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UH man!! Not another 'HELP ME!!' thread :P

I..aint..no..dirty..hippy
@iaintnodirtyhippy
8 years ago
2 posts

Hello my fellow dirty stinky wash ya dam hair ya dirty hippy brothers/sisters....

I need a little advice on my loose hairs... Yes another loose hair thread. Noooooo :P

Although my story is a little different to your average My dreads are 6months old and I have 2inchs of loose hair, help!!!

My dreads are actually 4/5ish years old now. And I still have LOADS of loose hair. When my hair is tied back I actually look like I have nondreaded hair until my dreaded pony tail starts. Yes my dreads are dreading fine, its just that I have so much regrowth (I think thats the word) hair that refuse to dread. In most places I have about 25cm of loose hair. And the fact that I have epically THICK hair makes it even worse.

Now Im thinking that this hair might be refusing to dread for a couple of reason.

A: I dont wash my hair regularly enough.

And

B: I use WAY too much apple cider vinegar.

Other then that I cant think of any other reasons for this mysterious phenomenon. Maybe my hair hates me, I dont know :(

Let us know what your thinking


updated by @iaintnodirtyhippy: 01/13/15 09:09:12PM
Heathen Hippie )O(
@heathen-hippie-o
8 years ago
164 posts

How did you start your dreads? I think that has something to do with it, but I could be wrong. Also, I think ACV could definitely be a factor. It makes my hair very silky like I just poured a whole bottle of mainstream conditioner on it. haha. If you don't wash your hair regularly enough and it gets oily [well not just making assuming insults or anything, mine does], especially if you haven't given it a chance to regulate its own oils, then oily hair could be keeping it from dreading up. Eh, these are just my theories... I only stopped brushing a month ago. haha.

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,123 posts

both 1 and 2 but also 3

not washing makes u oily

acv make u oily and super soft

but 3 im betting u tu=ie em back too often




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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
29,123 posts

also u say "started badly" but without dtails so how did u start




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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
I..aint..no..dirty..hippy
@iaintnodirtyhippy
8 years ago
2 posts

Ha-ha soaringeagle I knew you were going to ask that. Pull up a seat and grab some popcorn.

I have always known I was meant to be a dread head ever since I was a little tack. So I had started to grow my hair from around the age of ten. As you do I was going to the local hairdresser to get a trim, and I had told her my intentions. We actually had a dreadlock salon in the same town as us, except they were quite expensive. So after talking to my hairdresser about dreads, she recommended going to the local hair dressing school, as they were always looking for people to practice on and they were extremely cheap. So I was a 13 year old listening to a lady that I thought new everything about hair (my hairdresser)

Sadly as a kid I never had the internet. So little did I know that what the dreadlock salon was charging huge dollars to do, could be done naturally. I also didnt know that there were multiply ways one could achieve dreadlocks, some even worse then backcombing/wax. So of I went as a 13 year old to the local hairdressing school. Were they charged me 50 dollars AND PUT A FUCKING PERM SOLUTION IN MY FUCKING HAIR.

I did what they said once or twice and put wax in my hair. But I hated the feeling so I stopped that straight away.

Going the natural/neglect route has been on my mind for quite away now. I just cant cut my hair. They are a part of me now and love them sooo much. I just dont think I could ever cut them

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,123 posts

ok well u should do wax removal even though its ben awhikle and perhaps could trimoff the permed parts if they feel weird and the textures odd

removing wax might help ya

but i think just leavin em loose add some sea salt cut back or stop acv

how bout a picture

the perm will alter the texture but wont prevent dreading however wax can tho oi wouldnt exopect it to prevent dreding at the roots

most likeluy the overuse of vinager

post some pics might help




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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
Panterra Caraway
@panterra-caraway
8 years ago
667 posts

Pics would definitely help. Why the over dose of ACV? What are you trying to acheive with that? Also, why don't you wash your hair a bit more often? A quick and easy solution if you ask me. I mean, sounds like you went to alot of trouble in the beginning because you didn't know any better...but you know now. So, wash your hair and quite wearing it back and stop with the ACV and maybe even try some sea salt spray or swimming in the ocean if you can. Cuz, by the way...hair doesn't "regulate it's own oils" as stated above. I have been a licensed hairdresser 31 years. Most beauty schools teach nothing about dreads, it is a sadly neglected subject. But, that doesn't mean that all stylists are evil...just a bit ignorant until they decide to become aware. I take offense at those in my profession who purposely try to deceive people but I also think that the person wanting dreads has an obligation to investigate too. Sorry you were taken advantage of...but, you are a big boy now and your hair is not out to get you...you just need to cooperate with it by doing the right things.

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