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Eb2u
@Eb2u
03/04/13 10:42:57PM
5 posts

Starting dreads


Dreading Methods

Hi, I want to know whats the best way to start dreads besides the obvious. I feel like I got caught up in the mainstream society and what humanity think is beautiful. I want to make mend with myself mentally spiritually andPhysically.


updated by @Eb2u: 01/13/15 09:48:17PM
Eb2u
@Eb2u
03/03/13 10:09:37PM
5 posts

Toddler dreads


Dreads in the Family

I cant even encourage him to go natural myself my head is probably filled with all types chemicals...

Larra Juab said:

In my opinion, I won't take him to the salon too or even dread his hair with out his consent. I mean like - he/she might be my child but she/he will have her/his own will in time. So I will let my child decide onwhethershe/he wants to have dreads or not, and if my child will - I will encourage her/him to go natural. I hope you get my point. Peace :)

Eb2u
@Eb2u
03/03/13 10:08:16PM
5 posts

Toddler dreads


Dreads in the Family

Thanks ppl make salon seem like the safest place to go.

soaring eagle said:

stay away fromn salons

if u go to a salon hed be bald b4 he but to age 16

just leave the twists in..let then dread if they loosen and fall oiit ..thats ok

no products at all except if his hairs too dry ..lil aloe verya straight from the plant (nothing friom the store) or jojoba oil

salons are the worse mistake u can make

Eb2u
@Eb2u
03/03/13 10:07:38PM
5 posts

Toddler dreads


Dreads in the Family

Thank you i appreciate this.....his father insist on a salon....because he has them..i just thought about just cutting his hair..

I want to start dreads on my own head...but I have the whole chemical thing going on in my hair. so i kno i would have to start fresh. bald...I also just wanted to get the whole background and reasoning behind dreads...educated myself before I do it.

Baba Fats said:

I completely agree with Larra. Kids under about 10 don't have the cognitive ability to make thought out decisions on their own. Some can as young as 8. But 10 is average. Until they can choose for themselves, you are only imposing your will on them. And they are not capable of knowing how to take care of them properly. He may only be 16 months, now, but when he gets old enough to go about on his own, he'll probably be getting dirty and rolling around in the mud like kids do. You'll have to either keep them from getting dirty regularly, or washing them every day which will cause a ton of problems when they are mature (which they will be once he gets to that stage).

Ok, I've said my peace.

NEVER go to a salon. I won't say all, but more than the majority of salons destroy locks. Beauty schools tend to not teach about lock at all. If they do it's for fashion, not for health. They use wax, gels, creams, interlocking, crochet hooks, felting needles, and a whole slew of other damaging processes to create the illusion of locks. I was told to apply wax 2-3 times a week and not wash for 2 months. When I finally did, 1/2 my hair had rotted away and it just melted off my scalp under the water pressure. The twists will probably only hold until you wash his hair. they aren't meant to hold longer than that. They, like all starter methods, only create a rough blueprint of where his sections will form. NEVER retwist them. That puts too much torque on the scalp and rips hair out causing weak roots and traction alopeica. That is a condition that leads directly to baldness. You don't want a toddler to start going any balder than they are already

Eb2u
@Eb2u
03/03/13 03:37:32AM
5 posts

Toddler dreads


Dreads in the Family

Hello,

I have a 16 month old son, whose hair is currently in twist. I did them myself. I want them to lock but I'm not sure if i should just take him to a salon or just keep them the way they are. Also I want to know what product would be good to use for him.


updated by @Eb2u: 02/14/15 11:13:35AM