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I didn't know we were getting an app! Very cool! Thanks SE! I will look forward to it.
Wow.. it is awesome that your hair wants to dread so fast. Perhaps it will be easier in the long run for you to create your own sections, and twist and rip. Then... at least you will have a better idea of where you want to separate. Keep it up! Don't get discouraged!
Trust me... as a person that has worked in salons for 10 years(nail tech).. do your own research and don't step foot in a salon. I taught all my co-workers the correct way to take care of or encourage dreads... and they are the one with the license... they really had no clue and most don't. Dreads take patence. Thats why it is called a journey. You can either start them and wait 6-8 months for them to look good for a lifetime, or you can get them done in a salon and have them look good instantly for only 6-8 months... then have a whole head of damaged, caked hair to deal with. It is a mess, and trust me... you don't want to deal with it.
Hello all! Soooo... I have another show comming up and I thought this time I would also set up a table with some of my jewelry. At the last art show I did there were quite a few folks with dreads, thus I have decided to take my dread beads this time. For a long time now, I have wanted to do some kind of survey to see what types of dread beads/jewelry my fellow dreaded peeps would like to see, but I haven't quite figured out how to gather enough people with dreads in one place to discuss this.... and then I though "Hey.. I'll just ask the folks at dreadlocksite!"
So here are a few questions -
When you decide to purchase a bead for your dreads, what do you look for?
What size do you most commonly get?
What type of bead would you like to see but haven't been able to find?
This information will be so helpful to me. Since I've been back home in Florida, I have had the amazing oportunity to work at home to grow myself as an artist... I make lots of different types of art, but I enjoy dread beads the most. It would be nice to conect with the community a bit so I don't loose touch..lol
I used twist and rip to start my dreads initially. If you have some loose hair you want to encourage, you could do that. It will hold well for your shoot.
I've worn and made every bead known to man and never have I had a problem with mold. I slide my beads daily just a bit to make sure they do not become permanently lodged in my hair... even as my dreads matured, 2 years later, moving them in this way still kept them from getting stuck... it also allowed them to dry underneath.
The only downfall to wood beads is the wear and tare if they are a permanent accessory. Much like wood beads and bangles, the finish can wear off fast or slow depending on the type of finish used by the artisan and the amount of water the wood is exposed too. Even if the finish wears off, however, this will not ruin the bead itself, just the shine.
Great beads there fox