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Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/18/10 02:52:33PM
17 posts

Dreadlock Shrinkage - my results


General Talk

Dang lady! That's impressive! You are officially my dread hero... I myself have straight, fine, and thin hair too which I backcombed... Lol, I'm slightly frightened to see how much they may shrink! Last time I had short hair I cried for a month afterwards because it was so awful looking although you, I must say, pull off the look quite nicely! Haha, I even dreaded my bangs (probably around or under 6") so... I wonder how short they'll get!Anyway, I just had to give you my compliments!
updated by @kyra-lou: 07/22/15 11:41:40AM
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/18/10 02:40:59PM
17 posts

Congos and Splits: Sectioning issues?


Dread Maintenance

Wow!I'm about 3 weeks into this journey and already my hair is going crazy!!! I have a few baby dreads starting to seperate into tiny little dreadies, I mean TINY little ones. I have a couple on the back of my head that over night joined together from the roots to probably around an inch up and are starting to snake and loop like crazy. Idk if I want to seperate them or just let them go because this is really a fun process to watch... One of these days I will get the pix up as I've been taking them every Fri after starting this hair-did.Anyway, the point of this post is to inquire about all this action going on on my head: two questions.Is my hair rejecting the sectioning? Lol, I pretty much just sectioned by feel and then backcombed.Also, since then I've noticed there are strands (not just a few hairs but many) of hair jumping from one dread to another like halfway down the dreads... do I just rip them or cut them or let them be? I'm just worried I might end up with a real mess if I don't do anything with them. Bad sectioning... I recommend to all those interested in using a mirror when one does this step! :)
updated by @kyra-lou: 01/13/15 08:50:01PM
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/12/10 04:41:42PM
17 posts

dread strength and dread weakness


Dreading Methods

Gah!!! You're too brave!!! Props to you!!! :):):)

jennifer stafford said:
I WILL. that would be cool to see...lol :P
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/12/10 04:23:30PM
17 posts

dread strength and dread weakness


Dreading Methods

Yes, this is a good discussion! Lol, why doesn't Johnny Clean talk about taking care to not damage the dreads you're working so hard on? Maybe because wax is moldable??? :P Nah, but seriously, you all bring up a great series of points... not many people are aware of the damage their hair takes during daily living (until you bleach it to the point it's going crazy... not mentioning names *cough* me at 18 *cough*) and with dreads it would only make sense that one needs to take extra care to not damage them since, well, a whole dread is a lot harder to grow back in than a few hairs!!! By the way, I think we REALLY should get pictures of hair from the different types of dread methods under a microscope!!! The idea of being able to see them side to side to compare them intrigues me! However, I won't be the one to volunteer since, lol, I'm a chicken... :)
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/11/10 10:04:12PM
17 posts

dread strength and dread weakness


Dreading Methods

It's true: damaged hair does hold knots better. I have very fine, silky hair and I used to have my hairdresser bleach it almost platinum blonde on top because it made it have so much more texture from the abuse. The styling was much easier (lol, those goofy bumps girls wear... I may have worn them a time or two), it actually held curl or different styles, and I actually had to brush my hair everyday or it would look crazy-tangled and messy. That being said, and don't take this wrong as I'm no expert, one could assume the damage to hair does help with the dreading process. And I must say, common sense does dictate that both methods are going to cause some - if not more depending on the rigor put into it - damage. The only surefire way of putting dreads in your hair without any damage would be to let them naturally form. IMHO


Knottysleeves said:
It's a lot easier for damaged hair to get tangled and STAY tangled than hair in perfect condition. Any hairdresser can tell you that. Hell, anyone who's ever bleached or chemically dyed/processed their hair can tell you that.

This is getting really tiresome and it's obvious we have very different viewpoints and experiences, so how about we just agree to disagree.

soaringeagle said:
i dunno but saying it had to be dammaged to dread is just gooffy
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/11/10 04:17:24PM
17 posts

Backcombed dreads!??!? are they dooooomed!?


Introduce Yourself

Wow, those are beautiful dreads for just being backcombed in!!! I'm fairly new at this myself but, if I may, offer some consolation based off my limited experience I would say you're going to be ok. I VERY LOOSELY backcombed mine in a couple weeks ago and none of them have unravelled too much except for the ends. Kudos to you and best wishes!
Kyra Lou
@kyra-lou
11/04/10 10:29:58PM
17 posts

New dreads in the forum...


Introduce Yourself

Hello all!I hope all is well wherever you're from... My name's Kyra and I have to sing praises to Soaring Eagle, this site, and everybody on this forum. I started my dreads just a few days ago and I'm glad I have learned not to take things at face value.I've wanted dreads for years but have been to chicken to do it. Here in the last few months the urge got irresistable so I started doing my research. Nobody in my neck of the woods (a conservative little college town in Missouri) has dreads nor knows anything about them so I resorted to searching the Internet and found the KB and DHHQ sites immediately. I already understood dreadlocks were somewhat a natural phenomenon that can happen without special waxes. I'm glad I took thier sites with a grain of salt...I decided to try and backcomb a section of hair to see just how much maintenance this "high maintenance" hairstyle required. That was two weeks ago... and I've put ZERO effort into maintaining that lock but EGADS... it's still here! So I kept searching the 'net for "natural" dreadlock maintenance and kept pulling up websites touting beeswax or similar waxes for your dreading mane. I finally said to myself, "Well, I'll go ahead and have a pro do my dreads and I guess I'll go find some beeswax to throw in my hair afterward... Then, a day or two into my backcombing adventure... I stumbled upon this website. Ironically, I found it after Google'ing "dreadlock salons in ks," and saw Soaring Eagles response to a girl wondering the same question as me!Thank you Thank you Thank you! I look forward to sharing my dreadlocking journey with everyone and, hopefully, helping other future-dreaded friends find this site!
updated by @kyra-lou: 01/13/15 08:49:01PM
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