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Adam3
@black
last year
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Ahhh, gotcha. I tried to do that using Google Chrome, but didn't see the 'upload' button. I went over to IE and its there. Ok, here they are.  (2 weeks) (1 month) (2 months) and the bottom ones are current at 3 1/2 months.

 

 

 


updated by @black: 07/22/15 12:18:42PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
27,406 posts

whoa they want to dread fast as hell and super thick

yea u will really have to separate alot and consider beads




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Adam3
@black
last year
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Can't complain about fast! But I don't really want super thick dreads. I'll continue to try and separate. I've recruited the wife into helping separate the back ones after my showers.

Will beads help slim them down, so to speak? And how would I strategically place them? Is there a dread bead FAQ or beginners guide?

Man, I don't want to sound like a whiner, but I'm kinda bummed they are going to be thick. Its crazy though, I don't even have time to separate them. I go to bed with loose hair and wake up with clumps. I had three start in the back after one nights sleeping the other day.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
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if u put em  nearer the roots they will help seperate em though peyote sleeves or wraps would hbe more comfy

when it dreads fast it dreads outta control fast and  u really need to keep ontop of seperation

ive seen asain hair  dread in a single night, every hair  was sucked into like 6-8 massive dreads ofcourse loose enoughto be combed oit with hours of effort but  literaly his whole head was dreads in a night  and they were arm thick

if u use sea salt, or the dls liquid stop and switch to the bars, slowing the dreading to a more managable pace would help

even a verry light bit f jojoba or aloe to slightly condition might help slow it so its managable

 

 

 




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Adam3
@black
last year
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Yeah, I'm cutting out the sea salt for a bit. Wow, that's crazy that hair can dread in one night. I thought my hair would have taken the longest to even start dreading. I've always had straight, smooth and fairly thick hair.

I don't want to quit, but I'll admit, this is making me consider combing them out. Just concerned I'll eventually not like the thickness and combing them out down the road may not be an option.

Do the beads/sleeves go on hair that is just starting to knot?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
27,406 posts

i put beads on completely unknotted hair in the back and thats sorta the day i count as the start of my dreads

if u were using sea salt alot that explains it  cut that out  if anything only use it on areas that arent really progressing and rarely,  if u want to  u could comb out just the thickest  craziest ones  let them reform a lil slower without the sea salt and  then u can separate them easier

ill telll u i never separate when i use the bars, but i use the liquid only once and i get a dozen new dreads and have to separate every dread

that sea salt just makes it dread  so much faster its crazy

lil too crazy sometimes

 




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Adam3
@black
last year
24 posts

I just switched to bars about a week ago, good to know. I think for now I'm going to continue to separate and buy some beads and sleeves. It is really the only one that is pretty big (noticably bigger than the rest), but I can still easily fit my wedding band around it (size 8-8.5 I think) and its not very tight. As always friend, thanks for the help/counseling/tips.

Also, I'm just now looking into crystals. I haven't even begun to search yet, but I remember you mentioning them in another thread. Do you happen to have any links or good starting locations? Thanks SE.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
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depends what your looking for




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Adam3
@black
last year
24 posts

Pausing on the crystals for a minute and back to dreads.

Brother, I need some more of your counseling. So I finally decided to comb out and try to separate the bigger dreads. I've always wanted to thinner ones (no bigger than a #2 pencil for instance). Well, in the process, I combed out some and THOUGHT I could separate others. I now have noticed I've broken/damaged some hair. Dread mistake #2.

Life will go on. However, after one night's sleep, a lot of them have tried to join back up. I mean ALOT. I guess its just what my hair naturally wants to do. I can separate some of the top and sides, but I can't reach and separate all the back.

I feel like the neglect method is too much maintenance for me (if that sounds right). I've even had to separate after a walk outside with the dogs. 

I did loosely twist and rip a couple side sections I could reach and they have actually stayed pretty intact. I'm starting to think that with what my hair is wanting to do (big thick dreads) and what I'm wanting for it (smaller thin dreads), that a TnR with sectioning method is for me. I know I'm only 3+ months in, but progress is progress. Combing them out seems like I'm regressing (not to mention, I've already done that before with the terrible wax demons!). I would do it all myself, but there is no way I can reach the back.

Also, from my dumbass breaking my hair, I have thick, knotted balls at the end of some of my sections now. I'm guessing I should comb those out so I don't have big lumps in my dreads.

I always envisioned the neglect method and letting my hair dread to be maintenance free. Which I guess it is if you don't care if you end up with 10 dreadlocks total.

So with that being said, what would you do if you were in this situation? I feel like everything is pointing towards combing them out and doing a sectioning/TnR session to get them started to the style I'm after.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
last year
27,406 posts

reaching the backs as simple as grabbing the dreads pushing them to the front then pulling them away from eachother

unless you have severely limited arm range of motion  reaching the back of your head shouldnt be an issue

but if thats what you feel that you want to edo do it but it will in no way change the fact that they will try to join togewtrheer and  become 1 big dread

you wuill still need to separate often




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