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dready mamas

post #1 of 8
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Ladies, I know there are a few of you with dreads in this group, right? I'm just interested to see what your hair is up to right now? I manually dreaded my hair back in October of last year, then around Christmas brushed them all out. Then, on the first of the year, I decided to let my hair dread up naturally. It's been almost 8 full months of no combing- pretty much only separating them and adding pretty things to them- and my hair is huge! I mean, it's like a lions mane! I think being pregnant has only made them bigger. 

 

So, how are you wearing your hair? I've been either putting mine up in a big, messy bun or using a scarf as a headband and leaving it down, but I want more suggestions. Ideas? 

post #2 of 8

I *just* cut mine. Like all off....I am kind of regretting it now, but this insane Utah heat can make a person do crazy things. I have already begun the process of growing them back and am pretty bummed that I hacked off 4 years of dreads :(

 

I used to do up dos wrapped with pretty scarfs a lot, or a kind of part up (the top part swept back) with the bottom down...

post #3 of 8

Sorry it took me a while to get a photo for this thread :/ but this is how I wear my hair 100% of the time unless I am sleeping. Florida is just too hot right now for anything but hair up high plus it is just my preferred hair style {ponytail}. My locks are a bit over 2 years old now and quite mature and tight. I have noticed though during pregnancy that the hair at the nape of my neck has become a bit more course than usual, but nothing crazy really. With DDs pregnancy my hair color completely changed from very light natural blonde to a bit of a darker blonde and hasn't returned to my old shade :( It is very distinct and looks as though I used to dye and stopped because the ends are very light and the roots are coming in darker blonde now. It makes me very sad--I loved being a natural light blonde, but times change.

DD has dreadlocks but natural dreadlocks but they kept falling out, so, we cut them out sadly last year and no more have formed. I think that some mamas have hair that falls out during pregnancy and this can cause havok with locks and see you losing smaller locks from the root, but I have very thin locks for the most part and this hasn't happened to me. I have extremely thick hair and have close to 150 locks on my head maybe less now that some have combined over the years, but well over 100 for sure. I have hair that naturally likes to dread and is very wavy and course so I started them by separating into natural sections {with rubber bands} and then braiding them roughly. after a few weeks they were pretty knotted up. When I started my hair was mid back length and I lost SO much length. After a year they were up to my ears almost! So, I lost a crazy amount of length and I do think they are finally growing now. I don't really pay any attention to them, which I love. I rarely even wash them as crazy as that sounds. My scalp is very used to not being washed frequently now and I never have issues. I dig 'em. They are exactly what they need to be. and yes, my hair is HUGE--larger than life, like a lions mane. I used headbands as pony holders and they only go around twice. I cannot even put my hands around them--like can't hold them all in both hands at the same time. 
 
I would say that the first 2 years they really change a lot, but after thaat they pretty much have matured and don't go through so many funky stages, but yeah...the first 2 years they changed SO much every few months. There is NO way I could ever comb these out nor would I want to, but when the time comes I will cut them off--who knows when that will be. I do get headaches sometimes because it is so heavy and I imagine once it is down my back again in years to come that I won't realistically be able to handle having their weight on my head. 



 

post #4 of 8

Cool. I started mine a few months ago...

 

Mine are natural too, meaning I havent used any "Stuff" to make them dread. just palm rolling and ... thats it. I generally pull them up in a pony tail. with a headband... OR like above... my ends are pretty much loose and they do tend to do their own thing, but I really dont care. I have wanted dread for freakin EVER so im happy to finally have them in whatever form they are. I did the twist and rip method to start them and palm roll occasionally. some are dreading up nicer then others, but we will see in a few months how they look. ..

 

My mom asked me if I put braids in? .. I knew she'd freak if I told her I am growing dreads. silly right Im almost 29 yrs old. So I told her , yeah I did but I washed them and now cant get them out ;)   ahhhh sooner or later Im gonna have to grow some gahoones and tell her straight out. otherwise I figure she will figure it out.

 

I love them though. so does DH. he is growing his hair out now to do the "alexander" look. the guy from Edward sharpe and MZ... he already has a mean beard going on. Wonder what we will look like in 2 yrs from now?

post #5 of 8

Here are my locs. I've been locked down since November of 2010. My hair is curly, though, so they still look curly on the ends. 

 

 

This is from November 2011. 

 

 

This is from March of this year.

post #6 of 8

ZEBRACHICK!!!!! Where have you been? So happy to see you back here! You've been missed. orngbiggrin.gif

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ZEBRACHICK!!!!! Where have you been? So happy to see you back here! You've been missed. orngbiggrin.gif

Awwww, I didn't think you guys would notice!!! love.gif I got super busy over the summer with work and then I started having SPD and I basically checked out for a while. Things are starting to calm down now and I'm getting into nesting mode, so I'm back. ;)

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Awwww, I didn't think you guys would notice!!! love.gif I got super busy over the summer with work and then I started having SPD and I basically checked out for a while. Things are starting to calm down now and I'm getting into nesting mode, so I'm back. ;)

YAY!!!!! We missed you!!!!! So happy you're back! joy.gif joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifCongrats on hitting 29 weeks mama!!! and so sorry to hear about your SPD :(

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