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Brad
@Brad
10/11/09 11:16:15AM
20 posts

flat dreads


Dread Maintenance

it could be that you sections are rectangles rather than squares...when i started mine i jus grabbed chunks of hair and now alot of mine are flat jus cause the section at the root is a flat rectangle shape...other than that idkCharaxesdistanti said:
I never tie my hair back especially when I am sleeping I hate it. I don't know why mine are flat, I also move a lot during sleep.

soaringeagle said:
how do u sleep on em?
if they move when u sleep they should round but if u tie em and always lay on 1 side they go flat
beads will help somewhat
Brad
@Brad
10/08/09 04:01:46PM
20 posts

Should I start over?!


General Questions

yea it sux bro but i would say start over from scratch....i would say cut your hair down to about 4 or 5 inches and start dreading naturally. it will pay off in the long run bro...but thats jus my opinion..lol its your hair
Brad
@Brad
10/01/09 06:23:18PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

yes i can see how 'organically' shaped they grow too...its honestly amazing lol but yes i will surely keep ya posted if i start to see an improvement from the crocheted looksoaringeagle said:
they might..its hard to say..and no guarantee they will
dreads change alot over time tho so its possible
Brad
@Brad
10/01/09 06:17:42PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

right, right yea it seemed like a good idea at the time but i wouldn't recommend it now that i know wat its all about....but yea i hope that since mine are pretty short that they will become recovered in time...they are in spots on some.....basically where i have zig zags and loops the woven looks has vanished...so maybe that means in time the rest will beame this way lol i really hope so...thanks for the advice SEsoaringeagle said:
well 1 reason i never recomend crochet is theres no guarantee they ever will,however some who hardly did it at all say theyres recovered..

good news is theyre short..if in a year they still havent recovered u could just cut the crocheted parts off if they bother ya
not recommending that but u could if u want i know others who did that to get rid of the crocheted ends..


this is just 1 of many reasons i dont ever recomend crochet
Brad
@Brad
10/01/09 06:04:59PM
20 posts

time needed to go from crochet 'woven' look to natty dread?


General Questions

Hello all my dreaded brothers and sisters! :D I got a question....So I've been locking my hair now for a little over five months. I started off backcombing and then a lil over two months in I crocheted all of them. I continued to maintain them for the next couple weeks but have since been free forming. I don't do anything...no palm-rolling, no dreadballing, no crocheting...I wash them every two to three days and like i said in a latter post i rinse them every morning after i wake up....so back to my question lol around how long is the crochet 'woven' look going to be there....most of the tips have started to lose that look and actually look 'matted' up..and the inch or so of new growth i have looks nice and naturally locked but the actual dread still looks woven and its almost been three months since ive done anything to them....so if you guys know anything about what im talking about lemme know...thanks guys....peace jah bless
updated by @Brad: 01/13/15 08:27:50PM
Brad
@Brad
09/25/09 09:52:37AM
20 posts

rinsing locks everyday?


General Questions

it jus seems to make my scalp feel much better doing this...my locks aren't too thick so they dry fairly quick...it prolly takes about two hours for them to completely dry and i rinse them about 9 in the morning....i use a good natural shampoo and do a apple cider vinegar rinse every now and then to make sure no mold to starts to form...i was jus wondering if it would interfere with the locking process?soaringeagle said:
only concern with that is drying and possible molding
why do u feel the need?
Brad
@Brad
09/25/09 08:41:54AM
20 posts

rinsing locks everyday?


General Questions

Ok so ive gotten to the point where i feel the need to rinse my locks every morning when i wake up...i only wash them with shampoo once, sometimes twice a week...but i was wanting to know if anyone knew if it would be harming my locks rinsing them everyday by simply dipping my head into a bath of warm water? my locks are 5 months old. please get back to me if you have an answer. Thanks guys
updated by @Brad: 01/13/15 08:27:29PM
Brad
@Brad
11/09/09 02:23:36PM
20 posts

the truth about crocheting dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

I dont know homie about that homie....breaking hair=bad, so i would still say it is badMatthew said:
I wouldn't say,"BAD"...but, I WOULD say, not suggested.


