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post #101 of 120

Wow. What an undertaking! I can't wait to see the new do!

 

I have a question. Dd's natural dread journey is progressing well. I'll post pics tomorrow. She had a giant knot form at the back of her neck, but didn't want me to separate it. It has since flattened out into a thick kind of rug in the back. Will that eventually separate itself out in to individual dreads or are we going to have to help it along? A single 5 inch thick dread in the back is not going to work for her, long term. lol

post #102 of 120

incorrigable, I would try to separate it. If you wait too long it can be really hard/impossibe to do. Just tell her that she really does NOT want a beaver tail in the back.
 

post #103 of 120

That is TOTALLY what it's growing into! lol Thanks for the advice.

post #104 of 120

Me TOO~!!!!
 

post #105 of 120

 


Hello!  These are my 1 month old dreads (and my daughter).  My OH and I are both on the dreading journey, it's been really neat to see two different processes but so far both are doing awesome!

post #106 of 120
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Incorrigible, how are your daughter's dreads coming along?

post #107 of 120
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I'm restarting my neglect dreads this week! I don't care what hubby says anymore. It's MY hair and I feel what he thinks I should do with my hair is oppressing my creativity. Hopefully my hair will start locking up by the time summer is in full swing. I can't wait. :)
post #108 of 120
I'm sorry I haven't updated! Here's a pic of her wearing the beads that were in her Easter basket.

post #109 of 120
Hi ladies orngbiggrin.gif I've been lurking for a while. About a month ago I decided to braid yarn into my hair to lock it up. I'm mixed and I'm shooting for pencil width uniformish dreads. I've noticed a lot of animosity between "dread heads" and "loc'ers" online, so if this isn't the right place for me I understand smile.gif

Anywhoodles, my roots are locking fairly nicely but I'm noticing some yucky build up. I'm thinking it might be from my use of coconut oil on my scalp... What do you ladies use to keep you're scalp moisturized and stop the itching?! I've got a spray bottle with tea tree oil, coconut oil and water that I've been using, but I'm afraid that since coconut oil is a solid at room temp that's what's causing buildup at my roots. I wash once a week and do a ACV rinse. How to stop the itch?! And maybe get this white gunk out of my hair too?
post #110 of 120
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I'm sorry I haven't updated! Here's a pic of her wearing the beads that were in her Easter basket.

Oh wow! They're really coming along! Yay!!!!

post #111 of 120
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Hi ladies orngbiggrin.gif I've been lurking for a while. About a month ago I decided to braid yarn into my hair to lock it up. I'm mixed and I'm shooting for pencil width uniformish dreads. I've noticed a lot of animosity between "dread heads" and "loc'ers" online, so if this isn't the right place for me I understand smile.gif

Anywhoodles, my roots are locking fairly nicely but I'm noticing some yucky build up. I'm thinking it might be from my use of coconut oil on my scalp... What do you ladies use to keep you're scalp moisturized and stop the itching?! I've got a spray bottle with tea tree oil, coconut oil and water that I've been using, but I'm afraid that since coconut oil is a solid at room temp that's what's causing buildup at my roots. I wash once a week and do a ACV rinse. How to stop the itch?! And maybe get this white gunk out of my hair too?

We're all for crazy hair, however you choose to do it. Of course, we all have preferences of our own, but we welcome everyone. orngbiggrin.gif

 

If you're getting buildup, I'd wash with Dawn dish soap to get it out

post #112 of 120
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Here we go! Day 1 of neglect! I towel rubbed really well and blow dried it to help start it knotting up. I'm not going to let anything DH says make me not do this. He'll get used to it sooner or later.

post #113 of 120
How exciting! I hope he gets on board with it this time!
post #114 of 120
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Me too! And if he's not.... too bad.

 

Ugh! I didn't realize how lopsided my boobs were until I looked closely at this picture. LOL lol.gif

post #115 of 120

Go for it Becky! If they make you happy they should make him happy.

 

Welcome tmOsweet! I think Dawn dish soap would work with water as warm as you can stand it. People who want to take out wax use this method and it usually works. Tea Tree oil is great for itchies and dandruff. There is a deep cleaning concoction you can make with ACV but I am not sure how to make it. All I know is that you have to soak the dreads for at least 30 minutes and rinse a LOT.

post #116 of 120

Even though my dreaded journey is over (one lovely still remains!), I'm so excited that my daughter's friend is now wanting them!! She lives across the street, has approval from her parents & I'll be helping her get things going within the next month, probably after school gets out. Passing on the love!

post #117 of 120
Thanks all smile.gif

I've been debating whether I want to crochet my roots or just let nature take its course.... I've already got a little baby dread that I love! I can't keep my hands off it orngbiggrin.gif I do have some thinning around my face from the weight of my hair greensad.gif kinda makes me afraid to do any active maintenance or dread tightening. How many of you ladies do anything to tighten up your dreads and what methods do you use?
post #118 of 120

tmOsweet, I have found that any maintenence I tried to do too early just fell right back out. I am not sure how old your dreads are but mine took at least a year to start locking really well and start actually looking like dreads. But it is different for different hair types (I started with uber-caucasian pin straight hair). If you want to crochet I think there are lots of tutorials online but people really have mixed results I think.

 

BTW, here are some pics of mine at almost 2 years.biggrinbounce.gif

 

 

post #119 of 120



Hello! Just wanted to up date all you ladies on my progress! I'm 11 days over 8 months! I'm really enjoying this process! Such a freeing experience 😊❤️✌️
post #120 of 120
Hi! Just wondering if there is a 2014 thread that I missed, or is everyone just continuing on this one? smile.gif
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