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Alicia S
@alicia-s
08/29/13 09:57:03PM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads timeline starting with LONG hair- Updated for almost one year of dreading


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They seem really fat in the picture, but they aren't to thick in real life. They aren't pencil thin, but they aren't huge either. They start out really flat and wavy, which makes them look really fat in the photo, but the tops that are rounded are about 1/2" Only time will tell I suppose. They will be what they will be. :)


jazzymomma said:

wow awesome they r going be unique an fattys hehe cool hun happy continued journey ...mine r thick too :) peace b with u


updated by @alicia-s: 07/16/15 10:49:15PM
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/21/12 11:29:08AM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

Well, my husband helped me, and spent 4+ hours so far working on the nest. It could have gone better if he was more willing to cut, and if he kept spraying with water, but he did his best. By morning the nest isn't as bad, but the hair is quickly just becoming a massive tangle. I remember reading someone used some kind of gel to gently hold the dreads together, just to guide them to their "home." Should I attempt that? Would aloe vera gel work?


updated by @alicia-s: 07/13/15 05:37:31AM
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/20/12 07:57:23PM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

Well, i think i understand how to prevent it from happening again, any tips of separating the nest i have already? My husband is going to help, but he's insecure in his ability, so any tips of how to do it are helpful.

soaring eagle said:

om u think i understand now

basicly the loose hairs from seoerating are forming dreads between dreads but with no definition they arscongoing together into a nest so aftyer u seperate the dreads u gotta seperate the dread babies in the nest

your starting a family i=u just want to keep em from getting tangled together feel aroungfd the nest for anty=hing feeling like a firmer clump seperate it d=fronm the other firnmer clumps

wether u seperate dauily weekly whatevr u gotta remember new babies form they need seperation too

Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/20/12 07:15:12PM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

The nest was so awful today and uncomfortable that I honestly considering just giving up, and combing it out. Then starting over differently. But I dont want to! I've decided I love the journey and starting over would suck, even if I am only a month in. So, my husband is going to help me separate tonight and try to redeem this. Any more tips on how to separate it? And keep it separated? I honestly am not sure that I can separate less often, just trying it today and most of hair is trying to Congo. I think I need to do something to help keep them separate, or separate at least once a day.
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/20/12 01:44:28AM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE! I appreciate the help, and you giving it when you are so tired!! So you think I just need to separate less often and more carefully? And that the nest should slowly go away and won't be a problem?Usually to separate I hold one section starting at the tips then pull it apart from the others as needed, I use my finger to gentle break any sections from each other and gently work my way up. When I reach as close to the scalp as I can I also pull it in different directions to separate it on all sides, while trying to kinda hold other hairs out of the way. I've been doing it myself, because the only person i could enlist is my husband, and he's afraid to try. I've told him he is going to have to start helping, and he's willing to try if it will help the nest go away.And to answer one question, it isn't the whole mass of hair into one lump, it is almost like large sections of hair of separating, and those are separating into other smaller sections about 2-4 inches from the scalp. That 2-4 inches is either untangled, or a nest, depending on the exact section. Some are untangled for and inch, then a nest for 2-3 inches. Some are a nest from the scalp to about and inch or two from the scalp. Those large sections still break apart, and the small sections that make up the large section separate well. I'd say maybe 5-6 large sections over my whole head, which separate into, gosh I'd be afraid to count them, it's alot, of nice small sections the rest of the way down to the tips.I don't want to risk those large sections congoing into just 5-6 dreads on my whole head. I know some people like mega dreads, but I'm not into it.
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/19/12 10:09:18PM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

the weird part is that the lower portion, below the nest IS knotting, and knotting in such a way that the knots look like established dreads. some do just kink and curl and look strange, but almost ever second has at least one spot that has a knot that resembles a dread. they seem like that knot then works up and down the length. so it isnt just the nest, i have knotting, good knotting, lower down in the sections.

i did a few sections on the side, where i can see well and they are less dreaded anyway, from a comboe of tip to root and root to tip. by first distingusing the section by the the tips and knots, them dividing near the scalp in what should be the same hairs. it seems to help, but at the same time im getting a LOT of unattached hairs coming out. im wondering if due to a prescription im on, i perhaps lost some hair and its tamgled into the nest?

forgive my horrible typos pleas I'm on my tablet and it hates this site.


updated by @alicia-s: 07/18/15 12:43:31PM
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/19/12 10:10:29AM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

Thanks everyone for the ideas so far!
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/19/12 01:25:43AM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

I started out washing 2-3 times a week, but before dreads I washed much less, and I'm getting back to that. I wash about once or twice a week. I wash when it needs it and it really doesn't need it that much. As you can see it's progressing pretty rapidly, so I'm not worried about it slowing down the dreading, in fact I'm beginning to think this would be easier if i did slow down the dreading! Lol There have been days when I separated less, but it seemed to make it worse instead of better, but if some people chime in that I could be separating to much I'll try cutting back. In the beginning I had to separate a LOT just to keep hairs from getting's really mixed together, due to the length but as the sections form more I'm doing it less and less. Thanks for the input!
updated by @alicia-s: 07/03/15 05:24:59AM
Alicia S
@alicia-s
10/18/12 10:44:07PM
33 posts

Giant Nest'o'Hair


Dread Maintenance

Sorry it took so long, but I finally edited it and added pictures

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