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sleeping with dreads!

2013-07-22
By: Agota Urbikaite
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hey! i was just wondering if u need to cover up ur dreads when u r sleeping to prevent them falling apart or getting lint in the dreads? i had TnR dreads for a short while and they fell apart after a few nights.

also, i am now thinking of getting dreads naturally (thanks to this awesome site). i am a little confused about this method, though. what are the steps involved? should i section and seperate my hair every week or so?

the Barrellady
07/28/13 03:36:08AM @the-barrellady:

Sleeping or showering with something on your head is a myth. The freer the hair, the faster the dreading journey. Buy a good pillowcase and you won't get lint from it. Use a towel the same colour as your hair and you won't notice the towel lint. Scarves and sweaters made from regular yarn will also leave lint balls behind, so just watch the colours you wear and you will be fine.

Tossing and turning in your sleep will create more knots for you.....peace


Kelly3
07/24/13 07:04:43AM @kelly3:

Hi there. Great to see another Irish person on the forum. You do not need to cover up the dreads. You did TnR, and it is actually perfectly normal for them to fall apart at the start. If it happens, just let them do what they want. Never redo TnR or any other method, even if the dread come apart completely. It means that the dread is sitting on an unnatural section of scalp for a dread and will relock in an appropriate position.

If you decide to go natural, great. You wont regret it. You will have a messy stage with every method, so just bear the few months of mess and you will love the outcome. The best things in life are fought for.


Crystal Miller
07/22/13 11:43:38AM @crystal-miller:
I don't think covering your hair is necessary. If you go neglect then sleeping on your hair will help by creating friction. I've been neglecting for almost a week and the back is already dreading itself thanks to the way I sleep. After 3 days I had to start separating the back because it became one huge knot. I've heard of people who never separate and I've heard of people that have to do it every day. It just depends on how you want them to look I guess. Going natural with my dreads has been the easiest thing in the world. All you do is stop brushing. A smart lady on this site told me not to think too much and that was wonderful advice. If you think it should be separated, then do it, if not then don't. There is no right or wrong. :-)

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