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Isak Nesse


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When does it become "too" thin?

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By: Isak Nesse
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Hi all, I'm a new comer to the site (a great community might I add) originally here just for information, but wanting to stay for the people! Anywho, as you could probably guess, I've been wanting dreadlocks for a long time, and I figured that with the change that comes with graduating highschool, why not start the journey for dreads? So I did some research and heard that the natural way, and TnR methods were the nicest in terms of damage. I decided to go with the TnR method since I'm going to be looking for a job, and my hair being left unkept maaaaaaaay hinder that haha. So I went through the process of it all, and came out with the soon-to-be locks! (Well "soon" may be an exaggeration).
Well It's been a week now, and I know I'm going through the standard early stage paranoia of wanting them to form and all, but I am legitimately curious.

I have a few spots on my head, mostly in the back that almost seem completely taken out! Not in any sort of separated "lock" at all!
I can handle requiring patience for the journey, I can handle waiting. I just want to know if I'm still on track, if that makes sense. That they're not so far gone that I should've tried re- tying them weeks ago!

And on a side note, would it be a negative thing to touch up the very loose ones with more tearing and ripping?

I did the TnR method 1 week ago, some patches are very nearly out. Is it normal for them to be THAT loose? And should I touch up loose ones with more tearing and ripping?

Thanks in advance for any help that I receive! It definitely means a lot!

the Barrellady
06/28/13 12:13:57AM @the-barrellady:

Twist & rip goes through many stages, it is only a blueprint to your dreads, not actual dreads themselves. They will loosen, or even come completely out, zig, zag, loop and shrink, slowly becoming mature dreads. The more you touch up loose ones, the longer they will take to mature and become the dreadlocks you always wanted. Now that you made those sections, do you know what you do?...wash 2-3 times a week, separate any sections trying to join on together, and just let your hair do what it wants to do...all on it's own. No worries my friend, Here is a posting I made that will tell you what to expect from here on in with T&R:


☮ soaring eagle ॐ
06/23/13 11:33:50PM @soaring-eagle:

they are perfectly fine everyone goes through this tnr wasnt ever needed to dread so no need to retntr and etnrong will only set you back

touching up loose ones will only set u back

the looser ones will dread faster then the too tight ones

just wait n see

06/23/13 11:13:59PM @gingerrose:
Let them be - if they fall out, eventually they will re-form with knots of their own choosing ;)

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