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My DS has long hair and is considering dreds. I had them for awhile. Till he was 2 or so. So he really doesn't remeber them but has seen pictures. So much work though and he has a sensitive head. Anyone have any pics of kids with dreds?
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D.S. had them, not really intentionally, just as a result of being tender headed and such. Alas, no photographs. Anyone else?


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Dreads, braids, or other natural styles can actually be less painful. My mother kept my hair in two braids most of my life (with many hours of very painful detangling each week) and when I started wearing traditional, natural black hairstyles, haircare got a lot easier. I'm very tender headed, too, which when I was a child, I thought meant I was picky, lazy, or "bad," but as an adult, I've found I'm just unusually sensitive on my scalp. My only concern would be his patience as he waits for his dreads to mature.

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My 11 yr old brother-in-laws have dreads. 

They have had them for a few years now. It looks great on them, and is actually very little maintenence for them and their parents once they mature a bit. 

It looks very cute on them. 


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Nice. I'm thinking of offering it in the summer when it's warmer. If he's still committed that would be a better time.
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DS (3.5) has dreads- DH didn't want to cut DS's hair and I got sick of the struggles over brushing it, so dreads just sort of happened. (DH has dreads too.) DS's are pretty wild- they formed on their own and we don't do much to them, other than wash them. Occasionally DH will take a crochet hook to them while DS is asleep, but that happens very rarely.

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Oh yeah. I like those. Very natural. What does he do with the crochet hook?
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I don't actually know lol. Somehow he threads the hair through itself so the dreads are tighter and neater- it's what he does to keep his own dreads looking nice. Both DS and DH have pretty fine, wavy hair- but even so, it dreads naturally when left alone

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