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Heather
@Heather
07/14/11 09:11:51PM
1,294 posts

Another T&R question


Dread Maintenance

yeah, that and they kind of suck the lumps that were pushed out back in and they get more compact. at least thats what a couple of mine have done so far.

soaring eagle said:
she means from sleeping on em they got squished down rounder
Heather
@Heather
07/14/11 08:45:41PM
1,294 posts

middle-aged newbie dreadhead


Introduce Yourself

look for an open weave crocheted one. cotton would be good. or you could just crochet one yourself. there are a lot of tutorials on youtube. tams are good even in hot weather because it gets your hair out of your face and off your neck which keeps you cooler.

Butterfly said:

Hi Erinleigh,

I love your locks! They are beautiful! I hope when mine grow up they will look that good. I have been looking for some tams but haven't really found anything I like yet and it is hard for me to fathom wearing one in this heat! I'm still looking though.

Erinleigh said:

Welcome Butterfly! :-)

You should check out some tams to wear. i like to browse on etsy.com, you can find all kinds of great bargains on there. if you get a nice crochet tam, it'll give your head some ventilation in the hot florida temps.

Wish you well on your dread journey, and hope to see some updates!

ErinLeigh
Heather
@Heather
07/14/11 08:40:59PM
1,294 posts

Another T&R question


Dread Maintenance

i had the same worries but i have a couple of flat ones that have recently compressed and all the lumps sucked in and the lock is now round. i wouldn't mind some flat ones though:)
Heather
@Heather
07/14/11 02:56:43AM
1,294 posts

natural/neglect progress


Dreading Methods

don't separate sections so often. i did that a lot in the beginning because i was so concerned with getting congos but i was ultimately just undoing progress. also a tam would probably work well for you.
Heather
@Heather
07/12/11 06:38:43PM
1,294 posts

Question about bs wash


Dread Maintenance

if you truly have hard water you will know once you try to mix your bs with tap water. it doesn't dissolve which is great for scrubbing your sink or shower like you would comet but for cleaning your hair you will end up with baking soda all over your scalp. the only way i can get baking soda to completely dissolve in water is to use distilled water.
Heather
@Heather
07/12/11 03:25:48PM
1,294 posts

Seriously thinking of shaving my hair off.


Dreading Methods

same here! everyone said when i started to wear a tam to help with the knotting. well, i wore a tam to bed every night and off and on during the day for about 5 months and didn't get a single knot. when i stopped wearing it my hair started to knot. weird.

Panterra Caraway said:
I would say you were right...except the whole 6-7 mos. that I wore it I had NO KNOTS AT ALL. After I stopped wearing it out of frustration the knots started....?????????????? Maybe my hair is just weird...sigh.

ExaltHimx7 said:
I'm thinking maybe the culprit is your tam? I have little knowledge on it, but common sense tells me being balled up in there may have caused them to bunch up and dread that way...
Heather
@Heather
07/12/11 12:52:41PM
1,294 posts

Seriously thinking of shaving my hair off.


Dreading Methods

i'm definitely no where close to 35 locks on my head but i have about a dozen established ones. i had one big flat one in the front that was about 3 inches wide on the end from all the zig zaging it had done. it pulled on my scalp and caused so much pain. i hated it. i tried everything to comb it out and it wouldn't budge. i ended up lopping off either side of the zig zag with scissors so it was more in line with the rest of the dread. then i wrapped it in embroidery thread. i figure it will have to remain wrapped forever or it will just fall apart. i do like that lock better now though and i don't have the pain anymore. i'm not sure if that would be an option for you or not. what about waiting it out a little longer and letting your hair grow more and then cut the big ends off when its at a length you can live with?
Heather
@Heather
07/12/11 03:40:45AM
1,294 posts

Seriously thinking of shaving my hair off.


Dreading Methods

awwww, panterra. i know exactly how you feel. i've even been considering a drastic cut. you and i have definitely had a hard journey. its really tough seeing all these people with beautiful locks that were formed in a matter of months when you and i have waited so long just to get a few. right now i'm just trying to make it to a year and then i'll go from there. i have a few "knot blobs" i call them that i'm definitely not happy about. i don't think mine are anywhere close to the size of yours though because you have thicker hair. what about combing out the ones your not happy with? maybe t&r some sections for some control amongstthe chaos?

i really don't know what to tell you because i'm pretty much in the same boat you are. all i can do is offer love and support and know that whatever you decide to do we will all be here for you. {{{BIG HUGS}}}

Heather
@Heather
07/10/11 10:28:48PM
1,294 posts

Hair Loss?


General Questions

its the natural shedding hairs. im on the long natural route so i still have a lot of sections that aren't completely knotted so i still lose a lot of hair. i find it on my pillow, shoulders, stuck to my shirt, etc. all the time. frustrating but it will stop once everything locks up.
Heather
@Heather
07/10/11 03:13:51PM
1,294 posts

Baking Soda makes my hair dirty :(


Dread Maintenance

btw, if hard water is the problem then you need to stay away from castile based soaps like dr. bronners. they'll leave you with a greasy, sticky mess.
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