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Heather
@heather
05/21/11 05:29:37PM
1,291 posts

He says I should start all over


Dreading Methods

he who? well, anyone that goes natural doesn't have even, perfect sections. mine are all kinds of weird shapes. i would think you just grabbing hair would be fine as long as your sections aren't super huge or over lapping each other. i wouldn't worry about it. give them time to mature. you could always split or combine some down the road. starting over just sounds like more damage to the hair. just let them be and they'll be fine:)
Heather
@heather
05/21/11 04:46:37PM
1,291 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

yeah, i was totally considering cutting the wad of hair off the bottom and loosening up the whole dread but that would make the lock about 10 inches shorter than the rest of my hair so it would be really obvious. plus its on the top and really visible so i don't think i'd be too happy with the end result. i'm just hoping it will work itself out in the months ahead.

FoxPaw said:
I had the same problem but only one. It was on top of my head. It was doing fine until the base of it (theroot) started to split and make a Y. Exactly like "Y". The lock itself started to get really big compared to others and every time I would put on a shirt or put on a tam it hurt soo bad! Like seriously I felt like if my niece tugged on that specific dread it would rip out. Well, I lost patience and cut it. Now this sad, but good for me too. I felt soo much better.. it just looks really dumb now and I have to kinda comb that part with my fingers so they don't get sucked into others.. :/ BUT, studying this lock of hair I noticed I'm not washing soap out to well. So now I have a very clean head with a missing puzzle piece lol but I don't care. I say leave it alone Heather, try not to touch it too much. Patience!
Heather
@heather
05/21/11 04:43:07PM
1,291 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

really? the only reason i wear the tam to bed is to keep my hair out of my face or from getting pulled during the night. it really hasn't done much help in the way of encouraging knotting. i'll try sleeping without it for a while and see how it goes. i just wish my hair would hurry up and knot already. its so slow going.

NaturalWomyn said:
it's from wearing the tam to bed, it may not seem like it but that will cause them to turn around. It happened to all my front ones from wearing headbands. once they grow out they will be fine, I would stop wearing the tam to bed. Hope they feel better soon!

updated by @heather: 07/23/15 03:35:49AM
Heather
@heather
05/20/11 07:00:20PM
1,291 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

i wear a tam to bed every night. here's a couple of bad cell phone pics. not sure if you can tell but the left side is the tight part and the right is super loose. i just want the loose part to start pulling into the lock so all the stress won't be on the one side. plus it has a big heavy wad of hair on the end of the lock which makes itheavy and uncomfortable.



updated by @heather: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Heather
@heather
05/20/11 06:30:32PM
1,291 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

no. i wear it down most of the time. they just like to rotate 360 degrees as they're knotting for some reason.
Heather
@heather
05/20/11 06:04:15PM
1,291 posts

ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!


Dread Maintenance

i don't know how others natural dreads started but mine seem to lock from the bottom up. i have one in particular that is causing me pain. when its knotting its rotating around as it gets closer to my scalp. its getting tighter on one side and has a bulge of loose hair on the other. it hurts. i tried to pull on the hairs to loosen them but they aren't budging. i considered cutting the hairs but that would be about a third of the dread and with my thin hair it would be quite obvious. i don't know what to do. my scalp is so tender there and i've seriously considered cutting/undoing it but other locks are doing this too so i don't think that would help anything in the long run.

will this dread finally start to pull the other loose hairs in and even out the pulling?

{help!}


updated by @heather: 02/14/15 08:07:12AM
Heather
@heather
05/19/11 04:10:54PM
1,291 posts

natural dreads timeline dreading fast as can be


Member Journals and Timelines

don't feel too bad. i'm at almost 8 months natural and have a ton of soft loose hair. i did a few t&r of my own a few days ago just to lift my spirits. i think some peoples is more prone to knotting. mine is not. good luck with yours:)

Thomas paquette said:
Beautiful. How are you doing that?.Im waiting to find my own naturals but I cant so ive been tnr a couple to make me feel like progress is,happening. Now I feel cheapened for doing it.. Irony

I cant wait to see them allgrown up. They are going to be dashing just like the head theyre on.

Much love.

Son of Funkenstien.
Heather
@heather
05/19/11 03:49:22PM
1,291 posts

natural dreads timeline dreading fast as can be


Member Journals and Timelines

you're one lucky girl. it looks like you have the perfect hair for natural dreads.
Heather
@heather
05/17/11 06:00:38PM
1,291 posts

white dots on dreads


Dread Maintenance

if you backcombed and its on the ends then it most likely split ends. just leave them. i would think it would be too time consuming to cut them and they'll probably get sucked into the dread over time so it won't benoticeable.
Heather
@heather
05/17/11 02:53:42PM
1,291 posts

Dread Progression. Back to Front?


Dread Maintenance

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fancyAmanda said:
Kirt's Castile... hmm, sounds interesting! I've use Dr. B's and while I like the soap, I still get the feeling that it's leaving something behind. Where can you buy Kirt's?

Pranee said:

When I do use a bar soap I use Kirt's Castile. It seems to rinse clean and doesn't leave my hair like Dr. Bronners does... I can feel a difference, maybe it's just me. SE, you're right about being cutesy! lol! I love that word!

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