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Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
01/07/11 09:37:06AM
60 posts

Will rubbing head clockwise or counterclockwise help the neglect dreading process???


General Talk

no but if you do it too much it can cause your roots to break making your dreads thinner as they grow out

Rey Matsuzaki said:
Will rubbing my head cancel out already made progress??

Dreadedsunflower said:
it will cause knots to form but its really not worth the time you would have to rub daily and several times a day to even see mediocre results unless you have really dry hair then it might work better.
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
01/07/11 09:04:20AM
60 posts

Will rubbing head clockwise or counterclockwise help the neglect dreading process???


General Talk

it will cause knots to form but its really not worth the time you would have to rub daily and several times a day to even see mediocre results unless you have really dry hair then it might work better.
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
01/07/11 08:07:03AM
60 posts

hello my dreadies :)


General Talk

how are y'all? I know I disappeared and more than likely wasn't missed at all but I'll continue to pretend y'all missed me lol. Well after several months of thought I've decided I miss my dreads and want them back. I also like the idea of having dreads with the fact that I have a 3month old that loves to get a hold of just a few strands of hair and yank them out. anyways does anyone know how safe it is to bleach dreads? it seems to me that the bleach could possibly get stuck in the dreads and damage them on the inside. thanks for the help :)

Mary Hannah


updated by @Dreadedsunflower: 01/13/15 08:53:08PM
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
12/04/09 10:28:53AM
60 posts

Dreadlock removal method


Dreading Methods

I took them out because I really need to find a job and in this little southern town people don't take to dreads too well if your wanting to working for them plus it was kinda cool to see how long it was. Yes I do have pictures of my hair now. Its been trimmed since i took them out so its not as long as it was. Thank you :)Charaxesdistanti said:
Why did you comb out? Any pictures of how you look now? Great information you provided too.
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
12/03/09 12:39:52PM
60 posts

Dreadlock removal method


Dreading Methods

I really should post a couple pics of my hair after removal because i do have those :)i also take that it was fun to read?but yeah you dont have to cut them offI've removed two sets of dreads from my hair its really not that hard once you get into the swing of it.
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
12/03/09 12:03:20PM
60 posts

Dreadlock removal method


Dreading Methods

this was in proper paragraph form but apparently the website doesn't except thatok i fixed it just put a space between each paragraph lol
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
12/03/09 12:02:08PM
60 posts

