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i really need to use a wax type of product to pull all my loose hairs in and tidy the look up but i dont wanna use "Wax" but could you use say a thick aloe vera or sumthing??

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i know that you can use aloe vera gel or straight from the plant to neaten your dreads and stick down those loose hairs. As soaring eagle would say though, make sure it is Aloe Vera as other types of aloe are noxious and also dont buy the aloe vera sunburn cream if you buy the gel - make sure it is pure aloe vera.

If you dont mind buying commercial dread products you could alos try KnottyBoy's Tightening gel - mix it with a bit of water in a spray bottle and spritz on to your hair when you want to neaten them.
yer its just gettin to that fuzzy stage where hairs start comin lose and stuff so ill pull all them into my dreads
man i know what you mean by broke but yer mine arent very long so theres about 60+ of em i seriously dont have that much time in my day or patience to do that lol
wtf wasnt that post by aerek or sumthing????
aloe isnt a wax alternaticve..aloe is the only waty to go...wax is a crapy alternative to aloe that should be avoided
i cant really just let mine go coz i have to go to school and work they dont mind as long as they look tidy but i got hair comin everywhere so just something that will pull the hairs back to look tidy'er

Jelly said:
wow, what a bunch of impatient folk. If you want it done quick and neat go to a freakin' salon. Dreads takes MONTHS to YEARS to cultivate. i had fuzzies, too. Now they are getting long enough to start forming their own dreads- three years later. the more you "add" stuff and fuck with them the weaker they'll be and the longer it will take before you start locking your hair. You can mat it up with goop, crochetting, or rolling, but dreads grow from the roots. matted hair ain't dreadlocks in my book. dreads are the growth AFTER you mat, knot, tangle, braid, twist, or roll your hair.

but to each their own. so many ppl treat this like a fad.

J
The 'i do' was for looking like a caveman not for the fad thing. I leave that subject alone, we all have different reasons for wanting dreads.
anyways back to the subject anyone have alternatives??
well now as a new sister to this , i must say that i think it is unfair to say that because we have so many questions we are treating this as a fad, some of us are just unsure of how to start and maintain healthy dreads. i for one, after 3 people took 12 and a half hours to do my dreads, really don't want to fuck them up!!!! i thought very long and even harder before committing my life to my hair and i want to learn all i can! i think it is great that i can turn to a site like this where i will find folks that have made it through the "fuzzies" and such:)

shaun saunders said:
i cant really just let mine go coz i have to go to school and work they dont mind as long as they look tidy but i got hair comin everywhere so just something that will pull the hairs back to look tidy'er

Jelly said:
wow, what a bunch of impatient folk. If you want it done quick and neat go to a freakin' salon. Dreads takes MONTHS to YEARS to cultivate. i had fuzzies, too. Now they are getting long enough to start forming their own dreads- three years later. the more you "add" stuff and fuck with them the weaker they'll be and the longer it will take before you start locking your hair. You can mat it up with goop, crochetting, or rolling, but dreads grow from the roots. matted hair ain't dreadlocks in my book. dreads are the growth AFTER you mat, knot, tangle, braid, twist, or roll your hair.

but to each their own. so many ppl treat this like a fad.

J
because of croching i will loose partly my dreads, sista, it would be unfair to give wrong advise, and let one use this way of a croching needle or and wax, without telling

its the pence how often and how strong your hair is, how the damage will be, as you want to have the dreads for live time, and have might dreads meters long, yeah the natural way is the only way :))

i would use a hairband or a tam, to have them look nice, usually when you want the dreads you will get the raspect for keep on trodding, they always try to put you down, and hope you might cut your dreads, but the ones with long dreads can tell you, you will always find a way without cutting them
it only make you stronger
i 100% agree with Jelly!

Why do you have dreads if you are worried about how they look? that's so silly! Is anyone actually going to MAKE YOU take them out? If they have anything to say tell them its a natural process and if they have a problem with it then they can take it up with God. Really all of the effort that you have already put into them is just going to come out because dreading is it's OWN process that NEEDS to happen naturally... dreading really should not just be a hairstyle fad. why did you start locking your hair love?

shaun saunders said:
i cant really just let mine go coz i have to go to school and work they dont mind as long as they look tidy but i got hair comin everywhere so just something that will pull the hairs back to look tidy'er

Jelly said:
wow, what a bunch of impatient folk. If you want it done quick and neat go to a freakin' salon. Dreads takes MONTHS to YEARS to cultivate. i had fuzzies, too. Now they are getting long enough to start forming their own dreads- three years later. the more you "add" stuff and fuck with them the weaker they'll be and the longer it will take before you start locking your hair. You can mat it up with goop, crochetting, or rolling, but dreads grow from the roots. matted hair ain't dreadlocks in my book. dreads are the growth AFTER you mat, knot, tangle, braid, twist, or roll your hair.

but to each their own. so many ppl treat this like a fad.

J
i mean it's not really that unfair to tell the truth.. it IS becoming a fad! it's really unfortunate that someone spent 12 hours doing damage to your hair folicles. dreading is natural and doesn't do any damage at all.. it just comes together. there is no such thing as "starting" and "maintaining" dreads.. both of those completely defeat the purpose. if you are committing your WHOLE LIFE to a hairstyle.. then where is the patience that it takes to let them start on their own??

Amber-Dawn Andersen said:
well now as a new sister to this , i must say that i think it is unfair to say that because we have so many questions we are treating this as a fad, some of us are just unsure of how to start and maintain healthy dreads. i for one, after 3 people took 12 and a half hours to do my dreads, really don't want to fuck them up!!!! i thought very long and even harder before committing my life to my hair and i want to learn all i can! i think it is great that i can turn to a site like this where i will find folks that have made it through the "fuzzies" and such:)

shaun saunders said:
i cant really just let mine go coz i have to go to school and work they dont mind as long as they look tidy but i got hair comin everywhere so just something that will pull the hairs back to look tidy'er

Jelly said:
wow, what a bunch of impatient folk. If you want it done quick and neat go to a freakin' salon. Dreads takes MONTHS to YEARS to cultivate. i had fuzzies, too. Now they are getting long enough to start forming their own dreads- three years later. the more you "add" stuff and fuck with them the weaker they'll be and the longer it will take before you start locking your hair. You can mat it up with goop, crochetting, or rolling, but dreads grow from the roots. matted hair ain't dreadlocks in my book. dreads are the growth AFTER you mat, knot, tangle, braid, twist, or roll your hair.

but to each their own. so many ppl treat this like a fad.

J

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