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Kass
@Kass
10/01/11 10:43:09AM
33 posts

Fuzzy, Loopy, Loose-Haired, Tight Scalp Dreads


Dread Maintenance

1.Fuzzy- They're only six months old!! they're supposed to be frizzy!! :( You must be patient and let them be. There is no other way around it, I'm afraid. The hair will lock up if you stop touching it, cutting it, rubbing it, fooling around with it--all of that!!

2.Loops- Oh gosh no. They're supposed to be there. That's what happens when your dreads begin to lock up!! They're a GOOD thing! :( Crocheting and rubber banding is only breaking the hairs and preventing your dreads from locking up even more. They'll smooth out... eventually. Until then, you have to let them be.

3.Loose Hair, "Un-Locked" Dreads - Did you use wax or something? You have to get it out, otherwise that hair will never lock up. More than that, touching it will NOT HELP. Leave it alone.

4.Scalp- No. This is not normal. It is because you are constantly fussing, pulling, breaking, and messing with your hair in a way it doesn't like. You're losing hair from your scalp which means your hair isn't healthy!! Follow SE's instructions for a healthy scalp, wax removal, and washing your dreads. If you do those things and leave them alone, they should start feeling locked up in a few months from now :)



Kass
@Kass
09/28/11 04:35:11PM
33 posts

parted hair?


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

My hair is parted mostly down center when it dreaded actually--it depends on your hair!

Kass
@Kass
04/21/11 12:10:04AM
33 posts

super tight zig zags


Dread Maintenance

Pics maybe?
Kass
@Kass
04/19/11 08:17:54AM
33 posts

Separating dreads...


Dread Maintenance

Same here, sometimes you don't have the option to "gently" separate :O
Kass
@Kass
01/08/12 09:47:15PM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Thanks, SE--that makes me feel a lot better. I can't wait to get my hands on that gel to try it out. I hope it works!!


updated by @Kass: 07/23/15 07:49:32AM
Kass
@Kass
01/08/12 09:19:13PM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

As usual, I haven't updated for like four months, oh well. I'm surprised to look back at the post I made a little while ago and discover how far I've come in these five months. I'm hoping that by a year, my hair will look even more like dreadlocks than it does now!

I never really see them from behind, so these next couple of pictures kind of surprised me!

Here's what I mean when I say it looks like a mess :( From the back, you can definitely tell it is dreads. But all of the loose hair on the sides here clouds the look! I don't know what to do about it, honestly. It's just hair that sticks out of the dread, so I'm thinking of wrapping it or putting a bead on it or I don't know. I hope it clears up soon.

Frizz wouldn't bother me, but this is more than frizz. So much loose random hair ugh!! I don't like the way it looks.

Buuut, my dreads look cooler from behind than I thought. I thought I was gonna cut these paddles off when my hair got long enough, but they actually look kind of bad ass so I might keep them.

Mess mess messy :(:(:(

w/e I'm still cute.

So, I haven't gotten to use the shampoo from dreadlockshampoo.com yet but I'm hoping that washing with that will help my greasy/dry dread/loose hair problem. Here's hoping. If that doesn't work I'm holding out for that gel they have... I plan on slapping it all over my head. That'll show that loose hair!!

Hope everyone likes my hair... I love it, despite my issues with it. Would not go back--just hope that when I graduate I can get a job. I'm planning on just wrapping up every day, worse comes to worse.


updated by @Kass: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 11:47:16AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Ah!! It's called Nubian Heritage. I am sure that my water here at college is very hard because I can't imagine them putting money into soft water. My hair feels very clean after I use this soap--getting used to how your hair feels after being washed with bar soap takes a bit, but when it dries, always feels very clean. I love the Shea Butter, that's what I use. :D

Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 01:23:12AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

I was. But then I used them up and I just bought something from the all natural section at Wegmans. It is still bar soap. I like it a lot. I forget what it is... but it comes in mango butter. Lol. Very good smelling. Though I love Maylees and was using it until a week ago.Honestly this is gross but I spent 3 weeks with my boyfriend who hadn't washed his sheets in like a year (they smelled awful) but they knotted my hair in like 2 seconds because I guess my hair just stuck to them!! Gross. I washed it almost everyday when I was there haha. But still. Lots of dreadies.Sooo yeah. I am so excited to see what they will be like in a year. I can't even imagine. I don't even understand how the rest of this will knot up!! Crazy.
Kass
@Kass
09/13/11 12:52:28AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Hi everyone... sorry I've been crappy about updating. But... hey, it's a little over 5 months and I've got some great progress to report!

Excuse the stupid looks on my face and the sweatiness, I was about to go to bed and I said "Eh, why not?"

Little bit of a better idea of what's going on back there. Sorry I suck with pics.

SHRINKAGE FOR DAYS! Seriously. My hair is now shoulder-length except for about three pieces which are taking forever to catch up. It looks very stupid. I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO GROW at this point. I imagine in in 5 more months though it will look just about the same. Haha.


I dunno I just liked this pic.

This too!!

Soooo YUP! That's my hair right now!! I'll probably get back to you guys in like 3 more months lol!! Hopefully it's looking AWESOME by then!

I'm even starting to get compliments/comments! Very exciting. Can't wait until it looks like actual dreads and not just like a nest of... nest.


updated by @Kass: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Kass
@Kass
05/24/11 04:10:40AM
33 posts

My Natural Dreads Timeline-Dreadlocks can form fast with neglect


Member Journals and Timelines

Thanks Heather! I think I'm going to take a look at my hair in another week or so, maybe get some hemp, and go through and see if I can wrap a couple/bead a couple that might be too clumpy. I also am nervous about the mold, though so far, drying has not been an issue.
updated by @Kass: 07/22/15 11:44:07AM
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