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Advanced thinning roots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niya Amity Haven Jan 9. 2 Replies

Hey guys. I joined here when I first started out dreading, and now my dreads are over a year and a half old.I've noticed that some of my really thick dreads have extremely thin roots. I mean less…Continue

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keeping specific dreads separated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baba Fats May 31, 2012. 2 Replies

so here's the deal:i currently have a section of my hair that's purple.i just decided today to dread my whole head, as opposed to the half-head i was originally planning.i want to dye the purple…Continue

a probably common tnr question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baba Fats May 20, 2012. 5 Replies

so my dreads will be a month old monday. obviously i chose tnr. i have two significantly smaller ones on the top layer of my hair (only maybe 1/4" thick) and they've given me no problems at all.…Continue

Hello, from me and my babydreads.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niya Amity Haven May 15, 2012. 3 Replies

My journey:Six years ago, I started making/wearing/selling synthetic dreads. I was a) not ready for the commitment of real dreads, and b) at fourteen, too young to be accepted for making such a…Continue

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Niya Amity Haven replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion Advanced thinning roots
"They're visibly thinner. I think hair has actually come out of the dreads because there's a lot of short loose hair in the area. I've attached a photo of one of the dreads in question. It does have a slightly thicker root than the…"
Jan 9

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion Advanced thinning roots
"are they visibly thinner or just feel thinner  a 1 inch dread  can feel 1 mm at the roots when pinched since the roots arent dreaded pinching it ca n flatten it to the width of a singl,e or few haitrs chances are it just feels thinner the…"
Jan 9
Niya Amity Haven posted a discussion

Advanced thinning roots

Hey guys. I joined here when I first started out dreading, and now my dreads are over a year and a half old.I've noticed that some of my really thick dreads have extremely thin roots. I mean less than a millimeter thick. I brushed out the only "paddle" mat I ended up getting earlier today, which also had very thin roots, and  when I got to the top it just broke off. I'm really scared now that my other dreads will end up doing the same thing.I haven't done anything to them at all. I don't do any…See More
Jan 9

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Baba Fats replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion keeping specific dreads separated?
"You won't be able to control every hair, but if you just tnr that section and through a bead on it, it'll help keep most of the hairs away from other locks"
May 31, 2012

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion keeping specific dreads separated?
"just seperate them? u wont be able to control every hair or u will go crazy"
May 31, 2012
Niya Amity Haven posted a discussion

keeping specific dreads separated?

so here's the deal:i currently have a section of my hair that's purple.i just decided today to dread my whole head, as opposed to the half-head i was originally planning.i want to dye the purple section blonde, but i want the dreads in that section to stay on their own; i don't want blonde hair swirling into my brown dreads.any tips for keeping them separated?See More
May 31, 2012
Niya Amity Haven replied to Ellie J Righteousness's discussion Beads and accessories
"etsy is wonderful, but the downside is that some of those people don't make their beads, and they may not be a good fit to your dreads."
May 22, 2012

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Baba Fats replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion a probably common tnr question.
"cool.  I have a few locks that blunted on their own, but I really wish they hadn't.  Between wanting super fat locks and them blunting, if I don't spend hours at a time outside when they are drying, they can be wet for ever"
May 20, 2012
Niya Amity Haven replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion a probably common tnr question.
"i thought so, thanks!i actually ended up redoing most of them anyway because i decided i wanted to experiment a little bit with them.i personally don't like blunt tips, so i'm thankful for that inch of loose hair. :)"
May 20, 2012

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Stephani replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion a probably common tnr question.
"As the others have said, it's completely normal. It's even more likely to happen if your hair was in a healthy condition when you started your tnr journey. Most of mine have about 3 inches at the bottom that are undone, most people…"
May 20, 2012

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Baba Fats replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion a probably common tnr question.
"Not at all.  In fact the bottom inch or so of your locks should be unraveled.  That let them dry faster by letting water run right out of them.  If they blunt up on their own, so be it, but it's not advised to force it to happen.…"
May 19, 2012
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May 19, 2012
Niya Amity Haven posted a discussion

a probably common tnr question.

so my dreads will be a month old monday. obviously i chose tnr. i have two significantly smaller ones on the top layer of my hair (only maybe 1/4" thick) and they've given me no problems at all. there's about an inch of growth in the roots, no loose hair, and the knots have remained tight at the top for about an inch, followed by about two inches of slightly looser knots and an inch of loose hair at the tip. but on the bottom, some have come completely unraveled, and have not shown any signs of…See More
May 19, 2012
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May 15, 2012
Niya Amity Haven replied to Niya Amity Haven's discussion Hello, from me and my babydreads.
"hey guys, thanks for the tips.most of the bands broke after a few days, and like i said, i only used them to stop the migrating cause they were moving to places that were very uncomfortable on my head. they're fine now.also, my hair at the…"
May 15, 2012

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niya (knee-uh). 22. sc. queer. engaged.
ballerina. gogo dancer. model. photographer.
student of chemistry and sociology.
cat person. aspiring forensic scientist. body mod and marijuana enthusiast.
How long have you been dreading?
1.5 years -- restarting
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At 10:34am on May 13, 2012,
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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Welcome you should lose the bands! Even lose they are nothing but trouble!
 
 
 

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