud of. I hope more people find out the truth sooner than I did.
Yeah...bears...hope your not a backpacker. :0) My locs are also about a month old and I personally want them to be less maintenance than my straight hair was. So, I'm not putting anything in them that I normally would have put. I just wash it a couple times a week and pull it apart. Right after my shower I palm roll a bit to squeeze out extra water.