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Starting dreadlocks from fresh but a little nervous

Josh6
@josh6
5 years ago
53 posts

I'm looking for my dreads to look something like John Jackson's. Something not too intense but still dreads. Here's a pic so you can see what I'm talking about. I'll also include a picture of myself so you can see what my hair currently looks like.

II'm really nervous about them coming out wrong, I don't know how to do dreads and I don't know anybody willing to help me that does. I'm taking a leap and getting it done (with the help of my girlfriend), and I would just like to know what style of dreading I should do, and what products I need to buy.

updated by @josh6: 02/14/15 06:12:45AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,427 posts

absolutely no products at all and either go natural (just stop combing let it dread) or twist and rip

but u will never get dreads like________ you will always get dreads unique to you

thats the beauty of dreads

they will never bye like someone elses

esoecialy if u go natural

(which id recomend)

besides that all there is to dreads is thick or thin ior a mix of thick n thin

theres nothing u can mess up

as long as u seperate so they dont become 1 huge dread

how were u and your gf planning on "doing" them




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Josh6
@josh6
5 years ago
53 posts

Doesn't it take like ~a year to do it naturally?

I never considered the natural option.

Plus I never comb anyways I always just run my fingers through my hair like once a week

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,427 posts

all dreads take a year

if u didnt run youir fingers thru it and didnt condition it would dread

u might find your 1st dreads in a cuple weeks

for some its slkow but most are amazed by how fast it dreads

i never concidered any other way but natural and never would




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Josh6
@josh6
5 years ago
53 posts

whats so bad about wax or backcombing or something

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,427 posts

wax prevents dreading it just glues hair togrether to look like dreads they trap dirt and water and start to rot they get stiff and sticky cause vbreakouts wax is just fgross the number 1 cause of dreads being cut or started over

backcomb is fairly damaging and not very effective (eusualy) they look rediculkouse sticking straight up for weeks

the hairs cuticles are mangled and no longer function properly

its not as baxd as like crochet but id never recomend it

naturals the best way twist n rip next best

wax is a scam and a disaster




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HippyFish
@hippyfish
5 years ago
76 posts

I think that if you are looking for a fast way, but want them to also last a long time, then you should do Twist & Rip... natural progression, sure, takes a while, but its well worth it.

I almost went with chemicals and backcombing and am so glad I didn't.... so is my wallet.

Do your research first, weigh pros and cons... the people who want to "sell" dreadlocks to you are a business and a business's main goal is to make money.

Good luck, your hair looks like it would dread quite well by the way, with either natural/neglect or with TnR.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 years ago
27,427 posts

read this

how to dread

and this

dread wax truth

the pics on page i think 5 or 6 of the replies to the wax 1 will shock u

wax is gross




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Josh6
@josh6
5 years ago
53 posts

Thanks Earthiest, for the not so one sided reply :)

And yes I have heard that from a few people (that my hair is good for dreading), I'll look into the twist & rip method.

Josh6
@josh6
5 years ago
53 posts

I'm 90% convinced that wax isn't an option now, and I really like the twist and rip method.

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