welcome but how are you " getting dreads" i hope becvause you set a dae you arent planning ona salon! thats the worse mistake you can make
before you start discuss your plans here so we can help you avoid devestating mistakes..and scams
looping is how they dread
they will get wild kinky loopy zig zaggy and fun
most of them will suck in and straighten out later on sime might leave bumps or other texture features that make them unique
heres thre funny part
salons and sites plushinjg instant dreads look at loops and bumps as something that needs to be fixed..
in other words if they are actualy dreading properly on thier own ..loops being the 1st sigfn that they are indeed dreading on thier own then they ijntervein some crochet them in ..further delaying oprogress some cut them off then have to add fake hair to reinforce them some wax them down etc etc etc all counter productive
instead learn to love them enjoy the process your mkoving into the rebelios teen stage
ifyou had teen agers of your own this is when they come home with peircings tatoos biker boyfreinds twice thier age etcv etc when they get a lil wild
but its how they find themselves develop thier opersonalities and get the craziness out of thier systems that leads to maturity
maturity with the remnants of of a few tatoos that make them look back and laugh
the few loops that do leave a lasting feature you'll look back on in fondness
Hehe.. I hope SE doesn't mind me answering your question Lauren, but that isn't only normal, it is a great sign of real progress. :D
you know how many african americans have told me "you cant give me advice your hairs diferent then ours we diont need to wash our hair more then 4 times a year' or something simular
and they always use tons of oils and greases but i know plenty of african americans that wash 2-3 times a week even daily and those that wash more often almost always say they dont need all that extra stuff
whats worse is salons and locticians that catorto african american "locs" often say not to wash or even wetthe hair at all for the 1st 6 months to a year! and then only wash when youmake an appointmewnt to wash and retwist
the salons that should be teaching good hair care are making people afraid to even wash thier own hair!
Thank you Lauren. That was so sweet!!
Thanks for the encouragement, Lauren! It's funny when I woke up this morning and looked at my hair I felt different. It's definitely a spiritual thing.
Hey. :D Thanks for your comments! :D It looks like your locks are doing well! :D
african hair tends to be extra dry thats why most dont wash often if u ordered the bars your fine the liquids got sea salt tio dry caucausian hair so it dreads faster aif your dreads get so dry they are brittle then yes use something but not regular conditioners jojoba oil or pure aloe straight from the plant but if u wash with the bar and often enough u shouldnt need anything mosat african american salons and locticians say dont weash or wet for the 1st 6 months ti a year thenhbonly wgen u get retwisted evcery few months andtyhgen they cake on gel or grease and loads of conditioners but with regular washings 1-3 times a week with a healthy natural shamooo u nay find u need lil to no conditioning maybe once mature ocasionaly just to make em softer and cuddlier
welcome i think i just replied to u on my blog right? nutragena is anti residue not non residue and its very very harsh and toxic its b only safe to use a frew times a year id get a dread shampoo one all natural like www.dreadlockshampoo.com
great to see more african americans that dont buy into the "our hair only needs to be washed every 2-6 months" crap weekly is a minumum for all hair types