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post #501 of 519
Hello : ) New here, had dreads for a bit while I was in school, have very thick, bushy hair so it wasn't hard to put them in (back comb, little bit of neglect) but they never looked very nice... but that was years ago, thinking I might give it a go again, looking for advice: how to put em in, take care of em, what to wash with, to wax or not to wax, any advice would be appreciated : ) thanks
post #502 of 519
Liss420 ~ What festival were you at in that last pic? Kinda looks like Earthdance, no?
post #503 of 519
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Liss420 ~ What festival were you at in that last pic? Kinda looks like Earthdance, no?
it was actually a string cheese incident festival at horning's hideout in north plains, or. circa 2004
post #504 of 519
Something I've noticed: my head is very warm. I am that person who is always cold, but now I find myself feeling quite toasty and comfortable with this fluffy hair. I wonder if my hair will hold all this heat when it matures?

I also find myself wondering: What would Paris Hilton look like with dreadlocks? and other strange things.
post #505 of 519
Thread Starter 
paris hilton with dreads?? well, that is why god created photoshop
post #506 of 519

still lurking & waiting

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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
paris hilton with dreads?? well, that is why god created photoshop
I'm guessing you'll get right on that? lol

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Originally Posted by Narn View Post
Something I've noticed: my head is very warm. I am that person who is always cold, but now I find myself feeling quite toasty and comfortable with this fluffy hair. I wonder if my hair will hold all this heat when it matures?

I also find myself wondering: What would Paris Hilton look like with dreadlocks? and other strange things.
Well, if you're in the northern hemisphere it's a good time for fluff & warmth

I'm still lurking here... waiting. My hair is past my shoulders now (it was very short when I started thinking of dreads... like 2.5inches long!) Just the other night I said geez I don't know what I'm gonna do with this mess (hair) and dh said dread it So I've won him over. There is an in home salon up the road that specializes in dreads, braids, cornrows etc but it seems to cater to the African population so I'm not sure if she'd have an experience dreading straight ole white girl hair?
post #507 of 519
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There is an in home salon up the road that specializes in dreads, braids, cornrows etc but it seems to cater to the African population so I'm not sure if she'd have an experience dreading straight ole white girl hair?
I really don't see how anyone could have a problem. Even the worst hair person shouldn't have much trouble sectioning off some hair and backcombing. If that's all you're going to do, any salon would do, I'd think.

I just backcombed a tiny bit, to get things started. A lot of it unraveled in the back and tangled together. I keep separating it. I didn't realize how much work it would be to keep separating this hair. I guess it tangles pretty easily. But I am so stupid when it comes to styling hair. If I can do it, anyone can.
post #508 of 519
Hi all! I hope it's ok to jump in here!

I am hoping to get some good information on dreads. I'd like to start them but have a couple questions... How easy are they to take care of? How do I get started? I have curly, thick hair, probably 6" long. How much is it going to shrink up eventually?

Basically a crash course in dreads or a good link to a crash course is what I'm looking for!
post #509 of 519
Welcome my3peanuts! My dreads are a bit easier to take care of than my brushable hair. The first year I spent plenty of time palm rolling to keep the frizzies down. I've had to do plenty of seperating and combining too. Mine never really shrank. I just stopped brushing and using condioner and I do love them but I almost wish I would have sectioned. I think I'd have fewer dreads eating each other. I think the directions at knotty boy are fine just subtract all the wax and other hair products.
post #510 of 519
hi dready-mamas! so, after lots of waiting and too many excuses, i'm finally ready to begin my dread journey... i was planning to have dreads crocheted in after christmas. BUT... i am three months postpartum right now and i'm losing a lot of hair (at least it feels like a lot to me!). i'm not sure when the hair loss will slow down, but i'm wondering if i should wait a bit longer before starting dreads? i'm worried that perhaps the backcombing will be too rough on the roots and cause more hair loss? or that the dreads will be too heavy and cause more hair to fall out? i don't want entire dreads breaking off because my roots are too thin...? or maybe waiting would be better so new growth could be woven in? am i overthinking this?? i'd love your thoughts!
post #511 of 519
hey mamas, cant say i have dreads...i do enjoy my long hair and being able to have it curly, straight, braid it to be wavy, w/e. i do want to dread my son's hair when hes older but i was wondering how you came to the decision to dread your hair?
post #512 of 519
I never liked my hair before dreads. It was wavy, dry, frizzy, never cooperated, I never found a cut or color that I loved. After it got shoulder length I hated to comb it out all the time because I'm very tender headed and it took a lot of time. I also fell in love with all the interesting things you can put in dreads like beads, bands and thread.
post #513 of 519
Yeah, I'm not good with styling hair. I got sick of bothering with it. It was always going up in a ponytail, so why not just stop brushing it and let it do it's thing?
post #514 of 519
oh ok, so most arent comfortable with the "conventional" hairstyles so you choose dreads because it works better for you. I guess i should share why i am choosing dreads for Carter, or at least seriously considering it if im asking all of you.

I feel as a mother one of my roles is to preserve his natural being as much as possible. Keep chemicals and other toxins out of his body, give him as much clean air in lungs and let his body naturally grow up and not change his natural state, if that makes sense. So cutting his hair doesnt seem to follow that, not until he is old enough to say he wants it cut. Thats his hair, why do i need to get rid of it, however being raised traditional english, your raised to "dine with the Queen" and appearence is important. So locking his hair allows the hair to just be, but still look groomed.
post #515 of 519
Thread Starter 
yeah I'm a bit on that side too, carter'smummy.
for me, it's a lot of being lazy to do all that brushing and styling and stuff, and a lot of feeling that doing all that stuff is counter to being really natural and letting my body grow uninhindered. (I'm also a hairy mama). I also really like dreadlocks
post #516 of 519
I have been MIA lately due to a lot going on with my DH health, but I am catching up now.

my3peanuts, I had hair to the middle of my back when I started and it shrunk up to my shoulders. So that was about 50% shrinkage. I had very straight blonde hair before dreading. I have days where I love them and days where I am ready to shave them off.

Carter'sMummy, my 4 yr. old daughter is full AA (I am CC)and I am about ready to have her hair dreaded as well. I think it would be a nice natural style as well as the fact she HATES me doing her hair. I think she gets angry mostly because it takes 2 hours to braid and I refuse to have it straightened!!!! What does your son want?

CariOfOz, I consulted a multicultural salon before DH did mine and they insisted on using wax so I passed on it.
post #517 of 519
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I have been MIA lately due to a lot going on with my DH health, but I am catching up now.

CariOfOz, I consulted a multicultural salon before DH did mine and they insisted on using wax so I passed on it.
Hope DH is better Re: salons.. that's what I was worried about with the wax etc. I know there are a couple of places that do them in this city, but YEOUCH at how much they charge to do it! No way is dh game to do it.. so I wait (he doesn't mind me getting dreads.. he just would like them to look nice and not bodgy like they would if he did it lol)
post #518 of 519

dandruff!!

will tto help to ease the snowstorm on my scalp? this has never been a problem for me until now. i'm 6 mos. postpartum with my 2nd babe and unsure if it's just that my chemistry has changed or what. it doesn't itch or anything, and i'm the only one who seems to notice it. i would like it gone!! any advice?
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