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@wamabam
08/22/16 12:53:35AM
6 posts

Knotted Hair Coming Loose


Dread Maintenance

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

well most of that is totally normal, though i would recommend the liquid shampoos till mature then bars

the dread caps goofy a waste of money

beenies will slow or prevent progress so ditch that too

when you wash just lather the scalp  i scrape at it with my nails  then rinse through your probly rubbing the hair around too much

plus putting that silly cap on to wash could be unknotting them too

other then that everything you said is perfectly normal at this stage..you might be loosening them up more then normal..but loosening is part of the early process

Alright cool. What would you recommend that I could wear because I get super self conscious about if I have dandruff showing stuff like that etc

Wamabam
@wamabam
08/21/16 08:38:54PM
6 posts

Knotted Hair Coming Loose


Dread Maintenance

Hello, hope everyone is having a good day! So I've had my hair "dreaded" I put it in quotations because I don't feel like they are dreads at this point. But anyways I have notice the knots in my hair are becoming very loose and it has been only 2 weeks since I have gotten them done, I know its normal for them to loosen up a bit but there is just so much loose hair now and one dreadlock even split into two.
I try not to mess with it as much as I can, before I used to be able to stick my finger through a hole at the root of the dread now most of the holes are filled up and there isn't dread for about a good inch from the root. Not sure if its coming loose or that is a good thing, But I am just worried about them.

I recently ordered the Tea Tree & Rosemary Shampoo Bar from Dreadlockshampoo.com

I like it so far they also sent me a Nag Champa tester, they both smell great. When I wash my hair every three days ( on the third day) I just lather up the soap in my hands then rub the soap in my hands in my hair until everything is all sudzy. I try to rub it on my scalp as much as I can, It helped with the dandruff a little but my head is still super itchy. I also have this dreadlock wash cap, It's pretty much just a cloth cap with a bunch of wholes in it. It claims to protect baby dreads but I really have not noticed anything yet Should I keep using it? Also when I wash I don't have any particular way I rub my hair when I was or anything like that.

They are also very soft and don't even look like dreadlocks anymore.
I also wear a beanie everyday for about 5-6 hours idk if that affects anything but I wear one cause the dandruff and my hair is SUPER POOFY cause all the frizz and loose hairs.

Wamabam
@wamabam
08/10/16 12:09:07AM
6 posts

Interlocked Dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

geez the more you wash the more they dread  and they will not lock up in a few months they wil begin to lock up over several months they wont be mature or fully locked for a year

excessive expensive maintenance can make them seem locked up faster but ultimately that only delays or prevents actual locking

people have spent like 20 grand on locticians only to rrealize the hard way that was a huge mistake

Wow that is insane i think i will just go natural from here on out

Wamabam
@wamabam
08/09/16 11:52:20PM
6 posts

Interlocked Dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

I also forgot to add they she said they would lock up in a few months and not to wash them for about a month unless I need too.

Wamabam
@wamabam
08/09/16 11:49:25PM
6 posts

Interlocked Dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

ouch well everything she did wasn't good ..backcomb being the least harmful and if that was all she did they'd be fine with just damaged cuticles

now crochet and interlocking are both in the top 5 worse things you can do to dreads with interlocking probably being  in the top 3 worse ..crochet does more harm to the hair while repeated interlocking damages the scalp

yes they will be fine..ish

the crochet will slow oir prevent dreading for a good while  if its tight and stiff

if it is the tightness and stiffness can take years to recover and look more natural and normal

but 1 crochet use wont weaken them too severely

interlock on the other hand typically makes that point 35% ..or more weaker then the rest of the dread, with no elasticity to absorb shock so not only is it weaker but more likely to snap at that point

interlocking and excessive twisting are the only 2 things i ever saw cause a dread to break near the root

don't panic.. the likeliness that they will break today or next month or even next years low

35% weaker is still strong enough but if a hard yank were to break it that's where it will break

so maybe someday the tips will break  after they grow awhile..no big loss to lose  only a few inches

um.. call her tell her not only will you never come back for maintenance but you feel she did a terrible job and harmed your dreads and head and want a refund

for something you should never do to dreads she didn't even do it well ..yes very often you'll find gaps holes and kinks that make it very clear it wss done but not so you can fuit a finger through

having said that..if it wasn't done you should be able to fit a finger through the roots they should never be so tight you cant get a finger under the dread to the scalp

typically backcomb has an inch loose at the roots and over months becomes 2-3 inches before  dreading up and stopping at 1/2 an inch

interlockings typically done so tight that not only cant a finger get under but the hairs are pulled tight horizontally against the scalp so youd have trouble getting a bobby pin between the scalp and hairs

how tight are the bodies not the roots are they stiff

(no wax was used i hope right)

the holes aren't great but are a lot better then if they were forced to be extra tight against the scalp

ifthe dreads themselves are very stiff and tight you might want to try aloe or jojoba to soften and loosen them so they can recover faster

There was no wax no products or anything involved. And im not 100% sure if they are stiff or not I would say not (but I don't know what stiff or soft dreads would feel like). I actually just called her and told her that interlocking is not what she said she would do and not the method I was ok with. She said they were the same thing just two different words for it. I told her that I was reading online that everywhere was saying they are two different methods and she just said they were false, she also seemed hostile and I got a bad vibe from her over the phone lol. But she also wants 150$ for maintenance in about a month and a half which is not cheap they whole head cost me 275$. I definitly will not be going back there.
Wamabam
@wamabam
08/09/16 11:05:23PM
6 posts

Interlocked Dreads


salon and loctician dreads recovery

today i went to get dreadlocks done on my hair and I was told they were going to be backcombed at the root  and then crocheted the rest. She started the first one showed it to me and I said it was fine I felt a little loop at the root and asked what it was, She said "it is interlocked" I did not really know what that was I just thought it was another word for crocheting. But later on after it was done I was reading online about how bad it is to interlock and now feeling them i can feel little holes in the dreadlocks and the interlocks at the root i can stick my finger through some. She recommended I go bad once a month for maintenance but I don't want to go back if she will keep interlocking them. If I don't go back and don't interlock them anymore will they be fine. they have also been very painful I cant even lay my head down on a pillow for more than 5 minutes.

P.S sorry about the bad pictures :P


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updated by @wamabam: 08/09/16 11:26:34PM
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