Petition to get Soaring Eagle to Write a Book
agreed! like, this whole community could edit it and get it published!
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I am a little over 3 weeks into my dreadlock journey. I'm 15 and still in high school, so it's a little rough. In the past, I have had dreads many times for 2 weeks or less. However, this time I have a really great feeling about it, and I don't plan on brushing them out any time in the near future.
Today the comments were pretty rude. Things like "Me and this girl were talking about you. Your hair is like...sectioned. I swear, if you're doing that dreadlock thing our friendship is over." ...things like that.
Anyway, the comments really don't bother me much but I never know how to respond. Nobody knows that I am growing dreadlocks yet because I didn't know if I would stick with it. So I always just reply something like "Nah" and change the topic. Should I just be honest with the people who ask? I've been considering posting a status on facebook just to get it out there that Im growing dreads. This way everyone will know and they wont have to murmur about me (even though this may cause more talk).
I just want to know how you all went about this. Thanks!
I am about one week into my neglect dreadlock journey. Let me just say, my hair dreads extremely fast!! (I know, Im so lucky!)
Already, I have gotten comments and looks, and when people touch my hair I get so stressed they are gonna say something about dreadlocks. Basically my confidence is way low when it comes to my dreads. I am continuing my journey, no question, they are already a part of me. I know I don't have to impress everyone and I know all that blah blah blah. But I want some suggestions on how to deal with low confidence and especially anxiety over judgmental people.
I'm sure most of the time, people aren't even looking at my hair, but I imagine it all.
Either way, I've struggled with extreme anxiety my entire life and this is a hard step for me. But I would love to push through it if you all can help me. <3
I have tried the neglect method many times and never lasted over a month.
I want to try the twist and rip to start my dreadies off, and then let the rest happen naturally. The reason is because I think doing the neglect, I could always make it up until the point when people started saying, "Your hair looks like dreadlocks, ew." and then I would laugh and change the topic. I think maybe by starting off with twist n rip, it boldly says "Here I am. I have dreadlocks." and then I would be past the stage that stopped me from continuing my journey in the past.
The problem is, I'm only 15 and although I know that it doesn't matter what others think, I'm scared to death. High school can be a scary place, and I'm well aware that my hair is going to look like shit until it matures. I am one of the people at school that is friendly with everyone, and the second I do something like this, I am going to get a lot of attention for it- attention that I do not want.
To add to that, Im going away for 2 weeks in June with a big group of teenagers that I do not know. I'm worried about giving off a good first impression too, I don't know why this stresses me out.
Lastly, just a random question, when I tried in the past I ended up being annoyed by the feeling of matted messy hair sometimes. and I missed my soft hair a bunch. I know in the end I want dreadlocks because I KEEP coming back to them, I love them. how do I get past this feeling?
Thank you all so much in advance! love ya dreadheads
Let me just say this sounds incredible. I would love to do it one day. for anyone who can answer.. how would I go about finding a hippie community like that?
you look FANTASTIC with dreads!
I'm about to order a shampoo bar for my baby dreads yay! I feel like this is kind of sealing the deal for me - I'm really gonna do this! c:
Anyway, I was wondering which you think I should get. Im really into good smells so I want to get "Goddess", but Im prone to dandruff so it might be better to get "Tea Tree & Rosemary".
Will Goddess help at all with dandruff or should i just go for the tea tree bar?
If I were to start dreading again, what shampoo do you reccommend? I'd prefer something I can just buy so I dont have to waste time mixing before each shower. My primary concern is dandruff.
What do y'all think of Dr Bronner's? I heard the peppermint smells delish so I am interested in trying that.