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#361 of 376 Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 AM
 
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Aimee, I so hear ya on the "I still love them (except when I don't)." Ha! Good to know that feeling never dies. I suppose that's true with most things in life, right? Nothing will be always endearing! And your locs are down to your waist? In your profile pic they looks a foot shorter so they must've grown quickly! 

 

Scruffy, mine have definitely tightened & shortened up within the last few months. I'm a little baffled by how uneven they are! I need to trim up the back because they are about 2 inches longer on the right side, I kid you not. I'm not sure why that happened but my hair is on an angle in the back. Oops. And the ones at the nape of my neck and in front are super short. What's up with that? I will admit that I've been trimming the whispy ends that aren't knotting up but not *that* much more. Whatever, though. I don't mind the unevenness. What still occasionally bugs me are all the loops. I've gotten better at crocheting them but it's time consuming. I ran into a random woman a few weeks ago who gave me the number of a local stylist who crochets dreads for maintenance. After I had my dreads professionally maintained, I realized in hindsight that what he did made the loops worse after a couple weeks. No need to go into the details (unless someone is interested) but no more of him in my life. For now, I keep crocheting them myself, trying to get them tightened up & not so loopy and maybe someday I can try out this new woman recommended to me. Again, wish I could just go with the flow & neglect them forever but nope, I'm not there yet....probably never will be!

 

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#362 of 376 Old 12-09-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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Restarted my no-poo journey again today! By New Year's, I should be ready for dreads and have them oil free!


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Koru -- your dreads look great! 


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Thanks, ShadowMoon! And Becky, here ya go again! I have confidence you're going to love them this go 'round. 

 

I trimmed my locs last night, asking my girls to even out a few in the back and I seriously only cut about 1" off a handful of dreads but somehow my hair feels 5" shorter. Ha! I've had long hair for years & these dreadies tightening up & shortening are starting to look unlike my head. Thankfully my hair grows fast so hopefully it will feel a normal length again soon.

 

I've been wearing them down lately (did I mention this already?) and it feels good to brave the "wildness." For the first 6-8 months I never left the house without a hat or wrap but I've been sneaking out, unfettered, these past couple months & I'm lovin' it. It takes a while to feel totally comfortable with this not-so-common look but I think I'm finally here. 


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Wow Koru, those are beautiful! I have also recently started wearing them down in public so I know how you feel. Of course it doesn't help that I live in Mississippi where dreads are practically unheard of. My dreads are about a year and a half old. Started by backcombing once and then left them alone. Glad I found you guys! I will try to post pictures but my computer ate them so I need to take some more.


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Crunchymama19 those dreads are THICK! Awesome! How old are they?


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Thanks Becky! They are about a year and a half old and yes THICK. I love them.
 


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I can't believe they're only 1 1/2 years old! I'm approaching a year & feel ages behind that. Yours look so, ummm, tubular. That's the only word I can think of but mine are still so loopy & wild feeling. The look great!


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crunchymama 19, where in MS are you?  I live in Louisiana and have lots of family in Mississippi.

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Delicate Sunshine - I am in Northern Missisippi, south of Memphis TN. We just moved here this summer. We have visited Louisiana before though and loved it!

 

koru - They matured surprisingly quickly, especially since my "normal" hair is pin-straight and fine, but does tangle easily. The pics don't show it but I still do have a lot of loose hairs, mostly at the ends with some pretty loopy and knobby tips. DH complains they tickle his face when we sleep, lol.


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So we found out a couple of weeks ago I am pregnant with #3! For you mamas that had dreads while pregnant, did you notice any extra growth or anything? I would love a side effect to be gaining some extra length on these pups.


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So we found out a couple of weeks ago I am pregnant with #3! For you mamas that had dreads while pregnant, did you notice any extra growth or anything? I would love a side effect to be gaining some extra length on these pups.

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Congratulations!!

By the way, I am right across the river from Natchez, MS so it's quite a drive.  Let me know if you ever head this way though :)

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So we found out a couple of weeks ago I am pregnant with #3! For you mamas that had dreads while pregnant, did you notice any extra growth or anything? I would love a side effect to be gaining some extra length on these pups.

I'm about 6 months pregnant and I think they've grown a bit quicker... I did a massive trim in the fall and they seem to have grown quite a bit since then.


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I'm going to start a new thread.

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371370/dready-mamas-2013/0_100


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