Post by SketchyMagpie on Jun 27, 2015 10:57:49 GMT
As if by magic, I had some punk guys approach and ask me about dreadlocks this morning! Funny how it's never happened to me before but as soon as someone else says it happens to them all the time, I get one the next morning. o.0
Does this mean my mini meltdown the other is lost to the pages of time?..... Good!
I took another pic of the top of my head, with flash. I want to think it doesn't look quite so bad, but I might be deluding myself.
As I say, I think that's not as bad as what I showed the other night. No, I'm not naked!
Won't be cutting, might brush out 3 on top and make some smaller sections. I'm loathe to do that because I like being able say "this is just may natural hair" to any dread-haters or PoMo ID politics grievance mongers, so I'll think on it some more.
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street, you have to be able to pick out the easy meat...with your eyes closed.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Jun 27, 2015 18:49:07 GMT
Honestly, I'd leave it. It doesn't look that bad and if you give the stuff you've been recommended a go, you might just reach a point of being happy with it again.
In any case, I don't think it;d be a wise idea to brush out and start again. Even though they're not fully mature, you'd lose a lot of hair in the process and, after putting them back in, they won't be as long or as thick as they were and you'll wind up with a whole other complex about it being thinner in that general area for a different reason. This is from experience with my first set.
It looks fine, dude, I don't think you can particularly see much more scalp than normal.
A guy I used to spend time with had a ponytail of dreads at the back of his head and everything else was shaved, all bald apart from the bunch of dreads at the back, if that makes sense. He was going bald on top so chose to make a feature of what he could keep
I was at somewhere else and noticed some bodyshop anti dandruff ginger shampoo. The 'anti - dandruff is usually a clue it's not too conditioning. Anyway it was pretty good stuff to wash the ropes with. I'm becoming a shampoo thief.
Oh yeah on a related not, a friend that stayed over, realising I'd run out of shampoo washed his hair with bubble bath. He would not shut up about how light and fantastic his hair felt. You washed your hair with bubble bath? Apparently good for undreaded hair.
I was reminded by a post in another thread that mentioned spiders, but have you guys had it when you're sitting there and then suddenly one of the little eight-legged gits sails down in front of your face from your locks? It doesn't happen very often but I've had it probably 4-5 times, always makes me jump.
FriendlyGoblin: Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting dreadlocks and I was wondering how much they'd shrink. I have medium-thick hair that is decently damaged and is 20" thick from scalp to tip. I'm also white. I'm thinking of getting them so they're life sized ruler
Apr 22, 2017 9:46:43 GMT
chesh: I started my dreads February 28th and have been checking out this cite for the past month for advice and I'm grateful for all the help I have gotten from reading peoples' threads and seeing other timelines. Much love to all
Apr 16, 2017 14:53:30 GMT
mysticalabby: Hey all im new here [:
Mar 14, 2017 15:20:54 GMT
Dreadlocks Co.: Anyone thought of becoming a dreadloctician fulltime? I found some awesome courses on getting certified at http://divinedreadlocks.com/
Mar 13, 2017 2:48:35 GMT
littl3birdy: Hey nessdeyali , bumps and loops are part of the process. Combing out the dreads and restarting will just lead to the same result. Check out some of the timelines here and you will see lots of bumps.
Feb 23, 2017 21:07:21 GMT
luv13ug: Hey all!
Feb 21, 2017 17:41:15 GMT
nessdeyali: what are tension bump causes ? would i have to comb out dreads resection and restart professionally w a loctitian since i did the sections and started myself ?
Feb 21, 2017 3:55:31 GMT
dltomahawk: Anyone around to help me out got a few questions
Feb 13, 2017 6:03:08 GMT
sketchymagpie: You can access us using the Tapatalk app. You'll just have to search for 'DreadlockTruth' on there
Feb 10, 2017 10:57:34 GMT
50locks: Is there an app for this? Its really hard to use on my phone lol
Feb 9, 2017 8:29:13 GMT
sketchymagpie: Hey V. It does occasionally, but the problem is that a lot of people use Tapatalk to access the site on their phones and you can't see this chat box on that, so of the small number of active users here currently, even less of them know this exists ha.
Feb 9, 2017 8:24:57 GMT
V: Scrolling back I see it isn't used that much.. :p
Feb 8, 2017 19:15:38 GMT
V: Hey all, does this chat gets like, you know, used?
Feb 8, 2017 19:12:11 GMT