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headownsouth
@headownsouth
11/09/10 10:51:49PM
3 posts

crocheting almost destroyed my dreads


Dread Maintenance

Youre right. Going to a stylist is a waste of money. And yes my hair is shoulder length and can get irritating. I almost always have a headband on, or braids. Imma keep that in mind, but I will also be posting photos pretty soon.
headownsouth
@headownsouth
11/09/10 10:19:36PM
3 posts

crocheting almost destroyed my dreads


Dread Maintenance

I must disagree with you about palm rolling though. Palm rolling may be ineffective for most types of hair, but for negroids hair, and other certain types of hair it is simply the best method. My hair is very thick, but soft and strong so it holds a lot of water, and is perfectly straight submerged, but when it dries it curls up completely. So my locks are really nothing but my fro separated. But without a Monthly twist, they would merge at my scalp. It takes 45 minutes to twist, 45 minutes to dry(preferably), and because I easily have over 150 locks, I can the most creative style the stylist can think of. So with the palm roll, all that is needed is the tip of a rattail comb to rip and twirl, aloe gel, and maybe some locking creme or w@% at the beginning. My locks are pretty mature, but if I never got twisted again, 150 locks would probably turn to 50 in a year. They would eat each other. But now that I have a crochet, I dont have to worry about that anymore.
headownsouth
@headownsouth
11/09/10 07:26:03PM
3 posts

crocheting almost destroyed my dreads


Dread Maintenance

I am so depressed about the condition of my hair right now. Im black, so I have pretty thick curly hair and never had a problem with my dreads until i let this woman crochet them. Ive had dreads for almost two years. A couple months ago, I got this crochet. I used to rub my fingers through my scalp and it was like a jungle, now my scalp is exposed way too much, I have almost no loose hair under the dread, and my roots are flat now, they used to be a fat square puff. Ive spent all day rubbing my roots trying to loosen them, but its like the crochet has put my dreads in a chokehold. Its like theyre all split in half and tied together now. Ive got a couple palm rolls since, which is what ive done since the start, but they are still thinner at the root then the rest of the dread. I used to be able to comfortably yank my dreads, now it hurts. I am very saddened by this, and now understand dreads a lot more, but will they ever fully recover?!!!!
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