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Heather
@heather
05/26/11 01:22:32AM
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*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


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kind of funny but i don't really see it as much as everyone else. it looks the same as 6 months to me. i guess i thought i'd have an explosion of knots by now.

Shanxon Lemasters said:
Oh wow lots of progress chica!
Heather
@heather
05/26/11 01:16:46AM
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*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


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thanks, taye! hopefully one day my locks will be as beautiful as yours:)
Heather
@heather
05/25/11 06:41:38PM
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*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


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8 months. i skipped last months pics because i was discouraged with the lack of progress. i'm over that now. i'm just going to roll with it. the back is still being stubborn and resisting knotting. i have beads in the ends of sections and am hoping in the coming months it will start to take off. it's taken me this long just to roughen up my hair enough for it to start knotting.

*please excuse the crappy pics. my husband wasn't home to take them this time. its really hard to take pictures of yourself especially when your trying to get all your hair in the shot.


updated by @heather: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Heather
@heather
05/25/11 04:26:02PM
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Oily OIly Hair


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i wash my hair every other day. its good to keep them clean and oily free so they will knot up. your hair will get used to it over time. i had oily hair too when i started but now at 8 months i can easily go 3 days before needing to wash. i wouldn't wash it everyday because if it doesn't have enough time to dry between washings then you could develop mold.
Heather
@heather
05/25/11 03:56:05PM
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11 month neglect dread update...


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yay! those are some pretty impressive knots, lady! dr. bronners has a tea tree bar and maylee's has one too. i still can't use shampoo bars. leaves my hair all yucky feeling.
Heather
@heather
05/25/11 01:40:50AM
1,291 posts

When should I salt?


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i do sea salt sprays on the days in between washing. i know that salt is corrosive but i haven't had any problems. it doesn't seem to bother my scalp either.
Heather
@heather
05/24/11 03:42:47PM
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Heartbroken


Dread Maintenance

i feel for you, sweetie. my hair doesn't like to hold knots either. you need to find a way to roughen up the cuticle of your hair so it will be more likely to accept the t&r or just knotting in general. a wave perm doesn't sound like a bad idea to me. a few other people on here have done the same and have had good results with natural knotting.

i would suggest washing more often (every other day) since the oils from your scalp can soften the hair and make knots slip out. add 2 tsp. of sea salt to your bs wash. be careful to not add to much eo's to your wash because it might soften your hair more. skip acv rinces. do sea salt sprays on your hair on the days in between washing. let your hair dry in the sun if you can. you could also try washing your hair with dish detergent like dawn original. it will strip your hair but will make it more prone to knotting.

{{hugs}}

Heather
@heather
05/24/11 01:55:02PM
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Natural, taking ages


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i'm at 8 months and my sides are knotting up faster than the back. i thought it would happen faster in the back but my hair is finer and softer back there so i guess its going to be a bit longer than expected. i'm not going to worry about it until i hit a year. you'll get there:)
Heather
@heather
05/24/11 03:59:54AM
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My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


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looking good!! i had clumps like that but they were causing so much stress and pulling i ended up undoing some of the clumps and putting beads on them so they don't pull up like that. one of mine was so big (over 3" wide) and it took days to dry. i ended up cutting it on either side and then wrapping it in hemp. my scalp is much happier now. just make sure your clumps dry before washing to avoid mold. i've been blow drying my hair lately just to be sure.
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