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Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/04/10 09:30:38PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

sweet. THen I dont do anything. And who said dreads can be high maintenance?
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/04/10 06:24:07PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

yeah Im with you on the sectioning and backcombing. Beaver tails are kinda funky (not in the good way haha)
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/04/10 01:49:09PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

I'm just keeping em separated and clean and enjoying the freeedom of it all. Also my fave dreads are the rediculously kinky bumpy loopy ones lots of character :) Love you all
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/04/10 01:47:53PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

Ah hahaha white specs! I know about those. Yeah the hair that falls out goes into the dread and the white is the follicle u only see it in darker hair and if you are playing with your hai all the time = more white specs lollabmofgod said:
i personally have no experience with palm rolling but when i look at my friends dreads all i see a bunch of roots stuck in his hair but then again he palm rolles and twists and plays with his dreads when ever hes not doing anything so when my hair does dread and knot up im gonna try and leave it completely alone cause i dont want to have a whole bunch of white specks in my hair.

updated by @stephanie-saunders: 07/23/15 05:10:13AM
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/04/10 01:46:03PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

OH my gosh thank you so much this is the best information. I really appreciate it! I know how do they still have hair lol. Sounds god . So helpful!Knottysleeves said:
Palmrolling and root rubbing are not necessary to have great dreads. In fact, as with any maintenance method, doing it too much can even be harmful.

Crazy loopy dreads are a GOOD thing. They may look wacky for awhile, but think about what's actually happening -- it means your hair is shifting around, which means it's knotting up, which is exactly what you want! Everyone's hair is unique and there's no telling how yours will look another 1, 3 or 6 months from now... but those loops and bumps generally smooth themselves out with time as the hair knots up tightly. Palmrolling really doesn't do much, and especially when your dreads are this young, you don't want to mess with them because you might just palmroll out all the developing knots. :-)

Root rubbing is bad for your hair and scalp, unless you do it VERY gently and very sparingly. The way DreadheadHQ tells you to do it, I'm amazed his customers have any hair left on their heads! Loose roots are normal, I know it's frustrating but please don't mess with them at this stage. Give your hair time to shift around and knot up, and soon enough the roots will be dreading up by themselves, I promise!
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/02/10 04:57:54PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

Thank you. I am impressed to how well they are staying together w/o wax. i think its cause I have kinda coarse hair anywayz??Iain said:
yeah I never spent that much time palm rolling all mine,
I'd do it when they were wet after a shower cuz it would help get water out, but as far as doing it as a maintenance ritual, not really,

or id do it lightly when bored,
they are coming along nicely in just a month!
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/02/10 04:57:08PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

I like the idea of living and forgetting about my hair :)Faelwynn said:
I can't see the help in palm rolling or root rubbing myself. Personally, I just let my crazy dreads do whatever they're going to do, and leave them be. Loose hair will naturally start dreading on it's own, but it's important that you allow them to move about freely so that new knots can form. I'd just let them do their thing and watch the progress! You'll be amazed how fast you dread when you just live life and forget about your hair!
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/02/10 04:56:47PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

Thank you all for sharing. I feel the same way I just was looking to make sure what I was thinking was helpful so it seems doing nothing and keeping em clean and separated is pretty sufficient! Sweet. So as far as roots do they just keep dreading? I don''t have to do anything to them? I don't care if the roots are tight but wont my hair just grow out straight if I don't do something to the roots?
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/02/10 01:37:19PM
19 posts

how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?


Dread Maintenance

So I have been dreaded for a bit over a month and so much of the beauty of dreads is not having to do my hair u know. So I am wondering can I get away with not palmrolling or root rubbing? Both seem to break my hair and not do much in the long run but I also haven't been doing it enough to c results. I am washing them and keeping them separated. It takes me 2 whole hours to palm roll all my dreads and I have only done this 3 times in 5 weeks. I would love to hear peoples ideas and suggestions and personal stories on this. I already have some rediculously hilarious dreads that remind me of seaweed so funky and kinky and crazy. I like having a few but will all my dreads look like that haha if I dont do anything? If I don't do the root rubbing will the new growth just grow into the dread? I am confused on the roots still. OK whew sorry for my book. Any feedback appreciated. Bless everyone! Oh also I dont use wax just salt water and aloe from knotty boy sometimes. In my picture below I am holding examples of the crazy dreads to give u an idea :P
updated by @stephanie-saunders: 02/14/15 03:27:37AM
Stephanie Saunders
@stephanie-saunders
02/02/10 01:24:21PM
19 posts

the spirituality of dreading (regardless of religion or lack of)


History and Religious Significance

As far as intenaes (sp?) go yes yes and yes yess. I have always been so sensitive to energy and such but NOW whoo its on a whole nother level. Pretty interesting. I dreaded to connect to my truth, remind myself of my strength, as a renouncement from conventionality, as a homage to my own roots and my spirituality and nature oh so many things. Its like I have always had dreads in me! Just not on my head haha
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