Like this page? Then share it!
Dreadlocks Site Highly Recommends dreadlockshampoo.com

HashFlare

Forum Activity for @fundoo

fundoo
@fundoo
06/11/17 03:51:21PM
37 posts

Should I be worried?


Help! Save My Dreads

logged in just to post on this thread. Those loops and bumps ARE awesome!!! I've finally got some of those going. Someone told me yesterday I could palmroll them out. Whaaat??!!! I wasn't even asking. I'm telling them that I really like the character too and have waited a year to see this happen! :D

So yeah, nice set! I wouldn't do a thing! :)

fundoo
@fundoo
02/22/17 04:13:13AM
37 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

u can like posts below the box to reply

oh, but is that for a single post or for the whole thread (the original post)?? I meant for liking individual posts to a thread. I thought I did it before. maybe not.

fundoo
@fundoo
02/22/17 04:04:45AM
37 posts

Newb


Introduce Yourself

I was mostly just making a bad joke about splitting hairs. get it?? yeah, it kind of flopped! :P

ok, seriously now. That was well stated. and I'm like 99.9% with ya. In most cases, I would say absolutely do not use the hook. It DOES ruin dreads and should not be used to "fix" dreads (I had an issue with a strand of hair I needed to go into one dread and not the other and I just pulled that through. Actually, I didn't even use the hook for that, i used a needle! but i suppose that might do similar damage? i don't know. ). Anyway, I'll just leave it at that. no more "splitting hairs" ;) (was that better?? :D)  Take care, SE!

p.s. I just re-read the home page, so ok. I respect that. 


updated by @fundoo: 02/22/17 04:17:49AM
fundoo
@fundoo
02/21/17 02:28:24AM
37 posts

Newb


Introduce Yourself

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

for every loose strand you tuck in you break  enough hairs to cause a new loose strand to pop out..just never let a crochet hook touch your dreads..ever

I really, absolutely, don't want to make trouble here or confuse fireboltrider...so the following here is just me being, as the Brits say, cheeky, but also my HUMBLE, but personal observations.

So I mean, don't you break hairs every time you separate dreads as well?? To me, it seems the occasional tucking in is not as detrimental as some make it sound. I mean, some folks do this maintenance quite often, right! Yes, they might be stiff, but they aren't ruined necessarily. <-that's the cheeky part. We're just "splitting hairs" here SE! And I know you have waaaaay more experience than me. So no disrespect!

Because I do agree, avoiding the hook is best. And I can attest to those broken hairs popping out of mine (like a beard stubble, though they are softening finally). I did however, loosen my crocheted dreads (not completely remove though and this is referring to fireboltrider's profile post/question) because I didn't want to wait for them to loosen/lose the stiffness, and i gotta say, I am happy with mine. Did lose a lot of hair, even with just taking out the ends and the loosening, but there is still significant hair left. 

Ohh, I'm probably all wrong, but it seemed like mine were getting harder/stiffer...oh, and I had residue, so I guess I had no choice! 

So yes, if they can be left alone, leave em be. And just the occasional tuck (like if a hair is sticking out sideways. in my experience, I only felt I ONCE needed a tuck!), then hook is ok. BUT Generally, leave the hook and go natural. It's nature's work of art!

fundoo
@fundoo
02/21/17 02:12:17AM
37 posts

Awaseru's dreads


Member Journals and Timelines

wow, nice! good luck with separating! haha nah, but you'll have a great set, I'm sure! :)

fundoo
@fundoo
02/21/17 02:01:46AM
37 posts

AMPs Natural Timeline


Member Journals and Timelines

SE-great idea with the necklace! and the words of encouragement about the hairline taking forever to dread up! (is there a reason I can't "like" posts anymore, or am I just dumb? :P)

AMP,

I am extremely jealous of your curly and quickly dreading mane! (i have stick straight and I feel like I've just begun what many, like you, experience in a couple of months!...but it's getting there. I mean, takes awhile, but it is doing it's thing.) Anyway, It's just awesome your progress and looks great! :) 


updated by @fundoo: 02/21/17 02:02:52AM
fundoo
@fundoo
01/22/17 07:39:42PM
37 posts

Newb


Introduce Yourself

i second this!!

I mean, you may just get lucky, but i essentially had to undo all or significant portions of my crocheted ones, because they were doing absolutely nothing but collecting residue. And even the ones i "fixed", i know there is/was significant damage there, lost a lot of loose hair after only a few months of having them, and the growth rate had to start all over. I basically lost like 6 months (rough guess) and i had only had them for about 4months at that point (or, well maybe a bit longer because it takes awhile to remove these super tight dreads and i/the people I asked were in denial or didn't know the extent of the damage). So...yes avoid crochet, or only use it for tucking in the occasional lose strand, but that should only be in dire needs. Mostly, you will just have to trust that those lose hairs will find their way to the appropriate dread.

And yes, they will fall out. I have been neglecting, but i thought i'd try a t&r on my stubborn sections. Nope! Now those fall out too! BUT, they will get there...eventually...right SE?? haha no i have faith. Know of someone who took 2 years before ANYthing even started to happen! (that's what i hold onto.)

p.s. t&r is fine to use though. I wasn't saying that that wasn't a good idea :)


updated by @fundoo: 01/22/17 07:42:17PM
fundoo
@fundoo
01/22/17 07:20:30PM
37 posts

Straight hair in dreams.....nightmare!


General Talk

I have not, probably because I am still too new at this and i only have a few actually more mature dreads that i will occasionally feel nestle against my neck, or i can twirl or pull on to sleep comfortably...but the funny thing is that just today, hubby was saying something about this, or i said this is a nightmare (losing them) and he was like, "that's a thing?! (to have dreams)" haha and i said, 'yeah, of course! I am always hearing about this in the dread communities!" :P hmm, yeah, i suppose i can't even compare it to having kids with him (well, i haven't had them either, but i can kindof understand), but it is! I mean, you get attached! And btw, my little dreadies (the newer ones) are like around 9months as I type this. haha Still got a ways to go though! (there are still some falling out! but I've definitely found a few more holding on! :) )

fundoo
@fundoo
01/06/17 01:24:09AM
37 posts

Dealing with Criticism


General Questions

yeah, you've gotta shrug it off. Be as nice as you can about their genuine concerns, be educated and answer their questions, but as far as preference, you can't force people to like what they don't like. I get this almost every single day, but it has gotten to be more jokingly now so it's more just fun. And every once in awhile, a joke that they are liked gets thrown in too! haha However, I'm still hoping and waiting that one day they will actually be liked, without the jokes. ;) 

You can remind them that YOU would still love them if they ever got a bad hairstyle or something. A preference doesn't take away from the love, and if it does, well then you might have to re-evaluate your relationships or how much you really want these. Is this a relationship breaker or not? Is there a compromise or are you deadset on it? I'm only just over a year in right now and I'm still not sure if I'll keep them forever, but I am secure in my choice and have support, and I am definitely not ready to get rid of them yet! :D

I love reading the positive comments on these threads for hope that folks might change their minds when the dreads mature, but also just because even the most secure people like reassurances every now and again. :P

  2  
Contact Form