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New dreads. 5 days in.

claireyg86
@claireyg86
3 weeks ago
2 posts

So I'm new to dreading and this forum. I have just done my own dreads. Half a head of 15 dreads in total . Doing a row every evening for the 3 evenings. So I've had them about 3/5 days now. So I used the twist and rip method. And did not use any products. I have washed my hair before. And yesterday washed my normal hair but not my dreadlocks yet as I was too scared. Anyways question is how are the looking? Is this frizzy normal? And why do they look so messy and scruffy...? Anything I have done wrong? 

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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 weeks ago
28,901 posts

looks pretty normal are you only doing twist and rip nothing else? (hope only tnr)  they will get wilder more messy before they start looking great, keep in m9nd hat looser ones dread faster then ones you make very tight




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FemalePheromones
@femalepheromones
3 weeks ago
292 posts
That's just how TnR dreads start. They will keep changing from here on.


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claireyg86
@claireyg86
3 weeks ago
2 posts
Oh thank you so much I am pleased to know this is normal and just have to get through this messy stage...I have only used twist and rip yes. What's the washing situation with them then? How should I do this? And how do I dry them etc...sorry for all the questions. I have read through so much stuff but there's different answers everywere. Thanks for your reply tho. I am made up with them. My mum isn't tho haha
FemalePheromones
@femalepheromones
3 weeks ago
292 posts
Well be prepared because they will only get messier.

As for washing you need some actual dreadlock shampoo. The best one can be found here https://dreadlockshampoo.com/shop/ liquid is best for new dreads.

You only need to wash 2-3 times a week and to dry don't use a towel the best thing is to shake them to get the majority of the water out and then just let them air dry.


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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 weeks ago
28,901 posts

those shampoos are absolutely the best i'll also add that you mostly want to worry about washing the calp,  the shampoos have microfine clays that clean as they rinse trough the dreads so  the less you actually  rub the hair itself the better. just use fingertips to get the scalp good and clean then rinse through.

be gentle in the early washes but don't hesitate to wash often washing is good and its ok if they loosen up or even fall apart




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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
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