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thx! the new link works for me.
well. what i did worked best for me. and ive learned by paying attention to my hair. and i know the bands helped my hair form seperatly in the beginning. everyone has there own way of doing things. while there are a few "wrongs" like wax and "rights" like residue free shampoo, i think everybody does what they think is best. and if somebody tells me they use a crochet needle i dont look down on them. if thats what worked for them, who am i to judge? so do what you feel is best for you hair.
i used the twist and rip method on my hair and it worked great. only use a residue free shampoo. not conditioner on dreads ever. thats the only "drying out" you shound do. you dont want weak dreads. i also used wax a few times and thought i had made an informed decision, but i was wrong. ive removed all wax and im at 5 months now. my advice. make sure your sections are as square or round as possible. i have some that are kinda rectangles and they try to grow together all the time. i had to twist some together because they became immpossible. and 2nd is to take you time and really do it as tight as possible. the looser they are the more loops you will have. here is a vid showing you how to TnR. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28_9n5YKBV0&list=UUaTyt7TAbnEKs_...
ps. in thevideo she put the rubber band on the before twisting and ripping. i would not do that. i would put the band onafter the dread is formed to insure the root is as tight as possible.
tell me about it! i have some of the worst loops ive ever seen but im just trying to stick with it. ever dread lis loopy.