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Heather
@Heather
04/05/11 02:56:09AM
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*UPDATE 9/3/11* my natural dreadlocks timeline :)


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thanks, amanda!
updated by @Heather: 07/19/15 03:20:25AM
Heather
@Heather
04/05/11 01:40:23AM
1,294 posts

Fuzzy looks so unprofessional! How do I fix this?


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sea salt + water = sea salt spray:) just mix it up in a spray bottle. if your stray hairs are long enough you could use a tapestry needle and thread the loose hairs through the eye of the needle and weave them into the correct dreadlock. a bit time consuming but i've heard others have done this with good results and no damage.
Heather
@Heather
04/05/11 01:29:41AM
1,294 posts

getting frustrated - losing hope


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i just wonder if damaging or drying out my hair is the best way to dread. i don't want it soft but i also don't want it so brittle that it starts to break off. how do we find a happy medium?

Panterra Caraway said:
Ya know Heather, at first, Bronners and Maylees made my hair sticky...but as my hair has become more damaged and drier it doesn't anymore. I am telling you...you gotta surrender to the damage! I used BS for a long time until my hair was like a haystack and I always use the sea salt spray (ocean water) and then, when I went back to the Bronners and Maylees my hair felt normal and not sticky.

Heather said:
so does the acv help get the residue out that the maylees leaves behind? i love the shampoo bars but every time i try them i get a sticky residue in my hair.

Panterra Caraway said:
I started June 22, I am almost at 10 monthes and I saw almost nothing until 7-8 mos. I have stuck to a routine that I am finding to work. I used to try assorted things and progress was uneven. Here is what is doing the trick for me: I wash every other day with a Maylees Dread bar. I scrub my scalp and just squish the suds through the rest. I rinse and then rinse again with a half cup of ACV, then a final rinse. I then use a spray of ocean water that I have collected just for my hair and then I use the blow dryer in 5 minutes spurts until mostly dry. I used to sleep on a sweater but due to heat I haven't lately. I wore a tam almost non-stop for the first 4 mos. I find that until my hair felt drier than it ever had in my life my hair just wasn't moving forward...

pokolo said:
i wash once or twice a week. and i am more than 6 months in. i started last summer, like june or july.
Heather
@Heather
04/05/11 01:25:45AM
1,294 posts

getting frustrated - losing hope


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here's a link to a water hardness map. http://www.water-softeners-filters.com/water-softeners/water-hardness-map.html

soft water is best.

you can find tams on etsy or if your crafty you could learn to crochet your own. youtube has great tutorials.

Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:45:34PM
1,294 posts

curly dreads :/


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i think it would be cool to have curly dreadlocks:)
Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:41:56PM
1,294 posts

getting frustrated - losing hope


Dread Maintenance

so does the acv help get the residue out that the maylees leaves behind? i love the shampoo bars but every time i try them i get a sticky residue in my hair.

Panterra Caraway said:
I started June 22, I am almost at 10 monthes and I saw almost nothing until 7-8 mos. I have stuck to a routine that I am finding to work. I used to try assorted things and progress was uneven. Here is what is doing the trick for me: I wash every other day with a Maylees Dread bar. I scrub my scalp and just squish the suds through the rest. I rinse and then rinse again with a half cup of ACV, then a final rinse. I then use a spray of ocean water that I have collected just for my hair and then I use the blow dryer in 5 minutes spurts until mostly dry. I used to sleep on a sweater but due to heat I haven't lately. I wore a tam almost non-stop for the first 4 mos. I find that until my hair felt drier than it ever had in my life my hair just wasn't moving forward...

pokolo said:
i wash once or twice a week. and i am more than 6 months in. i started last summer, like june or july.
Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:38:25PM
1,294 posts

having surgery


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oh wow. i just wanted to tell you that your in my prayers and i hope that everything goes smoothly with your surgery. {{hugs}}
Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:35:02PM
1,294 posts

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haha! thats how i was feeling so i stopped separating so often:)

Patrick said:
I do? I mean, I tried twisting a couple of sections after separating, but it didn't really do anything. Just left it alone otherwise. Oh, and not to topic jack, but after separating, is it normal to feel as though you're starting from square one?
Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:33:20PM
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me, too! i don't really have dreadlocks yet though. i stopped separating a couple of months ago because i was undoing progress. i'll separate again when more knots start to happen.
Heather
@Heather
04/04/11 05:29:01PM
1,294 posts

getting frustrated - losing hope


Dread Maintenance

hi pokolo!

it sounds like we share the same soft silky hair type. i've tried so many things in the last 6 months to aid in knotting. first off i would say if your going to do a bs wash then skip the acv because it will make your hair even softer. i don't know what kind of water you have in your area but with hard water like mine it makes it impossible to rinse castile soaps (dr. bronners) out completely. they always left my hair with a greasy feeling when dry. kind of like i hadn't washed in a week. right now i'm using a clarifying shampoo and it has really bumped up the knotting going on. just scrub the scalp. i would definitely do sea salt sprays on your hair. just mix water and sea salt in a spray bottle and spray your hair on the days you don't wash. i do a stronger mix than others on here because my hair is in such good condition and a little sea salt doesn't do anything. drying it in the sun helps too. definitely get a wool tam. a tam is a larger sized hat that allows your hair to move a bit inside to create friction and ultimately knot. i wear mine to bed too because i can't do the wool pillowcase. it helps alot.

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