I used the BS wash a few days ago and followed up with the ACV wash (4 cap fulls) and some tea tree oil. it hasn't really helped the dandruff at all. Can anyone tell me why?
updated by @Prue Dence: 01/13/15 09:05:09PM
You should probably undo the big ones. When mature, the dread will be as wide as it is in the roots, meaning the one with the section size 4 - 5 cm will be just as wide.
i have just been sifting through my dreads and i've been avoiding the big concern that's on my mind for a long time and it's just resurfaced it's ugly head! i have about 35 dreads and i should really have a lot more than that considering how thick my hair is. my dreads are all different sizes but the biggest section that i have is about 4 -5 cm by 4-5 cm. I had them done by some people i know and they did the twist and rip method and crocheted them (i already know not to do this so please don't lecture about it!). i think some of the sections are so big because they just wanted to get the job over and done with.
my question is if this is okay. i am stressing over it a little bit but i realise it's way too far gone now for me to do much about it than just see what happens but thought i'd just ask some advice, maybe if there's people out there that have the same situation?
peace and blessings,
yes i do believe SE..... cuz i stard off by crocheting nd they do feel quite pokey nd rough....i think the crochet method is very dammaging...so now im just gonna let it grow they way it wants to.....and ive also noticedfrequently crocheted dreads dont seem to look mature at all!....i mean thats wat i think..
I personally have a friend who is the reason i wanted dreads, they are absolutely amazing! and she crochets them. not constantly but she does and they aren't fuzzy they don't look weaved there beautiful. I guess when she tells me that crocheting works for her i will take her opinion becuase she has experience in that. Your friend's have experience with the crochet then maybe ask them. they know what there talking about because they live it with there hair everyday. Nothing is more valuable than experience!
Take SE he has a wealth of knowledge in neglect method dreads. that is something that has to be learned also.
there is a while area on here about maintenance it will mostly tell you to leave everything alone, that seems to be the general concession on this site. Uhh i would maybe look around ask around and see what is easy for you. there your dread babies and your adventure have fun with it!
i was told conditioning is no good because it leaves residue! jeez i wish i found this site three months ago....
the people that did my dreads both have had theirs for years and they looked in really good condition and they crochet them! don't know what to believe...
greetings fellow dreadies,
i have had my dreads for about three months now and i think they are really coming along quite nicely and look really mature for their age. i got someone else to do my dreads and they used the twist and rip method and then crocheted them for solidness. i've had two crochet maintenance sessions since then that have both been several hours. now that i'm on here, i see everyone saying crochet is bad! i researched a lot about dreads and techniques before i got mine because i've wanted them for years and wanted to do it right the first time! what i read on here about crochet method though, especially from soaring eagle, all seems to relate to my poor little babies.
i have about 35 dreads (even though i thought i'd get at least 45 from the thickness of my hair) and they all have quite large sections. my sectioning is called an "s" method and is quite unique and i really like it, but the sections really are maybe too big. what soaring eagle said about crocheting resulting in the dread being thinner at the end has happened. i also have tails on every dread though, which i really love, but the dreads do thin out at the ends. i was told that the crocheting wouldn't break my hair and that if it did i would hear it and that basically it's the easiest maintenance technique.
i'd just like to know what some other techniques are for maintenance and to stop frizz because crocheting gets rid of frizz straight away. also maybe some techniques for fattening up my little babies. i've been told wrapping cotton around some will fatten them up.
any thoughts would be much appreciated!
Why don't you make 'synthetic dreads' either with kankelan or wool roving (which is what I use) and tie them into your locks? It'll give you the appearance of longer/shorter/different colored/etc locs and you can take them out and put them in when ever you like.
the thinning of your dreads may have more to do with the breakage from crochet than the beads themselves. Beads don't allow the dread to thicken up anymore than the size of the bead hole, when the rest of the dread is shrinking and thickening, where the bead is placed the dread diameter will stay the same resulting in a thinner size when compared to the rest of the dread. if you crochet, the broken hairs will add to the thinness. It's your hair so I'm not trying to condemn you for your personal choice, just be forewarned. Many Blessings
Prue Dence said:i used to wear beads in my hair and i found they were actually thinning the dread. it might have been because they were too tight or something but when i take them out to crochet them i really notice it. you can always just tie some cotton around thinning parts though and let that fix up the dread. other than that, if the bead seems to be pulling out your hair it must be because of rough edges on the bead. get some sandpaper on it or maybe some paint!