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Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/18/14 08:36:19PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

falling out is considered normal with T&R dreads. In time, they will knot up..

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/16/14 05:44:53PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

Cool! I missed this post :)

Best of luck on your dreading journey!

Diane Circelli said:

He does, and I've watched it and still decided to just pick and chose.. .-.

Jenifer J said:

i would either let them section naturally on their own, or section them yourself. i think the random sections make it easier for congos to form, but i also don't think it's the worst thing you can do.

i am not an expert though! and mine were *so awesome* that i ended up taking them out.

I think lazy dreads has a video on the pros and cons of sectioning / not sectioning....

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/16/14 05:39:06PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

i think lazy said that if you didn't section, and are thinking about undoing them all to section, that it probably wasn't worth it. but he also said it's a good idea to section them (like a brick pattern)... so maybe better sectioning for the new ones you are starting?

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/16/14 05:34:49PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

i would either let them section naturally on their own, or section them yourself. i think the random sections make it easier for congos to form, but i also don't think it's the worst thing you can do.

i am not an expert though! and mine were *so awesome* that i ended up taking them out.

I think lazy dreads has a video on the pros and cons of sectioning / not sectioning....

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/16/14 05:24:20PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

also, i took mine out when i started, made more, and ended up taking them all out again.

it's heck of a lot easier to take them out when they are new... but it's still a lot of time... are you sure you need to take them out?

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
08/16/14 05:21:57PM
42 posts

Beginner Dreader


Introduce Yourself

you'll need to separate those dreads from the loose hair frequently. could be daily, could be after just washing, it depends on your hair. just make sure you take the time to separate the hair you don't want in there from the dreads as much as it's needed.

but why don't you want to do your whole head?

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
07/30/14 12:59:58PM
42 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Good luck to you!

The other day I saw my nephew for the first time since I started. He played charades to tell me to brush my hair... 10 year old punk! it is hard to hear stuff like that but just remember that while many people don't understand, or don't have the desire to understand, there are still plenty of people in this world that do get it. Come here when you need some support!

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
07/27/14 05:23:00PM
42 posts

Help me get my mind stright.


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Hi Juniper, Keep going! I can relate in looking in the mirror and disliking the frizziness and ugliness. And getting jealous of all the beautiful timelines on here too. I just want to offer another word of support that you aren't alone!

I started with twist and rip, and it looks like we have similar hair types. the ones in the back didn't fall out like the ones in the front did, and they got loopy really fast. it might be worth trying...

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
07/18/14 01:55:40PM
42 posts

Please help... massive matting on the back of my head


General Questions

i've successfully pulled apart some of it, but some of it is just really bad still....

i've been down about my hair for awhile and i'm not sure yet what I want to do.. I'm leaving for family vacation tomorrow so I think I will leave it for another week and I then I might start over. It just feels too thick to rip it apart. i'm worried if i do rip these bad ones, or cut them, and then still decide to start over, i'm going to lose more hair than i would like... or if i keep them, having heavy dreads on thinner roots.

i think if i do start over, i will first give them a few days to separate on their own ( i can tell i have some bad separating contributing to the problem, even though it was sectioned out with nothing crossing). I'd also do them a little bigger and backcomb them instead of twist and rip... the idea for doing them bigger would be to make separation easier so i can better stay on top of it... having 80 of them makes separating too time consuming..

a friend yesterday encouraged me to stick with it since they are just babies, but i didn't show her just how bad the matting is. i can pick up one and all of the hair on the back of my head moves. or i can pinch it in places and it's a thick rat's nest sticking up an inch or two from my scalp. eek.

i get so jealous seeing all the beautiful timelines on here... when I've tried to do all the research i can, ask questions, and leave them alone other than separation... it's just a big ole bummer right now. maybe dreads aren't right for my hair and activities, but I can't imagine going back to straight, flat hair either.

/rant.

Jenifer J
@Jenifer J
07/15/14 12:59:54AM
42 posts

Please help... massive matting on the back of my head


General Questions

thanks for the input! yeah that method doesn't sound good at all and I'm definitely concerned for the long run.

what methods did you use on your first and second set?

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