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Daniel2
@Daniel2
07/12/17 06:21:51PM
49 posts

Cause of thinning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

Hate to come back here and write this but after my first post and until now, 5 more dreadlocks have thinned so badly that I pulled them out. And there's 6 MORE that are thinning at midpoint. At first I wasn't worried, but now more than before. All I can ask is why? So I came to a couple possible reasons:

1. All of the ones that are affected by this thinning are dreads that are fairly thin in the first place. But I'm sure that I'm not the only ones with thin dreads and that there's plenty of ya'll that have them and are doing just fine.

2. I do air dry, but before I step out the shower I use to grab them and squeeze them as hard as I can. But I mean SUPER hard. I'd grab a handful and and squeeze and turn them to get the water out. But I'm realizing that could be doing more harm than good because I'm thinking that as I'm grabbing them and turning and twisting them I could possibly be ripping or tearing the core of the dread. So I stopped doing that. Though I still squeeze them, but not like the Hulk I was before. 

I did take the advice from SE and hemp thread and wrapped 3 of them last month. 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
07/12/17 05:59:59PM
49 posts

To Congo Or Not To Congo


General Questions

I'm in the same boat as you. Most of my dreads are normal sized (whatever that is) but I do have my share of really thin ones that are starting to thin out and break off from the middle. Which I'm guessing is happening because of the thinness and maybe other reasons. But I do have one congo and that's about 4-6 dreads that happened to merge together from not doing anything. And that bad boy obviously takes longer to dry than the rest. 

 My advice: Why not start and experiment with congoing a few dreads into one? That way you get an idea of what it feels like. The only downside is that this congo will take months to form I'd say. 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
05/10/17 08:35:14PM
49 posts

Hello! I'm Anthony! Give me tips!


Introduce Yourself

What's the difference between using the bar and liquid? I don't have to worry about anything unraveling, it's been 33 months now so I'm not afraid of that. So regarding mature dreadlocks, what difference would it make using either or ?

As for advice, as someone mentioned, separation. Get used to it! And patience. The progress you'll see in the first month won't be the same you'll see in the 6th month and so on. Heck it's been 33 months for me and mine still haven't reach full maturity. Yours will be a different case cause we have different hair types, so hang on even though at times it'll seem like forever. 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
03/31/17 08:49:59AM
49 posts

Cause of thinning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

I started with the bars and never switched. I don't know what made me buy the bars over the liquid but yes I have been using the bars for a while now. And I see what you mean, those ends were probably damaged already from when I did the bs/acv wash last year, and it was just time for them to fall. 

 Yep I'd say the sections that fell off were between 2-2 1/2 inches. 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
03/29/17 08:30:21PM
49 posts

Cause of thinning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

As I was about to comment on how I was going to keep you updated, I checked the area that was thinning and noticed it already fell off! haha Guess it happened over night. Not that worried though, as only it was those two that were doing that, the rest seem to be alright. When and if that happens again I'll now know what to do :P 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
03/27/17 08:27:55PM
49 posts

Cause of thinning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

   Well dang I completely forgot about the bs/acv! OF COURSE!! Yes I used it from Jan 2016 to Jun/July 2016. Around 6 months. July is when I switched to the shampoo bars from Vicky and haven't used anything else since. But why now? Wouldn't the breakage occur during the time I used the bs/acv wash, not half a year later? 

   I don't tie them up with bands, but I do hold them all back frequently by tying them all using 2 dreads from behind my head, and I don't leave them really tight either, just enough to hold them in place.

 But I'll take your advice and put the 'cast' on! Thanks for the advice Soaring Eagle! Does it have to be something specific though?

 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
03/27/17 02:50:50AM
49 posts

Cause of thinning dreadlocks?


Dread Maintenance

1st Picture: I'm wondering why this happened? Really bummed out when I realized it was thinning. Few days ago I tried finding it again but realized it fell out. It's already a small dreadlock, so my guess is that it wasn't holding on to too much hairs? 

2nd Picture: Found another one that's similar to the one that fell off. The area where I'm pointing is where it's thinning, feels like it's barely hanging on.

   The rest of my dreadlocks seem to be doing fine. It's just these two that I noticed so it's not really a problem. Unless they all start to do that then yes I'll be freaking out haha. I have read that not conditioning will cause breakage. 2 months ago I purchased the Transcend Conditioner from dreadlockshampoo so I've been using it once a week. (Btw I HIGHLY recommend that to everyone, it smells INCREDIBLE!!).

   As far as maintenance goes, I haven't done absolutely nothing to them other than washing and separating (31 months and counting). Didn't crochet, twist n rip, palm roll. Nothing at all.

Any input?


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updated by @Daniel2: 03/27/17 02:50:52AM
Daniel2
@Daniel2
02/06/17 05:53:19PM
49 posts

Ways To Remove Lint


Dread Products

As far as the lint that's outside the body of the dreadlock I use tweezers, so helpful. I am thinking about buying the charcoal deep cleanse pretty soon though. 

Daniel2
@Daniel2
01/20/17 05:23:00PM
49 posts

Straight hair in dreams.....nightmare!


General Talk

Yet another one last night: I was separating them when I noticed one dread had actually like fell off my scalp, and the surrounding dreads were already trying to congo with it. I was freaked out and immediately put it in my pocket before anyone noticed. The problem at the time for me was trying to figure out the bald spot on my head where the dread broke off of haha Oh man

Daniel2
@Daniel2
01/04/17 08:01:41PM
49 posts

Straight hair in dreams.....nightmare!


General Talk

One morning my brother got a pair of clippers and put it against my head pretending to shave my dreads off. He used the opposite side, w/out the sharp teeth things. This was no dream though lol he actually did it. I remember waking up gasping for air.

One dream I was taking a shower and washing the dreads only to immediately go to bed afterwards. I woke up in real life convinced that my dreads were wet. How relieved I was when it wasn't haha

Funny how dreams like these are common between us! 


updated by @Daniel2: 01/04/17 08:06:45PM
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