My dreads are to the small of my back and I really struggle with dread buns becasue they're so darn heavy - feels like its ripping the dreads at the front out from the weight of the dread-mass. Does anyone else find that? is there a way of making a bun that doesnt hurt so much???
Ok here is a drawing that may be of help. Please let me know if you are able to work with this. I have never had pain due to the weight of my dreads in a bun. If they were wet there would be some weight issue, when dry mine are light and airy like. My dreads are now (after they have shrunk) to just below my shoulder bland, a few to my waist.
Do you know how to do the fishtail braid? When doing either style I get my hair a little wet or spray with saltwater/lemon juice/water, this will hold in most of the frizzies. The picture of my dreads in a fishtail braid is after a long day of gardening outside. Lots of frizzy there. Please let me know if this helps, after you have done it a few time it become very easy and quick to do...like 3-4 minutes tops.