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#181 of 208 Old 12-13-2008, 05:39 PM
 
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I have a question about wrapping dreads. Like, with a string or an embroidery thread. Is that what you use? Do you just tie it at the top..ish...and then wrap it down to the end? can you do it in a zigzag so hair is showing through, or is it best to wrap the whole dread so there are no stripes/ zigzags of hair showing? Does it help them hold together if there are clumps of stray strings that won't go live alongside the nearest dread? Does it help with the strings of frizzy bits that stick up all over the head and all out sideways? Does it help them learn to grow round instead of having a million lumps on every side? I would love input from anyone who's done it--what to use, how to wrap and what it will accomplish.
Can you tell I am having a bad dread day?
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That's about what I found.
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How do you dready people deal with head lice?
we kill the people with lice before they can get near us!
Honestly, I don't know. I've been really lucky and never ever had lice (knock on wood) I am TERRIFIED when I hear people have lice. A dready friend shaved all his hair off not too long ago after getting and unsuccessfully getting rid of lice. He avoided me like the plague out of dready respect.

I know www.knottyboy.com and dreadhead HQ have some remedy too. Don't be tempted by any of there wears, I do like knotty boys soap.

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bluecactus, about wrapping, there's no right or wrong way to do it. my dd has some of her dreads wrapped in a criss-cross pattern, that's more for decoration than anything else. i have a few of mine wrapped over weak spots where they get thin. you can use any thread you like. embroidery floss, knitting yarn, hemp twine, whatever you have. the thicker the thread the less wrapping you have to do if you want the dread covered.
if the whole dread isn't covered, like there's bits of dread showing through, as in a criss cross pattern, the dreads tend to take on the shape. ie; they get bumps where they are free to escape from the thread. not that its a bad thing, just an observation. some people don't like that kind of thing; they want straight smooth dreads, in which case you'd be better to wrap the entire thing. but my I like em chunky and feral
do whatever you feel. and be aware that over time, the thread will become ingrained in the dread.

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Wraps: I've used embroidery floss which is pretty and also hemp twine. It worked very well for combining dreads but didn't do squat for getting rid of loops. It made my dreads suck in loose hairs and the roots knot up. They come out nice and round and tight when I take the wrap off. You tie it at the top and then you go around and then under the loop that you just made so it's knotted that way and won't just come off. Over and over. If you want two or more colors just wrap the unused colors with the dread. When I get to the end I just stop I don't knot it or anything.

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Thanks for the input, ladies.
Moonstarfalling, how long do you leave them on for? I am not sure I am welcoming to the idea of the strings just getting integrated into the dreads...hmm...
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bluecactus, about wrapping, there's no right or wrong way to do it. my dd has some of her dreads wrapped in a criss-cross pattern, that's more for decoration than anything else. i have a few of mine wrapped over weak spots where they get thin. you can use any thread you like. embroidery floss, knitting yarn, hemp twine, whatever you have. the thicker the thread the less wrapping you have to do if you want the dread covered.
if the whole dread isn't covered, like there's bits of dread showing through, as in a criss cross pattern, the dreads tend to take on the shape. ie; they get bumps where they are free to escape from the thread. not that its a bad thing, just an observation. some people don't like that kind of thing; they want straight smooth dreads, in which case you'd be better to wrap the entire thing. but my I like em chunky and feral
do whatever you feel. and be aware that over time, the thread will become ingrained in the dread.
Thank you. I like them to be straight and smooth, fairly uniform and under control, that's a funny oxymoron, right??
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I only left mine in for 4 weeks. That was plenty long enough for them to do the work I wanted them too. The hemp came out easily but the embroidery floss was a little harder.

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most of my wraps are now un-removable; they're so ingrained into the dread.

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bumping just bc I'm interested to see if anyone had anything to say.
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pretty much everything I say is interesting.

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Aren't these pics fun? Dh took them by accident when he was playing with the settings.



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I love those I put a pic of me in my sig. I found a color that I love! It's not as orange as it looks there though.

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Aren't these pics fun? Dh took them by accident when he was playing with the settings.



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great photos! especially the first one

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I love those I put a pic of me in my sig. I found a color that I love! It's not as orange as it looks there though.
looks gorgeous!
you both do

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So my sister just called. Apparently our neice who came to visit our mom this weekend has LICE...just found it this afternoon. I know I didn't come in contact with her but my son most surely did. Why oh why???

It's a day and a half before Christmas. I have family plans tomorrow night as well as all day Christmas. I want to treat my hair (and the whole house) but all the natural treatments look like they'll leave me stinky and wrapped in plastic until Xmas morning. Why do I have to be allergic to tea tree? I'm going to see if I can find sassafras this late at night. And I guess soak my hair regardless of stink.

To top it off, my son has a fever. This day really blows. Hopefully all this will be precautionary measures and we'll ever actually find an lice. I really hope thats the case, since my sick baby has been sleeping in our bed and on the couch. Looks like I'll be wrapping up my head nice and tight for a few weeks, just in case!

Oh and did I mention I got my dreads stuck on a clothes rack at the store today while finishing my husbands shopping? Okay, okay, I'll stop whining. Really just popped in for majikfaerie's head lice advice. Thank you for that!
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organic sister!
do you have a blow dryer?
oftentimes just a good hot hairdryer is enough to get rid of lice. especially if it's a new infestation and they haven't had time to get established.

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sorry mama. Hope your baby feels better and all your efforts are precautionary only and you don't find any bedbugs! I must say though I got a chuckle at your dreads getting got in the clothing racks. Mine get caught on stuff all the time now. My dog thinks they are chew toys!
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mine totally get caught on stuff. the longest one is past my knees. I shut them in the car door and then try to walk away. I step on them, I trip over them going upstairs, other people sit on them (and it's not always the person sitting next to me, but the person after). if I swim without tying my hair up, my dreads get wrapped around my legs while I'm swimming :
generally, I just keep them tied up

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My DD loves to use her dreads as play toys for the kitten. It's sometimes funny, and sometimes not really.
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I often get a cat caught in mine. I have one that just loves to lay in my hair and get tangled up.

I need to get a pic of my 18 month old palm rolling my hair. She likes to help daddy. So funny!

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oh that sounds so cute msf!

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OrganicSister, did you sucessfully avoid the lice?? EEk..
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I have gotten two random complements in two days from strangers.: Sorry, had to brag, anyone else get some love for their dreads lately? please share!
Love? Not so sure but definitely some attention at a gas station where 15 meets 90 in ID. (sorry can't remember the name of the town) I was walking out of the bathroom into the crazy general store / eatery / truck stop / local hangout thinking how wonderful it is to hold my sons hand as he walks and how darn cute he we must look and then I spot dh and we walk over to him. Well I started looking around and boy were people looking. It was hysterical!! Written all over their faces!! "what in the world is up with that girls hair?" "Oh oh she's looking right at me but can't stop staring!!" "Oh her poor son" "how did she do that" etc. It was really funny and cute to me! We were in cowboy country!
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that's funny mama mich

i get loads of comments/ compliments on my hair

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DD told me she was sad that I didn't keep my dreadlocks. I guess that's what I'll be doing as soon as my hair gets longer!
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I started a new thread, since it's been 2009 for 5 hours already! (at least where I live)
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...php?p=12888672

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