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Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/21/10 06:26:53AM
203 posts

Neglect + Twist & Rip


Dreading Methods

I agree, and with that short length would just start going natural and leave it that wayJdwood said:
I'm no expert but I think it would be better to twist and rip then go neglect not the other way around. After six months of neglect the dreading process will be way on it's way so twisting and riping after would be pointless.
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/21/10 10:24:44AM
203 posts

new to dreads- questions about orphan hairs, ends, and maintenance- and a big thank you!


Introduce Yourself

My hair has plenty of movement when its wet and it is pretty much fry in 20 minutes. What I did notice is that after it gets wet it is a lot more locked up tight feeling. Water is not going to undread your hair in any way and the 20 mins or hour or however long it takes for your hair to dry isn't going to impede your dreading process. Even with that thought process, If my hair was wet for an hour and didn't move in any way, so thats one hour of not dreading. So every 24 times my hair gets wet i lose a day dreading. After the year+ it takes for dreads to mature do you think you would notice a few days of not dreading (worth of wet "unmoving" hair time). 365 days in a year, wet every day for 1 hour. 365 hours divided by 24 is roughly 15 days. After a year if I go "man I really wish I was 15 days more ahead" then I will agree with you. I highly doubt that though. I would agree that mold would be a increased risk if you werent drying properly.I swim, kayak, play in the rain, and get my hair wet pretty much every time I shower. No worries on my end.Chewin Change said:
as for the oils, cool good to hear.
and yes, not washing so often prevents your natural oils from over compensating but ALSO not to get your hair wet. if your hair is wet every day, you're obviously spending hours and hours waiting for your hair to dry. that, and i don't know if you noticed, but if you get your hair wet on a day you didn't wash, it's really good at transferring the oils on your scalp directly onto the hair.... if it was dry, you'd have more movement wouldn't ya.... you don't have to believe me, that's your perogative. oh well
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/21/10 08:20:04AM
203 posts

new to dreads- questions about orphan hairs, ends, and maintenance- and a big thank you!


Introduce Yourself

Not washing too often prevents your natural oils from over compensating. The key word is washing, getting your hair wet is not washing it. after I even get my hair we and it dries, my locks are tighter and trying to gobble each other up. The fifteen minutes there are essential oils in my hair before being completely washed out are not preventing or slowing anything down.
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/21/10 06:23:08AM
203 posts

new to dreads- questions about orphan hairs, ends, and maintenance- and a big thank you!


Introduce Yourself

uhhhh I use lavender oil in my washes and I use 15 drops in 3 cups of water. Its rinses out and leaves me smelling oh so good. And I get my hair wet every day, no ill effectsChewin Change said:
dude strands congoing with other strands = dreads... you probably had mini-dreads that were maturing and waiting to eat other ones.

and SE is right finger combing is combing nonetheless.

seriously don't bother with crochet, you're setting yourself up for failure because not only will you not see the results STAY PUT, but you'll also disappoint yourself mentally when you find out you spent all that time and it didn't work. after all, you might be thinking a week's worth of progress is good, but try not touching it. a weeks worth of work may be even better.. whatever works for you man. experiment!!

its vital to keep your hair clean WHILE spacing out your washings to let your scalp adjust. wait too long, and the oils will mess up the progress... wait too little, and the water running through will mess up the progress. it's give or take, and that's why the first couple months are the hardest because of how messy and oily it can get, with the results being ummmmm really hard to see. with my length of hair at the time, yeah very very hard to see.

that and you really should be observant to how well your washing process is working.. experiment.

the best way to look after your dreads is to not look in the mirror. what a paradox you might say.. well, for the record i look @ the mirror at least 5 minutes a day just to watch the progress. sure i think about it more often, but it's very fascinating :). i'm takin it all in.

now... your scalp was pulling tight because sea salt encourages your hair curling, twisting, moving around as it dries. but putting acv and lavendar oil is not at all necessary. in fact it is hindering progress because acv is conditioning (you dont need that), and lavender oil is still oil. 1 drop isn't bad tho.

they WILL unravel, undoubtedly, especially since your hair is extra oily cause of the change in washing. that's why it's important to wash your hair thoroughly each wash, that way there's no buildup. dry hair moves around and actually has a chance to knot, whereas oily hair can't (obviously).. same reason why wax is worthless. of course, washing too thoroughly is also easy and by that I mean touching your hair too damn much.

don't think too deep into it.. you can't really control dreading other than using sea salt, wool, and keeping it clean AND dry. and when i mean dry i mean not touching water and also not conditioning.
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/07/10 12:11:26AM
203 posts

Fuck Me for Being Considerate


General Talk

Thats messed up man
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/07/10 12:20:19AM
203 posts

Flat congos!!!!


Dread Maintenance

I have one dread on the back of my head thats pretty flat right now and I was wondering if it will round itself up on its own or not.
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/01/10 08:02:02AM
203 posts

New TnR dreads! And a hello from a newcomer x


Dreadlock Picture Gallery

They look great, not sectioning is fine. I think its better to almost feel where the hair wants to section itself and TnR from there. I did that and none of mine came undone and are dreading up nicely. Now just forget you have hair for the most part and enjoy the ride
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
09/01/10 02:52:05AM
203 posts

When to trim


General Talk

I am probably not going to let mine get past my ass for work reasons but considering my longest is a little past my shoulder, only time will tell.
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
08/31/10 06:06:35AM
203 posts

HERE TO STAY!


Introduce Yourself

Just let em ride, nothing you can do about it they will find a home but its to be expected at this stage
Jake Holland
@Jake Holland
08/31/10 06:00:28AM
203 posts

I'm thinking about dreading my hair!


Introduce Yourself

Sounds like your a good candidate for doing it the natural way. If by ideas your talking about ways to start.
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