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Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
10/13/14 10:22:19AM
24 posts

Combing out dreads after 10 months to Re-do them


General Questions

You need to read the dreaducation part of this website. I'm sure your dreads are just beautiful, they are also still young and need more time to grow and shape. Brushing them out to backcomb is a bad idea in my opinion. If you think some are especially large, only brush those out and tnr them to section. Natural dreads are not backcombed or styled, you can't GET natural dreads. You can only grow them. To take out your natural dreads and then go to a stylist is moving backward. I say just let them be, stop worrying about what they look like in comparison to those who don't know how genuine dreads are to look, and look at more photos here...you will see that your dreads are probably very beautiful.
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
11/25/14 08:38:51AM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

I just let my hair freeform. I only wash and seperate. It is the best way to go. S much healthier. And thank you!

Diana lorenzana said:
What method did you use? I saw that you're puerto rican & i happen to be guatemalan & have soft curly hair. Right now i am currently dreading but am using the backcombing method. I've been trying to figure out what method is good for dreads & what products are good for them. Let me know please . I have posted pics on my profile. Brw love your dreads (:
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
11/18/14 01:12:06AM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

thanks man! yours are going to come along great!

Richard said:

nice locks and nice tats! i have kinda curly hair but mine isn't dreading anywhere near as fast.

peace

Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
11/17/14 05:12:30PM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

Thank you man! Fatties are the best...they're like branches. Namaste!

Jah-Jah Warrior said:

Nice locs... i love thick dreads
Pretty great progress

Blessings
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
11/17/14 03:48:59PM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

it's amazing really...it's all in the length i believe because when my hair was just 3 inches shorter it wouldnt dreads for nothin

GoldenEagle said:

Awesome! I am surprised at how fast curly hair becomes dreadlocks. My super fine textured and straight hair takes it's time.

updated by @Jessica Reyes: 07/22/15 11:57:00PM
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
11/14/14 01:07:52PM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

Sorry about not replying, I dont get notified! Lol. Anyhow, No i have yet to try herbs! Gonna get someAcv/bs rince going soon also.
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
10/02/14 12:37:05AM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

Awww thank you for the featured SE!!! Yeah i will give the teatree a try For sure, always best to leave chemical products out. And i will update monthly then! Thanks everyone! :D
Jessica Reyes
@Jessica Reyes
10/01/14 08:57:28PM
24 posts

5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE


Dreading Methods

If you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple...

Method used: Neglect/Separation

Products used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), Water

Hair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican with hair on the more "kinkier" side for lack of better terms, so hair tends to get dry often, I wet it everyday, But I wash it 2-3 times a week with Dr. Bronners peppermint, sometimes more depending on work.

Little things that help me: Tam. Tam that shit up at night...helped me ALOT. Again don't let hair get too dry...needs moisture, but do not condition! Separate as often as you need because if you have hair similar to mine it will dread FAST. Shake dry out of the shower, let hair in front of a fan for a bit. Oh and if your hair is shoulder long...grow it out longer...I'm telling you, long hair dreads so much faster. at least 3 inches under the shoulders, if you're hair is not dreading very fast, probably because of length.

Advice: I have tried ALL methods...all of which i ended up cutting. I have used wax, i have crocheted and backcombed, I have even gone to a salon where they put fake hair in my hair in order to thicken it so it would dread. I have used beeswax, lime and mango gels...all of that...it doesn't work, only builds up, stinks and oils the hair to prevent dreading. Backcombing is the biggest waste of time, so is TnR...they FALL OUT and THEN start to dread...so instead of waiting for them to fall out and then dread, just leave them for at least 5-6 months. You will see how fast it goes by. Crochet is DAMAGING. Wax.......just think about it.....it's WAX dude....it's friggin WAX. That shit don't wash out! I have attempted dreads many times over, over a span of 6-7 years. This is the first time I love them and I feel confident and happy about how fast they are progressing.

BE PATIENT!!!!! AND WASH!!!! THAT"S IT!!!

Day One/Week One:

yeah i work at trader joes...and i love pizza...and my tam....and my flannel pjs....ok lol

2 Months:

how I wear it at work, just a band to keep it out of my face, let it run wild!

3 Months: LOTS OF PROGRESS BY 3 MONTHS!!! PIC HEAVY!

lots of clumping, loops galore!!! sections!!! I now have to separate after every wash and every morning.

Length...it was soooooo short I'm so happy, will update again in my 6th month!

Thanks!

4 MONTHS!!!! Update 10/28/2014

VIDEO BELOW

Just getting tighter and less frizzy by the day. Lots of clumps and loops...lots of solidity throughout the dread. more definition. LOTS OF SHRINKAGE!



some hair towards the side of my head, by my ear, is taking especially long to even just curl, if it doesn't dread that's okay...it's kinda nice to have some loose hair. overall, I'm happy...it's going fast. I'm enjoying the hell out of this journey. I've gotten ALOT of ridicule, stares, and comments but I know I live in a place where ignorance is bliss...every once in a while though when I am discouraged the universe will send a rasta or someone who is free forming my way...very rarely but always when I need to see...and I don't feel so alone. i'm staying strong, and when they are long and mature...I would know I have earned them.

VIDEO UPDATE BELOW!!!

4TH MONTH VIDEO UPDATE

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!!!!!!!!!!!5 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! BUT FIRST! this is me RIGHT at the very very beginning, still brushing at this point!

JUST 5 Months, fresh, just out of the shower...

idk why this is upside down .-.

BOTTLE CAPPIN IT!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>5 MONTH VIDEO UPDATEhere!


updated by @Jessica Reyes: 02/14/15 09:49:14AM
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