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My curiousity on dreadlock roots

Acreativeusername
@acreativeusername
8 years ago
8 posts

Hello Community, this is a bit of an introduction and question in one.

Several months ago I was searching up about dreadlocks and such. I figured it should be a topic that I take more interest in considering I have had my own dreads for around 8 years.

I came across the website "Dreadheadhq" I took some interest, but I found the adverts degrading, not entirely sure how. So I continued my search and came across this site right here.

The information on this site I found messy but accurate and the accuracey is what mattered as far as I am concerned.

So I took up the decision of signing upto this website.

But now for my "curiousity".

I now have had my dreadlocks for around 8 years I believe. they were a great decision but I am growing concerned about my roots. I feel that they might be becoming "loose" perhaps it is just me, so I took it upon myself to check out the information on this forum.

It appears that "All Natural"as in leaving the dread alone seems to be the popular method on this site. Which is pretty much what I have done for the majority of the time I have had dreadlocks. Perhaps this method only works on certain people with the appropriate hair?

The method does sound logical, they're dreadlocks just leave them and they will do their thing. Why so much hassle?

I have around 1-2 inches of loose hair around the majority of my dreadlocks. It would be a shame to lose some of them.

Perhaps I need to start "fusing" some dreadlocks together?


updated by @acreativeusername: 02/14/15 12:15:30PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,338 posts

around the dreads? when u seperarte you break the conecting hairs

these create the scalp fuzz or some call it fuzzy halo effect

as this grows longer it dreads ..eitgher dreading into s dread or becoming new baby dreads

nothing to worry aboit

now if the roots are thinned from twisting or other so called root maintenance then yea congoing (fusing) is a good idea ..this too can be done by letting it happen..if u dont seperate tghey congo

or u can fiorce it by putting a bead over the 2 u want combined




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Acreativeusername
@acreativeusername
8 years ago
8 posts

The roots themselves are what I believe to be "Loose". I have a few centimetres of "hair" that then form into dreadlocks.

I have been thinking of placing a rubber band around the root which would perhaps knot it up. But it appears that this would just stress the root and cause damage instead of "repair".

My "thinner" dreadlocks are my primary concern, especially after a shower I am certain if I tried hard enough I could tear them out myself.


soaring eagle said:

around the dreads?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,338 posts

dont do a thing they need that 1/4-1/2 inch there loose to move and knot and dreazd its completyely normal and healthy

now the thinner ones u can let them combine (takes bout 3 months of no seperation) or bead 2 together near the roots (not super comfy) or take hemp or embroidery thread and wrap the base of 2 together




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Acreativeusername
@acreativeusername
8 years ago
8 posts

Your advice is logical and no doubt you have an abundance of knowledge on dreadlocks. Looks like I have some bonding to commence!

I have not come across dreadlocks that sprout out with several different branches. It will be some interesting looking hair in the end.

Thank you for answering my call for wisdom Soaring Eagle.

soaring eagle said:

dont do a thing they need that 1/4-1/2 inch there loose to move and knot and dreazd its completyely normal and healthy

now the thinner ones u can let them combine (takes bout 3 months of no seperation) or bead 2 together near the roots (not super comfy) or take hemp or embroidery thread and wrap the base of 2 together

Acreativeusername
@acreativeusername
8 years ago
8 posts

Also.. must I use beads or could a rubber band suffice?

ExaltHimx7
@exalthimx7
8 years ago
336 posts

no rubberbands please, they hurt your hair and get stuck...use beads or hemp string'] Happy Day!

Acreativeusername
@acreativeusername
8 years ago
8 posts

Thanks for the advice, I'll have to look for some beads to form them together. Could I find such beads around any hair salon or are they specifically for dreadlocks?

ExaltHimx7 said:

no rubberbands please, they hurt your hair and get stuck...use beads or hemp string'] Happy Day!

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,338 posts

anything with a hole is a bead u dont need anything special as long as it fits however in our shops here http://shops.dreadlockssite.com theres some awesome beads

u dont ever want anything from a hair salon




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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,338 posts

i stopped seperating years ago now i have as many as 6 combined into 1 thats called congos when you let them join and get thicker



Acreativeusername said:

Your advice is logical and no doubt you have an abundance of knowledge on dreadlocks. Looks like I have some bonding to commence!

I have not come across dreadlocks that sprout out with several different branches. It will be some interesting looking hair in the end.

Thank you for answering my call for wisdom Soaring Eagle.

soaring eagle said:

dont do a thing they need that 1/4-1/2 inch there loose to move and knot and dreazd its completyely normal and healthy

now the thinner ones u can let them combine (takes bout 3 months of no seperation) or bead 2 together near the roots (not super comfy) or take hemp or embroidery thread and wrap the base of 2 together




--
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
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