Help with Freeform vs. TnR
Thank you. It's nice to have some reassurance andknow that my hair isn't abnormal!
Thanks for the vote of confidence, SE. I really do want to let them form naturally, but it's just so hard to wait. Hopefully itgoes well, and I can make it through the long grind there.
soaring eagle said:
your only a week in
if yiu tnr it will most likely sio backwards progres for months you will see them loosen and fall apart more then anything
everyone works with people nobody works in the vacuum of outter space alone and isolated so just talk to your boss tell them yiur dreading and why tell them why you want to grow natural dreads etc
ive got a letter to employer s in the featured discussion o]if u want to use it as a jumping off point
i think you should seee it through i mean you know its a jou=rnet[-y of a thousand miles but your barely on your way and already chanting are we there yet are we there yet you got to get past that impatience phase and sit back relax abd enjoy the scenery
so take a deep breathe walk over to the mirror rip it off the wall or cover it with a towel and dont even think abiuwhat yoir hairs doing till this time next month
As some of you many know, I'm a few days into my freeform journey. I threw away my brush on the 6th! I love the look of freeform dreadlocks, but I'm having a few problems, My hair hasn't been doing much other than getting very messy. No knots have been forming, other than the occassional, small knot that with fall out over time. I work with people, and my appearance is a bit of a factor. I had really hoped that my hair would have shown some signs of progress by now - even if one bit of my hair sectioned or had a knot that lasted a few days, I'd have hope. However, I'm already becoming a bit discouraged. If it were up to me, I would let my hair keep trying to lock up on its own, but becuase of my job, I've been considering TnR. I'd love for some advice and support on this issue - maybe weigh the pros and cons of each?!
So I quit brushing three days ago, and I'm very excited for my new journey to begin! Freeform seems to be the best way to go, and I love how personal and spiritual the natural journey is. The only thing I worry about is if I am doing it right!
Obviously you leave your hair alone as much as possible, and let it do its own thing. What I'm wondering is if there is anything I should be doing to aid the process or make sure things go smoothly?
Hello, there! I figured the best way to test the waters around here is in this bit of the forum, and also, this works as a great place to explain myself to all of you! My name is Heather and I like animals, salt and vinegar chips, shopping for home decor, greasy food, homemade anything, technology, my boyfriend, my xbox, beer, blankets, and WoW. I also like dreadlocks. However, dreadlocks are something I do not have.
As I said, I currently do not have dreadlocks. I have wanted dreads for a very, very long time but I've never had the courage to actually take the leap and dread my hair. The real push for me lately has been that I plan on taking a one-way trip to Europe in a few months and I would rather not have my hair as an issue. Considering that my hair si very thick and unruly, doing it while backpacking and bumming around Europe could pose a problem! Currently, my hair is a few inches below my shoulders and a vibrant red. My hair has been red for a very long time and I hope to keep it that way once I dread my hair. I have heard that hair colour is still usable on dreadlocks, but I have not yet decided if I would prefer henna or chemicalcolours (taking into consideration both my goal colour and the health of my locked hair).
I would love to hear some suggestions on colouring, caring for, and initially getting dreads! I'm excited to be a part of the community and from what I've seen, you all look like very nice people with beautiful hair! Much thanks.
I just found this and, wow. I've been having a lot of doubts about my hair'sprogressand it's stubbornness, but this has made me so much much more confident in its nautral process. Thank you, SE, that was truly inspiring.