16 month old dreads rotten eggs!
Help! Save My Dreads
May I also suggest using a micro fiber towel/Shamwow for sucking out water from your dreads. This has cut down the drying time for me considerably. Good luck, hope it resolves soon for you
Hi Bug, look up Heather's page, she also had a very long journey, some people just do, others dread extremely fast. You can't notice changes, but your hair is doing something. If you use embroidery thread using the criss cross wrapping, then your hair will be loose enough to still dread. Join smaller ones together this way if they are side by side at the scalp. The only other thing is to make sure you are not using any conditioners or too many drops essential oils. Hang in there, dreads will come
Hi Keenan. It hurts your scalpwhen You attempt to loop it through itself because you should not be doing it. The tension causes hairs to pull out, leading to thin dreads and balding. Looping dreads also pulls out hairs, so you should not do that either. I know that you get a good look right away, but damage gets done. Your type of hair, curly, is the quickest type not naturally dread. Roots need to be loose in order for the dread to move, so that is okay. Wax to form dreads is not recommended if she used any, wax holds in smells, lint and water inside the dread. It also stains pillow cases and shoulders of clothing. All you need to do now is let them be to do their own thing, separate if any try to join together, and remove wax if any was used. Have worry free hair and enjoy your journey
Just went on their site to read it for the first time. The look is good, easy to find all the misinformation. Wow, I can't believe people give into the shit they read on there. Wash for the first month with a stocking cap on your head? WTF....so for a month, your scalp crap will be absorbed into the dread instead of being washed out? Ew.....Waxing and palm rolling- lucky the wax is in the dreads so the scalp crap that won't get washed off because of a stocking cap will have something to stick to when it enters the dread.
We all have choices how to dread and what information we want to follow. People who want a funky journey and healthy dreads for life will read this site and never look back.
Greetings to Denmark. You will enjoy your new free form set of locks you will be starting. Just remember to put no restrictions on the hair this time, like elastics/rubber bands. Those put weak spots in the dread, can be swallow into the dread and start to get gummy, and they also slow down the drying process, as the water does not freely run down the bottom and drip off. Keep them clean, 2-3 day a week washes will speed the process for you. You already stayed away from wax, so that's good, no gels either. All you need to do for natural dreads is clean & separate them. It is recommended that a section at the scalp should be no larger than a quarter size coin/ 1"/ or 2.5cm. If they are larger than this, thaey can take 24 hours or more to dry. One good tip I learned on this site is to use a micro fiber towel or Shamwow to absorb water from the dreads, this has reduced my air drying time a lot. Enjoy your new Journey and enjoy the funkiness in the next few months.
Jonas Agerbk Nielsen said:
Combing them out now it takes some time.. new neglect timeline soon hopfuly! :D
Hi there. Don't know which one you are using. I looked on their website and noticed their shampoos add shine, moisturizes, When locks are still forming, you don't want to use any shampoos that will encourage your knotting & looping to slip out. Did you by chance read the dreaducation page at the top of the site, washing tips etc will be found there. Happy Dreading