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Wondering if my dreads are okay...

renegadewilliams
@renegadewilliams
8 months ago
4 posts

So it's been close to 2 months since I got my hair dreaded. Basically I considered dreads for awhile before I got them and I thought it would be best to go to a local Jamaican lady that did dreads but that turned out to not be a great idea because I think she is so used to doing African American hair that my hair she wasn't used to. She did the double strand twists and after almost a month, I was very unhappy with them and went to another woman and she used a crochet hook and spent about 5 hours doing them and I loved them at first. They locked up very quickly. Actually my hair is very curly as is. I'll put a picture of my hair before I dreaded it. I don't know anyone that is white with hair as curly as mine so that helps with the locking process. What I'm wondering is, are my dreads okay? Am I just being paranoid? My problem is it seems that the first 3 or so inches from the roots up seems very knotted and tight. I don't mean locked up, it actually looks knotted. So the rest of my dreads after that 3 or so inches is much fatter and not knotted at all. I'm not sure if its just tighter near the roots or if maybe she interlocked them, which I've read about and seems to be a horrible idea. I'ts only been about 3 weeks since she did them and maybe I'm just paranoid or thinking maybe after time they will even out and be uniform thickness. because I know eventually the loops dissapear after all the hair has tightened up. Let me get some of your opinions to ease my mind or tell me where to go from here. I'll attach all the pictures of the dreads that bother me most.

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renegadewilliams
@renegadewilliams
8 months ago
4 posts

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Frankster
@frankster
8 months ago
25 posts

Hi!

I guess your dreads are ok, even if you did the mistake with the loctitian Ladys. The only thing they need is time and patience and of course a wash once or twice a week. Your root sections are tight because of the crochet hook, so this part needs time to get loose again by itself when your hair is growing longer. So if you continue without any maintanance other than washing, i think everything will turn out fine. But even with your curly type of hair it will take several month to dread up. So just calm down and let it happen.

Best wishes,

Frank

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 months ago
27,415 posts

its a shame you made the loctician mistake you have the most perfect hair for natural dreading i ever saw

am i mistaken or did 1 of them use wax and yes looks like it may have been very poorly interlocked

and ofcourse crochets horible

but to answer if they will be ok well yes-ish  if wax was used it needs to be removed (if i see a rubber band that too!)

the rest will just need time to recover




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renegadewilliams
@renegadewilliams
8 months ago
4 posts
Frankster:

Hi!

I guess your dreads are ok, even if you did the mistake with the loctitian Ladys. The only thing they need is time and patience and of course a wash once or twice a week. Your root sections are tight because of the crochet hook, so this part needs time to get loose again by itself when your hair is growing longer. So if you continue without any maintanance other than washing, i think everything will turn out fine. But even with your curly type of hair it will take several month to dread up. So just calm down and let it happen.

Best wishes,

Frank

Thanks for your input. Like I said it hasn't even been quite 2 months so I probably just need to be patient because I know loops happen too and thats probably what a lot of it is I feel like.

renegadewilliams
@renegadewilliams
8 months ago
4 posts
☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

its a shame you made the loctician mistake you have the most perfect hair for natural dreading i ever saw

am i mistaken or did 1 of them use wax and yes looks like it may have been very poorly interlocked

and ofcourse crochets horible

but to answer if they will be ok well yes-ish  if wax was used it needs to be removed (if i see a rubber band that too!)

the rest will just need time to recover

I used wax once on one or 2 of them but hated the way it looked and didn't seem to help. I do have rubberbands on them because after showering they grow together so bad its unbelieveable. It's best to not have rubberbands in?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 months ago
27,415 posts

yes you got to take the rubber bands out and separate after washing by pulling them apart rubber bands can cause a dozen different severe issues in no time

the wax is evil stuff a dread killer you need wax b gone to remove it

www.dreadlockshampoo.com makes wax b gone  and the best dread shampoos




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Glider pilot student at:
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