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post #301 of 529
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Originally Posted by MoonStarFalling View Post
I thought my loose hair wasn't as noticeable because it's so dark. Hmm.
Yeah, that would be the other way to go... One of our in town dreadies dyed her hair darker a while ago and it did make the loose hairs less noticeable!

The blond really highlights the loose hair, but also makes them look more intentional/ wispy and thus (to my friend, at least) less messy. It's a more pre-Raphaelite painting kind of look, I guess.

Also, it's possible that in bleaching them, some of the loose hairs sucked into dreads... they are ripping and twisting a lot easier this week, I'll say that!
post #302 of 529
I took the plunge a week and a half ago! I did it myself, was up all night, and had a great time. Hopefully the back looks okay! It's definitely looser now than in the pic. I've tried palmrolling and re-backcombing, but it still won't stay. I guess I will have to be patient?

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...ew/2008237.jpg
post #303 of 529
A question:

What's the best way to go more blonde? I want to bleach some of the dreads, but not all of them.
post #304 of 529
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Originally Posted by swampstew View Post
I took the plunge a week and a half ago! I did it myself, was up all night, and had a great time. Hopefully the back looks okay! It's definitely looser now than in the pic. I've tried palmrolling and re-backcombing, but it still won't stay. I guess I will have to be patient?

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...ew/2008237.jpg
ohh that looks really good!
post #305 of 529
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Originally Posted by swampstew View Post
I took the plunge a week and a half ago! I did it myself, was up all night, and had a great time. Hopefully the back looks okay! It's definitely looser now than in the pic. I've tried palmrolling and re-backcombing, but it still won't stay. I guess I will have to be patient?

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...ew/2008237.jpg
That does look really good! Once I put my dreads in.. I did about a week of palm-rolling and all of that but eventually I just neglected it. I'm at about 8 weeks now and I am really starting to notice where it was loose or wispy that they are starting to tighten up. I'm guessing patience is the key.
post #306 of 529
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Originally Posted by swampstew View Post
A question:

What's the best way to go more blonde? I want to bleach some of the dreads, but not all of them.
back in the day when my dreds were new, like 12 years ago or something, i used to dye them different colours. just use foil so the dye doesn't contaminate the other dreads. colour each dread how you want it and then wrap it up in foil while it sets
post #307 of 529
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Originally Posted by majikfaerie View Post
back in the day when my dreds were new, like 12 years ago or something, i used to dye them different colours. just use foil so the dye doesn't contaminate the other dreads. colour each dread how you want it and then wrap it up in foil while it sets
yeah, that... although I wouldn't do it until the dreads are "settled" == when that is is highly dependent on your own dreads, how they were created, how fast your hair knots, etc... mine I didn't feel really comfortable thinking about bleaching out until they were about a year old, and then it took me another six months to actually get up the guts to do it!
post #308 of 529
Thread Starter 
just keep in mind too that dyeing esp bleaching damages the hair and can make your dreads weak and brittle - they undread and break off!
post #309 of 529
Hey, new here with a question.
My dd8yrs. has asked for dreads....
I have no idea what to do.
She has pretty fine hair but it's got some natural curl to it and sometimes dreads up a little on it's own in between washes (sometimes we go a while between washes :
So, do I have to do them by hand? I don't know if she'll sit and take the pain for them. Or can I just stop brushing and washing and let them develop on their own? Or just no brushing?
Then, if she doesn't like them, do we have to cut all her hair off to go back?
I just feel like I want to make sure she understands what she's asking for before we jump right in.
TIA
post #310 of 529
My 6 year old DD wanted them. She has superfine hair. She sat while I backcombed and palmrolled. She loves them...
post #311 of 529
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Originally Posted by milkmommie View Post
Hey, new here with a question.
My dd8yrs. has asked for dreads....
I have no idea what to do.
She has pretty fine hair but it's got some natural curl to it and sometimes dreads up a little on it's own in between washes (sometimes we go a while between washes :
So, do I have to do them by hand? I don't know if she'll sit and take the pain for them. Or can I just stop brushing and washing and let them develop on their own? Or just no brushing?
Then, if she doesn't like them, do we have to cut all her hair off to go back?
I just feel like I want to make sure she understands what she's asking for before we jump right in.
TIA
you can just let it be and it will dread up on its own. it's the minimalist way, and the least pain. though you don't usually end up with the neat even dreads you get from rolling them in.
it's up to your dd really, what kind of end result she wants and how much effort she (and you) are willing to put in.
if she doesn't like them, they can be brushed out, especially early on, but I don't think she should start them without being willing to cut her hair off, *if* it comes to that.
my dd let her hair dread up on it's own and it turned out really nice
post #312 of 529
anyone have a good link for directions on how to dread up hair?
DD is determined and doesn't care if we have to cut them out later.
Honestly, I'm jealous and wish my hair was long enough to dread too.
post #313 of 529
Thread Starter 
there's probably links a plenty further back at the start of the thread.
me, I don't know any coz I've gone the neglect route for me and dd.
post #314 of 529
I think knottyboy is a pretty good place to look for info, although they suggest using wax.

My DD's dreads are looking good. It's getting a little bit easier to separate them now, maybe because she's getting used to it.

I am still considering dreading my hair this fall. I have been "considering" it for 2 years now! lol
post #315 of 529
Hey, guys.

I don't officially belong to this group, but all I can seem to think about lately is dreads! I'm on the fence about doing it. My husband and my almost 5yo ds think I should. Any input?
post #316 of 529
Do it. You can comb it out if you don't like it.
post #317 of 529
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Originally Posted by LauraReaux View Post
Hey, guys.

I don't officially belong to this group, but all I can seem to think about lately is dreads! I'm on the fence about doing it. My husband and my almost 5yo ds think I should. Any input?
I definitely think you should do it! Especially since your hubby and son are on board. I think you'd look great with them. As a matter of fact, every time I read your blog I wonder why you don't have them already! Glad you joined dreaded together too!
post #318 of 529
Thread Starter 
go for it!
dread! dread! dread!

(no pressure )
post #319 of 529
Haha... you girls are bad! I'm still thinking about it, I'm just afraid I'll regret it and then have to cut them off. Yikes. I can think of so many reasons I do want to though. lol
post #320 of 529
yep- you CAN comb them out if it doesn't work for you--i did after 2 months and it's all good!
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