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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
01/03/12 01:32:22AM
59 posts

Opinions on the skirts I just made, please?


General Talk

Thank you for your honesty, I really do appreciate it. :) I think I might try the pleat idea and I've been looking at these lighter fabrics that are at the fabric store I work at, they're a little pricey though but I do agree the skirt would look a lot better with a more flowing fabric. I got a dress form for Christmas though so I'm going to work with the skirt and see if I can perfect it in anyways!

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
11/02/11 04:39:05AM
59 posts

Opinions on the skirts I just made, please?


General Talk

I understand, thank you for your advice :)

If you are looking for a long flowing skirt, I have this wrap one that I made. (sorry my shop is so empty, I'm new to Etsy). Not trying to pressure you or anything though, just thought I'd send ya the link to let you know it's out there :D

http://www.etsy.com/listing/79995836/green-wrap-skirt?ref=pr_shop

This one costed me about 20 dollars to make so it's a bit cheaper then the 3x deal because $60 just seemed way to much for a skirt to me. Just my opinion though lol.

Cathy Givans said:

They're cute, but I wouldn't buy them. Nothing against the skirts. I just have five kids and still have baby weight to lose. Plus, I prefer the more flowing, longer, hippie style skirts but seriously, very innovative. I have just started looking into upcycling my clothes for when I start to lose weight. (My son just turned two and that is usually around the time that the weight starts to fall off...weird, I know but it's how my body works I guess) Clothes are too expensive and too mass produced and I have a lot of really great items that I can taper in, change the style...but I am still lagging in the creativity department, lol. If I saw your skirts on sale though, I would say that cost wise, I would expect to spend between $15 and $30...I like the x3 idea. I would go with that.

Tessa Smith
@tessa-smith
10/09/11 05:37:40PM
59 posts

Extensions.


Dread Accessories

I added mine at the roots which by braiding them, but I wouldn't suggest doing them. Shortly after typing this, I got rid of my synthetics dreads and I really think they slowed down my dreading process. I agree with Ashley, real hair is a lot better then synthetic hair. I also cut a dread out on accident because one of the synthetic dreads was growing in with one of my real dreads and I accidently cut the real one off. :( If you want to put synthetic dreads in though I would suggest maybe adding them to the ends with some embroidery floss or hemp and then putting a bead over it to hide the string.

Jessica Le Blanc said:

could you email me the answer s.v.p ??
jessicalb420@gmail.com

Jessica Le Blanc said:

did you add the extensions in at the roots, or at the ends of your hair, because i want to add them to the end & i'm just not to sure what the most efficient way would be

Tessa Smith said:

Mine started unraveling after the first wash, backcombing them sucked and using the straightener on them hurt my hands lol. I would definitely suggest buying wool roving instead. They're a little more expensive but they feel nicer and theyre super soft and are a lot easier to make too. heres the tutorial i used when i made mine: http:/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l90q_35VYUo

hope this helps a bit :)

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
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