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dreading methods

there are many ways to make dreadlocks and one way to grow dreads. natural dreads form on over time without much effort. there are newer methods to create dreads, these all have advantages and disadvantages.



dreading methods include:


natural/neglect - just stop combing

twist and rip-twist hair separate pull repeat

backcomb-comb the hair backwards towards the scalp

twist and neglect-great for african hair just twist then let it do its thing

crochet-use a crochet hook to weave hairs together

dread perm-use harsh chemicals to change the hair texture

salon dreads-pay someone else to mess up your head

johnny clean methodinstant dreads premature dread death

felting dreads complete and utter destruction of every hair in order to create instant dreads this method is being recommended by dreadheadhq to "fix dreads" using the "dread docta" which is just a felting needle.
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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 18, 2012 at 7:24pm

baking soda acv or the www.dreadlockshampoo.com bars actualy after swearing by the baking soda for 4 years im hooked on the bars now and think they are much better

Comment by Brie on March 18, 2012 at 7:17pm

what are the best ways you've found to wash your dreads ?


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Comment by Carlos Baca on March 18, 2012 at 2:30am

what do you think about using rubberbands at the the roots? is this a legit accelerated mthod? I have and want to keep thin dreads.


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2012 at 9:20pm

u could just let them dread naturally too

Comment by Brie on March 15, 2012 at 9:17pm

yeah i figured im to anxious to get them going. but ill try that thank you


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on March 15, 2012 at 9:08pm

wax was bad but if u got it out your ok twist n rip to not be braidlike yuou must randomize alot  when u twist twist only every sio often like every 10-125 pulls each split and pull should be in a random location  like not 1/2 and 1.2  sometimes only a few hairs on 1 side 99% the other then 309-60 etc the more random the better but if it is lil braidlike it wont matter in a while they rearange intio dreads

Comment by Brie on March 15, 2012 at 8:57pm

so i might have messed up a little, i started my dreads with wax, did a little thinking washed it out, but i used creamrinse and then restarted, im doing the neglect method as well as a little bit of backcombing but it seems that when i do the twist and pull it kinda turns into a braid, idk im kinda lost. anyone wanna give me advice?

Comment by gregory mcclellan on November 21, 2011 at 4:57am

twist vs dreads can someone tell me what the difference is please


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on July 1, 2011 at 6:37pm
start in yoir kitchen soak in vinager a long time then squeeze em like a tube of toothpaste then follow that with very hot water and dawn dish soap scrub like crazy use lots of dawn repeat over and over till u feel like u got it all then switch to the orange oil based solvents to get the rest we shouldf be announcing a new wax remover very soon stay tuned
Comment by taylenn on July 1, 2011 at 6:00pm
i efffffed up. i fell for the wax crap and have been waxing my dreads for 7 months now. i just read all the nasty stuff about wax and im itching to start ripping my hair out but i still want my dreads. 7 months for nothing is killing me but i dont really like the ones i have anyways. they are greasy, hard and get stinky fast. i neeeeed help, where to start?????? i live in the middle of nowhere in south dakota so i cant just go swim in the ocean or anything. anyone have any suggestions?

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on June 8, 2011 at 8:44pm

cryssssssy how long did u try natural how were u trying i bet with a lil adjustment it will work fine

but yea tnr is a good option


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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on June 8, 2011 at 8:43pm

by the time its long enough to bother u its long enough to draead  if u spray with sea salt and wait a week it will dread right up

 

Comment by Julie Edelman-Pursel on June 8, 2011 at 8:07pm
Ok guys. I'm guilty of doing some interlocking, but, I don't do it tight. It drives me nuts when the hair grows from the scalp too long and the dreads don't lay right. My hair is naturally curly/wavy so the new growth causes my dreads to stick out and get crazy. I need to look somewhat presentable while I'm growing my dreads.
Comment by Cryssssssy on June 4, 2011 at 5:38pm
ive tried the natural approach...it doesnt work for me :( it seems as tho the backcomb is just like teasing my hair, which is not the look im going for.. any suggestions :)  id like to see what it looks like with the twist and rip.. not sure exactly how that method is done?? THanks :)

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on May 4, 2011 at 8:21pm

natural aka neglect   if thats not fir u twist n rip but sounds like u got great hair to go natural

 

Comment by Shauna Da Costa on May 4, 2011 at 7:26pm
What is the best method to start them...I have frizzy dry white girl hair lol at least its like that most the time

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on February 26, 2011 at 7:25pm
jen mhow r u doing it exactly?

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on February 26, 2011 at 7:24pm

wools better and loose isnt too bad u should leave the dreads to hang loose as much as u can tho

 


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Comment by Jennifer Rose on February 24, 2011 at 7:14pm
I apparently need to practice this method lol... I have been idly playing with my hair a bit this evening, thinking of doing a practice dread or two and leaving it, and having trouble getting it to dread up. it is very silky and soft at the moment which doesn't help. but i think i must be doing something wrong.

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on February 24, 2011 at 6:30pm
jenifer glad ya gave up the crochet you'll be happy with the new set

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