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Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
10/04/12 05:19:15PM
26 posts

Just the Tips


General Questions

If you're looking for wispier ends, I'd try combing out a half inch or so on the end. I cut one once, (at a slight angle) and just kinda played with the end/broke it apart a little, and its wispy now.


updated by @Lukey Luke: 07/03/15 05:20:10AM
Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
10/04/12 11:40:38AM
26 posts

Just the Tips


General Questions

No, I tried the body splash, and boiling them (with the careful help of some friends), but like I said, I'm going to be cutting them (I'll remember to give the line plenty of room, Thanks Baba!) and I'm happy with that decision, I'm more wondering how to color them for the winter before I chop them.

Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
10/03/12 05:38:19PM
26 posts

Just the Tips


General Questions

they may have some wax still in them, but there is a definite line in each one that goes from nice and fluffy to hard and waxy. I've tried some of the wax removal techniques on the ends, and they have helped, but there still rock hard, and hold water for hours after the rest of each dread has dried.

Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
10/03/12 02:48:42PM
26 posts

Just the Tips


General Questions

So when I started my dreads 3 years ago, I used wax (this was a couple of months before I found this site) since then I've stopped and decided to let them grow out and chop the waxy part instead of chopping them all off at the time. I've finally decided that by spring they'll be long enough to chop the bottom 3-4 inches of wax off. That being said, I would love to have some fun with them this winter. I'm thinking about darkening them and bleaching just the tips (bottom inch or so). I wouldn't think of using any harmful chemicals, but since its just the bottom part that will be cut off in a few months anyways, I don't have too many qualms against it. I've never dyed my hair before so I really have no idea what I'm doing. I've heard that coffee works to darken them, but how do you use it? Do I just soak them in a pot of coffee for a while? Also how would I whiten up the tips? Thanks for any and all help!


updated by @Lukey Luke: 02/14/15 05:51:27AM
Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
10/04/12 05:28:55PM
26 posts

Natural Hair Dyes


General Questions

How do you use the teas/coffee to darken them make a big ol' pot and soak 'em?

soaring eagle said:

beets for a burgandy

tea or cooffee to darken

rosemary tea to darken

but why not be proud of he greys and accept them

Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
04/07/12 01:28:31PM
26 posts

wax vs. no wax


Dread Products

I started my dreads with wax about 3 years ago, after finding out how bad the wax made them (and stumbling on this site) I tried getting the wax out. It kinda worked...instead of chopping them off and starting over, I decided to let them grow out more and chop off the waxy part when the time came. Now the bottom half of my dreads are hard and stiff, while the root half is nice and fluffy. I kinda want to chop the waxy part off, but they just got to the length where I can tie them back, so I may wait a little while longer before I hack them in half.

Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
02/19/11 05:08:58PM
26 posts

Dread-sickles


General Questions

Hey guys,

so I live way up north here in Minnesota, and Uff-da, its been cold out latley. now normally I shower/wash my dreads before i take my dog for a walk. Normally in summer I just let em dry in the wind, but this time a year they usually turn into cold hard dread-sickles before i'm out the door. my question is with all the freezing/expanding of the water in them, will that do any harm to my knots? Thanks for any help.


updated by @Lukey Luke: 01/13/15 08:55:55PM
Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
01/02/11 04:45:15PM
26 posts

Dog ear dreads


General Questions

alright, thanks for the encouragement guys!
Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
12/31/10 06:14:55PM
26 posts

Dog ear dreads


General Questions

I originally backcombed and waxed, but this is one I combed out and just t&r'ed without wax. their pretty long now, and I gave up on tucking them back about a month ago because it didn't help.

soaringeagle said:
refresh my memory u backcombed no wax no crochet right?
theyre just short? u think tucking em instead of letting em hang might have made the roots wanna grow back but when they hang down they twist 1/4 way so they instead of going back stick out? i think maybe if u dint tuck em all the time they will self correct as long as theres no crochet or wax stiffness

i think the roots are used to being pushed back so when thry hang they hang weird
Lukey Luke
@Lukey Luke
12/31/10 12:41:27AM
26 posts

Dog ear dreads


General Questions

Hey everyone!

So I have a couple of dreads right around my ears that tend to stick straight out a few inches before falling normally. I have tried to tuck them behind my ears but they always end up working their way out and sticking out. I don't think there's anything wrong with them, besides they look a little dorky to me, and a little bit too much like my Puggle's ears haha. Has anyone ever had this problem, and do you have any suggestions?

Thanks a ton!


updated by @Lukey Luke: 01/13/15 08:52:37PM
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