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Heather
@heather
05/31/11 03:29:22AM
1,294 posts

Lumps and mold


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

i had a section that developed naturally that was at least 3" wide and looked like a big wad of hair hanging from the section. my hair seems to like to knot from the bottom up creating these big zig zag blobs. i don't mind most of them because they're small but that one big one was really bothersome. it was heavy and was causing really uncomfortable pulling on my scalp and headaches. i tried to undo it but it was solid and not coming out. i considered cutting it off completely just because of the pain it caused. i ended up cutting on either side so that it is in line with the rest of the lock. i wrapped some hemp around it to hold it together and to encourage the cut hairs to bind. i no longer have the uncomfortable pulling and it dries super fast now even with the wrap on it. i'm now keeping watch on the rest of my knotting and hope to prevent this from happening again. i added beads to the ends of ones that are starting to do this so they won't pull up into a ball.
updated by @heather: 07/22/15 12:01:46PM
Heather
@heather
05/26/11 11:40:36PM
1,294 posts

To undo what I did & thinking truly let it be? thoughts & opinions,experiences :)


Dreading Methods

looking at your pics your dreads have developed quite fast and beautifully. i would leave them. i think they look just like anyone who went the full natural journey. all you did was jump start it. they're going to be beautiful. i love all of your loopies:)
Heather
@heather
05/26/11 09:55:11PM
1,294 posts

13 months


Member Journals and Timelines

i'm speechless. wow.
Heather
@heather
05/26/11 01:22:32AM
1,294 posts

*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


Member Journals and Timelines

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
1,294 posts

*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


Member Journals and Timelines

thanks, taye! hopefully one day my locks will be as beautiful as yours:)
Heather
@heather
05/25/11 06:41:38PM
1,294 posts

*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


Member Journals and Timelines

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
1,294 posts

Oily OIly Hair


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

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
1,294 posts

11 month neglect dread update...


Dread Maintenance

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
1,294 posts

When should I salt?


Dread Maintenance

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.
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