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post #461 of 519
ghostlykisses - keep palm rolling them!!!! I never do this enough but they always look better when I do. Use aloe gel not wax. ALso there are lock enhancers that are like powder or salt water spray to increase the resistance between the hairs - these work good for my fine hair too. I have found though that my dreads - even after a year - want to work their way out. Its a lot of work for me (and by a lot of work i mean 1-2 hrs /wk - i have heard that that is not a lot of work for hair but I'd rather be....)

all dreads are gorgeous though!
post #462 of 519
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sounds pretty normal for 20 days, gk.
post #463 of 519
I will try to get some pictures. I am the photographer in the family so most of the pcitures of me are via fancy mirror work.
post #464 of 519

Hello to all,
I am still here and still dread-full. *grin* I passed the one year mark last month. : Still unsure about keeping them long term, some days I can't imagine life with hair any other way, some days I can't stand them and want to run to the scissors. Normal? LOL. My DH says I've never been happy with the hair I had at that moment (I've had pretty much every hair imaginable), 2which is prob. true. So for now they stay. It is true that I have always wanted them and imagine them looking great mature and long.
Loving all the recent pics...I should share some too, have been very busy and not at the computer much this summer...
post #465 of 519
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happy dred-birthday blucactus!
post #466 of 519
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Originally Posted by Blucactus View Post

Hello to all,
I am still here and still dread-full. *grin* I passed the one year mark last month. :
Happy dread birthday! I too am never happy with my hairstyles. I don't think there's anything that looks good on me. I can't wait to have nice long locks.

I'm really starting to see brushable hair from a different angle. Yesterday I really thought "eww, brushable hair, I don't want that again". There is hair all over the place, blowing around and shedding everywhere. I like having my hair contained. It seems neater and more predictable. I'm a virgo that's what I live for.
post #467 of 519
I have been using the neglect method since last January and my hair has gradually been knotting up until a couple of weeks ago. Lo and behold I am pregnant again and my hair does not seem to be falling out to knot up. I am halfway tempted to backcomb what unknotted hair I have just so it looks like the dreads are still progressing but I've made it this far naturally. I've used some hemp for making necklaces to wrap a few of the looser dreads with the hope that it will tighten up without hair falling out to add to it.
Did any of you mamas have much luck with you locks while preggo? Should I even try backcombing or just keep wrapping the really loose ones? It actually seems like they've all been getting looser over the past month but perhaps it's just my hair growing longer without adding hair to the knots.
Thanks for any feedback. Love ya gals. :
post #468 of 519
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the only time I was preggo my dreds were already 7 years old, so I don't really know.
post #469 of 519
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post #470 of 519
So beautiful MF. I hear a lot about people who cut their dreads because they are too heavy. When mine are wet they definitely feel heavy. I'm not sure how I will cope if they ever get as long as yours! Does it bother you?
post #471 of 519
MF - You are simply...Art. Walking, breathing, loving Art. :
post #472 of 519
Majikfaerie - WOW! I can not believe that you took those photos yourself. so well done! You are such a beautiful momma - dreads or not... inspirational.

Thanks.
post #473 of 519
Majkfarie I am in love with your dreads! You are such an inspiration to guide us dreadies!
post #474 of 519
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awww shucks everyone :
*blushing furiously*

and no; I don't find them heavy, except when they're wet!
post #475 of 519
Hello dready mamas. I have 3 week old crocheted dreads and am a mom to two lovely kiddos, my son turned 14 yo yesterday, and my baby girl is now 5 yo. We live in Cape Town, South Africa. Delighted to find this thread, spent 3 days reading it before posting.

My dreads are getting pretty fuzzy, I'm attempting to tame the fuzzies a bit with aloe gel (we live in the land that aloe hails from I'm heading to the nursery soon to buy a few to plant in the garden. Looking forward to summer coming so that I can take my dreads into the sea without totally freezing my butt off.

:

Thanks for all the advice offered here, and I've been loving looking at all the photos of your beautiful dreads.
post #476 of 519
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welcome trace elements!
and happy birthing day to you!

I used to live in cape town - at sea point. I also lived in knysna and transkai for a while too
post #477 of 519
Welcome trace elements - aloe land sounds lovely.
post #478 of 519
Thanks for the welcome ladies. Here's a photograph of my new dreads taken about a week ago (when they were 2 weeks old).

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uIiXYUggG5...e+dreadies.jpg
post #479 of 519
Thanks for the welcome ladies. Here's a photograph of my new dreads taken about a week ago (when they were 2 weeks old).

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uIiXYUggG5...e+dreadies.jpg
post #480 of 519
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great pic! your dreads are looking great
(somehow the link to the photo came up in my thread subscription notification)
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