I just thought I would start off by introducing myself. I'm new to this forum. I'm also a pretty new dreadie. I started my journey January 15. I started to use the neglect method until about mid May. I got a friend to dread up the rest of my hair. So if we are going by the age of my youngest dreads, I'm 7 weeks into my journey. I'm so thrilled with what this journey is teaching me.
A bit bit about myself. I am 31 on the 10th. I am a mom of two beautiful girls. They are 5 and 2. I live in a small mountain town Golden BC Canada. I love being outdoors and gardening. I own a holistic studio and teach yoga and am a personal trainer. Life is good really!
I would love love to hear a little about you guys if you would like to share! I'm so looking forward to actually being a part of this forum!
Hello again everyone! Well it has been a little over a year since I first found this community, my dreads are still babies but getting bigger and better all the time, I just had to switch to huge elastics and I can't hold my ponytail in one hand anymore!
I have missed you all, your advice, wisdom and laughs. Of course most of all the reminders of what I am working towards and that it will get better with time. I wish I had some pictures to share with you, I should have gotten someone to take a picture of me when I had my hair down for a day (quite a rare occasion since I work in retail with pets who like to get stuck in dreads).
Over the last year I have learned a few things and I thought I might share them with you all. Lice/ fleas/ mites are all killed with Diatomaceous earth which will also clean your scalp at the same time. Tropiclean Spa (for pets) is more natural than most shampoos and leaves no residue like most shampoos. I love adding wool to my hair! No one ever believes that you can do all of this yourself (even people with dreads). People are more accepting in a small military town than a large multicultural city. So now you know where Im at in my life, I hope to talk to you all again soon.
Welcome to everyone who I have not met yet I hope we get the chance to talk soon
This is the emergency/ spare DT site, not sure if anyone will ever see your post here as its like a secret limbo site. The main DT forum should soon be running again, down due to a bug, but you can access it via tapatalk for the moment lipstick. Dreadlocktruth, not dreadlocktruth(ish). The Facebook site is also quite active now.
Hiiii I'm Kassandra but I go by Kat 25, married, mom of two incredible little boys (4.5 & 2.5) and I'm currently nearly 30 weeks pregnant with a baby giiiirl ♡ Originally from FL but moved to OH, stay-at-home mom. I'm 19 months into my freeform/natural dreadlocks journey, I have had them tidied up once though.
Hello! I used to post on the old forum quite a bit when I first started my dreads two and a half years ago. I haven't been quite as active on the forum but luckily I caught the announcement before the old site disappeared so I could find this one! Hi all! 22 years old, currently living and working in California as a veterinary technician/assistant and I am studying to be a veterinarian =D
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@DreadlocksCo: You can get relatively instant dreads by crocheting them.
May 27, 2017 0:05:52 GMT
shelly: Hi everyone, new to this site just thought i would say hi.
May 20, 2017 11:43:37 GMT
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May 19, 2017 5:30:32 GMT
SketchyMagpie: There's no such thing as "instant dreads"
May 16, 2017 9:52:52 GMT
Kris McDred: Instant dreads innovator. surfing to know what info is available on the internet.
May 16, 2017 9:23:12 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey! Generally, all posts in the 'DreadlockTruth' section contain tips & advice on dreads. The 'General Community' section is where we just chat and have a laugh
May 3, 2017 7:25:10 GMT
tangled: Hello all, just trying to figure this site out...any tips would help 😅
May 3, 2017 1:33:21 GMT
rye: thank's chesh!
Apr 27, 2017 22:51:03 GMT
chesh: Hey rye, under the "Dreadlock FAQ" >>> "The Basics" there is information on washing on the bottom. In my experience so far it has been best to wash my dreads when they get itchy and use a dry shampoo to help with the oils that are produced naturally.
Apr 27, 2017 11:28:40 GMT
rye: hi.. newbie on locks. I have 2 weeks locks but its not extension , just want to ask if it ok to do bath everyday and shampoo my dreads everyday
Apr 26, 2017 19:51:27 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey. It differs on hair type but generally speaking, you can lose up to between 25-50% of the length. Most people will be around the 25%-35% mark, ish.
Apr 22, 2017 11:20:55 GMT
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
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