Gilly's Mum Said "NO!"
Dreads in the Family
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I think they're looking nice! How did you start them?
I dont know if others would agree, but I think you can stop covering them while they sleep. The movement of your head on the pillow will help them to lock up.
As for your tips, a lot of people have loose ends. I initially thought i would try to blunt Gill's tips but in the end I just let them do their thing. She probably has a good 3 inches at the ends of her dreads that is loose and fine. It's really a preference. I know that she has one dread that has a blunted end where the tip sort of folded in upon the rest of the lock and dreaded up with it, but this takes time.
Loose hairs come with the territory and again... they just take time time time. Every one has em. Eventually they will find their way into a near by dread.
Keep on keepin on! And welcome to the site!
Hey, I was wondering what you and your daughter ended up deciding?
My daughter is 6 and has had her dreads for a year and a half. She is just finishing up Kindergarten here at a public school in the States. I've not had anyone from school say anything to me about it.
At the start of the year I wrote a little note to her teacher explaining that Gilly chose to have dreads and that if she ever had any questions about it, to just let me know.
She only VERY occasionally gets a "that girl needs to brush her hair" and then either Gill or her sister will chime in with "No, you don't brush dreads....." and sort of blink a lot at people as though they have said something really ridiculous.
Kids can be mean and I think the best thing we can do as parents is to remind them that things like how they do their hair is for them. I try to remind Gilly that as other people dont have to love or even like her dreads, it only matters that she does.
I thought you might enjoy this little story:
My Ex (Gilly's Dad) is having a lil trouble being cool with her lumps, bumps, loops, zigzagz, varying sizes and fuzzy roots.
He stopped by the other day and we had a discussion that went like this:
Dad : "We need to talk about Gill's hair........."
Gillys Mum (aka me): "ok"
Dad : "How do you feel about bringing her to a salon to -"
Dad: "But I thinkwe should bring her to a salonso- "
Dad: " You didnt even let me finish!"
Me: " Unless you were about to say ' I think we should bring her to a salon to show her off', then the answer is NO"
Funny enough... He sent a friend of his over to me to ask questions about dreading I'm sending her here!
So I was gone over to England for 10 days and Gilly was home int eh states and stayed with her Dad the whole time. He MEANS WELL I swear..... but when I came back he said "Wow, i didnt realize how much work dreads are!!!"
Well that made me worry a bit right there.....
So when I saw Gillers, her head deff looked different to me but I couldnt quite place my finger on it.... Fuzzier mayhaps? But then I noticed that her dreads all looked so lumpy like pea pods and her teacher at school told me it had been up every day in some sort of style, (most likely a pony tail) held with a hair tie of some sort.
ANYHOOT.... she's got these massive dents and I've tried to let her hair hang free since I've been back, they still look all knobbley wobbley and what not..... think they'll puff out with a few washings???