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Comment by Mike on October 13, 2010 at 2:14pm
Started locking up in january. The beggining 5 to 6 months but these past months leading up to now i realize my hair is thinning out. After reading a couple of advices members have given im jus going to stop using products and just stick to washing my hair and letting it come natural. Besides the thinning i do love the look it gives a new look to my appearance.
Comment by George Jackson on October 4, 2010 at 8:40pm
i got my hair twisted for the 1st time 4 days ago. i love it and plan to let my hair grow into dreads.

my dad and i are going to do our best to maintain my hair. we are newbies to dreadlocks but, we look forward to the journey.
Comment by Lisandre Tessier on September 22, 2010 at 12:33pm
Had them since the end of may, and they are comming along great!
Started by T&R, and they spent all summer in the woods:)
They'll keep me warm this winter!
Comment by DeafyJae on August 22, 2010 at 7:16pm
Yesterday marks my 3 weeks of dready-hood. So far so good. I got crazy stuff happening. Several of them have developed loops here and there, A few have formed very wavy and all the ones in the back are misbehaving.....trying to congo all over the place. I would dare say my dreads are locking up F A S T (all at the ends and working it's way up). So far I've used:

Knotty Boy Locking Gel, 3 times the first two weeks (which seems to be somewhat worthless so I stopped)

BS/ACV: once, and it was amazing.

Home-made Salt spray (sea-salt). That was a fun process and I think it accelerated much of my "resistant" ones since they have been locking up more now.

Knotty Boy Dread-poo bar: Smells good and since I spent the money on it, may as well use it up.

Aloe Vera: Straight from the plant, to help those dry tips.

I wear a Tam during the day (started a new job) and as I drive to and from work (one hour each way) I let it dance in the wind with all my windows down.

I hope to have pictures up soon! Feeling good about it and living it up!
Comment by meg ☮ on August 20, 2010 at 4:53am
Another newbie, here! I started by backcombing most of my hair, but I don't think I did it too aggressively, hopefully. For now, I'm just leaving my hair be and keep it clean. I look like a ragamuffin, and I'm loving it :)
Comment by MzElaineous on August 2, 2010 at 7:07pm
I'm not so new to the forum, but definitely have new dreads. Only a couple days old. We should share oure newbie dread pictures :)
Comment by karen on July 20, 2010 at 3:49am
Hi Paula, I like your advice! My dreads were made by crochet before I found this site that was 2months ago, i have not maintained them and was freaking out about loose hair, I did palm roll them for a while and found that this was just twisting the root. I havent touched them in a while, only to pull apart and they already look better :)

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Comment by ❂•Paula•❂ on June 18, 2010 at 11:47am
The reason why loose hair happen so often with crocheted dreads is because as you crochet to pull hairs in, you break more hairs which will start coming out and creating more frizz which makes you crochet more and makes more frizz... it's a never ending cycle to extremely high maintenance dreads.

Loose hair is normal in young locks. If you want to smooth them down, grab a towel and rub down your dreads(slowly and only down) this will make them look more controlled. Or you could palm roll. It could help tame the hairs.

But you need to stop crocheting. It's very damaging and makes for weak short-lasting dreads.
Comment by babylon on June 17, 2010 at 2:36pm
@ brittany, i would use a crochet needle to make a web of the lose hair aroud the dread, then pull the hair into the dread. use some rubber at the end/tip to hold it and wait till it start to dread. or just do nothing and see what happens. i had some dreads which where only half dreaded, now after a month they are starting to dread by there own.
Comment by babylon on June 17, 2010 at 12:02pm
Hey There,

I'm quite new around here, got my dreads now for one month and it's finaly getting somewhere (start looking like dreads :P) still i'm fighting the need to put all the lose hair back in with the needle...
just got myself some baking soda, someone here nows how to use it on the dreads??

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