I tried a simple criss cross wrap with hemp but it took a lot longer to dry then the rest of dreads so I got scared of mildew. Probably my biggest fear with my dreads.
some people put it through but I don't like the idea of poking any holes in my dreads & I would think that if it came unraveled & started to slide down it would start splitting the dread where you sent the string through. I just put it around the lock, but try to get it above a bump so it's less likely to slide down, that was more difficult when they were younger & just lots of stringy fall-apart sections of straight hair, now that they are actually getting some knots, bumps, & texture it stays much better.
ok so do i put the hemo thru my hair or under ?
this visual might help too (i didn't draw it & don't know who did just found it circulating the net)
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i will do another video here shortly & use hemp this time (had been waiting for my dreads to form instead of just a ton of loose hair hah, took me a bit!) I will try to do a close up & show all the details & break it down really well for ya'll. you don't really want to get it up over the roots because your roots should be loose & allowed to move, i normally leave a bit of space at the roots & the tips & change the wraps often so i'm not strangling any dreads from shrinking or letting the string get eaten up.
i like this video alot .. but i got hemp and i wanted my dread right from the root... ? could u make a video on that and im really confused with the knotting of hemp ): HELP