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Comment by Rocquel Bergeron on March 19, 2013 at 12:14am
I have 8 left today and I'll end up with a total of 70 dreads!!! Ps my thumbs hurt!! Lol

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Comment by Rocquel Bergeron on March 19, 2013 at 12:11am
I started my dreads at the end of January this year and I'm still not done! I had a friend helping me only the first day. I eneded up having to go back through and tighten all the ones up we did the first night. Needless to say she never came back over to help me. I'm doing them all on my own and I have two children 5yo & 9mo so it's hard to get much done. My hair is long and it takes me about an hour to backcombing one dread. My neck has cramped, my fingers hurt and my daughter asks me when I'm going to be done... Lol! So I don't work on them everyday or on the weekends "family time" and I take breaks when I'm in pain! Lol I've been backcombing and I tried croche needle that first week and gave that up bc I didn't want any damage from it. I wash my hair every other day with bs/acv with rosemary and teatree bc I have a super itchy scalp and dandreff. Just got some dreadlockshampoo bar and liquid soap but I live the bs/acv!
Comment by Hannah Clarke on January 4, 2011 at 11:55am
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help..? :) For the past couple of days I have been trying to figure out when you would know when your dreads are "mature"? Mine are a year and four months, and I'm still unsure! Cheers :D
Comment by Meredith on January 2, 2011 at 10:31pm
With the help of my friend Anna, a comb, and 5 hours of work I ended up with some pretty nice dreads for the first day. I could only go a week without washing, but they held up nicely. I honestly think that the effectiveness of backcombing depends on the texture of your hair. I have somewhat wavy, thick hair so I believe that helped. Since dreading them, I just wash about every 4 days and let it be. I never used wax though. I just kept thinking about dirt getting into the wax and it wasn't a good thought. I'm definitely glad I didn't use wax after reading on here about it. I've had dreads for almost 3 months, and I adore them! They definitely have a personality of their own!
Comment by Serenity North on November 9, 2010 at 12:30pm
i back combed the back section of my hair first and left my bangs down for a while and yes while it isnt the most promoted thing on this site it does work for the sectioned the size you want them to be dreadies my back ones are about a year and 6 months and my front ones are about a year ..I have had quite a few people ask me if i would be willing to do their hair because they like the way mine look wax in muh dreadies ..but i have use the knotty boy shampoo before i liked it ..but i am just gunna make it myself cuz the recipe was on the internet aand i can tweek it how i want it

Comment by Marlee Skye on April 6, 2010 at 4:19pm
yeah i did not use rubber bands or wax in starting them up either...

Comment by Marlee Skye on April 6, 2010 at 4:12pm
when i had mine back combed, I was told to hold off washing them for the first time as long as I could handle it (couple weeks or so..)I kept them up in a pony tail.. I lasted two weeks. and washed em.. I think puting my hair up in my tam at night really helps with not making em all funky since they are still maturing.
Comment by jeremiah johnson on April 1, 2010 at 11:43pm
started mine on 1/23/10 still not how I want them but one day I'll wake up and they will be matured!
Comment by GratefulNick on January 19, 2010 at 5:17pm
yay life!
Comment by Iain on January 7, 2010 at 12:27am
definitely don't re-backcomb, you can post some more pictures from post-washing, but I remember freaking out the most at all the loose hair the first day, that will be normal,

let them lock up, I don't think crocheting is a good idea at this point either,

at this point it's best not to do anything to hastily, even if it is bugging the hell out of you probably,

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