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superstrut
@superstrut
03/28/12 08:10:24PM
7 posts

Extension (sortof)


General Questions

Update: I installed her dread and she loves it! I had an issue on the first time i tried to put it in, and it fell out like 4 hours later. I ended up having to comb out 5-6cm or so then take some serious time getting that intertwined with the root of my dread. I then wrapped it in hemp twine and slid a large bead almost up to where they both come out of the wrap. It seems to be working perfectly. I have washed it twice and it doesn't feel as though its getting loose (I could tell almostimmediatelywhen it was getting loose the firsttime).

She had waxed hers pretty good so I gave it a good wash in dawn and hot water before I put it in too. She saw it the first time and could tell the difference. Its funny, she is starting to come around to me letting my hair 'do its own thing' and has noticed them changing daily. Hers is getting loopies already. I told her that that is a good thing, it just means they are tightening and dreading.

Anyway, all worked wonders. If anyone ever needs to do something similar,intertwining, wrapping and a bead will do the job!

And pics:

Hers is the darker hair, mine is the red hair. On the last pic you can see it hangin down past any of mine.


updated by @superstrut: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
superstrut
@superstrut
02/26/12 07:44:08PM
7 posts

Never thought I'd say this but I want more loops and bumps!


General Talk

That is EXACTLY what is happening to me. I've been neglecting since t+r and each loop is a happiness. I thought I wanted the perfect locks and the first time to this site I thought no way, those loops are NOT what I want. The change in me has been profound. I love my hair for the first time in my life. I can't wait to wash it each time. It's amazing what hair can do to you. I am more confident and at peace with myself than I have EVER been in my life. I even see the world around me in a different light. All because of HAIR. I wouldn't have believed it two months ago if someone had told me this is what would happen.
superstrut
@superstrut
02/20/12 02:00:55PM
7 posts

Extension (sortof)


General Questions

Thank you SE! I wouldn't have thought to comb out the base of her dread. I think that will make it stay much better.She is a special girl. Thank you!
superstrut
@superstrut
02/19/12 10:30:23PM
7 posts

Extension (sortof)


General Questions

Ok, so I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but here goes.I want to attach someone else's cut dread to mine. My girlfriend gave me one of her old dreads a while ago when we were just getting to know each other and I want to attach it to one of mine for her birthday. I don't want to add it to the end of mine cause its a good 3-4 inches longer than mine which would make it hang way way down and be the only thing that long so I was thinking I could attach it somehow to the root/base of my dread so it would be closer to the length of mine, just hangin past a little bit.I was thinking maybe trying to intertwine it with my roots as much as I can, then put a wrap or bead right at where they meet (it'd be two dreads, mine and hers, coming out of one root) but I'm not sure how stable that would be.Any ideas? Would crochet be appropriate in this situation (I wouldn't even have a clue how to do this anyway)? Has anyone been successful doing something like this?
updated by @superstrut: 01/13/15 09:19:37PM
superstrut
@superstrut
02/19/12 05:48:36PM
7 posts

Initial T&R tightness


Dreading Methods

I lurk here all the time, and I am really glad I found this place. I had purchased Mr. Clean's kit but after realizing everyone here wasn't just elitist and stuck-up but rather all about great, healthy dreads I t&red my hair instead of backcombing. I tried the wax on a couple dreads in the back anyway (I can't believe how gross they made them feel). I successfully got the wax out of those.Reason for post: it's been 1.5 months and for the most part I think I t&red a little too tight being paranoid about them coming out, but the one in the back (one of the first I did) where it wasn't quite so tight, the one I was super worried about, is the one that seems to be matting/dreading the fastest. That's really it.So: Don't t&r your hair too tight! They can't move, and that's what they need! The loose one is now a loopy goodness!Thanks for all the wonderful info here!Strut
updated by @superstrut: 01/13/15 09:19:37PM
superstrut
@superstrut
01/16/12 04:44:33PM
7 posts

Pulling dreads back.


General Questions

That's kinda what I figured. I haven't been really cinching them down, just taking a regular hair tie around them once, not doubling it which holds them back for the most part, then kinda twisting the ones that don't quite make it back that far around ones that do. So its not like they're being strangled, just that they are gonna be spending a lot of time together.Thanks for the quick reply!
superstrut
@superstrut
01/16/12 03:49:39PM
7 posts

Pulling dreads back.


General Questions

OK, I just put dreads in twist+rip style (I had bought some wax and such, but after putting it in the first three dreads I realized how gross it made them feel so the rest have no wax or anything. Wasted a bit of cash, but so it goes...). They have been in for less than a week. The big question is this:How much is too much pulling them back? I work as a machinist so they have to be tightly pulled back and covered unless I want that aluminum sparkle all over. Then at night I have school doing the same thing (I cut A LOT of metal every day!). So that means on an average day I have to have them pulled tightly back for 11-12 hours.Is this going to be a problem? I don't want them to get weak/thin at the place I tie them up, but I have to real choice in the matter...Any advice appreciated!George
updated by @superstrut: 01/13/15 09:17:37PM
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