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jenna
@jenna
06/09/11 05:01:17PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

I didn't lose any length, but the ends were in a need of a trim. I hadn't gotten a hair cut two years prior to dreading, so I needed a trim way before that. The stylist cut off about six/seven inches and my hair was just passed my mid back after the cut.. So, I was still able to keep length.

Once I made the decision to de-dread, which was about two/three months prior to the beginning of the process, i started shampooing and conditioning on the reg.

And @Mia I disagree with your statement.


jenna
@jenna
06/09/11 04:54:45PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

there is one dread.
jenna
@jenna
06/08/11 11:37:21AM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

About six months ago, maybe longer, I posted a topic about combing out my dreads. I think almost every single response was negative and stated it was impossible because my dreads were too tight, i didn't wash my hair enough and because i crocheted them a bit.

Before:

After:



I had 27 dreads. I had crocheted them, not washed them and pretty much did not take too much care of them except for when I was crocheting them together. They were in for about a year and were locked pretty well.

It took a little over a month of strict determination and a pick comb.
I grabbed some apple cider vinegar and washed it everyday for about two weeks prior to beginning the process. Also used coco butter as a natural conditioner. It was surprisingly easier to comb out with dry hair. Some dreads took nine hours, others took as little as forty five minutes.

Yes, I miss them but my neck feels so much better. I may do it again just because I now know that I can comb them out, who knows. I ended up inspiring a friend to comb hers out, she had them in for three years. She was also successful.

When I got a haircut the stylist was surprised at how healthy my hair turned out to be after so much wear n' tear.

It can be done. I was thinking the entire time, "what takes longer, waiting for your hair to grow out or combing these damn things out?!"



updated by @jenna: 07/23/15 04:38:53PM
jenna
@jenna
06/08/11 11:23:06AM
11 posts

De- Dreading


Dreading Methods

About six months ago, maybe longer, I posted a topic about combing out my dreads. I think almost every single response was negative and stated it was impossible because my dreads were too tight, i didn't wash my hair enough and because i crocheted them a bit.

Before:

After:



I had 27 dreads. I had crocheted them, not washed them and pretty much did not take too much care of them except for when I was crocheting them together. They were in for about a year and were locked pretty well.

It took a little over a month of strict determination and a pick comb.
I grabbed some apple cider vinegar and washed it everyday for about two weeks prior to beginning the process. Also used coco butter as a natural conditioner. It was surprisingly easier to comb out with dry hair. Some dreads took nine hours, others took as little as forty five minutes.

Yes, I miss them but my neck feels so much better. I may do it again just because I now know that I can comb them out, who knows. I ended up inspiring a friend to comb hers out, she had them in for three years. She was also successful.

When I got a haircut the stylist was surprised at how healthy my hair turned out to be after so much wear n' tear.

It can be done. I was thinking the entire time, "what takes longer, waiting for your hair to grow out or combing these damn things out?!"


updated by @jenna: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
jenna
@jenna
08/10/10 06:47:27PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

i stopped crocheting and have begun mixing the baking soda/lemon/salt w water. i still have plans to cut them in the near future but am taking the right approaching in maintaining them until that time. thanks for the advice
jenna
@jenna
08/10/10 06:44:22PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

i really don't think i would. my dreads don't look bad, i don't know why everyone keeps making it seem like they look shitty just because i crocheted them.Crixus said:
you are gonna have to get a haircut. don't shave your head, just cut at the roots, like 2 inches above and get a cute short haircut.. lots of girls have them.

as for your dreads.. Woah... i don't know what to say.... but i think if you did it natural you would comment completely different
jenna
@jenna
08/10/10 06:42:04PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

i was wondering the exact same thing..Shuaib ahmed said:
Firstly, I just saw your picture and you are like <3<3 lol

Secondly throw away the crochet hook it will damage your hair even more if you don't stop now. Your hair will start to frizz and loosen up when you stop crocheting them, if you choose to keep the dreads then let them frizz and after a while that frizz will start to lock up and be natural dreads then.... and trust me natural feels and looks soooo much better.

I stopped crocheting them and they started to frizz up like crazy but now they are starting to lock up. if you dont want the dreads then when the dreads start to loosen up the best thing to do is to try conditioning your hair and this "may" or "may not" help you. But personally i think these dreads look sweet on you, just imagine how good the natural ones would look. if you do choose to keep the dreads and just go natural, make sure you wash your hair frequently with non residue shampoo like Dr. Bronners shampoo or wash your hair with baking soda- you will find other discussions on how to wash with baking soda.

gd luck with the dreads......btw(love the t-shirt) x
jenna
@jenna
08/10/10 06:39:35PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

i never said i was going to keep my dreads because of the jam cruise. i really don't have a problem "fitting in" anywhere i go, it's not about that. it's about how the negatives outweigh the positives.i said after jam cruise to actually set a date, and to give my hair some time to grow out so when i did take them out, i wouldn't have to go bald or have really damaged hair.it's not about proving stereotypes wrong or right, it just bothers me that i'm very stereotypical and my hair proves that. that bothers me, who cares?if my hair wasn't dreaded, i could definitely get by a lot easier. i don't know about you, but getting a job has been really fucking difficult for me. yeah, it sucks and i definitely don't agree with it, but what can i do? i need a job in order to pay for college. that's the bottom line.for some reason, i didn't find it necessary to go on dreadlock forums to research how to dread my hair.NaturalWomyn said:
ok crocheting sux and it's probably the hardest way to remove and still salvage hair. I have to tell you this DID make me LOL though. You're super worried about proving stereotypes wrong but you want to have your dreads for jamcruise in like January or something?? Why to fit into a stereotype? I don't get it if you hate them so much just cut them off or try to comb out. If it's an issue of not wanting to comb your hair on the ship you could get braids or something? Good Luck with whatever you do decide. I'm sorry to see someone so unhappy.

updated by @jenna: 07/23/15 04:37:45AM
jenna
@jenna
08/08/10 01:30:44PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

i started crocheting about 2 months into the process. nothing too intense either, i just gather the loose hair, put the crochet needle through, wrap the loose hair around the needle, and pull through. then i repeat that process until there i no more hair to crochet.and yes, i wish i had found several sites before i started dreading my hair, lol. that's the price i'm paying though, big lesson learned.
jenna
@jenna
08/08/10 01:20:39PM
11 posts

dreadlocks driving me insane


Dread Maintenance

ps- i have the "business in the front, dreaddy in the back" thing going on.
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