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Starting locks round 2

Fish
@fish
7 years ago
13 posts
Hello all, I finally now know that I wana try dreads again, cuz last time it was just a mess since I had very little knowledge of what I was actually doing. My hairs just over 2.5" right now and I have really thick curly hair. However I am white, and I am curious as to what you all would think is the best method of locking up. Last time I used wax and backcombing and hated how nasty is was I just combed them out after about 2 or 3 weeks. I know this time around I wont use any wax or anything like that at all, all natural, I do have some important occasions coming up in the next 3-8 months though so I am kind of leaning away from the neglect method. Im considering twist and rip, since I know just about every other method has serious drawbacks as far as dread health goes and whatnot. Any info helps! Thanks!
updated by @fish: 02/14/15 02:28:05AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
7 years ago
28,961 posts

tnr is indeed a good option altho neglect u would need lil more length so u wouldnt really have dreads at the point where u needed to look neat anyway so u could start after since u need more growth anyway

but tnr u should have more length as well

theres not much that will get it to dread belot 3-4 inches unless ya had afro hair (well some ppl gat lucky and neglect works short dry hair sea salt might help)

well u can try finger teasing sectuions and add beads if it holds together it will dread..simularly could so wraps on the ends and leave it go but will be slow pribly till it grows..but then again they surprise u sometimes




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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
Fish
@fish
7 years ago
13 posts
Awesome, thanks for all the info, I know I'm still waiting till my hair is at least another few inches longer, probably do all this around april/may or so since my hair grows about an inch a month
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
7 years ago
28,961 posts

wow thats fast growth

might as well go neglec t and just try to tidy up fpt whatever u have in a couple months




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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
Fish
@fish
7 years ago
13 posts
If I was to do the neglect method, generally what would be my washing regimen? I've read that it's pretty much personal, but as far as health goes what would be your recommendation? I've also read on here about natural dandruff solutions, (since I have it when I don't a dandruff shampoo), would that washing schedule change at all?
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
7 years ago
28,961 posts

1-3 times a week whatever u want

whatever works best for u




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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
Fish
@fish
7 years ago
13 posts
For sure, looks like all there is to do now is wait :)
Katie Kendall
@katie-kendall
7 years ago
43 posts
lolthis is very similar to the discussion i posted earlier...i'm also thinking about the T&R route, but am gonna see how neglect works out first...good luck! hope that both of our dreadlock journeys go well..=]
shadow_conspiracy
@shadow-conspiracy
7 years ago
13 posts
if your thinking about going pure neglect, i would suggest washing your hair 1-3 times a week as SE said, but try to keep your fingers from accidently pulling knots out, you gotta watch your hands when your watching t.v. you can start to un dread your hair pretty easily if your bored... but enjoy the journey...
Fish
@fish
7 years ago
13 posts
Will do, I feel like that would be weird to used to but I think I can adjust, would wearing a wool hat or any hat for that matter slow down the process?
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