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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
02/20/18 11:49:38AM
28,275 posts

Sponge Dreadlocks Maintenance


Dread Maintenance

1st off the sponge is a silly way to start.. but it should only be done once

loosening is absolutely normal but you need to be washing way more often (weekly at a minimum) 

and yea dont sleep with anything on them.. sleeping is when they  dread the most (and washing) 

everytime you use that silly sponge yur resetting progress to day 1 

XenonPhantom
@xenonphantom
02/20/18 10:10:13AM
3 posts

Sponge Dreadlocks Maintenance


Dread Maintenance

What i meant by sponge locs I use a sponge to twist my hair. i'm 1 month into this by the way.  

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/20/18 03:42:08AM
69 posts

Sponge Dreadlocks Maintenance


Dread Maintenance

I don't know what "sponge locs" are, but i would'nt wear anything on my head over night. Hair has to be able to move that it can knot and then finally dread. How long are you in and did you use a starting method? Unraveling is quite normal and part of the process , at least in the beginning.

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/20/18 03:31:01AM
69 posts

recent changes


General Talk

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

they never stop changing...just slow down a bit

that is very cool! I can now understand why people miss the early stages of dreading, where a lot of changes happen in a short amount of time.

XenonPhantom
@xenonphantom
02/20/18 02:26:29AM
3 posts

Sponge Dreadlocks Maintenance


Dread Maintenance

I don't fully know much about how to maintain sponge locs. i usually wear a do-rag when i sleep but that comes straight off so i just sleep without covering my locs but i don't think i should continue that. whenever i wash my hair some of my locs unravel i'm fine with waiting for them to grow i just don't know if they're supposed to unravel like that. I also don't know if i should i just sponge them every morning and night or just do it once in awhile.

XenonPhantom
@xenonphantom
02/20/18 02:19:08AM
3 posts

Need a little help on my dreadlock journey



I just figured out how to get dreadlocks on my own without spending much money, but i'm lost on how to keep my dreads from unraveling whenever i wash my hair. i'm 1 month by the way. i also would like to know what to sleep with on my head when i go to bed. i tried a stocking cap but that ripped apart and i tried a do rag but that ended up on the edge of my bed when i woke up the next morning. I've been told everybody has a different journey and i'm fine with waiting on them to grow i just don't want them to dry out and unravel 

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
02/19/18 03:02:15PM
28,275 posts

recent changes


General Talk

they never stop changing...just slow down a bit

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
02/19/18 02:03:51PM
28,275 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

exactly i wouldn't even tie them back with 1

dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/19/18 11:22:36AM
69 posts

recent changes


General Talk

Around two years of going natural i have noticed some changes. Before it seemed to be the messy, zigzag and flat ends stage of the journey. Then certainly two of my thicker dreads on the back of my head with pretty huge rounded flat ends have changed. The ends have folded over right in the middle during a wash and stayed like that after drying. So each of the two ends have become thicker and more round like the rest of those locks. After two or three weeks (3 washes) the folded ends dreaded together, so there is no way to unfold again.

This was very cool to see, that hair is folding over while being wet without any force and holding together till it was dreaded. This journey has to offer a lot of crazy things, maybe it is the reward for being patient?! I'm very excited what will happen in the future, it's almost like science!

Have a nice week!


updated by @dread-stpauli: 02/19/18 11:22:39AM
dread_stpauli
@dread-stpauli
02/19/18 10:54:51AM
69 posts

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P3RMAamp:

Well I did revamp my hair a bit. I brushed out the tips. They were holding water badly and slowing the drying process for sure. And I did decide to go back to having an undercut again. I gently crocheted the removed dreads back into existing dreads(though the pictures are before I did that). I'm much happier with this. No more annoying hair around my ears and everyone fits into a pony tail now. When my hairs down you can't even tell.

Though I did see something a bit concerning. Out of curiosity I went into a couple of the dreads. I do indeed seem to have build up of some sort in there and it's a bit yucky. I think a charcoal cleanse might be in order. Doesn't smell like mold just dust and head grease. Eww.

I also have some blunted tips, some are still lose. After wash I try squeez out as much water as i can out of the blunted ones. That helps to shorten the drying a lot. Still takes a bit longer for them  to fully dry than the ones with lose ends, but i don't wan't to comb the ends out... 

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