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Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/27/12 03:05:02AM
25 posts

Curly dry hair


Dread Maintenance

I have naturally curly hair, which is pretty dry. For example, prior to dreading I would only wash my hair every 7-14 days (yeah gross, I know lol... ) Anyways... when i first dreaded my hair, I still only washed every 7-10ish days, which worked for my dryness, but I kept getting tons of congos! I had to go through with olive oil and some scissors to separate the few hairs that joined the bases of many of them. (I was clueless and didn't know I had to separate after every wash.... lol)

Now that I am washing twice a week, (bs andacv wash), so Iam able to keep them separate and uncongo'd,I find that my scalp is uncomfortable and itchy. Its not flaking and there is not any dandruff.I've tried aloe but unless I pour the whole bottle on its not reallyhelping. I just want to throw some coco butter or my old heavy conditionerup there (but I obviously wont!). What can I do to help alieviate it? I need a solution asap!! Thanks in advance!!


updated by @Dreaded Shredder: 01/13/15 09:24:39PM
Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 10:48:23PM
25 posts

Congos?


Dread Maintenance

Thank you for the tips! i tried your method SE and it worked really well for nearly all of them. I have two that are not going to be separated, which I'm fine with. I'm just glad I separated the rest of them at this point. Thanks for all the help!

Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 12:16:38PM
25 posts

Congos?


Dread Maintenance

I've been blowdrying my hair so I didn't even think about drying time. But, I've been surfing arouo this sight and realizing that I shoud let my locs airdry? I feel like that would take forever! Is blowdrying bad? Thanks for the compliment on my congo pic! they're getting pretty gnarly. i love it!

Tara C said:

Eh, not really cosmetic. I mean, if many dreads join together, it'll be quite thick, which takes a long time to dry. I combed out my thickest dread, but it took like 12 hours for it to completely dry, and that's not even a congo, so you can imagine how long it takes for people with really thick dreads to dry their hair. You just separate a couple of times a day or everyday I guess, if it seems to congo quickly. I mean, don't get too obsessive over it because it won't form into a properly-joined dread in the space of a few hours, but just separate when needed. My dreads aren't mature yet and I can go a week or longer without separating them at all, so you can slow down when they get more mature.

Also...that first picture is just fantastic :)

Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 12:11:07PM
25 posts

Congos?


Dread Maintenance

Ahhh, gotcha. Thanks for the reply! My big congo does kinda pull unevely and can hurt at times. It began congo-ing back when I had my extensions but started morphing as one at a rapid speed last week!!. Can I do anything to separate it out other than pulling? Its getting pretty interwoven despite my efforts. I thought of taking scissors to a few hairs. Bad idea? Should I work them out with olive oil in the shower? I don't want it to get any worse!

Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 11:44:22AM
25 posts

Congos?


Dread Maintenance

How often should I be separating my locs? One week ago, I took out my extensions that were attached to my tNr 3.5 month old dreads and my naturally curly hair is ravenous!! lol The weight of the dreads previously kept my curly hair from locking up naturally. I have been separating my locs 2-3 times a day! The majority of my hair keeps separated but I have 4-5 at the crown of my head that are forming into a swirl of connected curls. Its beginning to tangle so much that my separating efforts are futile.

I'm sick of trying to keep them separate. Why do people spend time separating? Just for cosmetic reasons? In the end won't my locks adjust and form as they want anyways?


updated by @Dreaded Shredder: 02/14/15 06:57:05AM
Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 06:55:39PM
25 posts

Question on Sectioning with twist and rip


General Questions

I'm not an expert on this by any means, but... in your pic I can tell you have really fine and thin hair. I did TnR to my hair so I understand how difficult it can be with a teeny tiny section. They will start to thicken up pretty soon. I'm only at 3.5 months and I can't believe how thick some of mine are, especially when I purposely made my sections very small. As ridiculous as a tiny section seems, and as tedious as TNR can be on a small section, stick it out. You hair will begin to fill in as they mature and you'll be happy. :) Cheers.

Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
06/19/12 11:32:28AM
25 posts

How many guys have dread beads?


Dread Accessories

Love this! :D
Baba Fats said:

lol. I like that. A wlaking xmas tree. My girlfriend, when she had locks, had so much stuff in them she called it her toy box


updated by @Dreaded Shredder: 07/21/15 03:50:16PM
Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/17/12 03:53:40AM
25 posts

Want to take out TnR/Crochet mess and start over with neglect. HELP


crochet and dread tools recovery

Ive decided to keep my tnr... they're becoming more and more interesting with each passing day. THank you for all great replies and compliments :)

Dreaded Shredder
@Dreaded Shredder
04/13/12 07:45:24PM
25 posts

Want to take out TnR/Crochet mess and start over with neglect. HELP


crochet and dread tools recovery

Thank you for all the helpful replies. I wish I would have found this site sooner! I think I'm going to take them out and start over with neglect method :) Live and learn :)


updated by @Dreaded Shredder: 07/22/15 11:20:40AM
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