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Lex
@lex
03/10/11 11:02:01AM
212 posts

split roots


Help! Save My Dreads

I would leave them to self correct... it worked well for me and since it's so early whatever knots you have are still loose enough to sort themselves out and get it really right. If it was 8-10 months I would say split them yourself, but at two... may as well let them do it exactly how they want to.
Lex
@lex
03/09/11 10:29:52PM
212 posts

heeeelp!!!


Introduce Yourself

dawn dish soap works like a charm if they are not solid with wax. Remember to dilute it when it's near your scalp, it's powerful.
Lex
@lex
03/09/11 02:26:24AM
212 posts

braid and neglect?


Dreading Methods

well yeah, if you r are black this will probably work a lot better.

I always forget about those racial differences...

Lex
@lex
03/08/11 02:17:36PM
212 posts

Dying ,


Introduce Yourself

if you wash your hair regularly the colors will really only stay bright for a few weeks, and only last a few months. Re-bleaching dreads can absolutely kill them if you do not manage to get ALL the bleach out every time, and it takes quite a lot of bleach and hair dye. About double what it would for straight hair.

Both the images you posted as examples are actually just wool extensions and wraps, not dye, so even if you do dye your dreads they won't look just like those pictures.

Lex
@lex
03/08/11 02:07:46PM
212 posts

Hi, I'm Shelly from Detroit :)


Introduce Yourself

hello shelly from detroit!

I am also from Detroit :) ever been to the Leland City Club or Innate healing center?

Maybe one day I will see you and your baby dreads IRL.

Lex
@lex
03/07/11 01:52:02PM
212 posts

braid and neglect?


Dreading Methods

braiding and neglecting takes forever... I did one dread this way, and after a year of it still looking like a braid I took it out.
Lex
@lex
03/07/11 01:30:02PM
212 posts

Finally Have an Appointment with a Stylist


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You are not going to get any kind of support in this forum as long as you use any wax at all. I would waste my breath trying to argue about it since you won't get anywhere at all

Jeremiah Lane Mathews said:
Had to join after reading this thread. Im a stylist and I have created dreads for a long time. I have a set this week so if you don't think stylist can do it I will add photos and updates. BTW the real way is backcomb with a small amount of wax only in the beginning to help the dread lock in at the scalp quicker and tighter. the best way to create a lock is to back comb a knot tighten that knot by pressing the teeth of the comb down and comb the rest back out and repeat the next knot on top of the first and repeat. it takes hours to do it right... do not add the wax till the very end and use a hair dryer to wick the wax (petroleum free) through the dread.
Lex
@lex
03/07/11 01:16:13PM
212 posts

Where to buy dread beads


Dread Accessories

local craft stores.
Lex
@lex
03/02/11 01:26:11PM
212 posts

How I (easily) got rid of dread wax.


Saved Dreads Success Stories

that's why i always recommend dish soap first... Because a lot of people can find it in their home already (or borrow a tablespoon of it from the next door neighbor)
Lex
@lex
03/02/11 01:22:14PM
212 posts

Where to buy dread beads


Dread Accessories

measure the circumference of your dread, take that number and put it in this equation---> C/D="pie"

(Remember that from jr high?)

So the distance around your dread divided by 3.14 is going to give you the actual diameter of you dread.

I know it's a lot of math, but it works!

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