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3 months in and looking crazy!

TXmomDani
@txmomdani
one month ago
19 posts
Hello all. I am Danielle. I am new here, so I wanted to introduce myself and explain a little about what my crazy hair is doing these days. I am all-ears for any advice.

I have admired dreads for years. I finally got brave enough to try to do it on my own hair. I am going into my 4th month of dreads (twist and rip method). Most of my dreads are looping on themselves now. The last 4- 6 inches of most of my dreads keep falling out. My roots are trying to dread together, so I tried putting some bands in to help, but I am unsure if it is helping in the longrun. Also, most of my underneath hair has undreaded itself. I have super silky Caucasian hair and I am just wondering these are common issues with my hair type?

Thanks for reading! I look forward to reading more introductions and posts on here as well.

Danielle
acidburn
@acidburn
one month ago
85 posts

my hair fully undreaded in the front the first week i backcombed so i left it alone it took almost a year before it started knotting. most peoples hair knots quicker im just a rare case =/

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,406 posts

1 don't use bands ever just separate often

2 what are you washing with?

3 this is completely normal for 3-4 months in ..just wait it out

but what you wash with and how you dry does matter alot




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TXmomDani
@txmomdani
one month ago
19 posts

Thank you. Here is a pic from today.

I will stop using bands. 

I wash with Burt's Bees shampoo and towel/air dry. 

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,406 posts

not the best shampoo at all and don't towel dry your only rubbing away knots




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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,406 posts

try www.dreadlockshampoo.com the liquid til mature then bar

and stop the towel use and you should see improvement




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
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Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
TXmomDani
@txmomdani
one month ago
19 posts

Great! Thank you. 

I will change shampoos. I felt like this shampoo might be making my hair a little more silky. 

Why is towel drying not preferable?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,406 posts

well 1 day you  towel dry it might make some knots.. actually most times it might..but then for no apparent reason at all 1 day you can completely undo 3 months progress!

plus its a great way to get lint stuck in hem




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
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Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
TXmomDani
@txmomdani
one month ago
19 posts

Got it. 

Thanks again! 

Should I wash with soda and apple cider vinegar until I get my new shampoo?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
one month ago
27,406 posts

i wouldn't its too harsh and she ships very fast if your in usa and you order it tonight, it will ship tomorrow and you should have it by Tuesday..maybe wed ..

sux its a weekend that will delay it slightly




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