Should I start again??
Help! Save My Dreads
yea idont know why anyone would get synthetics when the real things so easy and so much more rewarding
considering you started with synthetics they look pretty normal
they should not all be the same size! is every branch of a tree the same size?
but 50 is pretty average
they didn't have the greatest of starts but they will be fine
its a personal choice if you feel strongly that they would be better started from scratch not from synthetics then start over (you can comb them out)
otherwise they should be fine ..just follow the care tips here and you'll be ok
liquid for young dreads bars when mature.. though if her hairs dreading too fast and outta control u might want 1 of each and switch back and forth the liquid makes it dread real fast meaning more separting early on if your separating too often use the bars to slow the dreading a bit
seloarate by pulling dreads away from eachother
once they start forming sections and clumping together separate any that form too big (over 1 inch at the roots) or when 2 dreads try to '"congo" which means growing together at the roots trying to merge into 1 dread
1 don't trust raging roots 2 dreadlockshampoo.com is the best!
1 her hairs pect for naturally dreading! meet gilly https://www.dreadlockssite.com/gillys-mum/gallery/all/p=1
note gillybeans dreads are only 1 month old here they dreaded this beautifully in just a handful of weeks
gilly started dreading naturally at 6 years old or was it 5 around here shes a star!
2 if she cant sit still let them dread themselves! but if you insist on tnr yes you can do 1 a day even
3 that's false they do not need to look any particular way no you cant make them look neater without damage and they will get messier before getting neater. natural dreadings more gradual so oftens more easily accepted as its not a sudden change. however theres numerous ways to justify dreas as being spiritual or religios 'any sincerely held belief' wich can simply mean that she believes dreads are the natural state of hair and she wants too live a natural lifestyle.
4 in all my life having dreads, knowing people like the move group, working in all black hoods, working with rival gangs from all black schools, I had never once had anyone with real dreads ever say anything about my dreads..not 1 and i had thousands of true rastas as friends straight out of jaimaica
nor had i had 1 black person on the streets or anywhere ever say anything except how much they loved my dreads.
my best friends white with dreads and through dj'ing at a Ugandan bar most of her friends are straight out of Africa..not 1 ever said a thing
you know who does say things a lot? locticians! racists who themselves are appropriating dread culture with fake salon 'locs' who are so ashamed of dread culture they won't even call them dreads or locks.
all cultures, not just black culture wore dreads since beginning of time.
this is culture
this is cultural appropriation
his is culture dread culture
this is dread culture
this is dread culture
appropriation is the imitation of a culture
the culture is about spirituality about living a pure life
not about commercializing and imitating a hairstyle
these are cultural appropriation
see the diference? 1 is so afraid of even being associated with the culture they are appropriating they spend 20 thousand dollars and even change the name of the style from locks to locs
they want the style but to be completely separate from the culture
its only those who are really guilty of appropriating culture that ever bring it up, and they are racist.. and very very few
in fact,i have only encountered it online never in person
in person i always get nothing but respect from others of all races.
5 only thing you haven't considered is letting them dread naturally
because kids will not like about 16 hours of hair pulling i would only recommend natural for kids
crochet hooks are terrible and extentions should never be added to dreads not mature enough to hold them ..now most people who add extentions hate them and chop them ff
the gap is likely from too big of sections
and finaly you will have 4 inches of loose hairs till nearly mature..dont do anything about it
but do wash your hair the more its washed the quicker it dreads