By Sunshinelove, 2013-07-08
I just want your guys' opinions on dreads on children, and when an appropriate age to dread a childs hair would be! My son has yet to get a hair cut, and I refuse to cut it until he asks me to, and if he asks at any age to do dreads, I will gladly allow him to do that! Right now he is a little under 2 years old and can't talk quite yet. I think dreads on kids are the cutest things ever! But we are definitely going to wait a while!
By Matt Simone, 2013-07-07
Hello everybody. I am brand new to the dread community here and would like to introduce myself: I am a curly-haired man and am very excited to start my journey. I already backcombed 10 dreads on the side of my head tonight. The dreads seem very loose and tend to undo themselves. Any advice on how to stop this from happening, or how to tighten up the locks quicker? I heard palm rolling with salt helps them lock up. Right now I love the way my curly hair expresses itself in dreads! ...Excuse the ridiculous look, these are brand new, baby dreads! Will these undo as I sleep? Any quicker locking methods?
By michell loera, 2013-07-03
Thought this was interesting and awesome of her to go a whole YEAR without looking in the mirror!
By Josh10, 2013-07-02
Okay, so my dreads are about one and a half months old. Obviously I have lots of loose hair. :/ In some spots I have very large strands of loose hair and I got the idea to dread it. I did it in three spots and they are all very tiny in comparison to the rest of my dreads. My question is - is this is a bad thing to do? I figure over time they will start to congo with a nearby dread, so I don't really fear them getting too heavy from hair buildup and falling off. Would this help or hinder the locking process of those hairs? Would they dread faster by just letting the surrounding dreads pull them in while they're loose - or is this a good idea? I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could provide some insight on this.
By Jaquie Farmer, 2013-07-01
By Chloe, 2013-06-30
Hola Dreadlocks Site!
Today I am so excited as 3 weeks ago I took out all the twists I was trying so hard to keep neat and in place everyday, washed my hair and haven't styled it since just wash a few times a week and let it dry and today....... today I came across my first errr knot? I don't know what to call it but its definitely knotted and looking dread like!
Wahooooo! The rest is still either frizzy, tight little coils or loosely coiled - the strangest thing for me is that it is now definitely more curly than when I used to use curl shampoo and conditioner everyday and then top it all of with tonnes of curl enhancing gel! I don't think its suffered from not conditioning either!
I'm really happy with my hair now for the first time in my life - waking up and not knowing what its going to be like that day is really cool and I'm even enjoying the weird looks I get on the really frizzy days! I still want to cry though when I think of the months I wasted trying to get 'perfect neat dreads' through interlocking, braids and crochet!! I had a narrow escape and from all that craziness though thanks to this site and Soaring Eagles good advice and now cant wait to see what happens next!
I also read a really great book by Adette Wellington called 'How to Grow Amazing Dreadlocks' She has 12 year old natural dreads starting from an afro - her advice is to basically keep your hair clean and leave it alone!How to Grow Amazing Dreadlocks
By Sierra O-H, 2013-06-30
I'm oh so baby fresh as a member, but I've been brought back to this site every time I've had any inquiry when it comes to my dreads, I figured it was time to join.
So, a question, or rather a plea for suggestions:
As a young dreader (as it goes in both ways), I've tried a lot of different things for locking my smooth hair. 6 months ago a "professional" dreader crocheted mine and left them really nicely locked. I love that they are locked much better now, but as they grow out, I don't want to crochet them anymore because my hair breaks easily under the needle. So, what have you, oh people with soft fine hair at the roots, done to help them lock? I don't want tight roots, but I'm having trouble locking them as they grow out.
Gratitude to you all,
By Julie Dunham, 2013-06-29
So after some advice from a few users on the site I threw away my DreadHead HQ shampoo and got a Bucks County Soap Factory Tea Tree and Rosemary Shampoo Bar. I just used it for the first time and OMG IT SMELLED SO GOOD. They also sent me an even better smelling sample. You just felt the love in this soap. Very pleased with the purchase so far.
I also went out and got an aloe plant. I ran the gel through my hair after I showered. I'm wondering if anyone has a recipe for a better application. Awfully goopy and I don't have my own blender so I kind of just get it on my hands and run it through my hair. How do you use aloe?? How often do you use aloe.
Finally I went and got natural sea salt. I used two tablespoons and a squirt of lemon juice in a full spray bottle. I think I'll use it once a week.
I'm hoping this regime helps my dreads soften up a bit and get my hair healthy and happy. My next question is, how do I get rid of my part. My hair is separating and my part seems to have gotten much bigger. I also have a chunk of hair in the front that I call my "bang" theres a part forming there too. Any ideas?
By Mary6, 2013-06-27
My grandmother is hard of seeing, so I can basically get away with having any tattoos, piercings, and weird hairstyles, and she'll probably not notice.
She noticed one of my tattoos a few weeks ago (I have three). She's 84.
She said, "Well, it's your body. And you have them in places you can cover up. Whatever makes you happy... BUT, in my day, the only people who had tattoos were whores, sailors, and carnies!"
I don't think she's noticed my nose piercings (I have a nostril and septum).
She recently noticed the texture of my hair was different and asked me about it. I didn't say anything about having dreads. I just said, "I'm trying something new with it."
Well, I asked my mum to pick up some baking soda at the store when she took my gram grocery shopping.
My mum told her, "She needs it for her hair." And my mum spilled the beans about the dreads.
My gram was unloading groceries, and she said, "Mary! Here's your baking soda."
I thanked her, she walked away, but walked back in and said, "You know, I love your normal hair, it's very pretty, but I'm sure I like this too, even if I can't see it.
I'm very blessed to have so much acceptance, even in the older generations of my family.
By Ixchel, 2013-06-26
I figured it would come, i knew to expect it, the post partum shedding. I did shed more than normal after i had my girls but nothing like most other women said they experienced & it never really bothered me. I had seen a few ladies decide to delay dreading until after the shedding would happen, i figured i'd be knotted up enough by then & lose so little that it wouldn't matter. Well i'm losing a lot of hair, all the time. I wake up & my bed is covered, i'm always picking my stray hairs off my babe & my clothes, when i wash my hair i'm surprised that i have much left lol. I'm not concerned about it though, it's just another part of my individual journey dreading. The hair everywhere is annoying but it will pass in time. I trust them to do what they need to without me interfering, they haven't steered me wrong yet