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updated by @naturalwomyn: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
you should definitely stop re-twisting and ripping... all that does is set you back to square one each time. do it once, then leave them alone. chances always are that they will come undone... and with time and patience they will dread themselves. beads are good for sectioning, though. make sure they aren't too tight; dread babies need room to move around in order to progress and eventually lock up
Thank you SE. I think what really needs to happen is that someone comparable to you should be asked to come in to all schools of cosmetology and teach about dreads. The problem is that schools will not ask those to speak who don't have a license, even when that individual is highly knowledgeable and skilled. It also seems that dreads fall under the category of "ethnic hair care" and is thus, generally overlooked....what a shame. So many students could benefit. Another thing is that like chiropractors in a world of doctors...stylists are conditioned to believe that there is only one way of treating a client to acheive results and that way is chock full of chemicals. The notion of natural hair, skin, and nail care is unheard of in the general industry.
soaring eagle said:
oh i agree but the fact is most cosmotology schools teach them the wrong things at least when it comes to dreads partialuy cauuse they have ppl like that 1 dude that joined here teaching the schools the wrong info to teach
Panterra Caraway said:Excuse me...but, just because someone went to Beauty College or works in a salon does not make them automatically wrong either. To be honest, most schools do not discuss or teach about dreads, so this young ladies ignorance most likely came by way of her own conclusions. I have been a licensed Cosmetologist for 31 years and Soaring Eagle and many others here know that I do know what I am talking about. I think that to lump ANYONE into a category as in....All stylists, or all dreaded people...is wrong and to be honest, her attitude was rude and arrogant but how smug are some of you all being? Thank you.