Brad said:
i know you posted this a while back but i have to comment on it. Im about at month 7 of my journey and i crocheted the first 3 months and yea crocheting is a bad mistake!!! i promise you this!! i am finding, from freeforming for the past four months that all the broken hair caused by the crochet hook is starting to be forced out of dreads by the new growth...which sux...you don't want that to happen....so because i crocheted i have massive loose hair (which i don't have a problem with loose hair) but this is loose hair thats is broken and not even connected to my head...why would you want something like that to happen...when done naturally hair is never broken and detached from your scalp...i mean maybe its alright to crochet once but never continue to maintain them....and another thing..it has taken 4 months since a crochet hook touched my head for my locks to actually start to look "matted" and not "woven"....i used a .7 mm crochet hook so it was small..but it still broken thousands of strainds of hair which im a regretedly now having to deal with....im not speaking out my ass im speaking from experience...i have uploaded videos on my page since my week 16 as well as a vid from week one so you know im not lying....CROCHETING IS BAD!!

Mustarov Bulzokin said:
very not true. small diameter crochet hook slide past hair not break them. easier for to go next to hair and not break law of newton. crochet used to pull loose hair for into bottom of lock so hair start to grow for dreadlock. crochet not use to pull hair into dreadlock part already dreadlock because not hair for to do this. I do not understand logic of this soaringeagle. People also I know with dreadlock use crochet to make loose hair into dreadlock not have problem. No respect but have you use crochet?

soaringeagle said:
ok u were smart enough to barely do it

the problem is most ppl do it every week or every 2 weeks
everytime u push any metal object through a dread u break hairs
the strength of a dread (or rope) comes from the length of the in tact fibers thats why hemp is so much stronger then cotton
so every broken hair that shortens fibers (hairs) weakens them somewhat
dreaking a few now and then wont be too bad
but
if u break hundreds a week every week year after year the average length of in tact hairs can be pretty short making the dread very weak


your use was smart..youd be better off never using it but at least you did minumal harm
not like those who for 14 hours a week every week crocheting

updated by @Brad: 07/23/15 03:37:02PM
Brad
@Brad
11/09/09 12:28:41PM
20 posts

the truth about crocheting dreadlocks


Dread Maintenance

i know you posted this a while back but i have to comment on it. Im about at month 7 of my journey and i crocheted the first 3 months and yea crocheting is a bad mistake!!! i promise you this!! i am finding, from freeforming for the past four months that all the broken hair caused by the crochet hook is starting to be forced out of dreads by the new growth...which sux...you don't want that to happen....so because i crocheted i have massive loose hair (which i don't have a problem with loose hair) but this is loose hair thats is broken and not even connected to my head...why would you want something like that to happen...when done naturally hair is never broken and detached from your scalp...i mean maybe its alright to crochet once but never continue to maintain them....and another thing..it has taken 4 months since a crochet hook touched my head for my locks to actually start to look "matted" and not "woven"....i used a .7 mm crochet hook so it was small..but it still broken thousands of strainds of hair which im a regretedly now having to deal with....im not speaking out my ass im speaking from experience...i have uploaded videos on my page since my week 16 as well as a vid from week one so you know im not lying....CROCHETING IS BAD!!Mustarov Bulzokin said:
very not true. small diameter crochet hook slide past hair not break them. easier for to go next to hair and not break law of newton. crochet used to pull loose hair for into bottom of lock so hair start to grow for dreadlock. crochet not use to pull hair into dreadlock part already dreadlock because not hair for to do this. I do not understand logic of this soaringeagle. People also I know with dreadlock use crochet to make loose hair into dreadlock not have problem. No respect but have you use crochet?

soaringeagle said:
ok u were smart enough to barely do it

the problem is most ppl do it every week or every 2 weeks
everytime u push any metal object through a dread u break hairs
the strength of a dread (or rope) comes from the length of the in tact fibers thats why hemp is so much stronger then cotton
so every broken hair that shortens fibers (hairs) weakens them somewhat
dreaking a few now and then wont be too bad
but
if u break hundreds a week every week year after year the average length of in tact hairs can be pretty short making the dread very weak


your use was smart..youd be better off never using it but at least you did minumal harm
not like those who for 14 hours a week every week crocheting
Brad
@Brad
09/25/09 08:50:12AM
20 posts

to dread or not to dread, that is the question, things to concider before taking the plunge


General Questions

WOW this was really insightful...although i have already taken the plunge lol...but yea everything stated in the above is completely true..especially how it weeds out the "popular kids" or close minded people from your life...i like to say that dreadlocks are a complete asshole filter lol but yea for anyone who reads this def. take all of the above into consideration before starting your locks...and good luck! jah bless
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