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Daydreamer
@daydreamer
01/04/13 06:16:51PM
47 posts

Interlocking?


Dread Maintenance

Actually, once he was done.. I looked at his and they all looked fine except for the back of his head... there was what looked like 2 rows of what used to be dreads now very short curly hair... I wonder now if it was caused from excessive maintenance.

soaring eagle said:

carefully with help try to determine where it was fed through and feed it back through if u cant do it wothout causing more harm dont but couldnt u look at his roots and tell it was bad? werent they 1/105th the thickness of the dread werent they surrounded by bald scalp?

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
01/04/13 06:14:50PM
47 posts

Interlocking?


Dread Maintenance

I did get to the front and actually found where he fed them thru but I can't get to them all myself. I'm hoping if I just leave them be they will be okay... I'm sooo nervous my dreads will fall out.

Baba Fats said:

Interlocking is actually extremely destructive. If you can flip them back through the same place he did, do it. If you can't find where it was flipped through, trying to undo it will cause more problems.

What interlocking does is twists your hair around itself. It doesn't create knots. It just twines it up. This takes away any elasticity where it was flipped. It weakens your locksconsiderably. If you only do it that one time, it won't cause permanent damage that is obvious. I have a few that I interlocked once and they are ok now.

It does tend to create a general braided pattern in your locks, though. Eventually it'll get covered up by loose and frizzy hairs, but it'll always have a strange feel when you touch it.

There's no reason to try and "tighten" your roots. They are still younger locks. As they really mature you'll see less and less straight hair at the roots. Fully mature locks have only about 1/4 inch of straight hair

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
01/04/13 06:13:09PM
47 posts

Interlocking?


Dread Maintenance

See and I'm more so mad at myself for letting someone touch my hair. I've been on this site since I started my dreads and know that really no maintenance is need to dread your hair. This is the first and only time I've allowed anything to be done to them since my 4th month or so. I don't palm roll, root rub, crochet, etc.. I just let my hair do its thing and its been working for me just fine. but he seems to think that you need to maintain them EVERYDAY by doing the following. We argued for a minute about his lack of knowledge but swore he knew what he was talking about since he's had his dreads for 5 years +

soaring eagle said:

worse thing u can do interlocking is notoriosly bsad it creates weak spots thins the roots causes traction alopecia (if done overand ovsr) and balding u neverever ever wabnt to force the roots to be too tight

u have only a day otr 2 to =safely undo that if not then hope for the best but never let that guy nrar u and tell him how badly he screwed u interlocking used to be called root flipping till it becak[me commi9n knowledge it mades them break off so salons changed the name instead of stopping the process

even dhhq recomends not to interlock (altho on the site he recomends it calling it crocheting the idiot dont know what he recomends and doesnt)

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
01/04/13 05:42:12PM
47 posts

Interlocking?


Dread Maintenance

Okay so I'm into my 8th month of my dreading process and I've already been through the loopy stages but now I'm more so having issues with alot of loose hair.. I don't really mind it much as I love the messy look but one of my fellow dreadheads has brought something to my attention that I don't really know too much about maybe some of you can explain.. interlocking. He actually went at 'tightened' my dreads up for the other night(got rid of the random hairs) it looks fine now but I'm kinda nervous as to how they are going to turn out later down the road. All he did was take the end of my dread and stick it through the base of it until it was tight...


updated by @daydreamer: 02/15/15 04:08:57AM
Daydreamer
@daydreamer
12/04/12 04:14:12PM
47 posts

the Artificial Wind dreading method (theory) :D


Dreading Methods

Nah, not crazy.Imaginative maybe, but not crazy. lol. I would assumethat you would get greater progress if you had already made the sections though. I remember taking rides on my grandpa's speed boat as a kid with normal hair and I'd ride in the verrry front so I could make that weird noise with my mouth from the wind blowing right at me, as a child it was very entertaining, and after my hair would be alll kinds of knotted up.

