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DONTRAY
@dontray
02/18/18 01:10:32PM
3 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

Before I started to use them I had the "semi free form" look. I hate using that term, but I'll use it. Ha. I started out typically finger twisting them and eventually I stopped twisting them as I got into the free form idea. Months later, I wanted to get 'em thicker so I decided to use rubber bands.

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@soaring-eagle
02/18/18 01:04:10PM
28,269 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

take them off what 'maintainig' are you doing how were they started what products were used

you will need to separate them to prevent growing together thats the only maintenance needed

DONTRAY
@dontray
02/18/18 01:00:36PM
3 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

They're not necessarily tight rubber bands, but loose. I don't know if that'll change the view of me using them. I've been using them since last November 2017. I still wash and maintain while the rubber bands are being used. Who knows. I might be speaking to early as I'm not experiencing any problems with my hair. It seems like some of them are "joining" each other to get a thicker dread — my roots are somewhat together.


updated by @dontray: 02/18/18 01:03:09PM
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@soaring-eagle
02/18/18 12:49:48PM
28,269 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

bad bad bad! remove them immediately and instantly you will feel much better about them

1 they d not alow them to dread corrctly

2 removing them after only days unknots knots that formed around them

3 they cause weak spots! your dreads can even break cause of using them (not likely but does happen)

4 in a week they can become completely swallowed and stuck inside the dread..forever

5 they can break up into chunks that stay in dreads and dry rot forever

6 they can melt into a sticky icky goo that stays inside the dreads forever

7 they will dread way better without them

8 i must not be fully awake yet cause i know there are 12 reasons to never use rubber bands..and not 1 reason to use them

beads or wraps or peyote sleeves are way better (and dont look as goofy as rubber bands) they dont constrict (tighten themselves around the dread squeezing)  theres zero chance of them being swallowed or having knots form around them

but the best thing you can do is let them be free to move. the freedom to move is what creates knots

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@soaring-eagle
02/18/18 12:42:29PM
28,269 posts

Too much sebum/ scalp grease.


Help! Save My Dreads

since its an in testing prototype (and i already showed her your post which is why she created it) write er ask her if you can try a sample test it on your severe case dreads.

(and write a revew iif it works)

the liquid does have detergents and sea salt that dry out the scalp nd hair

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@soaring-eagle
02/18/18 12:37:34PM
28,269 posts



trader joes is not a dread shampoo

it is marginally ok when theres no other option. only because it seems to leave little to no residue but like most shampoos might be conditioning to a degree (the she  would absolutely prevent dreading)

if you can dreadlockshampoo.com lockin up liquid  will help them dread faster (i use it once evey few months to instantly start baby locks forming in loose hairs) 

switch to the bars when mature but the liquid  was created just  for speeding up locking in those who dread slowly

i understand when im soaring i always like to try to have a better flight each time either duration altitude distance speed.. whatever (or just a more amazing experience) 

its good to expand your limits and go for personal bests..if not records. but i always look at competition as something i do against myself not others. 

just completing a task is such a challenge  it doesn't matter if you came in 1st or last..if you finish you won

DONTRAY
@dontray
02/18/18 09:30:28AM
3 posts

Rubber bands on dreadlocks


Dreading Methods

Greetings. I've been using rubber bands on my dreadlocks for about two and a half months. Some say it's bad while some say it's not. I actually seen a guy who used rubber bands on his dreadlocks to get them thicker — his were successful as he had a 6 months journey with them posting videos up. I had my dreads for about 3.5 years. I just want to see some opinions on rubber bands.

Thanks


updated by @dontray: 02/18/18 09:31:26AM
mg1134
@mg1134
02/18/18 06:30:50AM
10 posts

Too much sebum/ scalp grease.


Help! Save My Dreads

Also, to thedread, washing with just water isn't an option for me. This grease is insanely thick. It's like crisco seeping out of my pores. Sometimes, when it's really bad even shampoo will not get it out I've tried washing with just water and it does absolutely nothing but run the grease through my dreads which is destroying them.

Also, I said in an earlier post that your guy's and knotty boy's shampoos wouldn't wash out for me. I've since realized that it's not the shampoo, it's the grease. The grease is building up deep in my dreads and it holds water and shampoo in them. I've noticed that on washes where I manage to actually get the grease out of the dreads the shampoo washes out better and they completely dry up in about 4-5hrs. When the grease is really heavy is when the shampoo stays in them and they take 9+hrs to dry. Thought I'd clarify that.

mg1134
@mg1134
02/18/18 06:14:52AM
10 posts

Too much sebum/ scalp grease.


Help! Save My Dreads

I would just see that message with my shitty luck. I actually just ordered a bar of dragon's blood last week which did me no good. I'm greasier than ever. I can't even go an hour without thick grease seeping out of my pores on my scalp, face, neck and chest. I've been to the doctor and it was a big jerk off like I figured it would be. They don't give a shit.

Anyway, I'm too broke to buy more shampoo. I ordered the dragon's blood because I had good luck with the little sample bottle of dragon's blood liquid. I used that and went 6 days without the grease. That's out now I so I ordered the bar because it's cheaper and I like bars better but didn't know the ingredients were different for the bars until after it got here. The bar version doesn't do anything for me and it's back to grease. My last hope is dermatologist appointment I have coming up which I assume will be a jerk off just like seeing my doctor. After that, if nothing changes, fuck dreadlocks. I'm done and they're getting cut off. They've been nothing but hell for me. 

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@ausx-o12o
02/17/18 09:38:23PM
5 posts

is this normal?


General Talk

okay, well i think this has brought some peace of mind for sure, ill just keep my fingers crossed for the thickness to be good, if i have to redo any ill be sure to twist and rip them, anyways i appreciate the help and advice!

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