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taye
@taye
11/18/10 03:12:09PM
836 posts

Dreadlock Shrinkage - my results


General Talk

I started with hair almost to my waist.and ended with dreads resting on my shoulders. I see all these beautiful long dreads and can't wait for them to grow. I recently saw a picture of me from halloween 2009. My dreads are about 4 inches longer..not much for a year ...but i have to consider all the knotting at the roots taking up some length. But still they are finally growing and not shrinking !!!! Your dreads look great!!! They will be glorious!!!!
taye
@taye
11/18/10 02:57:48PM
836 posts

Congos and Splits: Sectioning issues?


Dread Maintenance

. I just pull those little hairs that join the dreads apart. It is a lot easier to keep them seperated now then to have to separate one big knot. If you want the little ones to eat each other to make thicker dreads ...just let those be.It sounds like your dreads are doing just what dreads are supposed to do....pictures always help :)
taye
@taye
11/17/10 01:26:05PM
836 posts

a interlocking loctician wanted to show me how great interlocking is


Dreading Methods

Poor girl. I bet she couldn't sleep for a week. I know how bad that one little tight hair can feel. Can't imagine my whole head feeling like that. Ouch is all i can say. I don't know...is it just me, but i really couldn't see what he was doing...especially with those scissors. I am sure there are people that like the checker board look. But I hope her dreads don't fall off. For some reason some people actually think that is what dreads are supposed to look like.
taye
@taye
11/17/10 12:20:26AM
836 posts

I'm a N00b :3


Introduce Yourself

If you look and the first comment ....Rawsum kindly posted a link that will explain how to make the Baking Soda rinse. The acv (apple cider vinegar)rinse is explained in here too. I use it and it works great for me. Using Dr Bronners is good too just make sure it is diluted in water. It is too much to use full strength. If those don't work for you and you feel better using a shampoo.....make sure it is residue free. Don't want residue attracting dirt and mildew.
taye
@taye
11/17/10 12:07:58AM
836 posts

I'm a N00b :3


Introduce Yourself

yes take those rubber bands out right now !! They break your hair for one thing for another they keep your hair from moving around and making real knots. and they leave indentions. Clean hair dreads faster. So wash em when they get dirty. I wash mine about once a week, but more often won't hurt your hair
taye
@taye
11/16/10 11:51:09PM
836 posts

I'm a N00b :3


Introduce Yourself

sea salt is very drying. It does help the knotting process some....but you wanna keep it off of your scalp. Your journey has only been for 10 days...so you are gonna experience unraveling. It takes at least a year for a dread to mature. What you have done is start the process. Now stop backcombing....excessive backcombing is only gonna damage your hair....it isn't gonna make that year pass any quicker.
taye
@taye
11/16/10 02:21:52PM
836 posts

How often and how do u wash your head ?


Dread Maintenance

i wash my hair when i feel like it. Usually once a week. Sometimes twice a week. I have gone as much as two weeks on occasion but i get that gross creamy build up on my head when i do. I hate that build up yuck. My scalp never itches so i don't use that as an indicator.
taye
@taye
11/15/10 07:53:01PM
836 posts

lice prevention


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

no dreadies aren't more likely. It is just harder to get the nits (or eggs) off each strand of hair. The bug secrets a glue like substance with the egg. kinda gluing it to the strand of hair.
taye
@taye
11/15/10 07:14:28PM
836 posts

lice prevention


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Imidaclopid or calundula? Chemicals scare me anyway. but the alternative of not using advantage on my dog is horrible. It is interesting that Germany would ban it and the United States hasn't.
taye
@taye
11/15/10 06:00:15PM
836 posts

Well hello :)


Introduce Yourself

a lot of my tips rounded on their own. i think it had to do with the length and rubbing on my shoulders. the rest of them i rounded by rubbing the tip on my flattened palm. Imagine your dread held like a pencil and your palm is a piece of paper,draw little circles. i like the scratchy tickly feel on my hand. took a long time to happen about a year. It is something i did when i was sitting at a red light or bored waiting somewhere. Many people keep the ends loose. Loose ends wick the water and can help your hair dry faster. It is really just a personal choice. but like Knottysleeves said it won't work on baby dreads.
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