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Dan B
@Dan B
03/12/11 06:56:59AM
58 posts

Loose hair!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Awesome I am glad! They're starting to fatten up at the top and my roots are grouping together now. I'll get me some beads out! Cheers guys xx
Dan B
@Dan B
03/11/11 09:58:09PM
58 posts

Loose hair!


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

So my TnR dreads have been great until now. 3rd month. And they are all matting up but there's just shed loads of loose hair. They are falling apart it seeps but also matting up in other places. Is it normal to have this sudden change? Some of the dreads have completely unravelled and are now dreading naturally very well.I'm not at all worried as I know loose dreads will just bind back up their own way. But is this part of the process or did I do something wrong. I'd hate to do it again and set myself back at all. Fwiw I did do the tnr a little too tight.
updated by @Dan B: 01/13/15 08:57:24PM
Dan B
@Dan B
03/12/11 07:16:13AM
58 posts

Misguided racism (well isn't it always?) towards caucasian dreadies...


General Talk

A side note:It's when government bodies etc say this stuff that you worry.
Dan B
@Dan B
03/12/11 07:14:39AM
58 posts

Misguided racism (well isn't it always?) towards caucasian dreadies...


General Talk

Cmon guys it's only a dude voicing HIS opinion! A right that we are poising very quickly in western society. I don't think he was particularly offensive just a tad misguided.I'm White I have dreads they look a complete mess which is great lol. Live and let live my fellow dredies! Xx

Kris said:
all i really got to say about this is its 4 years old....
Dan B
@Dan B
02/26/11 08:00:42AM
58 posts

Self blunting locs


Dread Maintenance

My Black hair is thick and is hellishly curly for a White british guy. I'm glad because I'm finding it's matting visually more daily. But I often used to get a light ribbing about my practically African hair. So I wasn't surprised about the folding over at the ends of my dreads. And I kept unfolding them to try and keep them from blunting to much.It's all the maintenance I do apart from separating then weekly. But I've noticed some have folded over and within a week are pretty damn stuck. My hair is dreading much faster than I expected at 2 months. I'd really like to just let it do what it wants. So my question is the washing and drying problem one. Is it worth my keeping the tips straight or is it a trivial thing. It's gonna be like another 6 months of unfolding the tips vs many years of washing and drying. Or am I going to be fighting a loosing battle?To be fair I like the blunt tips but I keep hearing people talking about that extra drying time being a risk of mildew.
updated by @Dan B: 01/13/15 08:56:20PM
Dan B
@Dan B
02/23/11 05:42:34AM
58 posts

a rising empire haha


General Talk

I've just checked that and it's actually true! Nice one SE! I ran a forum for a certain camping and leisure firm with 21000 members and remember thinking that's like a small country thenlol
Dan B
@Dan B
02/26/11 07:08:41AM
58 posts

Long term Vs. Short term


Dreading Methods

The split ends will not even be noticed in the dread. The added tips will add to the knots. Really I wouldn't even think about it just let em go. Ends split it's kinda inevitable dreads Will stop them but once the splits are in the dreads why worry. They won't hurt at all.

LillyPilly said:

Why wouldn't I get any new split ends? I'm only going to take of say 1/4 inch of hair off the end of each dread. They'll still be wispy on the ends because I don't want them blunt. Wouldn't the remaining free hair just split like my regular hair used to on the ends? Or does the dread process stop the splitting. I hope it does :-)

Split ends bug me :-)

Dan B
@Dan B
02/22/11 12:25:21AM
58 posts

O....k....


Dread Maintenance

Nah I don't palmroll. Only the two after they fell apart to group em together so I could heave a bead on em and bung em back in my Tam. They are both at the front and were tangling together. They've actually re bound very quickly overnight so must just have needed to re order it's self.I TnR mine and most are getting Fat and tight now

soaringeagle said:

thats true too palm rollings useless completely but can mess em up too

tho backcombed dreads do tend to come apart anywhere from 1-4 months usualy earlier but its not really rare even in the 3rd and 4th months

Dan B
@Dan B
02/21/11 08:14:07AM
58 posts

O....k....


Dread Maintenance

I woke this morning (insert Blues Riff Here)And two of my skinnier dreads had completely un ravelled! Just lest with some knotty bits lol.Weird seeing as they were 2 months old nearly. I have just palm rolled em to get them tangling up enough to keep em separated and heaved em back in my Tam. Their re tangling very fast.Is it really common for this two months in? I'm not bothered I'm purely curious. I'm actually a little excited that I'm gonna get to see the neglect process happen on a couple of dreads.Can I expect lots more of this in coming weeks?
updated by @Dan B: 01/13/15 08:56:01PM
Dan B
@Dan B
02/21/11 08:29:40AM
58 posts

JUDGE


Introduce Yourself

I've been really lucky here in the UK dreads are kinda seen as Cool ATM and on the whole it's been pretty easy especially in Cornwall where I live. Were basically surrounded completely by beaches and in the surf community etc dreads a really common.But a visit to see my Fianc's family in land a bit wasn't so pleasant. They were rude to say the least. LolAt the end of the day they can be as Judging, rude, offensive or condescending as they like. They are simply making cases for the proving of their own ignorance! See like alot of things we know what we are taught which is often misguided.When my mother in law to be said "those things are discusting cause you have to have bugs in your hair" I took great pleasure in telling her "yes doodle bugs knit dreads" should have seen her face when I offered her one or two!I eventually explained and she has changed her opinion on dreads. She even helped me separate them last night!

Pogie Theblueberries said:
COMPLETELY AGREE!!! IWISH MY MOM THINKS IT WAS COOL. SHE B CHASIN ME AFTER W A SCISSORS HAHHH
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