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Mal
@mal
03/25/11 09:42:28AM
15 posts

Name calling


Introduce Yourself

Since i am admittedly lazy with shaving, in the past i've been called Jesus and Zeus by my workmates.

I was once in the red light district where i live and i half-expected some drunk people to say or do something, funnily enough some club/dressed up chick said 'oh i love dreadlocks', it could of been sarcasm; but i kindly took it as a compliment ;p

I havnt really been called anything negative from memory; i probably look to scary with a beard and messy dreadlocks that people just give me looks, or look the other way.... im not scary! C'mon.. haha :)

Mal
@mal
03/20/11 06:02:33AM
15 posts

Dreadlock Styles


Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling

My apologies if this topic has been brought up before, i was just curious if you guys had a particular dreadlocks 'style' preference?

My dreadlocks have just barley reached a length where i can tie them back, and so far i love it, there not in my face but they look alot thicker because their all bunched together, and i can almost simulate the feeling of having short hair while still having long hair. This was the initial style that caught my attention before i began dreadlocks, i knew alot of people with long thick locks that tied them back, and i really loved the look. I still enjoy having them down, especially when dancing to music and been carefree..

So does anyone have any preference to any particular style, none at all, or do you change it up constantly?


updated by @mal: 01/13/15 08:57:55PM
Mal
@mal
03/02/11 05:49:38AM
15 posts

Surviving the "firsts"...


General Talk

My parents didn't seem to mind much, i've always been the 'eccentric' one in the family.. so i suppose they just saw it as me. In fact most people have said nothing, they've just continued treating me as i am.. which is totally cool by me, makes it easier on my behalf.

I've had obvious facial expressions of disapproval by distant relatives whom i don't see often, but most have been really accepting and im at a turning point in my life now where i've cut old friendships and have begun to make new ones, so this works in my favor regardless. :)

Mal
@mal
02/27/11 10:02:44AM
15 posts

6 months thickness


General Talk

Awesome, thankyou both for your help! :)

Just had a look at your photo's Knotty, amazing dreadlocks.. looking at the time-line from thin to thick has been very re-assuring.

Mal
@mal
02/25/11 12:48:44AM
15 posts

6 months thickness


General Talk

I've had my dreadlocks for exactly 6 months now, i initially had them crocheted before i was aware of the negative effects of this process, i had them maintained once or twice.. but for the last 3 months i havn't touched them.

I'm just concerned about the thickness of them, my thickest ones are averaging about 1cm in width, my thinnest are slightly thinner then a pencil, alot of the thinner ones have started to come undone at the ends and began to curl, which i plan to just leave. I was just wondering how long it takes before they won't thicken up any further, i've heard 8-10months? But i assume it may be longer due to the method i used initially and the hair been tighter.

I have roughly 65+ dreadlocks, which seems like alot.. so i suppose that also contributes to the varying degree's of thickness. The length on them is good, there roughly 9inch's in length, i just hope for some of the thinner ones to thicken up, less i just let them congo up over time.. hehe.

Thanks.


updated by @mal: 01/13/15 08:56:18PM
Mal
@mal
12/16/10 10:54:33PM
15 posts

Dread thickness?


Dread Maintenance

I just counted all my dreads for the first time.. after 4 months of having them, i didn't realize i had so many, im up there with around 65+.. they've definitely thickened up a little in past months, some are still really thin (slighting thinner then a pencil)FWIW; i have a similar hair type to yours, thin hair, lots of it.. but still thinn'ish, and this was a main concern of mine, so yours been only 23 should thicken up awesomely.
Mal
@mal
11/25/10 04:54:33AM
15 posts

3 month old dreadlocks crotchet


Dread Maintenance

Thanks for the detailed response SE, even though it does seem as though its going to be a long process, its definitely reassuring to know that it is possible to recover from it without needing to do anything drastic; ill leave it be and see how it goes,
Mal
@mal
11/25/10 01:00:03AM
15 posts

3 month old dreadlocks crotchet


Dread Maintenance

Alright, ive had my dreadlocks for about 3 months exactly now.. i had them crotcheted initially and have had them crotcheted twice again as maintenance (Yes i understand now the negatives of this)It's been a month since i last touched them, i dont plan to again.. will they beable to recover if i just leave them? Im going oversea's for 2 months soon and plan to let this be the beggining of letting them do their thing.. ill easily forget about them while travelling..there about 8 inch's in length, since i left them they've begun to get very frizzy.. which i dont mind.. i know it'll all mat together in the end, it's just after having them maintained through crotchet the last time i saw just how much this was going to be never-ending with the roots never been able to solidly form.Hopefully it's still early enough for them to 'repair', thanks anyway ;)
updated by @mal: 01/13/15 08:50:33PM
Mal
@mal
08/21/10 03:26:48AM
15 posts

Dread thickness duration?


General Questions

So i have a bunch of new dreads, ranging from the size of a matchstick to the size of a pencil, my sectioning at the base is roughly 1/2inch to just a bit bigger then 1/2 for most of them.I know they'll thicken up over time, but i was just wondering at which point it becomes very noticeable, and with those sections, they will thicken up to about that root thickness? I love medium/thicker dreadlocks, so looking at all these matchstick dreads still has me anxious, just looking for reassurance here ;p
updated by @mal: 01/13/15 08:44:20PM
Mal
@mal
06/03/10 10:13:22AM
15 posts

Dreads getting fatter??


General Questions

Crotchet dreadlocks won't? I was curious about this, my housemate has had his crocheted a few times now.. and although they have gotten a bit thicker over a 8month period.. they still seem quite thin..How would you naturalize crochet dreads? Just leave them be and dont touch them again, or re-doing them and starting from natural. Sorry for hi-jacking the thread, just thought itd be easier to ask in an existing thread.. ;)soaringeagle said:
depends on how u started em and how u maintain..crochet dreads wont unless u naturalize em
other dreads probably will but no guarantee (well they generaly thicken to the root section size tho)

u can congo but id wait till a year just to be sure they dont thicken too much
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