By DreadfulWishes, 2014-02-11
Ok, I bit the bullet about 3 weeks ago and decided to dread my hair! I used the TnR method.
In the beginning I absolutely loved them - they looked SO good!
However, they're getting to be very frizzy, seem to be coming loose near the roots on top - they don't want to stay on either side and have bumps that make triangles on the top of my head - and have lots of loose hairs.
I've already had to redo a lot of them because they started congoing in bad places and some of them just came out completely on their own.
For about a week and a half I used the baking soda method followed by an ACV rinse and it seemed to get things really clean. For the last week or so I have used the Goddess dreadlocks shampoo. It smells wonderful!
I can't help but wonder - did my dreads come out because I was too rough on them while washing? Should I avoid the Goddess shampoo and continue with only baking soda for a while until they tighten up? My husband hates the smell of ACV, so I will only use it when absolutely necessary.
It could also be that I wear my hair pulled back in a ponytail fairly often for my job....
My hair is naturally fairly curly - not pencil thin ringlets, but more than wavy - relatively coarse with varied texture, and extremely thick, so I was surprised that they came out so quickly since they like to stick together in curls anyway.(I'm about a 64th Native American mixed with almost every kind of European you can think of and it all shows through in my hair - it varies from smooth and blonde to coarse and almost black). Oh, and it's just past my shoulders in length.
Do I need to chill out and just let them fix themselves? Or is there something I can do to help them along?
Not only do I love the way they look, I also really want to dispel the misconceptions about dreads where I live - conservative Oklahoma - but I'm worried that no one is going to take me seriously unless they clean up quick....
Anyway, thanks in advance!!
Love and Peace
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I so farhave had dreads for 18 days and I don't know if this is normal but the bottom of my dreads have come undone. I don't want blunt ends, but Ido want my dreads to go all the way down. what do I do?
By Nevada Gunn, 2014-01-22
Hi, I just joined this site and was wondering if anyone out there could give me suggestions on how I should start off; I am clueless but have been reading things on here which has helped ALOT and making me excited to do the natural way on my own rather than a salon.My hair is meduim curly hair. Should I comb after I wash or at all; Do I use specific shampoo(s); NEVER leave it in a bun or pony tail; is there teasing that should be done; should I leave it down the whole time during the first few weeks; could I put beads in them in the first month; do I keep my hair away from all products; I have so much questions but Ill leave it at that, any pointers are welcomed and appreciated. Also, I don't know anyone with dreadlocks because I live where they are not very popular so I need all the help I can get. Planning on starting as soon as I think I know enough to get started.
By flowerchild, 2014-01-17
a few of myendsare blunting against my will what do I ddddooooooooo :0