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the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
4 years ago
1,302 posts

Hi new members, thinking of using a starter method for your dreadlocks? Although neglect / free form dreads are the best to grow, there are other methods as you will learn from Soaring Eagles posts. But just wanted to say to do your future dreads a favor and let your hair separate into sections naturally first. This will take a couple of weeks at most. Then use those sections for your started method. Let you hair TELL YOU where it wants the dreads to be. If any turn out to be larger than an inch at the scalp, just divide that. Some members have a cowl lick in their hair, so if you forced that into a section, it would get funky on you and try to come apart at the scalp area, buy letting it section on its own, this won't happen....Hope this helps you to get yor dream dreads....peace


updated by @the-barrellady: 01/13/15 09:54:53PM
Jonathan Pasquette
@jonathan-pasquette
4 years ago
5 posts

Wish I'd done this, some of my sections are doing crazy things. Some are splitting at the root and others have formed more into a line of hair rather than a square/roundish section :/ Would it be a good idea to brush them out and re-section?

the Barrellady
@the-barrellady
4 years ago
1,302 posts

Hey Jonathan. Your sections will do crazy things like looping and zig zagging to become dreads. But if they are splitting at the roots, then yeah, I would start over being only two weeks into the journey. By letting the hair separate into sections naturally first, it is telling you where it wants to be. I would start over and do it right for happy dreads. Read my post if you have not already: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-to-expect Hope this helps....peace

Jonathan Pasquette said:

Wish I'd done this, some of my sections are doing crazy things. Some are splitting at the root and others have formed more into a line of hair rather than a square/roundish section :/ Would it be a good idea to brush them out and re-section?

Jonathan Pasquette
@jonathan-pasquette
4 years ago
5 posts

Thank you, I haven't brought myself to brush any of them out yet, I'm worried that I'll do too much damage to my hair and not be able to re-dread it afterwards. Is there any hair recovery I can use to make sure it's strong enough to go through the process again, I shan't be back combing again and would very much like to twist'n'rip. I find myself so conflicted with the idea of starting again. Yet afraid that If I don't I will have unhappy sections that cause damage to my dreads further down the line.

the Barrellady said:

Hey Jonathan. Your sections will do crazy things like looping and zig zagging to become dreads. But if they are splitting at the roots, then yeah, I would start over being only two weeks into the journey. By letting the hair separate into sections naturally first, it is telling you where it wants to be. I would start over and do it right for happy dreads. Read my post if you have not already: http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/just-starting-out-what-t... Hope this helps....peace

Jonathan Pasquette said:

Wish I'd done this, some of my sections are doing crazy things. Some are splitting at the root and others have formed more into a line of hair rather than a square/roundish section :/ Would it be a good idea to brush them out and re-section?

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
4 years ago
27,875 posts

jules the sections dont need to be real distinct just seperate as they try to combine

if u let them dread naturaly its best byt if u mean how to figure out ewhat to tnr u can see the sectu]=ions just grab 1 near the end lift it up clear of the others and tnr it




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@soaring-eagle
4 years ago
27,875 posts

jonathan backcombing mostly damages the outter sheath of the hair if u comb out gently with a good conditioner then tnr it shouldnt add too much more

if u crochetted however youd have handfulls of broken hairs




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Jonathan Pasquette
@jonathan-pasquette
4 years ago
5 posts

We only very loosely back combed and I stayed as far away from a crochet hook as possible, I was very paranoid about breaking too many hairs before I started, I shall give it a go on the splitting sections and see how it goes. Thank you for your help, I'll keep you updated. I'm sorry for all the questions, I know nothing and I'm scared of ruining my dreads before I've even really begun.

soaring eagle said:

jonathan backcombing mostly damages the outter sheath of the hair if u comb out gently with a good conditioner then tnr it shouldnt add too much more

if u crochetted however youd have handfulls of broken hairs

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