please also join the new dreadlockssite 3.0 mobile pc responsive beta site at ww3.dreadlockssite.com

This site looks and works best in firefox.
Use this menu for quick access to dreading guides pages, and forums sections.

All content on this site is copyrighted, see our terms of service for details

Clean healthy natural dreads community

DreadlocksSite.com is the best place to learn how to grow and care for healthy natural dreadlocks.

Dreadlocks free and easy no products no pricetags

Best dreadlocks shampoo

download our toolbar


please consider donating to support dreadlockssite.com your donations help keep the site running.

Latest Activity

themaneman posted a song

 play watch?v=g0cB2BEw3NI

18 minutes ago
themaneman commented on Kid Ayn Gibran's blog post What is Your Favorite Dreadlock Nickname?
"my mom likes BUM  , my friend calls me "caveman" which ive grown too.."
2 hours ago
themaneman and Jasper are now friends
3 hours ago
themaneman loved ☮ soaring eagle ॐ's video
3 hours ago
themaneman commented on ☮ soaring eagle ॐ's video
Thumbnail

Asking Strangers For Food! (Social Experiment)

"i love this and have negative feelings as well , im sick of the greed made me tear up watching this…"
3 hours ago
themaneman loved ☮ soaring eagle ॐ's video
3 hours ago
Frida Lindgren loved Sissy MacK's blog post Day 4 is Getting Messy!
6 hours ago
themaneman replied to Diana lorenzana's discussion Aloe
"i use it every other time i wash to help balance the dryness and stripping that happens also helpss…"
6 hours ago

herbalists
Jasper loved themaneman's photo
7 hours ago
Amanda Clouse replied to Diana lorenzana's discussion Aloe
"Yes, it is completely safe."
8 hours ago
Sissy MacK posted a photo

Everyday Me

This is my standby profile pic, but for some reason this forum doesn't want to let me have a…
9 hours ago
Sissy MacK posted a blog post
9 hours ago
Sissy MacK loved Mariah Mae Stone's blog post 3 Month Update :)
10 hours ago

herbalists
☪justine_yogineૐ updated their profile photo
10 hours ago
Sissy MacK replied to Diana lorenzana's discussion Aloe
"I'll be interested in reading the replies to this one.  I would have never considered…"
10 hours ago

dread gurus
taye left a comment for Derek sparks
"How long is you hair?  How did you try to lock your hair up last year? I will be glad to help."
10 hours ago

bands and musicians
Jessica Reyes replied to Jessica Reyes's discussion 5 MONTH UPDATE WITH VIDEO - CURLY HAIR - HISPANIC TIMELINE
"I just let my hair freeform. I only wash and seperate. It is the best way to go. S much healthier.…"
11 hours ago
Star Da'Truth Masimini said
"Its not about what you walk away from, but what you walked away wit!!!"
13 hours ago
Star Da'Truth Masimini said
"Its not about what you walk away from, but what you walked away wit!!!"
13 hours ago
Star Da'Truth Masimini posted songs
13 hours ago
Okay so I'm just shy of two months in on my all natural dread journey. I can't see me dreads, only feel them. The ones in the back (about 5 or 6) are kinda like connected toward my scalp and then branch off. The ones on. The side of my head are all completely separate. Now I know this isn't an overnight process, but my husband says that the back is horrible and I should brush it out and start over. I feel that I should just leave them alone and continue letting them do their thing and be patient, but now he has made me feel like I screwed up. Is it okay that they are more one then branch out or what? Thanks in advance for the help.

Views: 178

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Do you separate?  That's the key to going natural.  If you just don't touch them at all, they will congo together to form one giant matted lock.  It sounds like that's what you're doing.  Grab hold of 2 that are connected and lightly tug them in opposite directions until they rip apart.  It can be uncomfortable.  Most will recommend doing it right after you wash them when they are still wet.  That seems to be the easiest and least painful time for most people here.  If you just washed and you don't want to wait a few days till you do again, you can always just do it when their dry.  but keep it up.  After every 2-3 washes normally.  After each wash if you hair knots up really quickly. 

Don't brush them out.  This is what they are supposed to do.  Mine are 5 years old, and the roots still tangle together once in a while.  Not as often as when they are young, but still sometimes

I separate them daily, wet and dry, I just can't seem to get the roots separated. Like the very top 3 are kinda fused together at the root but separate after that and under those are the other 2 that one king one at the base but become two after that. I've thought about gently snipping them apart, but I feel that's kinda extreme but idk

If it's absolutely necessary, you can get a razor and take a small slice, then try to rip it the rest of the way.  if it still doesn't rip, take another small slice, and try to rip it.

But that is in extreme cases.  Have you tried using any oils to loosen up your hair and then ripping it?  Aloe Vera would be good for this too.  I'd try either one of these before the blade

Separating that much isn't necessary (and my hair tangles like crazy). 3x a week is plenty in the beginning and make sure you get all the roots separated because else it will keep congoing over and over. You want to focus on quality instead of quantity.

I really doubt you are going to need to cut them or start over or anything. I started over in the beginning because I panicked but if you focus on holding the roots tight to your head (so it doesn't hurt or damage the roots) while your husband separates the roots of the dreads they should be fine. It's kind of tricky because the back (atleast for me) tangles like crazy so you look at the front and your like "oh it hasn't dreaded much" while the back of your head is one big brick at the roots.
Thanks. Yeah I'm really not to concerned about how many I end up with I figure I will get how ever many I need. Ill give those ideas a try before snipping. Again thanks bunches

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2014   Created by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Image Zoom