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@soaring-eagle
06/03/16 11:26:24AM
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cancersurvivor - dreadlocks


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congrats on your recovery but the dreads are doing great you will have to separate often that 1 looks too thick

wearing them up or covered will only double the problem

your forcing them to matt together if left too long.. into a  bun shaped single dread

give them time to dread before you worry about styling them

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@soaring-eagle
06/03/16 11:18:48AM
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Separation hell!


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separating while wets easiest beads help a whole lot!

and yes with fast dreading you have to separate much more often but  they will get past that stage faster and in a few months weekly will be plenty

lil tip the ones that are hard to separate, a lil olive oil on the connected hairs should make em come loose easy

baba fats made a great separating dreads video on here

but you cant worry about damaging the hair (in this case) i know i'm very against damaged dreads but the hairs that your separating are between dreads not in the dreads and the only way to separate them is to break those hairs free

its just like cutting them they will just be shorter at the scalp and form new dreads later on

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@soaring-eagle
06/03/16 11:09:55AM
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while wet pull them away from eachother if some don't separate do as he said wiggle a finger under hose hairs and pull up from the scalp

technically you are breaking hairs when you separate..but between dreads not inside them

doing it wets easiest and most pain free

doing it often enough and you wont hardly notice anything being ripped cause you wont give it a chance to start to matt together

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 11:58:30PM
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Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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mine at 1/2 that thickness take a couple days to dry completely

remember yours are not yet tight when they are they dry a lot slower

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 11:43:47PM
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Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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they will get to about the sizes of the sections

look at my friend chevelle trant on here

hers when they started were tiny lil things  look how thick they are now

this is a very common mistake people assume the dreads will be the size threy make them so use way too much hair from big sections and end up with huge dreads

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 11:40:14PM
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Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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baba fats  um emily (theres a few Emily's) and umm matted something  or something matted .. all 3 though haven't been on much lately

they are the only 3 i can think of that have around dreads like yours

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 11:33:26PM
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Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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always happy to help

i started out with like 75 later i think i had close to 200

i let them congo at will (except those that are already 1 inch) and now have maybe 50-60

the few that are 6 combined into 1 that are an inch take very long to dry..and if i wash them too late in the day they risk getting funky

and those are just 1 inch.. i would at least recommend keeping the tips loose so they don't hold ikn water

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 11:26:49PM
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Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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look at hummingbird love gorilla on here

hes got massive dreads and no they thicken as they mature

2 inches is roughly the size of your wrist..so that's how thick each dread would be

btw

you never had to tnr or backcomb you could just let it section and dread itself

theres no reworking involved nature does it all for you

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 10:20:15PM
27,961 posts

Hi! Anybody else with less than 20 dreads?


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i wouldn't bother with the bands at all.

but guesstimate the sizes of the sections at the scalp

that's how thick the dreads will get eventually wich means they can take 4-6 days to fully dry inside wich is a high mildew risk

over 1 inch thick is risky yes some people have massive dreads 6 or more inches but often they are not very sanitary or healthy (google polish plait)

if you want really fat dreads and don't mind that they are extra hard to care for then by all means carry on... 

but if you want to minimize the risk and make them more manageable and easy to care for then it would be best to start over now instead of later

just be aware of what thick dreads that size require

baba fats wrote a post or made a video i forget which about the special care fat dreads require

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@soaring-eagle
05/30/16 01:12:57PM
27,961 posts

Helloo there! :)


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they look beautiful but asi said crochets very bad and will take a really long time to recover from usually

(yours dont look as bad as most crocheted dreads though so you might not take as long to recover)

stick around you'll learn alot here

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