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Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/30/13 12:53:39AM
122 posts

elastic bands (dundundun)


Dread Maintenance

Small wooden beads are easier to keep track of. I got a pack at hobby lobby and it didn't cost much.
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
05/05/13 03:03:55AM
122 posts

A question before I start my journey correctly


General Questions

I say go for it. Just leave it alone other than washing/separating. If your scalp is irritated & your hair is potentially damaged, that will be the best for it anyway.
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/23/13 12:25:15AM
122 posts

need dread surgery


Help! Save My Dreads

I am not in that area but I'm sure you'll find someone to help you out. In the meantime if you are suicidal please seek help from a friend, psychiatrist, or therapist.
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/23/13 12:51:10AM
122 posts

Weak dreads


Introduce Yourself

I am no expert but I agree that removing wax will lighten the weight on each dread. You could also potentially trim them up to the weak spots. That way you wouldn't be starting over completely, but still would be getting rid of some damage and starting fresh from there.
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/12/13 11:58:17PM
122 posts

that day when you had dreads...or it appeared so.


General Talk

Same here, knotlady! I always kept my hair in a ponytail before and I enjoy my hair so much more now. I'm at a lil over 15 months and it has been slow going, but in the last few months I've been getting more people actually calling them dreads and complimenting them. So fun!
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/13/13 12:06:23AM
122 posts

Tell me about your Dread Decorations?


Introduce Yourself

I have two peyote sleeves from Heather--a garden gnome and an owl. She did an awesome job. :) I also keep wooden beads in my hair...metal ones end up hitting me in the face, lol. I feel like wraps look kinda funny on me. Maybe when they calm down some more. :)
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
04/13/13 12:18:09AM
122 posts

A funeral and a brush :(


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

I'm sorry to hear about your grandad. I agree with the first comment. I think you made the right choice while this is going on. It's respectful to your grandfather and family. Your parents probably have a lot on their minds, so this is one less thing for them to worry about. And you haven't lost too much time by brushing it out. :) You can always start again!
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
03/25/13 01:32:54AM
122 posts

Measuring dread/dread beads


Dread Accessories

I got a packet of various sized wooden beads from Hobby Lobby. The smallest ones that are oval shaped fit mine the best and feel the most comfortable to sleep on. I thought I'd need bigger, but the larger ones fell off easily. That would be an inexpensive way to see what works for you.
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
03/25/13 01:27:42AM
122 posts

How do I fix this dread?


Dread Maintenance

Glad you were able to fix them! I tend to separate when my hair is dry, too. I usually go through and separate while I study. Maybe it's because I have so much loose hair still. Well, that and l don't like the feeling of damp hair. Maybe I'll try it next time.
updated by @Kelsey Cliche!: 07/22/15 07:36:07AM
Kelsey Cliche!
@Kelsey Cliche!
03/24/13 05:08:51PM
122 posts

How do I fix this dread?


Dread Maintenance

If the connected part is fairly new, sometimes it's easier to work the strands out of the knot one at a time than to rip all at once. Then it gets to where the rest will rip apart easier. I also grab the two connected dreads in between the connected part and my scalp when separating instead of the two ends. That way I can hold my hair still and not tug on my scalp while I separate. I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't I can make a YouTube video explanation. :) if they are more maturely joined, the how-to barrellady mentioned using a blade or scissors will work. Only use one side of scissors to avoid any mistakes.
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