And you have the aboslute most stunning dreads i've ever seen!
I just hope that mine will look so nice one day. Damn.
So now, all i have to do is keep them clean, seperate and just wait.
I'm very glad i found this website, because i was very confused about how to maintain my young dreads.
I have read for a couple of months before i got my dreads, but it seems like 80% of this information is wrong.
I got my dreads 2 weeks ago. 2 of my friends did them, only by backcombing and rolling them. Not sure if this is an ok method, tho i hope so. They made 59 dreads out of my hair, which i was really suprised, since one of my friends, friend only had 24, and i thought that she had alot of dreads, lol.
I was told to "lock" the ends with a crochet too, should i just leave the ends?
Anyways, i want to know; what to do now?
How should i maintain them at this early stage?
I was told to use Knotty boy wax and crocheting, which i soon found out not to do (i haven't done either of the things luckely), but i dont know how to do it the proper way.
Here is a few pics i just took:
Some of my dreads is "splitting" up at the roots. At a few of them, im able to put my finger through them at the roots. Should i just keep leaving them?
I will order shampoo fromDreadlockshampoo.com today, but how much should i order? I thought that 2 liquid shampoo dragon blood and some bars for later use. Is this ok? Or should i order less/more?
Eagle, im currently washing with a shampoo with nothing damaging in it (im sure there aint), but it's not made directly for dreads.
I want to buy a good shampoo, but im only able to find these 3 dreadshampoo's in Denmark:
- Knotty Boy - Liquid Natural Dreadlock Shampoo
- Abeni Rocks - Liquid Dreadlock Shampoo
- Dr. Bronner - Fair Trade Liquid Shampoo
These are all liquids. But im not sure what to choose.
I just needed someone with experience to tell me, that my hair wasen't going in the wrong direction.
I've only read about the hair, i do not know anyone with dreads, and the internet is damn confusing when looking for dreadlock help.
I will stop using the wax then. I only bought it, because it is a 100% natural product, that is made for maintaining the dreads.
Should i just continue "rolling" the dreads?
I'm new to this forum, and i'm not sure if i'm placing this thread the right place(?).
I come from Denmark, this is why my english ain't the best.
2 of my friends from school, made my dreads the 21. december 2012. I love the hair, and i was very happy for them the first 5 days or so. Im still happy for them, but i'm starting to get worried.
Right now it looks like a birds nest. Or shitlocks as some would call it. There is alot of loose hair (i can live with that) but the dreads themselves is getting looser and looser.
I'm not able to crochet hook(?) them, since i think they are too loose. But im not sure if i just have to force it ? Tho it seems like they are getting loose by hooking them.
Most of them actually seems ok at the roots, but it's mostly the last 20 cm of the hair that's loose (my hair is 23-24 cm).
As you can see, the ends of my dreadlocks is not fixed yet. Could this be the reason why they are getting loose?
I use around an hour a day "rolling" the dreads between my hands, but it haven't really helped.
I hope you have some inputs, thanks!
- The dude from Denmark