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dizzy
@dizzy
06/26/13 12:45:15AM
21 posts

When can i start decorating?


Dread Accessories

Thanks, i'll keep what you've said in mind before doing any of it.

soaring eagle said:

i started by putting wraps n beads in straight hair

so u can at any time..but

heres a few things to remember

dreads fatten up..beads dont

wraps dont

when u wrap a dread too young (x pattern wrap may flex enough to not be as bad not surw tho) when u wrap a dread it keeps that real thin while the roots can get 4 times fatter in months

a bead will leave a thin spot where the bead gets stuck with thick area above and below

if u take em out move em around etc its not a big deal

u can decorate anytime but remember what your dreads are doing and you'll know what to do

dizzy
@dizzy
06/26/13 12:14:20AM
21 posts

When can i start decorating?


Dread Accessories

Hello, i apologise ahead of time if there's already a topic about this but i looked without finding any results.

Anyhow, i'm only a couple days into natural dreading but my hair is sectioning very quickly and knotting up! I was wondering when i'll probably be able to start wearing beads, hair wraps, charms etc. in my dreads. Right now they're basically just the width of yarn but i have a feeling they'll thicken up fast.

I know it varies from person to person, but could someone give a rough estimate?

Thanks in advance :)

PS attached is a photo of how far my dreads are already.


updated by @dizzy: 01/13/15 09:54:11PM
dizzy
@dizzy
06/26/13 12:05:42AM
21 posts

Hello :)


Introduce Yourself

I actually joined a couple days ago but i'm still new, lol.
My dread journey started on 06.24.2013 so right now i'm on my second day.

My hair is fine, yet very thick, with a slight wave to it. Naturally kind of a flaxen blonde with darker roots and lighter ends (but right now it's dyed brown). So basically i have your typical scandinavian-type hair.

Ever since i was little, i knew of dreads. I was into bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Slipknot from an early age and thus i had a lot of dreadlocks exposure :P When i was about thirteen i had dreads during the summer, just from going to the beach everyday and swimming in the ocean without brushing my hair out. But when school started back up i had to comb them out due to their rules about how your hair should/shouldn't look.

But now that i'm almost seventeen, my school could care less and i've decided that it's not a phase. I just really love dreadlocks!

If anyone wants to talk feel free to drop me a message. If not, that's fine too i guess lol.

Peace ^-^


updated by @dizzy: 01/13/15 09:54:11PM
dizzy
@dizzy
06/25/13 11:51:07PM
21 posts

Any tips for visually reducing a large forehead?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Awh, thanks very much you guys. I suppose it really doesn't look as bad to other people as i thought it did. I got teased a lot for it when i was little so i guess i just kinda got traumatised.

Thanks again though, i'll keep what everyone's said in mind :)

dizzy
@dizzy
06/25/13 09:34:25AM
21 posts

Any tips for visually reducing a large forehead?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I don't think i'd be able to do that with dreads because my natural hair's slightly wavy and my hair dreads straight. So it wouldn't have the same effect, since my natural hair kinda curves around the bulk of my forehead.

Jayke Watson said:

It might just be me, but in that picture your forehead looks totally normal so I think maybe just have your dreads like the way you've got your hair in that photo?

Peace

dizzy
@dizzy
06/25/13 03:59:05AM
21 posts

Any tips for visually reducing a large forehead?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Hello, i'm currently in the process of obtaining natural dreads. I'm only a short ways in and i already have a question.

Is there any way to make my forehead appear smaller? I have a slightly larger than average forehead due to a hairline that's kinda far back. It's not from hair loss or anything, i was born that way and it runs in the family.

I really don't want any bangs/fringe because i want to keep as much thickness as i can. Could i style my dreads a certain way to take attention off my forehead? I'm afraid i might accidentally accentuate it with the wrong style.

Attached is an extremely unflattering early-morning picture showcasing my hairline. To give you guys a better idea of what i'm dealing with.

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers.


updated by @dizzy: 01/13/15 09:54:07PM
dizzy
@dizzy
06/24/13 01:00:42AM
21 posts

Hair length/thickness issues?


General Questions

Thanks, that comforts me a lot. Starting tomorrow i'm going natural. Maybe a few twist and rips just for fun.

soaring eagle said:

it will make no diference when u dread every hair knots up chaoticly so some hairs may go from 2 feet to 3 inches others 1 1/2 feet the short hairs long hairs will all dread up and blend and u wont notice a diference u can start from a mohawk bald or mullet and in the end wont be able to tell at all

dizzy
@dizzy
06/23/13 11:41:45PM
21 posts

Hair length/thickness issues?


General Questions

The reason i'm concerned about the layers is because they're a lot shorter than the rest of my hair. I had layered sideswept bangs which are now starting to grow out, but much of the hair is shorter than chin length. So i'm afraid it'd look just plain stupid to get dreads before it all evened out. One of the layers only goes down to the top of my cheek.

I think i'll just wait until they get to about shoulder length.

Amanda said:

I was going to comment but the Barrellady said almost everything I was going to say. I would also say your dreads most likely wont shrink to the same length, cutting it to the same length wont necessarily mean your dreads will be the same length in a few months.

dizzy
@dizzy
06/23/13 01:19:56AM
21 posts

Hair length/thickness issues?


General Questions

Thanks for the information! I was afraid you'd say that about the shrinkage but i suppose i'll have to deal with it. I usually have my hair pulled back anyway so shorter hair shouldn't be too strange.

And i hardly blow-dry my hair anyway since it takes so damn long, haha.

Peace.

the Barrellady said:

Okay, lets start with your first question: SHRINKAGE. You can't get around it, no matter what method is used. My hair was almost at my waist when I started and 11 months into my journey most of it was at my shoulders. In order to mature, the sections loop, zig zag and slowly creep their way up to become the thickness of where the hair meets the scalp, that is your mature dread size.

So even starting out with the twist & rip method, the sections will appear thinner until mature, those will shrink, no way around loosing length. But again, the Biotin will help. Once the hair shrinks, it does grow fairly quickly.

The longer the hair, the more the shrinkage. You can have layered dreads or just cut it all the same length, depending how short the shortest is.

Okay, thickness or thinness is not an issue for dreadlocks. Whatever method you use, you really should let you hair section naturally first, it takes about a couple of weeks. After they go into sections on their own, you can divide any into smaller sections or you can join a couple to make them bigger. Assorted sized sections is awesome. The sizes you want are perfect. Your hair type will do this, so no worries.

You will be amazed how thick your super fine hair will look with dreads, you won't believe it is yours....peace

Oh yeah, don't blow dry dreadlocks, they will dry out

dizzy
@dizzy
06/23/13 12:59:31AM
21 posts

Hair length/thickness issues?


General Questions

Hello, i wasn't sure if this would fit in any other category. Please correct me if i'm wrong.

Alright, i've got a couple things i'd like to stop worrying about.

1. My hair is quite long, down to the middle of my back. I do have layers, however, and i will grow those out to the same length before i dread.

But i was wondering, using the tnr method and then going natural, how much shrinkage should i expect? I have quite fine, straight hair though there's a lot of it.

I'd like to keep as much length as possible and i want to know if i'd have to grow my hair much longer in order to have at least chest-length dreads.

2. Second thing, thickness might be an issue. I have tons and tons of super-fine hair. It can look flat due to it's texture even though it's so thick it takes over an hour to blow-dry. If i use, say, 3/4 inch sections when i dread my hair, should that suffice?

I'm scared that they might look too thin or too sparse. I want nice, medium-thickness dreads about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter. Should i be able to accomplish that with my hair type?

Thanks ahead of time :)


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