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Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
09/18/11 09:42:36PM
85 posts

In need of a hair cut..


Dread Maintenance

Mine haven't shrunk at all. They are all still the same length (with the exception of the fat one in the back, but I love it so much). I meant if I don't cut it it takes forever to grow just a little bit, but if I cut it or dye it or anything, it grows about an inch in a month. Mine are young, but very locked together. Once my hair get's longer I don't plan on cutting my dreads at all.

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
09/18/11 08:50:08PM
85 posts

In need of a hair cut..


Dread Maintenance

To make a long story short, my hair just stops growing after so long. I dye it, it grows only an inch, then takes forever to grow after that. Same goes for if I cut it. Since I still have baby dreads how would I go about getting just a trim? I had layers in my hair before dreading, but they were pretty much almost caught up with the rest.

Anyways, any advice on how to trim baby dreads. I'm about....3 months in and mine are pretty locked together. None of mine are rounded at the tips (adding that just for more information).

Help would be amazing! Thanks you(:


updated by @Jessica Ann Hughes: 01/13/15 09:10:18PM
Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/29/11 04:12:33PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Well the water here is a brownish green. There is a sewage thing that runs some of it's waste into the water and everyone likes to be a tad ignorant about it, so they swim in the water anyways. Hopefully your water is clean(: The worst that would be in there is heavily watered down fish poo. haha!

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/28/11 10:03:06PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Collecting water wouldn't sound so bad if the ocean here in Myrtle Beach, SC weren't so dirty and disgusting.

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/28/11 04:28:19PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I haven't been keeping track. I started this set in June so a couple months. Since my hair has been dyed a lot it has helped the locking process. I wash about 2-3 times a week, too. Plus I spray them with water a little bit when they get too frizzy and out of control messy. I thought about using my other spray bottle for a sea salt spray and do that before I do my washes, but I know the water has to be warm and that would be a waste of my sea salt (I only have this uber tiny container that I've used to do soaks for my piercings). I also use the Jason shampoo. It's the tea tree one that's for your scalp. I've never used the bs/acv wash before though. Does it help with the locking process with bleached/dyed hair rather than the non-residue/natural shampoos?

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/28/11 03:55:37PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

Okay(: Thank you so much :D I'm still not sure whether to dye my hair just yet or let it grow out. I've seen pictures of people with bleached dreads and then they let it grow out with their dark roots. Most look pretty fancy. I'll wait a little while and think about it, but thank you soooooo much(:

Panterra Caraway said:

No hunie, don't use that. If you feel like thehair feels really bad or super dry follow with a bit of ACV :)

Jessica Ann Hughes said:

I wouldn't use the conditioner would I? That seems like a silly question but just in case, you know? And thank you for the help(:

Panterra Caraway said:

Okay, here is what you want to do. Using a spray bottle, apply the filler I mentioned earlier in the thread to your entire hair. Apply it like hand lotion, in that you want to completley cover the hair, but not soak it where it is pouring off. If worst comes to worst, spray it thoroughly all over and then squeeze out the excess. Let this sit for 20 min. After it has sat there, blot it with a towel, so that your hair is wet but not drippy (do not rinse the filler out!). Now, apply your color (mix according to instructions). I would suggest a friend help with this part. Work as quickly as you can. Start in THE BACK, this is important. Apply the color to the middle portion of the hair first, leaving out the root area (where your hair is dark) and the very ends (the last inch). Immediately after you have gotten all the hair (middle part) covered, go back and apply the color to the roots and lastly to the ends. Start timing as soon as you are finished. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after you are done and it is time to wash it out. I suggest you try L'Oreal Paris Feria haircolor in Havana Brown 50. The reason I choose this is because it is a natural toned color without gold or red tones. Your hair has enough warmth on its own. Also, being a 50 means it is a level 5, which is a mid tone color (colors generally range from 1-Black to 10-Light Blonde). This color should also fade to a nice med. neutrel brown color that is believable and blends fairly well. It may seem dark at first, but as you know, it will lighten. Good luck! I hope it comes out great. Please send me an update :)
Jessica Ann Hughes said:

My natural hair color is brown with very slight hints of red. I dyed my hair brown after bleaching one time and the color faded as I new it would a little, but it stayed brown with just a little hint of the golden blonde color.