Dreadlock removal method


Dreading Methods

So I'm creating this discussion because sometimes for whatever reason we have to remove our dreads. Also the internet doesn't really offer up a technique in which to do this without cutting or shaving or buying some ridiculously priced "dread removal conditioner". So while I do not have pictures of the removal process of my dreads I do have advice.It took a month to remove my dreads which were 1 1/2 years old, but that was because I'm lazy when it comes to my hair plus it gets tiring on your arms after awhile. I tried just about everything my mind and my friends had to offer. All the way from just slowly working on them with a flea comb to putting veggie oil in my hair and going at them with a brush. While just about everything helped I found that while patience is the key to getting dreads it is also the key to removing them.It will most likely take from 48 hours to 1 month to take dreads out depending on how old and how long they are. The younger they are the easier they are to get out. The most painful part of this whole process will be when you get to the base of your neck and at your temples. I also recommend having a few friends that love you help you out, but you can do this on your own it will just feel like it took forever and your arms will be very sore.First off there are a few things you will need to find:1. a flea comb (this allows you to get through the dread without breaking 60 million plastic combs because they aren't strong enough)2. an ultra strong conditioner (such as Mane and Tail conditioner or Paul Mitchell detangler you don't have to have conditioner but I do recommend it)3. Patience and a good reason for taking them outOk so you've rounded up everything you need to remove your dreads now what? Well first I'm going to offer up a tip I came up with but seemed to ignore. About a week before removing your dreads start to condition them every other day DO NOT WASH WITH RESIDUE FREE SHAMPOO FROM THIS POINT ON THIS WILL ONLY KNOT THEM UP MORE. This should allow your dreads to start to loosen up to make removal go faster.Dreads are just layers of knots stacked one on the other this is why you need the flea comb. With the flea comb you can easily separate the layers and get to the knots to get them out. The best place to start is in the front(because they are less knotty than the back) and at the tip of your dread. It takes a little practice to get to a good pace. While doing this you may find it helps to have conditioner on the dread you are working on.The removal process:1. take the first dread you are going to work on get it wet and add some of your ultra strength conditioner2. starting at the tip insert the flea comb about 1/8th of an inch up from where the knots end and pull firmly but not enough to rip the hair the knots should pull away from the dread3. sometimes the knots will just come right out but other times they like to get stuck when this happens you can either pick at the knot with the flea comb or use your fingers to basically untie it.4. keep doing step 2 and 3 till you have removed a dread sometimes you will have to get your hair wet some more and add more conditioner.So by now you've reached the middle of a dread and noticed this substance in your hair that you can't quite describe all you know is its squishy and feels oily. This my friend is old dandruff nothing to worry about its just whats gotten stuck in your hair after not brushing for how ever long. I do believe this is what is removed by the deep cleanse. I never used the deep cleanse on my dreads because well I was lazy and didn't feel like mixing the stuff up. I also believe that the deep cleanse if ever used will make the removal process go faster because it seems as if most of the knots are also being held there by the old dandruff. You will have also noticed a lot of hair is coming out more than seems possible really. This is all the hair that you would of shed if you didn't have dreads so do not fret you are not going to go bald. Your hair will be damaged though at the ends because of the lack of trims to get the dead ends off and from the removal of the dreads. I had to have 4-5 inches taken off mine when all was said and done. On the other hand though I'm still left with hair that is longer than when I started dreading. My hair had grown an amazing 6 inches while in dreads. Your hair my also seem a little thinner because sometimes you get knots that just wont come out and you have to either cut them out or just rip the sucker out(I chose to rip the sucker out).You can also do steps 2 and 3 without getting your hair wet or the use of conditioner but I've found that the water and conditioner seem to help the dreads come out a little easier.While I do hope that no one will ever have to use this process because dreads should be excepted as a normal hair style we all know that for the most part they aren't and that sometimes you do have to remove your dreads for whatever reason. I hope this helps anyone who needs it. Please feel free to ask questions or suggest something to add to this process. Please also if you see any errors tell me because I'm being pulled out the down currently by my mother to go to town.***on a side note I found that if you are using a conditioner the mane and tail is the best deal because you will most likely have a lot left over after the removal and it only cost 4-6 dollars for a big ass bottle***the paul mitchell works amazing but it way expensive and only worth it if you can get it cheap or from a friend(that is how I came across mine)Peaceful Journeys-Mary Dockery-Pogue
updated by @Dreadedsunflower: 02/14/15 02:27:57AM
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
12/03/09 10:40:37AM
60 posts

Dreadedsunflower's Dready Journal


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I'm not leaving :) no need to worry i just tend to use the internet less since I'm never at home since im allowed to hang out with my friends now lolLonnie Berg said:
Please don't leave us, you don't haveta have dreads, and besides you've gotta lotta years of experience to pass on and would be a great help to others. Hang around We Love You!!!!!

Dreadedsunflower said:
so i guess im finally going to announce that i have removed my dreads i slowly brushed them out over the course of a month I miss them a lot but i really have to find a job and cant have anything holding me back from that because as sad as it is i live in a very closed minded community I hope to some day start them again

thank you guys for all the support you gave while i had them i love all of you guys <3
Dreadedsunflower
@Dreadedsunflower
11/30/09 07:34:05PM
60 posts

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so i guess im finally going to announce that i have removed my dreads i slowly brushed them out over the course of a month I miss them a lot but i really have to find a job and cant have anything holding me back from that because as sad as it is i live in a very closed minded community I hope to some day start them againthank you guys for all the support you gave while i had them i love all of you guys <3
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