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Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
03/13/12 01:37:02AM
59 posts

Tidy dreadies


Dread Maintenance

My dreads are a year and almost 3 months now and I'm really starting to see a lot more loose hairs then I used to have. Is this common for 1 year dreads? They look messier and I am just curious when will the loose hairs start to dread and when will my hair look more like dreadlocks and not a big ball of mess? Also what could I do to make them look nicer?

Thanks :)


updated by @Tessa Smith: 01/13/15 09:21:25PM
Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
11/03/11 12:22:18AM
59 posts

Thinking about starting over with the natural method


Dreading Methods

Thanks guys! I combed out a few of my dreads that made up my bangs and I just can't get up the courage to comb the rest out :x I think I might just suck it up and do it though or perhaps comb them out part way like you did Egubman. Thank you!

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
11/02/11 05:26:15PM
59 posts

Thinking about starting over with the natural method


Dreading Methods

Well I guess the things that are making me want to change are that I have a lot of flat dreads, and I would like them to be bigger because right now I have ones that are tinier then a pencil. And the roots of my dreads are so tiny. Do you think they would look better if I did the natural method?

soaring eagle said:

no disadvantages to natural no

you can use alotta conditioner or olive oil soak em and slowly and carefully comb or brush them out it takes days to undo em

what you should do well

if u let em naturalize after the 1st day backcombing they will look more and mor natural as time goes by

but if you really feel you want to start over naturaly then go for it

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
11/02/11 02:45:06PM
59 posts

Thinking about starting over with the natural method


Dreading Methods

My dreadlocks are now two months away from being a year old. Time went by so fast but I'm not really liking the results of my backcombed dreads. Over all I feel as if they would look a lot better if I did the natural method but I've come so far with the dreadies I have. What do you guys think I should do? :/ Also are there any downsides to the natural method that I should know about? I know that they take longer to form but I am willing to wait. How would I take my backcombed dreads out if I do decide to get rid of them?

Thank you for your help! :)


updated by @Tessa Smith: 02/14/15 08:24:04AM
Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
09/18/11 01:56:59PM
59 posts

How to make dreads stronger?


Dread Maintenance

So I can use actual conditioner on my dreads you think?

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
09/18/11 12:42:29PM
59 posts

How to make dreads stronger?


Dread Maintenance

Only 8 months. I have jojoba oil, maybe I can get that a try today.

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
09/18/11 02:09:36AM
59 posts

How to make dreads stronger?


Dread Maintenance

If I tug my dreads I can hear hairs ripping :x It makes me really worried :( I'm switching between dreadhead shampoo and pure clean by garnier frutis. I've dyed my hair a few times with the boxed stuff at the store, so I'm sure that is making my hair pretty dry. Any ideas on how to make my roots stronger?

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


updated by @Tessa Smith: 01/13/15 09:10:16PM
Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
09/12/11 02:10:21AM
59 posts

shrinkage and growth


Dread Maintenance

I did backcombing when I first started. I'm at about 8 months now and I lost about 4 inches all together. It started shrinking around 4-6 months and seems to have stopped within the last month or so. I have ones the size of my pinkie finger, I'm so excited for them to start growing. ^.^

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
08/24/11 12:37:56AM
59 posts

when will my dreadlocks grow?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

My dreadlocks are almost 8 months old and they're going through shrinkage but just recently a lady I work with said she thought my dreadlocks looked like they were getting longer. Not sure if it's true or if she was just trying to make me feel better about my short dreadlocks but I do feel like they are slowly but surely gaining some length to them haha.

Tessa Smith
@Tessa Smith
08/30/11 03:33:35AM
59 posts

I want congos


Dread Maintenance

I haven't ripped a few of mine a part recently and it's probably taken about a month for the roots to start forming together.

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