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post #341 of 529
I agreee, i love your dreads, please don't cut them off!
post #342 of 529
Buddha, I soooo love your hair - please sleep on it, for at least a week! Few dreads are just like fine hair - some have it, some don't.

I've had some wine tonight and have been thinking of you, even though I haven't been on in a couple of months.

Just...sleep on it. They are so awesome...you just don't know....
post #343 of 529
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peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure
post #344 of 529
I was wondering, all of a sudden over the last few weeks I have noticed hairs between the dreads that are about 5 inches long. Where are they coming from? I mean my hair was half way own my back when I started and these are so short so I can't figure out where they came from
post #345 of 529
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MoonStarFalling: Do you have photos? Would love to see the progress!
Here's my updated pic.
post #346 of 529
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I was wondering, all of a sudden over the last few weeks I have noticed hairs between the dreads that are about 5 inches long. Where are they coming from? I mean my hair was half way own my back when I started and these are so short so I can't figure out where they came from

OMGoodness, I have the same thing! I think our hair grows, depending on the nutrition value of what we eat. I have 5 different sections, which I separate from the other dreads after washing. When I fondle my hair I fondle those 5 separately and am trying to encourage them to be their own dreads, KWIM?

See, mama? You'd have many more if you hang in there...
post #347 of 529
Here's my dreads at about 2 1/2 months. They are slowly coming along, i palm roll them maybe two or three times a week, but mostly put them up and ignore them This was after some maintenance
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post #348 of 529
So beautiful, Kat!
post #349 of 529
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I was wondering, all of a sudden over the last few weeks I have noticed hairs between the dreads that are about 5 inches long. Where are they coming from? I mean my hair was half way own my back when I started and these are so short so I can't figure out where they came from
hair falls out and new strands grow.
when you dont have dreads, the hairs fall out, and you get them in your hairbrush or shower drain.
when you have dreads, the hair falls out at the root, but since the shaft is all tangled into a dread, it stays there. new hairs grow in. those are the short fluffy hairs that grow between your dreads. IME, they attach themselves into the dreads on their own.
also when you separate the dreads, some hair shafts get broken, then they grow.
hth
post #350 of 529
This is my second go round with my dreads. When I cut them the first time I said I would grow them again when I'm preggers with my first child and not cut them before his 5th b'day.

So I'm preggers and had hair almost to my butt. And for the love of god could not keep the knots out. I was complaining to my good friend about yet another fun side effect of pregnancy when she reminded me of the commitment I had made made years prior. So I let them go. I wound up having the same dread right out the top back of my head. Its a phatty and I love it.

My favorite part about my dreads now is that they are my sons security blanket. No matter which side I'm holding him on he puts his arm up on my shoulder and grabs one. I can just feel the security it gives him and it fills me with an enormous sense of well being. The second thing would be tickling him with the whispies. I tickle it across his face and cheeks. It's the same thing as when his eyes roll back bf'ing! And well they come in handy when your stuck waiting somewhere and didn't bring any toys!!

I'm excited to dye them all rainbow before I cut them and then plan to bury them with the first round and placenta.

I really do need to spend more time with them though..they are really needing some love lately.

Has anyone checked out the dreadhead website!! My dh and I got to laughing one night at the before and after pics of people. One pic they look totally normal and in the done pic they all look so stoned!!

pics coming soon.
post #351 of 529
Mama Mich, when you cut your first set out, how did you do it and how much hair did you have left afterward?
post #352 of 529
Buddha, if you do feel like your time is over, you can cut them off at about 3in. and comb from there. You'd have some hair, at least... I think I read once that someone used a fork to comb them first, then switched to a finer comb for the remainder.
post #353 of 529
If you're going to cut, I would leave a bit and try to comb out as much as possible. You'll likely end up cutting it again because of all the breakage caused by combing.

How long have you had yours?

I am still thinking of this fall for mine. I wish my hair were longer, though!
post #354 of 529
These were my dreads at 11 months old. They'll be a year on the 28th.

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post #355 of 529
just poppin in to ask how long your hair needs to be to do dreads
post #356 of 529
I wound up with maybe an inch of hair left. To tell you the truth you're going to be very surprised with what you find in your dreads when you cut them! I found confetti from a New Years 2 years prior to cutting them!! Basically you can gage how much hair you't have left by how much play you have between your scalp and where the knotting starts on the dread. I would not try to save any part of where the knotting starts. There will be a heavy concentrate of flacky oily scalp right there. Give your hair a fresh start. It's very awkward and naked feeling going from a heavy load powerful head of hair to so bare. But it is also very freeing and liberating. You will just trip out the first time you get your head wet and have nothing to squeeze.

Its a strange trip cutting your locks off. I cried and celebrated all at once. We lined them all out on a table and it looked like we just harvested some major buds!! I got to really see them all for the first time. I held them all in my hands and just shoved them into my face and sniffed. They still smell awesome to this day.

So when I got home from cutting them off my Dad made me cry so hard...he said oh my god you look like a boy! Our dog at the time hadn't known me with out dreads and was afraid of me! My mom of course told me I was beautiful! She kept asking me to cut my hair that short over and over again as I was growing my hair out. Another very honest point worth making is that I went through a stage of paranoia. I was afraid that lesbians would think I was lesbian and I wouldn't know what to say if they came on to me. I was also afraid boys would think I was gay too and not be interested in me. Very stupid and I am by no means homophobic. I love all people ... I sometime wish my husband was a woman!

What to do with them when they're off. I had a very special friend who was a major part of my life through out my growing period. My parting gift to our relationship was a lock. There was also a very special little boy that came into my life during the growing period..my 1st nephew and he has one too. As I mentioned before I plan to bury the rest, with these and my son's placenta. To be honest I had been fearful of voodoo witchcraft attacks against me with my hair. Don't get me wrong I don't have any enemies. I just know and feel locks are a very powerful magical thing. Maybe I'll make a magic wand out of one for my son out of this set!!
post #357 of 529
Has anyone ever tried the crocheting method? Looping the dread thru it's roots? Just wondering if it's okay to do and if it does any good?
post #358 of 529
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These were my dreads at 11 months old. They'll be a year on the 28th.

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You have beautiful dreads. I love the little bits of color. They look great on you.
post #359 of 529
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You have beautiful dreads. I love the little bits of color. They look great on you.
Thanks. I have a rainbow one on the top of my head, too, but the way it lays you don't really see it much.
post #360 of 529
Well, I've been doing neglect method since I last posted on here. It's been, hmm, four weeks maybe? Six weeks? Not sure. I've got two nice big, definate ones that made themselves in the mid-back of my head, and a couple others that are trying to form but have not gotten too far yet, but you can tell they've separated from the rest of the hair. This evening DH sat down with me and backcombed and palmrolled one into the nape of my neck. : We are amazed at how well it 'stuck' off the bat. I am going about it in a funny way, I don't have time to sit down for 4-8 hours to do my whole head, so we are doing them slowly and surely and just working them into the hair I've got going on now as we get the time. Because the ones that formed themselves are swarming around in the middle, I've just been pulling my hair back into a pony or messy bun and letting them be & nobody has noticed yet. I am a little bit shy about letting the world see them yet.
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