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shana dyke4life
@shana dyke4life
10/22/12 12:15:28PM
5 posts

what do I do with the ends & why wont they stay tight to my scalp?


Dread Maintenance

Thank you so much!!! I <3 that there is a website that is so helpful, with such helpful people..... Thank you agian!!!!

Mons said:

You want loose roots, you'll always have loose roots. They allow the sections to move around, tangling and knotting up. New dreads usually have 1-3 inches of loose hair. Mature usually about an inch. Don't do anything to tighten them up, just let them be loose.

Wispy unknotted ends are wonderful. They allow water to drain easier from the hair, shortening drying time. You want that. Blunted ends hold the water in, keeping them wet inside for way too long, promoting an environment for mold mildew and funk. You don't want that at all.

Since you did TnR, it's important that you know it's highly likely they will fall out. TnR is mainly a blueprint for sections, not creating actual dreads. It's ok that they fall out. Over the next several months they are going to loosen, tighten, knot, unknot, kink, loop, zigzag, frizz and shrink like crazy. It's all totally normal and to be expected.

Congratutions on starting your journey!!
shana dyke4life
@shana dyke4life
10/22/12 12:14:33PM
5 posts

what do I do with the ends & why wont they stay tight to my scalp?


Dread Maintenance

I was going to I only have 2 done as of right now. But after reading a few things I am going to just do them how I feel. Is that a good way?

Adam Kelly said:

Spot on, Mons.

Question though.. Being a perfectionist, did you go for perfect squared sections of the same size?

shana dyke4life
@shana dyke4life
10/22/12 11:44:14AM
5 posts

what do I do with the ends & why wont they stay tight to my scalp?


Dread Maintenance

Hi guys so I just started my dreadsyesterday& Irealizedthat they are not staying tight to my scalp! Like a inch or so of hair that is the start, then my dread begins. I will post a pic to show you what I mean. Is it normal or am I doing it wrong? Like I have said I have never done this before & beside's the TON of research I have done I am just going by what I am learning. I am doing the "Twist & Rip"
method.... Also I am not sure of what to do with the ends. Do I just leave them alone. I am so sorry I have asked alot of question's but I am aperfectionist& I want to make sure I am doing it right.... Thanks in advance!!!! Peace <3 & Natty-Ness!!!!!!


updated by @shana dyke4life: 02/14/15 06:24:20AM
shana dyke4life
@shana dyke4life
10/21/12 08:51:27AM
5 posts

I am such a noobie*


Introduce Yourself

Hey there to everyone, let me 1st take the time & say HI. I have wanted to lock my hair up for so long butsenseI don't know any (whiteppl) one with dreads I had no idea how to start, so I jumped on the internet &begandoing ton's of research but I quicklyrealizedthat there is soo much info &differentoptionsabout everything that I gotoverwhelmed& sorta gave up the idea. Then I found this website & it was like a god sent. I can tell that you all really care about your dreads & look at them as a way of life. You seem to have great info & also seem very helpful. I am so ready to start mine but the person that was planning on doing them, well let's just say they no longer are. So I am going to read up on the best method & TRY to startat leastsome of them on my own. ButsenseI know nothing about them *DOES ANYONE THINK IT IS POSSIBUL?* Please anyadvicewould be so helpful. I just want to start them asap!!!!!

I am also wondering if my hair will even keep a dread. I have very thin smoothhealthy. I am gonna post a pic! It is a lil longer then that now. Thank you all so much! This website is great!


updated by @shana dyke4life: 01/13/15 09:37:59PM
shana dyke4life
@shana dyke4life
10/22/12 12:08:24PM
5 posts

My greatest decision in life :)


Introduce Yourself

I am so happy that I just can across this.... I just now posted yet another question about my dreads. I just started them yesturday & being the perfectionst I am I keep asking questions. I was so worried that I was doing the wrong that I was about to take them out & just NOT do it, but then I red this & relized that the don't need to be perfect, every lock is diffrent & every lock is beautiful... Thank you so much! You have saved my baby dreads..... I am more determined then ever to get them in..... Peace <3 & Natty-Ness!!!!