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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

not at a;ll if u dread naturaly they dont all form at once im 24 years inand have nbew dreads born this week

Diane Circelli said:

Okay. I will leave the ones I have and section off the rest of my dreads.. I've just been randomly pick and choosing my sections and twisting and ripping, It is super addictive. Is it bad for your dreads to have different 'birthdays'?

soaring eagle said:

no need to start over just wash them and you will need to continually separate the loose hairs from the dreads but you will most likely just want to let it all dread itself over the next couple months




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updated by @soaring-eagle: 07/23/15 02:31:35AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

ppl who ruin thier dreads with incredibly harmful methods do it because they make assumptions about what thier bosses would want or allow

have a convo with management, tell them you want to dread and why explain that they will be kept clean but look messy and frizzy awhile

search the site for letter to employers i think ther4ss 2 or 3 edit and personalize it just use it as a stepping offpoint for what to discuss with them


Diane Circelli said:

I would do my whole head but I'm almost positive management wouldn't approve. Unless I backed it up with relgious facts..

Jenifer J said:

you'll need to separate those dreads from the loose hair frequently. could be daily, could be after just washing, it depends on your hair. just make sure you take the time to separate the hair you don't want in there from the dreads as much as it's needed.

but why don't you want to do your whole head?




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Jenifer J
@jenifer-j
3 years ago
42 posts

Cool! I missed this post :)

Best of luck on your dreading journey!

Diane Circelli said:

He does, and I've watched it and still decided to just pick and chose.. .-.

Jenifer J said:

i would either let them section naturally on their own, or section them yourself. i think the random sections make it easier for congos to form, but i also don't think it's the worst thing you can do.

i am not an expert though! and mine were *so awesome* that i ended up taking them out.

I think lazy dreads has a video on the pros and cons of sectioning / not sectioning....

Moon Child
@moon-child
3 years ago
51 posts

I'm sure he did.. Well I'll wash what I have and make more!

Jenifer J said:

i think lazy said that if you didn't section, and are thinking about undoing them all to section, that it probably wasn't worth it. but he also said it's a good idea to section them (like a brick pattern)... so maybe better sectioning for the new ones you are starting?

Moon Child
@moon-child
3 years ago
51 posts

Okay, I will have a talk with her.. and I will look for those letters, for a basic outline of what I could say to convince her.

soaring eagle said:

ppl who ruin thier dreads with incredibly harmful methods do it because they make assumptions about what thier bosses would want or allow

have a convo with management, tell them you want to dread and why explain that they will be kept clean but look messy and frizzy awhile

search the site for letter to employers i think ther4ss 2 or 3 edit and personalize it just use it as a stepping offpoint for what to discuss with them


Diane Circelli said:

I would do my whole head but I'm almost positive management wouldn't approve. Unless I backed it up with relgious facts..

Jenifer J said:

you'll need to separate those dreads from the loose hair frequently. could be daily, could be after just washing, it depends on your hair. just make sure you take the time to separate the hair you don't want in there from the dreads as much as it's needed.

but why don't you want to do your whole head?

Moon Child
@moon-child
3 years ago
51 posts

Thank you so much Jenifer!

Jenifer J said:

Cool! I missed this post :)

Best of luck on your dreading journey!

Diane Circelli said:

He does, and I've watched it and still decided to just pick and chose.. .-.

Jenifer J said:

i would either let them section naturally on their own, or section them yourself. i think the random sections make it easier for congos to form, but i also don't think it's the worst thing you can do.

i am not an expert though! and mine were *so awesome* that i ended up taking them out.

I think lazy dreads has a video on the pros and cons of sectioning / not sectioning....

CoriElaine
@corielaine
3 years ago
174 posts

I haven't read all the comments so forgive me if I'm repeating. This is essentially how my dread were 'made'. I TnRed The very first row at the nap of my neck, then next month the row above, and next month the row above, etc...until I gave that up and went natural anyways..Its perfectly okay for dreads to have different birthdays. Here in September it'll be my first rowsyears :) Sectioning will be the key in keeping your regular hair and dreaded hair separate. I often wore my hair up and kept my dreads down to keep them from eating each other up :) If you have any more questions feel free to ask! happy dreading :D

Moon Child
@moon-child
3 years ago
51 posts
Thanks! And happy early birthday to your dreads! Now.. For work. I put all my hair up because it's pretty hot. Will it be alright to put my hair and dreads in one pony tail?
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

yea but the more iits up the slower it dreads and the more u might need to seperate to prevent a pony dred




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Moon Child
@moon-child
3 years ago
51 posts
I've thought about getting a headband to loosely tie them back but my normal hair is so slick it would be more of a hassle that way.
 
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