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#1 of 529 Old 03-21-2008, 04:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Welcome lovers of locs!
Dreaddy headdy folk,
come share your stories, show us your dreds, offer support and advice


Here's a link to the previous thread, which was getting big and out of date.

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yeah, a fresh new beginning

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Woo Hooo! There's snow on my new daffodils this morning: Yikes!

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Yay Dreads are almost 7 months old! Yippie!

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yeah, a fresh new start. I guess our dreds needed a little shake-up

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Thanks Majikfaerie! I thought we needed a new space too...spring, ahhh...new beginnings and discoveries, it's time. I'm constantly finding new insights and moments on this dready journey. Nice to have so many new dreadies, too...welcome! May your discoveries and insights feed your soul this spring!

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Heya! Lovin the new place!:
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Today we are taking out the rest of the braids and doing a little separating and backcombing for DD. She is anxious to have all her hair "the same", since we have let the back dread up, but kept the rest in braids. It's so hard to keep it separated, though.

Majik, did you mention wrapping the sections in string? I was wondering if you mean at the root to keep them separate?
I think we will try that. I have a lot of cotton string here, in many colors!

DD is excited. I will post pics when it is all done.
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Hi all,
joining this tribe and subbing as well. I've been following this tribe for a loooooong time now, and last night got an itch i my pants and had DP put in one dread. so, I only have one, thin little dready amongst my mess of curls, but I'm sure some more will make their way onto my head as well. He just backcombed and palm rolled...it's super cute and pretty thin.
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I did mention wrapping the roots with string. as a prettier alternative to the rubber bands. the string will keep them separate pretty well too.
I have lots of colourful wraps in my dreds, I love them.

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Well, we did all of DD's hair and it looks better than I could even guess it would!

She is having a lot of fun pretending they are tentacles, antennae, etc...

The finished product!
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http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...t=IMG_5737.jpg

Sorry the last one is so blurry, I had to have the flash off.

Thanks for your help!
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wow! wonderma! that looks awesome
you'll probably have to keep rubbing and separating them for a while, but judging by her hair, they'll probably settle in nicely.

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OMGosh! They look so good!!!!! She looks proud of them, too!
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Cute! Can't wait to see them when they settle in
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wowee wow-they look awesome!! I wish mine looked like that...........

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Hi Ahava (love your username ) welcome
Thanks!

and WonderMa - your daughter's hair looks fabulous!
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Thanks Majikfaerie! I thought we needed a new space too...spring, ahhh...new beginnings and discoveries, it's time. I'm constantly finding new insights and moments on this dready journey. Nice to have so many new dreadies, too...welcome! May your discoveries and insights feed your soul this spring!

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I enjoyed reading and looking at the pics-thanks for sharing
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!

My DD is really loving her locks.

What should I be doing now? I tried to make sure they got dry after her swim lessons yesterday. I kinda roll and separate them every day, so it doesn't hurt to rip them apart if they get too knotted together. Is that right?

How long should I leave the string in? Any help would be appreciated!
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sounds like you're doing the right thing.
me, I'd leave the string in. I still have random bits of string in my hair that's from years ago. the dread kinda absorbs the string. its nice to see how much the dreds grow above the string
but if you want to take them out, you can do it when it seems like they've settled in

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sounds like you're doing the right thing.
me, I'd leave the string in. I still have random bits of string in my hair that's from years ago. the dread kinda absorbs the string. its nice to see how much the dreds grow above the string
but if you want to take them out, you can do it when it seems like they've settled in
I want a string now!!!

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Hi. I've been thinking about dreads for awhile. Maybe mine when it gets a little longer, maybe doing my ds's as well. I just thought I'd sub here and hang out for awhile.

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Wonderma! Her hair looks amazing...Mine is like nine months old now and doesn't look nearly as good! She's so cute, too. I'll bet she will enjoy the low-maintenance aspect of locks. I know my dd (who is 9) would love it, but she's old enough to care what people think..and she always points out that people are staring at me She has the same fine, thick, tangly hair as me though, so I think it would really cut down on the tears at comb out time....we'll see. Thanks for sharing your daughter's process with us! Absolutely beautiful...
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My DD is very much loving the new do!

She doesn't really mind the palmrolling and separating, the strings really help a lot. She is very very proud of her locks, and helps me roll the ones she can see in front.

Here is her one week progress:
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She's just lovely! Her hair looks great!
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sooo sweet WonderMa! Is there another dready in the making in the first photo?

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sooo sweet WonderMa! Is there another dready in the making in the first photo?
Yes! DD2 has 2 or 3 in the back that I just can't bear to comb out! Her dad is all for leaving them, so we probably will.

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lookin great, wonderma jr!!!

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Hi all! I'm subbing to this thread- maybe it's spring fever or something more, but I'm thinking about dreads seriously. I have tailbone length hair, and it's been the same straight all my life. I can't bear to cut it short, but I think I might be able to bear dreads- my only fear is that if I change my mind, I WILL have to cut it short.
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lookin good, wonderma...I'll have to snap a shot of my little guy. We've never brished his hair and its all locked up in the back but not the front. He wanted them, and says he will let his locks grow to the ground! They are just naturally formed, and I have never had to even separate them. They are slowly creeping towards the front of his hair. I guess one day the whole head will catch on!

So, how do the grandparents feel about it?? My side of the family gives us much grief....so annoying!!! My dp's side respects his personal choices, thankfully!
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I love that there's a bunch of dreddy kids on mdc

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