or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Women's Health  › Natural Body Care › ~~ Dready Mamas 2012?~~
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

~~ Dready Mamas 2012?~~ - Page 13

post #241 of 376

If you are that worried aboutthem becoming unravelled try crocheting the tips or using hemp to wrap them. hemp wraps are much cuter imo! sorry for typos nak
 

post #242 of 376

Becky - dreads are looking good!!!

post #243 of 376

OH! btw, I covered up that empty spot on the back of my head. It's easy to hide under 3 dreads. winky.gif

post #244 of 376

I cut mine in half to shoulder length, but then my sister spent 7.5 hours combing them out after 3 years of having rock hard ones and I ended up with a bob, but then after having my unexpected baby had my hair cut off to 1.5 inches *LOL*.I am happy to say there was no nasty stuff inside either when I cut them orngbiggrin.gif I am not sure how you would seal the ends except needle felting or rubbing the tips/ends in circular motions in the palm of your hands which is also how you can get those end wisps to dread up and not unravel.

post #245 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddhamom View Post

I cut mine in half to shoulder length, but then my sister spent 7.5 hours combing them out after 3 years of having rock hard ones and I ended up with a bob, but then after having my unexpected baby had my hair cut off to 1.5 inches *LOL*.I am happy to say there was no nasty stuff inside either when I cut them orngbiggrin.gif I am not sure how you would seal the ends except needle felting or rubbing the tips/ends in circular motions in the palm of your hands which is also how you can get those end wisps to dread up and not unravel.

Thank you! I was just going to wait until they locked up and take out the bands, but I'm going to try the palm rolling with some of them to see how they hold.

post #246 of 376

Hi Buddahmom! I haven't seen you on here for a while. I think it was back in the days of my alter ego before I got locked out of my old account, lol. You had some awesome phat locks!

post #247 of 376

They look kinda crazy in the back, but that's baby dreads for ya!

post #248 of 376

Thanks, yes I did and as you can see by my picture they are no more.  I am thinking of doing it again after it grows out, but at 42, not sure *LOL*

post #249 of 376

Yay!!!!

post #250 of 376

I just got my dreads two weeks ago... back combed and crocheted. I love them! Its something I've always wanted to do... I'm nursing my 3 month old daughter and definitely having some hair loss... I lost a lot of hair with my son as well, but its freaking me out that its happening with the dreads, especially along my hairline. Here's some pics

 

 

 

post #251 of 376

Everyones dreads look amazing! Here are mine at 2 weeks old, my hair was originally halfway down my back

 

 

 

post #252 of 376
Yay is right!! So, I have a problem I hope someone can help me with. I have asked so many people about this, that I am starting to believe it is a really rare issue... If I pull out a single stand of hair, the part that was attached to my scalp will have a little white spot at the tip. I assume that this is the root, our part of my scalp??? Anyways, all the hair that would normally just fall out through out the day is, instead, stuck in the dread. Which means that my dreads are peppered with these little white dots... Does anyone know how to get rid of these? These little bits are at the root end of all the hair that is no longer attached... It is driving me nuts. I have done baking soda and vinegar. Does anyone have any ideas?
post #253 of 376

Becky - the first set of pictures you look a little unsure.  The two week dreadiversary you look so happy!

post #254 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post

Becky - the first set of pictures you look a little unsure.  The two week dreadiversary you look so happy!

They're literally growing on me. I'm really happy about them. I actually inspired someone on my facebook page to do dreads on herself. biggrinbounce.gif

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjruiz_415 View Post

Yay is right!! So, I have a problem I hope someone can help me with. I have asked so many people about this, that I am starting to believe it is a really rare issue... If I pull out a single stand of hair, the part that was attached to my scalp will have a little white spot at the tip. I assume that this is the root, our part of my scalp??? Anyways, all the hair that would normally just fall out through out the day is, instead, stuck in the dread. Which means that my dreads are peppered with these little white dots... Does anyone know how to get rid of these? These little bits are at the root end of all the hair that is no longer attached... It is driving me nuts. I have done baking soda and vinegar. Does anyone have any ideas?

I've had this ever since I can remember. I would just pluck out the little white spots as you see them. I'm still having postpartum hairless, so I'm getting the little white flecks in my dreads from the end of lost hairs.

post #255 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjruiz_415 View Post

Yay is right!! So, I have a problem I hope someone can help me with. I have asked so many people about this, that I am starting to believe it is a really rare issue... If I pull out a single stand of hair, the part that was attached to my scalp will have a little white spot at the tip. I assume that this is the root, our part of my scalp??? Anyways, all the hair that would normally just fall out through out the day is, instead, stuck in the dread. Which means that my dreads are peppered with these little white dots... Does anyone know how to get rid of these? These little bits are at the root end of all the hair that is no longer attached... It is driving me nuts. I have done baking soda and vinegar. Does anyone have any ideas?

THANK YOU! I thought I was the only one...it IS a rare issue. Or others just don't care. The only thing I can say is, after my 18 months of dreads, you get used to it. Actually, it gets better. It's quite annoying, I know, b/c it looks like dandruff! I'm not sure why it's better now, but it is. Sorry, I know that's not much help but it's all I gotshrug.gif

post #256 of 376
Oh dear god... So these things are there to stay... Gotta get me some headbands or wraps, as the top is the most noticeable part. I have been toying with the idea of bleaching them. Or some of them. Idk if you can tell in the pics, but a small amt. of my hair was kinda bleached. That should make this funk less noticeable too... And then I could put pretty colors in too...
post #257 of 376

I would like some headbands and wraps. Guess that'll have to wait until my birthday in November, though.

post #258 of 376

If you have any old tshirts the sleeves can be used as headbands. Or if there really small shirts they can be used whole as a wrap. I usually use just plain bandannas....

post #259 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamayogibear View Post

If you have any old tshirts the sleeves can be used as headbands. Or if there really small shirts they can be used whole as a wrap. I usually use just plain bandannas....

I was actually thinking of doing this. I just want colorful pretties. LOL

post #260 of 376

i have enough fabric to cloth a small country... so i should be able to make something

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Natural Body Care
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Women's Health  › Natural Body Care › ~~ Dready Mamas 2012?~~