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Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
08/29/10 08:47:56PM
85 posts

Already used a lot of wax, am I fucked?


Dreading Methods

Ideally, the hair should be left alone, but honestly, I was fiddling and retightening habitually. I think if I'd left them alone, they would have come out softer, but all my work made them kinda bristly. Give it a shot. If it stays locked near the roots, then don't worry about the rest of your hair. If all the knots come out, try again, possibly with different sections.Also, T&R can come out looking braided. You have to be careful that you mix your clumps for maximum randomness.Dane McMillen said:
Did you twist and rip all of them and then just let them be and eventually they locked up over the 16 weeks?

Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
08/28/10 07:25:53PM
85 posts

hair that will not dread?


Dreading Methods

I noticed that there were some "no dread zones" on my head for quite a while as well. They were on the sides of my head and the back near the neck, and I suspected that it was something to do with the way I was sleeping, or the way oil flows off my scalp. Nasty, right?In the end, it turned out that I'd sectioned the hair in such a way that was counter to the way my hair "wanted" to be. Eventually the tangles in that area fell out, regrouped, and tightened. Of course I helped them along. I like to fiddle.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
08/28/10 07:21:25PM
85 posts

Already used a lot of wax, am I fucked?


Dreading Methods

This link should show you discussions regarding Twist and Rip, which is the fastest way to force results from thin, straight hair. The results are more uniform than the natural method, and is relatively harmless. T&R dreads run the risk of looking braided or crocheted, so so practice will be required. It took me about two weeks to T&R my entire head, and all of them fell out except for the last inch closest to the dreads. My hair locked up over the course of 16 weeks.With 6 inches of straight hair, you probably won't see anything resembling a dreadlock for a good while. Since you tried wax, I assume you want your hair to start looking gnarly soon. It's up to you.http://www.dreadlockssite.com/page/searchresults-1?cx=partner-pub-1147632186808710%3Atb11kk-357z&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Twist+and+Rip&sa=Search#1018
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
05/10/10 05:50:04PM
85 posts

hair that doesnt dread?


Introduce Yourself

I found that Kirk's soap really helped to strip all that natural conditioner and encouraged rapid knotting. After the wash, I just used a towel to get a whole-head clockwise rubdown. I always needed to pop joining dreads after that.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/11/10 09:23:23PM
85 posts

backcombing vs. twist and rip


Dreading Methods

Backcombing didn't hold for me.I figured out that with some practice, T&R doesn't really show later on. When I started, the T&R looked like braids. I went back and redid a couple, and there's no sign of my efforts. T&R is a skill, and like any skill, it's not going to come out perfect the first time. Practice is the answer.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/06/10 04:47:11PM
85 posts

Lush Solid Shampoo/Washing New Dreadlocks?


Dread Products

The baking soda wash doesn't require much prep. All the herbs and oils are totally optional. Just baking soda and water will do the trick. I do this 2-3 times a week.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/06/10 04:42:59PM
85 posts

Am I the only one who finds this completely bewildering???


Dread Products

He makes a point of showing that there is no wax accumulation at 3:30. Having seen the insides of some waxed dreads, we must assume one of two things:1: Clean does not use waxor2: The waxy cored dreads were overwaxed and undercleaned.Also, I used this method, kind of. A really small dread (1/8" diameter) had started to congo with it's 1/4" neighbor. The small one had no trouble sliding through the larger dread. But I used a sewing needle, not a latch-hook.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/06/10 04:31:07PM
85 posts

are johnny cleans dreads really dreadlocks?


General Questions

You know you're just playing into his hands by saying things that he says you're saying. He's already addressed this attack.There'd have to be some kind of multi-lateral consortium to define "dreadlocks" for us to say whether his hair falls into that category. As it is, it's your definition against his, and our judgments are legitimate only in our own minds.Also, my hair didn't do this naturally. I made it do it. Am I wearing dreadlocks, or dread-like hair?NATURALLY, I cut my hair short to reduce cleanliness issues that arise from long tangled mats. Tools are natural in my hands. Naturally, I don't use baking soda or ACV to keep my hair clean. I just cut it off so sht doesn't get stuck in it.
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/06/10 04:24:35PM
85 posts

The No-Dread Zone


Dread Maintenance

I know that other people have posted about this before, but last night I realized how real the problem is..The hair on the sides of my head isn't really dreading. I T&Red them to encourage natural dreading at the roots, but that's not happening. The T&R fell out all the way. This is completely different behavior from the rest of my hair, which started dreading at the roots right away. I blunted the tips to lock the dreads in place until they were established, but last night I found three that had fallen out, and were almost completely straight--again, with no real dreading happening at the roots.This is week 16 for me. I have a good inch of dread growth everywhere else, but nothing is happening on the sides. If I were going the natural route, the hair would still be straight.
updated by @Ryan Emmel: 01/13/15 08:33:02PM
Ryan Emmel
@Ryan Emmel
04/04/10 09:56:06PM
85 posts

Dr Bronner's Feedback


Dread Products

It's not so bad as a toothpaste--I used tea tree on my teeth. It works really well if you add some baking soda.
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