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taye
@taye
11/26/10 01:50:54PM
836 posts

Help my dreads are far away from healthy natural dreads...


Help! Save My Dreads

I would not cut my dreads. I did not crochet my hair I didn't even know that people would do that until i joined this site. I have never even felt crocheted dreads. So i can't give personal experience on the subject. If they were only a few months old i would suggest to comb them out and start again. Your dreads are around 8 months old. I would try conditioner...it may loosen them up some. I do know that recovery is gonna take some time. I definitely would try to recover before I cut anything.My hair is thin and fine. I only have around 26 mature dreads and new ones popping up. My dreads are not real fat...they are just kinda medium sized.
taye
@taye
11/26/10 01:34:02PM
836 posts

starting my natural dreads


Introduce Yourself

All your father asked was for you to wait til Christmas. He is even gonna get you residue free shampoo to do it with. A month is only 30 days....no big deal. And you can start your journey fresh on the New Year!!! Sounds like a plan to me. Dad will be happy , you will be happy ....sounds like a win win situation to me:)I have an aunt that loves me very much....and would never ever hurt me.....but she teases me. She doesn't love my hair but she does love me. Yesterday after the family Thanksgiving meal she pulled at a dread and said "so when are you gonna cut these off?" I replied "Never ,gonna keep em forever." She laughed and said "one of these days I am gonna catch you asleep." She was teasing...she would never ever do something like that. But when she said that it made me think of this post.I don't know him but your father was probably doing the same...just teasing.
taye
@taye
11/26/10 01:09:05PM
836 posts

ASAP>>>HELP ...Um so I haven't been doing as good of a job as I thought!!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

When our scalp gets dirty we can't brush the natural build up of skin cells and oil off....so it can kinda sit there. When you add water and soap....it turns to a creamy greasy substance. All you need to do is to concentrate on cleaning your scalp better when you wash and rinsing it really well.
taye
@taye
11/25/10 06:34:00PM
836 posts

sister pulled on dread...


General Questions

Is it bad? a picture would help.
taye
@taye
11/24/10 03:17:40PM
836 posts

Feeling Discouraged


Introduce Yourself

It IS part of the natural process. You are right playing with your baby dreads can undo what time is trying to form. Dreads go through an ugly duckling stage for many many months. In a year your hair will look like dreads. Just be patient they will tighten and straighten on their own. Embrace the loose hair. We all have some. It makes dreads unique. I personally love the little loose curls. Relax ....all you have to do is wash it and separate the little hairs that try to connect the dreads.
taye
@taye
11/24/10 01:27:13PM
836 posts

Bad dreads.


Dreading Methods

your babies are only a month old. Time and patience form dreads. keep hands off...the more you touch right now...the more the knots come out. Your babies are going to be loose for a while. Hair knots up loosens up and knots up again for about a year. Wearing a wool tam helps form knots. Spraying a sea salt mixture on your hair an hour or so before you wash it helps. Make sure you are using a residue free shampoo that does not contain any conditioner. Be very gentle when you wash...don't undo knots. Using BS rinses followed by ACV rinses instead of shampoo will clean without actual scrubbing. Good Luck and enjoy the ride :)
taye
@taye
11/24/10 11:37:03AM
836 posts

wow it's been 8 months since i updated my timeline?!


Member Journals and Timelines

wow they are looking really good! I love the color of your hair. :)
updated by @taye: 07/22/15 08:00:26AM
taye
@taye
11/23/10 08:57:30PM
836 posts

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


Member Journals and Timelines

your hair is falling into perfect sections! They are gonna be beautiful!!
taye
@taye
11/23/10 07:15:10PM
836 posts

Congo Crazy!


General Questions

getting them wet won't hurt them ....but it is very important not to pull them up into a pony tail when they are wet.They need to be dry. Don't go to bed with them wet. It encourages mold and mildew to grow inside your dreads. Which can actually cause your hair to rot....and mildew stinks too. Baby dreads aren't as likely to get mold or mildew as mature dreads are but it is still possible.
taye
@taye
11/23/10 06:46:06PM
836 posts

Ugh. My dreads look like poop. POOP!


General Talk

Truth is for the first year and sometimes longer dreads form. They go through periods of looking kinda crazy. I do not use anything in my dreads. I shampoo or use bs and acv every other time. I don't use any other product on mine. I did back combing on some t and r on some....braided a few and a couple on the nape of my neck were neglect. The first few months were messy. at about 6 months i could feel a difference that made me happy. I have had mine 2 years...and they are just now looking like mature dreads. Dreads are a journey...not a walk out to the mail box. They take time and patience. My advice...lol ....don't look in a mirror for a year :)
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