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Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/18/12 11:42:34PM
17 posts

dread splitting from root?


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Thanks yet again SE.I'll keep it in mind.

soaring eagle said:

yarn will leave yarn fibers in your dreads nit a good idea ebmbroidery thread or hemp is best

Alexander Suma said:

Is there any benefit to using yarn over average string? Or what I guess I am trying to ask is if there is a better material to wrap it with for a few weeks? I've wrapped a couple of mine before just for the colors,but never noticed much progress after unwrapping it.I figured it was due to using such a thin thread.

Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/18/12 11:40:21PM
17 posts

dread splitting from root?


Help! Save My Dreads

As far as the comments about back combing go,it is too late.She has them and I don't think she will comb them out..She doesn't twist.I'll just have to tell her to wait it out :D

Valrie said:

It sounds like 1 of 2 things:

1) This would naturally be 2 sections if the hair had not been backcombed.

2) If she twisted while backcombing this could just be the hair untwisting (think of this in terms of a pair of twisted coils. When you twist them together they hug each other pretty tightly but if you pinch both ends and move to untwist them (or push the end towards the top - which is what is kind of happening with the knotting going on in dreads- hence the shrinkage, they split apart.)

Either way, you can just let it alone and it will start to dread together. If they start to dread independently I suppose you can try to force them together or split them?

Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/18/12 11:31:45PM
17 posts

dread splitting from root?


Help! Save My Dreads

Is there any benefit to using yarn over average string? Or what I guess I am trying to ask is if there is a better material to wrap it with for a few weeks? I've wrapped a couple of mine before just for the colors,but never noticed much progress after unwrapping it.I figured it was due to using such a thin thread.

Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/18/12 11:22:22PM
17 posts

dread splitting from root?


Help! Save My Dreads

Her dreads are different sizes.Not a wide range of sizes,but from 2-3.5 centimeters.The "split" isn't two matured parts,so I was thinking it would just resolve itself without worry.

Her hair was just back combed in the areas she thought she needed and other than that,she just washes them.No wax,gel,ect.She is in the few photos I have.

Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/18/12 11:09:50PM
17 posts

dread splitting from root?


Help! Save My Dreads

I don't have a photo for the moment because she is visiting family for a few days.My girlfriends dreadlocks are only about 3 months old.Her hair is coming along very well.But she has a few dreads in the back where the first 8 centimeters are not dreaded.The problem we are concerned with is that the undreaded hair looks like it is becoming two sections,not that is is undreaded...What can be done to encourage that split to not continue?? Should we slide a bead over that area for a little while and adjust the bead to make other knots later?

I really appreciate any responses I can get.I will try to get a picture posted when I can if it helps at all.


updated by @alexander-uma: 02/14/15 11:15:01AM
Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/16/12 07:07:43PM
17 posts

How Do My Dreads Look?


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And Mr.Eagle's dreads are best example of how just washing and being patient work.

Listen to this guy.You're in good hands here :) I had to restart my dreads before finding his advice so worthwhile.Don't make my mistake

Alexander Šuma
@alexander-uma
06/16/12 06:56:42PM
17 posts

How Do My Dreads Look?


General Questions

Can't help but chime in on palm rolling...It may make your hair look tidy for a short time just before going to a wedding or something,but that is about it.Hair breaks if you roll too much.A rope isn't so strong if the majority of its fibers are not intact.

My girlfriend rolls just enough to make them more tidy.I only wash my hair,but we still have nicely developing locks.So it is not needed,just easy to give in to if you want nice locks fast.Patience,love your natural hair,and it will all be worthwhile.It's your knotty head bonsai;)

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