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Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/27/13 04:27:51PM
601 posts

Help! Can't decide if I should keep my locks!


Help! Save My Dreads

exactly! as they mature they round. don't root rub either, that just breaks hairs

Stephanie said:

Or is it okay that my dreads are flattening, and once they're more mature they might start to round out? I also root rub occasionally.

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/27/13 04:12:24PM
601 posts

Help! Can't decide if I should keep my locks!


Help! Save My Dreads

don't palm roll, as you noticed it's time consuming & doesn't last. it only does damage anyways. just leave them be & as you sleep on them they will round themselves out & it will be fine. just wash & separate & live your life, dreads should be easy & they are if you let them! no maintenance required ;)

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/27/13 02:04:13PM
601 posts

Wet Hair


General Questions

it shouldn't slow the process because washing helps knot but as they form up it will take longer to dry & you don't want to be going to bed with a wet head or putting wet dreads in a tam because the risk of mold so once they start forming up i'd space it out more

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/27/13 11:38:40AM
601 posts

Front of hair won't dread


Dreading Methods

wash more often & wait longer. the hair around the face is soft & takes longer than the rest anyways. 5 months isn't very long at all, i didn't even have my first knot by then! give it time, love & time!

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/26/13 09:27:58AM
601 posts

Are You On Instagram? If so, what about a DreadlocksSite account?


General Talk

I follow several dreadie instagrams but a dreadlockssite one would be awesome!!! I only have a dumb phone so I have to borrow my hubs phone to instagram but i like checkin it out ;) mine is ixchel183

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/18/13 09:25:17AM
601 posts

will beads help with my crazy lumps?


General Questions

leave the beads on for a while or wrap them for a bit, but the lumps & bumps are a necessary part of dreading, they have to be able to shrink up (creating the bumps) to knot. i wouldn't suggest palm rolling because that is only a temporary fix & works best with wax (which is really bad), & it can do more harm than good to your dreadies. the bumps will pull in & smooth out (mostly) on their own when the dreads come to maturity. it's just a stage to wait out

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/18/13 09:34:59AM
601 posts

Bit worried about my progress - some advice or reassurance required :/


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

mine at my nape look just like that! & i forget her name but her dreads all looked like that at first & then as they grew they came together a bit more, it's just fine doing great!

Ixchel
@Ixchel
11/08/13 09:38:01AM
601 posts

Homecoming hairstyles!


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

i love some of the options in this video11 Dreads Hairstyles! No Hairbands Needed!

& i recently made this video for this updo dread crown/bun


updated by @Ixchel: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Ixchel
@Ixchel
10/30/13 01:26:12PM
601 posts

8 month natural dreads- need encouragement!


Dread Maintenance

it will get better & you will not HAVE to do anything like that to them. sounds like the group you are in is very biased towards maintenance & locticians. i could add you to a couple fb groups that are more like this site, mostly natural & do what makes you happy type dreadies. lets see a photo of your "homeless person" dreadies, i bet they aren't bad at all! maybe someone was just trying to get you to use their dread "fixing" business or something, but you don't need it! forget about your dreadies & just live, & soon they will be absolutely amazing without you having to put a ton of time & effort into screwing them up lol. it sounds like you have the right attitude yourself, just got some negative feedback from the wrong people :(

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