Love this! Let the competition begin.
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Do I like them? I dont know
Hi Michelle. Dreads grow with us. Unless they are manufactured, fake, etc, then they WILL look...well...messy in the early stages. We grow within as they grow. Have a 3 year vision in your head on how you want your dreads to look....then sit back at let those 3 years pass you by....what do you know...beautiful dreads!
I agree with Soaring Eagle. If your hair knots easily, maybe try the natural way. Perhaps you will feel better about them.
On a side note, I bet the majority of us have had days when we go...what the hell...I look like shit! On those days I put on a tam, stay away from the mirror and remind myself of the 3 year look.
Dreads are not for everyone. You like how dreads look, but maybe they are not for you? I love dreads, but I also love bald heads on guys (like my husband's), but I would not go bald myself, (although I did once to raise money for a little boys cancer). So liking or loving a look does not always mean it is for you. You can still admire and appreciate things without actually having them yourself.
Look within yourself, we are here for you if you need us. Only you know how it is for YOU.
beads and loose hairs
Loose hairs just want to have their own party, but eventually they will realize that it is more fun joining in the dready group, and they will. Then the party will be fantastic.
I have loose hairs still after 1 year, and I don't wear beads, so they really have no bearing on it.
Decorate your brains out and have fun with them!
naturally blunted tips
The micro fiber towel is my best friend when it come to drying. Went to a woodworking show and found a box of them for $12, one of my best purchases ever.
hey i just cut m drying time like in half. i just let my hair drip for a while after the shower and ring it out in sections a few times. then i use a microfiber towel to ring it out as a whole. and then i individually squeeze my dreads with a shirt or something so i can feel the moisture come out of it and guage howdamp it is. and i keep squeezing til i dont get anymore. and if i have to put down the cloth for some reason i just sqeeze them with my hands. its been really helping.
Coping with others?
On a sincere note. dreading will boost your self esteem over time, they will make you stronger within to accept who you are. That is the great thing about growing dreads instead of instant dreads, your strength grows with them, it is truly an amazing journey to experience.
Appearance is only the icing on the cake, the cake itself is the best part, and that is what is within us. Some of the most beautiful people in this world are the ones who have beauty within, when you have a warm heart, a friendly smile and a good soul, beauty shines.
Self esteem grows with age, believe me. You will be fine.
Hi guys, new here ( obviously ). My son and I are dreading....
That's awesome you are both dreading together. For sections, it is recommended that they should be no larger than a 25 cent coin / 1 inch in diameter. See where the section meets the scalp, that is how thick the dread will become. Larger sections look great, but they can take over 24 hours to dry once mature. Try to make sections as square as possible, meaning not a wide, thin group of hairs together. Kids toss and turn all night long, so you may have to separate your son's sections daily to avoid them from joining into each other.
Keep the pictures coming on his progress, we love the little ones. Peace
Help me I need shampoo!!
Hi Podo. You can buy a disposable credit card from grocery stores, drug stores etc. to pay for your order. Vicki will send an email with an invoice. When you click on it, you pay by that credit card, the credit card payment is done by Paypal for her, but not actually done through Paypal where you need an account. I just did that myself on Friday. So even though you are paying using the Paypal on your email, you are really only using the credit card. I hope this is not confusing for you. Peace