A Compliment !?
Life Issues Facing Dreads
My mother loathed the idea of me growing dreads originally, but after four, maybe five months, she's totally digging it. You just gotta lead them into it slowly. :D
in this not only does he pull off a dread very easilt a dread that should suport over a thousand pounds breaks with only ounces of pressure
but look at her scalp shes got odvios traction alopecia..permenant balding and will need a hair transplant after her dreads are completely destroyed
You're being oversensitive, friend. No one can attack you over the magical interweb. Oh, and -- please -- learn proper grammar before being a supremacist. You're making yourself look childish to those who do understand the syntax of the English language.
Now, on the subject of crocheting, try to understand that with diversity comes differing opinions (e.g., not everyone who disagrees with you is attacking you). Soaring Eagle may come off as pushy to the meek, but all in all he is trying to help you. He's seen several cases of crocheting causing the breaking of hairs, which leads to further crocheting -- in most cases, due to the paranoia (or vanity) of the individual. I advise you consider that a few loose hairs will not make you a freak of society. No one will notice, or even care. If you feel so compelled to crochet your hair, then do so. No one is holding your hand, and no one will stop you. Remember: arguments are two-sided. If someone disagrees, you don't have to argue. Thank you.
Now, about the "poor little follicles" you so like to belittle, consider that others have different views (again, diversity). To many here, dreadlocks are spiritual, as is the journey. Let's try not to be guilty of what we lambaste (e.g., let's try not to attack others when we so strongly criticize the attacking). Let us also try to see through the eyes of those who might consider hair differently.
Call this post an attack if you will. I'm willing to be the bad guy "attacking" you over the internet if it might teach you something, as unlikely as that may be.
MMA Fan said:
That's totally a personal attack. Saying that correct spelling and language are not important is pretty much the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard...but I'm going to allow you that opinion. I'm a big fan of Skill teacher, dude's a stud. Where's this video of falling off crocheted dreads? I'd really like to see it. There's one thing to remember here, about all this "damage" to hair talk...it's just hair. It doesn't feel pain and it grows back, so let's not get too wrapped up in what we're doing to our poor little follicles.
Welcome to the site first of all :D Now, to the questions. I'll answer as best as I can, since our hair is similar.
1. Dreads are basically circular mats, really. When the hair mats, it's on the way to becoming a dread.
2. Twice a week is good. Once a week is what I do, since I don't get oily at all. Make sure to use residue-free shampoo and don't condition.
3. For curlier hair, it seems around 8 months to 1 year and 2 months is usual. I'm about half-way to dreads (I think) at 5-6ish months.