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Analia Rasta

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When do dreads start getting knotted?

2012-07-28
By: Analia Rasta
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My dreads will make 4 months next week. I used the backcomb method, and twist and rip as well. I dont do much to them, just .. let them grow. I didn't use wax or anything, all natural. I wash them twice a week with Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo. I have rubberbands in the roots and the ends. I noticed .. that the ends are getting knotted and the roots as well but not the middle, I still have straight hair. How long will it take? and is there something wrong? also ...if I backcomb the middle, it gets knotted but the next day is straight hair again ... am I not being paitent? .. is it normal for them to be like that? Howcome the knots in the middle are going away? Please, give me an answer. I'm freaking out! (notice how in the picture the ends are knotted but the middle is just straight hair)

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/01/12 04:46:00AM @soaring-eagle:

see all those 4 months with rubber bands in were basicly wasted time

it would have dreaded faster if you didnt backcomb or tnr or anything..if you just left the bands out

but at least none melted o=in or got swallowed i hope so u avoided the worse issues they cause


Analia Rasta
07/31/12 08:15:10PM @analia-rasta:

HONESTLY, I took the rubber bands out 3 days ago and the knots from the roots are spreading very well ..I love this!


Delerious indigo
07/31/12 04:05:31AM @delerious-indigo:

i absolutey DO NOT reccomend rubberands, they hinder the locking process and the dread really has no room ro expand, which means your dreads will be very thin also,trust me, i made this mistake with the set of dreads i have now, its been 4 months since ive done anything to mine and they are locking up very tightly now, whereas below the part that marked the 4th month of non banded dreads,, its more loose than the rest once my dreads double in lenth i might cut off the non naturally donepart because i just feel wierd about it.


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
07/28/12 08:57:38PM @soaring-eagle:

as i said before you never had to backcomb or tnr or do anything to dread all your life you combed and conditioned to prevent dreads so to dread all you need to do is stop preventing them stop combing and dreads happen its really that simple


Analia Rasta
07/28/12 08:10:22PM @analia-rasta:

ok, Thanks for everything!


Baba Fats
07/28/12 07:46:05PM @baba-fats:

Nothing. Right. That straight hair needs a bit of time to start tangling. But it will. Don't worry


Analia Rasta
07/28/12 07:36:01PM @analia-rasta:

What should I do if I see straight hair .. nothing?


Analia Rasta
07/28/12 07:34:25PM @analia-rasta:

I just did that! ...they feel so much better ...and FREE


Baba Fats
07/28/12 06:51:50PM @baba-fats:

Yes, take them all out. You don't want to mess with your hair too much. But to keep that from happening, you just take 2 locks that are starting to combine, and rip them apart. If you do this when they are still a bit damp from you washing them, it won't hurt at all. Even dry doesn't hurt much as long as you don't let it get too far along. Most people find that separating 1-2 times a week to be enough. If you need to, you can do it 1 more time a week. But you don't want to rip them all the way to the scalp. There should always be a bit of hair tangled together at the very base. This helps protect your scalp from the sun and will help prevent baldness.

Any soap from dreadlockshampoo,com is great. It works in all water types. Dr. Bronners is another good soap, but if you have hard water, it doesn't rinse out that well. I love the baking soda/apple cider vinegar wash. But some people with hard water say it leaves a mild residue sometimes. But you can boil your water and pour off the pure water and mix the BS with that


Analia Rasta
07/28/12 06:45:47PM @analia-rasta:

I mean roots and tips


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