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By: Panga
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Well, it's been a while since I was on here. I ended up combing out my dreads a year and a half ago after 17.5 months of having them. I had trouble with the ends not locking up (5 to 8 inches smooth silky hair at ends). In the end I'm glad I did. I now have strong healthy long hair that's down to my lower back. But I miss the feeling of my babies. I'm toying with the idea of letting my hair dread again, but I don't think I want it all to dread this time. Not sure if I can let my hair naturally dread on the bottom while maintaining my straight hair on top. However I do it, I will need to keep them looking good and professional for my job, but I don't want to cause damage to my hair in case I need to comb them out. Guess we shall see!
08/16/14 02:32:42AM @panga:
I shall go that route on Monday. I've had a braid at the nape of my neck in for 2-3 weeks. I absent-mindedly started twist and ripping a section next to it and then another next to that last week. I'm going to let the rest go naturally if it's acceptable at work. I haven't combed/brushed my hair since putting those two in. My hair is already tangling in the back. But I still find myself running my hands through the front sections and fiddling with my hair, so I'm trying to catch it when I do that. That has always been a problem for me. I just don't want the massive shrinkage and bulk that I had last time. Most of my dreads were flat and had 6-8 inches of loose tendrils hanging off them. If they shrink, they shrink. But hopefully going natural will have a different affect on the way they do so.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/09/14 09:35:33PM @soaring-eagle:

go to your boss tell themn you want to dread again tell them it means alot to you and explainto them how damaging the mkethods are to keep them neat explain the natural process and that they are kept clean and just enter into a disciussiion on what it will take to be acceptable4

08/09/14 09:27:28PM @panga:
I understand that people should accept me for who I am and my hair is not supposed to be a reason for getting fired or let go. However, I know the corporate office I work in and if I do dreads again, they must be tidy or easily hidden until more mature. I can't afford to lose my job and don't want to have my reflection of my appearance affect that. Unfortunately it can and I live in a stateam where they don't need a reason to drop you. Outside if that, I want to have it not look like a rats nest. I may not be able to have dreads because if that. I'm still mulling it over. It is a big decision for me since the last set took me over a month of taking out with my finger tips and conditioner. I don't want to go through that again. Having partial dreads (4 or so) to start will be loads of work but not as difficult to take out. But I will still need to think about it. I miss them. Looking at everyone's pictures inspires me.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/09/14 11:41:54AM @soaring-eagle:

u can but just know that u do not need to keep them looking neat and professional for work

if your thinking of doing thsat 4 or 6 across the back bottoklm would be best i guess though i really think u should let it all dread

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