Panterra Caraway said:

Atleast I get an idea :) Is your natural color the one in your profile pic? It looks like you have alot of different tones going on due to it being lightened unevenly...that right there can give you uneven color for the return to your natural color. It also looks like you have some warm tones in yout hair and that it can pull a bit of red. I would strongly suggest you use a filler. This will be insurance on getting the color to look uniform and hold well. You need to go to any beauty supply...like a Sally's or something...any one will do. Tell them that you need a bottle of neutral filler/clear filler. It will be inexpensive, a couple of bucks. You need this. Trust me. If this is your natural in the profile pic, let me know and I will get back to you with a color to purchase...almost there :) No worries <3

Jessica Ann Hughes said:

Not that great of quality. Sorry about that D:

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/28/11 12:36:18PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

I wouldn't use the conditioner would I? That seems like a silly question but just in case, you know? And thank you for the help(:

Panterra Caraway said:

Okay, here is what you want to do. Using a spray bottle, apply the filler I mentioned earlier in the thread to your entire hair. Apply it like hand lotion, in that you want to completley cover the hair, but not soak it where it is pouring off. If worst comes to worst, spray it thoroughly all over and then squeeze out the excess. Let this sit for 20 min. After it has sat there, blot it with a towel, so that your hair is wet but not drippy (do not rinse the filler out!). Now, apply your color (mix according to instructions). I would suggest a friend help with this part. Work as quickly as you can. Start in THE BACK, this is important. Apply the color to the middle portion of the hair first, leaving out the root area (where your hair is dark) and the very ends (the last inch). Immediately after you have gotten all the hair (middle part) covered, go back and apply the color to the roots and lastly to the ends. Start timing as soon as you are finished. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after you are done and it is time to wash it out. I suggest you try L'Oreal Paris Feria haircolor in Havana Brown 50. The reason I choose this is because it is a natural toned color without gold or red tones. Your hair has enough warmth on its own. Also, being a 50 means it is a level 5, which is a mid tone color (colors generally range from 1-Black to 10-Light Blonde). This color should also fade to a nice med. neutrel brown color that is believable and blends fairly well. It may seem dark at first, but as you know, it will lighten. Good luck! I hope it comes out great. Please send me an update :)
Jessica Ann Hughes said:

My natural hair color is brown with very slight hints of red. I dyed my hair brown after bleaching one time and the color faded as I new it would a little, but it stayed brown with just a little hint of the golden blonde color.

Panterra Caraway said:

Atleast I get an idea :) Is your natural color the one in your profile pic? It looks like you have alot of different tones going on due to it being lightened unevenly...that right there can give you uneven color for the return to your natural color. It also looks like you have some warm tones in yout hair and that it can pull a bit of red. I would strongly suggest you use a filler. This will be insurance on getting the color to look uniform and hold well. You need to go to any beauty supply...like a Sally's or something...any one will do. Tell them that you need a bottle of neutral filler/clear filler. It will be inexpensive, a couple of bucks. You need this. Trust me. If this is your natural in the profile pic, let me know and I will get back to you with a color to purchase...almost there :) No worries <3

Jessica Ann Hughes said:

Not that great of quality. Sorry about that D:

Jessica Ann Hughes
@Jessica Ann Hughes
08/27/11 05:07:25PM
85 posts

Dying dreads with box color...? Need help.


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

My natural hair color is brown with very slight hints of red. I dyed my hair brown after bleaching one time and the color faded as I new it would a little, but it stayed brown with just a little hint of the golden blonde color.

Panterra Caraway said:

Atleast I get an idea :) Is your natural color the one in your profile pic? It looks like you have alot of different tones going on due to it being lightened unevenly...that right there can give you uneven color for the return to your natural color. It also looks like you have some warm tones in yout hair and that it can pull a bit of red. I would strongly suggest you use a filler. This will be insurance on getting the color to look uniform and hold well. You need to go to any beauty supply...like a Sally's or something...any one will do. Tell them that you need a bottle of neutral filler/clear filler. It will be inexpensive, a couple of bucks. You need this. Trust me. If this is your natural in the profile pic, let me know and I will get back to you with a color to purchase...almost there :) No worries <3

Jessica Ann Hughes said:

Not that great of quality. Sorry about that D:

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