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Olivia3
@olivia3
01/12/13 07:36:22PM
6 posts

Flat, beaver tail like dread tips


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Hello! So I'm just really nervous about not doing something 'right' with the neglect method, and maybe that's why I keep coming back here lol.

So I wash my hair with BS rinse 2 to 3 times a week and after I use acv rinse.

Well, some of my dreads seemed to dread properly until the end where it kind of looks flat and wide like a beavers tail. Palm rolling and all that doesn't help, I wanted to keep this journey as natural as possible. I have thick wavy/curly hair and most of my dreads are just really matted loops hair right now. but will the beaver tail type tips form properly, together on it's own, eventually? or?

I'll try to add a picture. Thanks! :)


updated by @olivia3: 01/13/15 09:43:49PM
Olivia3
@olivia3
01/04/13 03:24:01PM
6 posts

about 3 months into the journey...


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Thanks for your help!
It's not that I was like "oh ok I have to keep them for a year and then they can be gone"

it was more like.. I'll keep them for a year, and if I'm still unhappy with them after a year, I'll get rid of them.
hopefully that won't be the case though.

so how often would I rinse with acv wash? Every time I use the baking soda rinse? once a week? or?

Thanks again.

Olivia3
@olivia3
01/04/13 12:38:29PM
6 posts

about 3 months into the journey...


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I chose to go the neglect route.

All of the underneath of my hair is pretty much dreaded at this point, I use baking soda rinse two to three times a week with tea tree oil andlavenderoil. I have never used avc wash, but am I supposed to? Does it sound like I'm doing everything right? Because I'm starting to doubt myself. I'm starting to miss my hair and I'm getting nervous that if I don't like it I'll have to shave my head. My hair is so wavy and long and thick that I don't see how I'll possibly be able to comb them out. I made a promise to myself that I would keep them for at least a year, but if I can't brush them out at the end of the year, I don't want to continue the journey. I'm not willing to shave my head. lol.. I mean, they're so loopy and so matted that I don't even know..

does anyone have any advice on combing them out properly, just in case and for future reference? does it sound like I'm even doing things correctly? because I feel like I'm not.


updated by @olivia3: 01/13/15 09:43:03PM
Olivia3
@olivia3
11/18/12 07:34:33PM
6 posts

I have a few questions, I'm only about a month into neglect journey and...


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Thanks for all the feedback guys! I kind of needed some reassurance that I was doing things alright. I got my essential oils in the mail a few days ago and have washed with the baking soda rinse already once, and I feel like it has already made so much of a difference.

Olivia3
@olivia3
11/15/12 04:22:25PM
6 posts

I have a few questions, I'm only about a month into neglect journey and...


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Sorry if there was already a post about this, but I don't see too much change lately? They started forming a lot in the back of my hair in the beginning, and I'll separate them (my hair is VERY thick and wavy though) and the top layer doesn't seem to be dreading, will that just happen later? Also, before I stumbled across this site about a week ago, I didn't know about baking soda rinse! Silly me.. so I ordered essential oils (tea tree, lavender, andcedar wood)from amazon but it could be another week or two before they even come in the mail... I had been using herbal essences shampoo (no conditioner obviously, except on my bangs because I didn't want those to dread yet.) I know, now, that shampoo conditions your hair to a certain degree. I feel like my hair is not as far along as some other people that I have seen at the one month mark. Do different people just dread at very different rates? Lately I haven't noticed much progress and I'm not sure if I have to start over or not? Or once I start using the baking soda rinse will I notice a difference? Also if I'm not doing something correct, please feel free to correct me. Thanks so much! :)


updated by @olivia3: 01/13/15 09:39:49PM
Olivia3
@olivia3
11/12/12 08:25:47PM
6 posts

Some Assembly Required


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This is so great. :) I'm only about a month in, and the journey so far has been so exciting! This is my first day on the site though. I'm glad I found it, before I gave in and started using wax or something dumb. I'll just stick with the neglect process and see what happens! Any advice is always nice even though it seems like a simple enough process. :)

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