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brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
04/06/19 02:38:43PM
7 posts

What specifically do you consider "maintenance"?


Dread Maintenance

Hey everyone! My question is simple - other than washing and separating, what do you consider to be maintenance? I see people in forums and whatnot posting maintenance, and I'm pretty sure they are just crocheting. Maybe? What other types of maintenance (like tidying up) exist that are not harmful? I'm now on the side that I want to avoid crocheting again like the plague, but if I wanted to tidy up after a year or so, what other options (if any) are available? Thanks!

brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
03/27/19 04:03:45PM
7 posts

Started out with 50 TnR dreads...most of them have fallen out


Dreading Methods

So I started with about 50 dreads using TnR about 6 weeks ago. Now, almost all of them have fallen out and began to form new dreads. I probably have close to 80 smaller ones now. I need encouragement to just let them continue to do their thing. I've decided on going maintenance free and I know I'm barely 2 months in, but I just want to hear people tell me that they will dread in time. It still looks like I have dreads, especially if I flip my hair out. Honestly, I do love my hair right now, but it is a nuclear dumpster fire and I just wanna hear some words of encouragement from veteran dreadheads!

brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
03/14/19 03:05:51PM
7 posts

Doing nothing to baby dreads that fall out really is the best way!


Dreading Methods

Hi all!

I recently reached the 1 month with my baby dreads, and I recently posted about one single dread that would not stay together. I fought with it but no matter what I did it did not want to dread. Last weekend, I noticed the dread came out completely after a wash. I stopped messing with it and within a few days I have noticed that the loose hairs have begun forming natural baby dreads! The one section of hair is now like 4 baby dreads! It's really so fun to just let them fall apart and become rebuilt better than they were! For about 3 weeks, my starter dread would not stay at all, but just a few days of being free has made more progress!! Now I have baby dreads forming all over my head. Some are dying, but they spawn new, better ones! At this point, I'm like "fuck it, do what you want!", and it's so freeing! Thanks for everyone who answered my post (and many other previous posts) telling me to just leave it and watch what happens. Amazing advice! Thank you guys so much, out of all the advice I've gotten from all over "just leave it and watch" is the only thing that has worked!


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brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
02/25/19 04:51:36PM
7 posts

Can you not crochet again after initial time and be ok?


Dread Maintenance

Thanks for the detailed response! I've decided not to crochet anymore and let them dread the way they want to!

brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
02/25/19 04:43:01PM
7 posts

Wrapping yarn around baby dreads that are insanely loose?


Dread Maintenance

What are your thoughts on wrapping loose yarn around a baby dread that is severely coming loose? I've heard that this may be a normal process for some baby dreads to come loose, but this one is kinda scaring me! Should I just leave it for it to dread in time? I heard somewhere that if you wrap loose yarn around the ends of baby dreads it can help it stay together. What are your thoughts?


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brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
02/18/19 08:28:50PM
7 posts

Can you not crochet again after initial time and be ok?


Dread Maintenance

Thanks for the response! So if I just hold out and let the loose hairs and frizz be, then they will eventually get sucked into the dreads and mature? I don't have to crochet if I don't want to? I've been reading about breaking hairs with the hook, and I'd much rather them mature on their on in time. 

brosefstalin
@brosefstalin
02/18/19 11:29:23AM
7 posts

Can you not crochet again after initial time and be ok?


Dread Maintenance

Hey guys. So I got dreads last week using twist and rip and some crocheting (I can't freeform in my profession and get away with it easily) I'm very happy with the way they came out. Even though they are frizzy they are certainly changing over time! I was wondering, do I actually have to keep crocheting them in the future? Or will all (most of) the loose hairs get sucked in naturally over time? If possible, I'd like to continue with minimal maintenance, especially with the crocheting. I really don't mind the loose hairs and frizz (yet!).

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