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Tara C
@Tara C
12/31/13 05:46:49PM
645 posts

Crazy mat on back of head


Dread Maintenance

I think it's normal for the 'net' thing you mention. My roots are pretty matted very close to the roots, so no matter how hard you pull, you can't separate them. I saw a video that said that's normal and OK, it's only a problem when the dreads themselves start to join together, and that's why you need to separate. You're keeping the dreads separate, but the roots can mat up a bit.

Anyway, separate as often as you need to; whether it's once a month or five times a day, whatever works for you, however often you need to. As your dreads mature, the amount of time you separate will become less frequent.

Tara C
@Tara C
12/27/13 12:08:58PM
645 posts

Hello


Introduce Yourself

Looking great :)

Tara C
@Tara C
12/27/13 12:10:14PM
645 posts

Hi! Allow me to Introduce myself!


Introduce Yourself

Hey Jamison, nice to meet you, welcome :) wish you well on the journey!

Tara C
@Tara C
12/26/13 09:28:53PM
645 posts

Neglect method and beads


Dread Maintenance

How old are the backcombed dreads?

Beads wouldn't keep them neat. I mean, loose hair is loose hair, and hair grows in-between the dreads, so it'll never look perfectly neat and sectioned. You can pull them apart to separate them when they start to join together though. Besides, the back if your head isn't really seen, so any tangled mess at the roots will be covered by the rest of the hair, no? Just tie them back (loosely) and they shouldn't really look 'messy.'

Tara C
@Tara C
12/25/13 01:56:48PM
645 posts

What do i do from here???


Dread Maintenance

The new hair growth will dread all by itself :) honestly, you don't have to do anything to it at all, before you know it, it'll be dreaded.

For a shampoo, make sure whatever it is, it isn't conditioning, and it doesn't leave any residue.

You can blow-dry or let it air-dry. I let mine air-dry most of the time, but if I want them to dry quicker I'll use the hairdryer out of convenience.

Anymore questions, feel free to ask :)

Tara C
@Tara C
12/23/13 06:46:21PM
645 posts

Lint in dreads


Introduce Yourself

I don't think so. Try tweezers like Soaring Eagle suggested, but as far as I know, you just learn to ignore them lol I have loads, it's annoying.

Tara C
@Tara C
12/23/13 06:52:20PM
645 posts

beginning natural dreads sectioning questions


Dread Maintenance

Then make absolute sure that you wash them early in the day enough to give them time to dry before you sleep, or you could have mold. Other than that, enjoy the thick dreads :)

Tara C
@Tara C
12/21/13 06:09:34AM
645 posts

beginning natural dreads sectioning questions


Dread Maintenance

Thick dreads are awesome, but keep in mind they take ages to dry. Mine take 8-12 hours to dry, and they're not as thick as the ones in the pics. Also, keep in mind that sleeping on damp dreads increases the chance of getting mold, so you'd have to wash your dreads early enough to be sure they'll dry by the time you sleep, and etc. As amazing as thick dreads are, it's much better to start off with thin or medium-sized dreads; then if you're sure you can handle it, you can let them congo and get thicker. Rather than starting off thick, being out of your depth with it, and unable to make them thinner.

Tara C
@Tara C
12/23/13 06:56:18PM
645 posts

salon - loctician dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

Haha, oh my god, when was the last time you saw six month old dreads that looked like that? No, Monkey Locks, just no.

soaring eagle said:

The process is totally natural! No harsh chemicals used and no glues. We simply mash your hair together until it hurts, teasing and twisting your hair until we end up with wonderful dreads, (which look like they were done six months ago). Most other dreads take up to six months of waxing to get to where we can in four to six hours! Other types of dreads need waxing every three to six days. Applying wax to dreads manipulates it into a dread although some will unravel and most lose their shape. With Monkey Locks Mashing Method, all of the hard work is done for you in one session. All you have to do is in seven to ten days, wash and wax your dreads. With our Monkey Locks Mashing Method the maturing is created, by us so you end up doing less work!

  • We start with your hair, the shortest length being 10 cm in length.

  • We section your hair into small squares. The process of mashing begins.

  • The Monkey Mashing Tool is then used, crunching the hair into dreads.

  • The Dreads begin their journey. We prepare to wax each dread.

  • After waxing, we melt the wax into the dread.

  • Dreads Mashing System result.

- See more at: http://www.dare2.com.au/services/monkey-lock-mashing-dread-system#s...
Tara C
@Tara C
12/18/13 06:35:30AM
645 posts

Will dreads increase my pain?


General Questions

Well, the thing is, if you grow dreads naturally, you'll never force your hair to dread too tightly or too close to the scalp, which is what a lot of people do, which would hurt. Your roots will always be loose, everyone's are, so it shouldn't pull tightly to the scalp. I'd just say to keep on top of the separating when any dreads start tangling together and you should be OK :)

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