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i had started my process through interlocking..did i make a good choice..how do i maintain interlocking dreads

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no bad bad choice but whats done is don e if u can undo em u should but if u cant then just never ever interlock again if youir safrican american you do have a better chance at surviving interlocking but interlocking is notoriosly bad even the ppl who recomend the worse methods there are warn not to interlock

 

but dont fear thats not a death sentence just a strong warning to never interlock again

 

to maintain..wash..seperate..but be extra gentle when you do the interlocking caused weak spots at every interlock point

 

so if i stop what process do i start from here? twisting?

no..twisting also weakens the roots and only should be done 1 or 2 times early on if they fall apart theres no danger of that with the interlock just leave em be wash 1-3 times a week every week and  seperate if they try to grow togeher  ..pull them away from eachother when wet  ripping any connecting hairs

other then that..do nothing..let em dread

 

hair dreads if u let it u never have to force it the more u do the weaker they become  the less you do the healthier they will be

 

so dont put no wax or nothing on them..just leave it alone and wash them

alotta ppl get away with twisting or interlocking awhile  but then alot dont its not a smart thing to do when u think about what its doing it makes no sense at all

twisting has the same issues as too tight braiding abd corn rows  it can cause thinning of the roots breaking and eventualy traction alopecia which causes permenant balding

 

yesa did u usde wax already? if so u want to remove it! wax is evil in dreads


however you know your haitr type requires moisture u dont produce oils so your hairs dry dry dry unless you use something


aloe (onl pure aloe straight from the plant) shae butter jojoba oil  anything like that is all u want africas best oils are greatnicole smith said:

so dont put no wax or nothing on them..just leave it alone and wash them


☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

no bad bad choice but whats done is don e if u can undo em u should but if u cant then just never ever interlock again if youir safrican american you do have a better chance at surviving interlocking but interlocking is notoriosly bad even the ppl who recomend the worse methods there are warn not to interlock

 

but dont fear thats not a death sentence just a strong warning to never interlock again

 

to maintain..wash..seperate..but be extra gentle when you do the interlocking caused weak spots at every interlock point

 

yes a little of wax was used...so from here on out jus let them grow..what do i do when its time to tighten them up what do i do



☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

yesa did u usde wax already? if so u want to remove it! wax is evil in dreads


however you know your haitr type requires moisture u dont produce oils so your hairs dry dry dry unless you use something


aloe (onl pure aloe straight from the plant) shae butter jojoba oil  anything like that is all u want africas best oils are greatnicole smith said:so dont put no wax or n

othing on them..just leave it alone and wash them
so what do i do to keep them tight, fresh and looking good

you want to do wax removal wax prevents dreading   u want to get all that wax out thats nasty  and they never need retightening! they never needed anything to start but they will have some looseness for up to a year just leave em be they tighhten themselves over tuime

the wax though will prevent them from dreading properly so use the wax removal soap get the wax out then they will dread just fine

 



☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

you want to do wax removal wax prevents dreading   u want to get all that wax out thats nasty  and they never need retightening! they never needed anything to start but they will have some looseness for up to a year just leave em be they tighhten themselves over tuime

the wax though will prevent them from dreading properly so use the wax removal soap get the wax out then they will dread just fine

 

how long will it take to dread?

 

it varies alot  some hair dreads fast some slow your hair type dreads super easy and fairly fast but still most dont concider their dreads mature till they are 1 year old some dont untill they are 2  but by a couple to few months they are well locked up just lil lose at roots and maybe tips they shrink as they tighten and thicken usualy to month 8 or 13 in that area  when they begin to grow after that theyre fully locked

 

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