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updated by @elizabeth-starr: 01/13/15 09:56:12PM
I'd split the thicker one into two if I were you. You don't want very thick dreads, at least, not unless you know exactly what you're getting yourself into. The thicker the dread, the longer it takes to dry. And the longer it takes to dry, the higher the risk of getting mold if you're not very careful.
Why do you have just two dreads? Are you planning on dreading your whole head, or just those two?
Hi Elizabeth. Those are fat, really fat. Once they mature they will be huge and take two or three days to dry. If you are prepared for that, then go for the fat dreads. Otherwise, separate them into smaller sections, nothing larger than 1 inch. When dreads are starting, the roots are loose 3-4 inches, once they are mature, the roots are still loose, about 1 inch. This is so the section can move freely, not putting stress on the scalp. Dreads take 1-2 years to mature, whether it be neglect, twist & rip or back combing, so yeah, loose hairs will still be there. If you plan to do the rest of your hair in dreads, do it a favor and let it section naturally first. If you force it into sections, you might find some dividing at the root area because that is not where the hair wanted to go. It only takes a couple of weeks for sections to form, if any are too large, just divide them.....peace
Hi, you would have to take it out, being a twist & rip dreads you would not be able to separate it as the hairs are all intertwined to each other. The only time you can separate is if it is neglect just starting out, or if it is two or more dreads joined together. You can T&R them right away again if you want, you can get 2-4 sections out of that large dreads, just depends what size you want. Once you take it apart, feel around that section of hair, chances are you might be able to feel where it wants to separate naturally, if so, then use those. Don't forget, if you want to T&R the rest, let it section naturally first. So you can even wait to do the one you take apart if you are doing the rest of your head. Give it a couple of weeks and let your hair do its thing, you'll be amazed what it does simply by not brushing!...If you go fully neglect, then yep, just comb out that section and let it be.....hope this helps..........pleace
u should take both out right away and let em sextion themselves but none over an inch
u will have a beavertail in no time the way your going now the 2 1/2 inch 1 will be the thickness of your arm the other almost wrist size and they are very likely to combine into 1 dread the size of your leg
those 2 should be 5 or more well 6 or more
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My dreads are over 9 feet long
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