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
11/15/12 06:22:35PM
47 posts

My greatest decision in life :)


Introduce Yourself

My wiggles an loops are settling but they won't be completely done for a while. I'm in my 7th month now and they started popping up around my 2nd thru 4th months. The twist and rip method is what works best in my opinion. I had a friend do my whole head with a mixture of tnr and backcombing and they started locking upimmediatelybut I did one dread near the front of my head myself using just the tnr method and it looks better than the rest. I'm so proud of it too. :)

River Darling said:

They're beautiful. I'm thinking of doing some t'n'r myself, as a gauge, how long did your "wiggles" take to settle down?

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
11/02/12 12:04:28AM
47 posts

Fat ends and beads


General Questions

Yeah, I have the same issue with about half my dreadies. I just wrap the ones that really bother me and it really helps straighten them out. :)
Daydreamer
@daydreamer
10/17/12 06:19:37PM
47 posts

My greatest decision in life :)


Introduce Yourself

The criticism some people will give you about your decision to start/have locs is just ridiculous. I've found that it isn't so much that they're judging you but they are uneducated on how to begin and/or care for them so they have a bad outlook on them. I just try to help them understand its no different from any other hairstyle except for the obvious; we don't brush. But hell, what came first? The hair on our heads or the brush you bought yourself at the store? :)

Amanda said:

2/3rds through my t&r session, I ran to the store. While I was there, I ran into a friend who worked there. So, I said to her, "I decided to do my dreads again" and her response was, "Why?".....she didn't say it in a nice voice either. I wasn't mad, but more surprised. Here is a girl with an alternative image (piercings and tattoos and will wear pink wigs, etc.) and she is questioning why in a tone like I'm dumb for doing so. But I didn't care what she thought...I know I will be spending the rest of my life with people scrutinizing my dreads, but it isn't their hair and thus isn't up to them what I do with it. I, too, feel like doing this is the best decision I've made.

P.S. I absolutely LOVE your dreads. They look amazing. :)

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
09/24/12 01:43:42AM
47 posts

A.C.V wash? help?


Dread Maintenance

Thankso much Baba for the tips. I'mthinking once I get to my six month mark here soon I'll just stop using the BS wash all togther and get a bar.

Someone was telling me to put lemon juice in myhair but I didn't think it sounded good so I've never tried it.but I have beenusing BSwithout using theACV after.. I didn't really see it necessary.

Baba Fats said:

It's not necessary to. You really could use bars from the start. But washing with a bar is a little more aggressive than liquid. I'd say switch to a bar when you wash and the don't untangle much or at all.

As far as the ACV rinse. It's a rinse, not a wash. You should only do it after you wash with BS. The BS should stay in for 10 minutes. the ACV should only be left on for about 5 seconds. It doesn't clean your scalp of hair at all. It just softens it up and resets the pH after the BS wash raises it.

Daydreamer, never use lemon juice, or lime juice, or any citrus fruit juice at all. Citrus fruit has citric acid in it, which is very damaging to your hair. It seeps into the hair shaft and breaks it down from the inside. People use lemon juice to lighten their hair. That lightening is how the damage shows up.

And NEVER mix BS and ACV together. The chemical reaction is not good for your scalp, hair, or health. Check out youtube and watch the videos of people mixing BS and vinegar in water bottles. They explode. You don't want to do that on your head. It won't explode, but it fizzies, which it what happens when the heat created starts to burn. You can really damage your hair and scalp by burning it

Daydreamer
@daydreamer
09/20/12 08:53:02PM
47 posts

A.C.V wash? help?


Dread Maintenance

Thanks SE and Ixchel! I've seen quite a few vids on youtube of people doing a deep cleanse using baking soda and ACV with sea salt and a tsp or so of lemon juice mixing it all together in their sink and soaking in it for 10 min or so then washing out. Thats what I was getting at. but I may just end up using it after each BS wash.
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