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❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/22/12 12:18:56PM
751 posts

Johnny Clean's claims om youtube


Dread Products

I watched them before I started dreading...and man am I lucky that I'm so obsessive about these things cus I kept searching and searching until I found this place. I can see how so many people new to dreads can get sucked into his products...I remember a couple of years ago he himself admitted on this site that wax doesn't allow new knots to form, only that it makes the knots made by the backcombing stick together faster...how are dreads ever going to last if they can't form a strong foundation on their own? maybe they'd look fine and look "matured" sooner, but they would be weak

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/15/12 01:42:17PM
751 posts

Hola!


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YES :) , I think thin hair tends to get shorter than thicker hair when they tighten, but other than that then they will be great :D


updated by @opaulao: 07/23/15 04:11:25PM
❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/15/12 01:22:36PM
751 posts

Hola!


Introduce Yourself

ahh that's what I meant, my hair is the same...I thought by making medium-thick dreads that I would have like empty spots between my dreads but my hair is abundant enough that it doesn't happen :) but for the same reason that my hair is thin(the strands) I have a lot of loose hair..so much that if I leave it down then I can almostcamouflage the dreadies...but that's more my own fault..there was a time that I used just regular shampoo and conditioner and that was the result...but I kind of like the way it is...a mullet in a way--businessin the front, party in the back LOL :P

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/15/12 12:48:00PM
751 posts

Twist and Rip and Backcombing


Dreading Methods

that's what I did :) I did some light TnR and then I'd move up the knots with the comb(not furiously backcombing). And there was only minimal unraveling in the first few weeks. now I'm 2 years strong :D

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/15/12 12:36:05PM
751 posts

Hola!


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since your hair is thin I wouldn'trecommendthin dreads. when I did mine they were all sizes but now, 2 years later, my thin dreads have completely thinned out at the roots and are like hanging on by very few hairs...it's not big deal to me they'll probably fall out and I'll be left with my thicker healthier ones, but if I'd done them all thin like I actually intended I'd have had a big problem now

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/14/12 04:13:47PM
751 posts

Re TnR ing dreads


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you can if you want...some of mine got some extra tnr and they turned out just perfect(ly unperfect :P) lol...but if you want to do it do it soon. I wouldn't do anything to them after 4-5 months since that's when they really start maturing..now that they're still young and kinda loose they're like kids, teach em anything and they'll learn :)

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
03/14/12 03:55:31PM
751 posts

Loose Hairs


Dread Maintenance

don't worry about the loose hair so much. it's something you'll get used to with time..If you're really unhappy with it run your hands through your hair a few times and that'll tame them for a while :)

❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
09/30/10 09:36:15AM
751 posts

Advice


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Get yourself an old wool sweater and put it over your pillow...I swear it works :)
❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
09/25/10 12:14:14PM
751 posts

update.....back to square one


Dread Maintenance

oh it won't be 3 years...many people see some progress in the first month and most everyone has good knotting happening by 6 months, the longer the hair the faster it dreads too, If you can get a wool tam or a wool sweater over your pillow that'll speed the process too :)Heather said:
thanks, golden eagle!

i washed my hair last night and then sprayed it with salt water and left it alone. it sectioned itself a little but no knots or tangles. i really don't think i'll be able to wait two or three years like some to see knots start to form. i'm hoping i'll see something happening in the next month or two.

updated by @opaulao: 07/23/15 04:11:29PM
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