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A dreads update :D .free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12

I feel the need to make a timeline, lol. On the 6th my dreads are 3 months old and are finally starting to look semi-decent :P



The day I did them:
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A month old:
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And today, 3 months old! :D My hair has started to grow :shock: After I dreaded, my hair shrunk a couple inches, and now it's almost back down to its original length :D



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Just needed to share!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21636 posts
12th Nov '12

So I'm naive I guess and don't know how dreads are made...

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" So I'm naive I guess and don't know how dreads are made..."

Lol not naive!



There's several difference ways.



You can do neglect/natural which is where you just stop brushing your hair. You still wash it but just don't brush. I started mine neglect then did a different method.



There's backcombing which is exactly how it sounds; You section the hair and comb up toward your scalp til the hair is knotted.



And there's twist and rip which is a tad more complicated. It's how I finished mine. You section the hair, pull it into two pieces, twist it, and rip upward til it knots.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" Lol not naive! There's several difference ways. You can do neglect/natural which is where you just ... [snip!] ... complicated. It's how I finished mine. You section the hair, pull it into two pieces, twist it, and rip upward til it knots."


lol thats so weird to me. I guess Im only used to dreading black hair.



With that its palm roll, coil, crochet or two strand twist

Pey and Trista's mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
12th Nov '12

Usually don't like dreads but yours are cute...they make it look like tight curls almost.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" I'm part black. :P I just have weird hair. What is coil? I've heard of crochet, but I heard it's also really damaging."


no its not damaging. just dreading with a crochet tool and they dont fall out easily at the start up process. Thats what i have, I have sisterlocks which are micro dreads.



Coil is using a rat tail comb and twisting the hair around it until it stays. Those take FOREVER to lock, or if you just want to look locked but dont want to keep them. They look super neat in the process though. (have to use beeswax or dread gel)

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21636 posts
12th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting privet devushka:</b>" Lol not naive! There's several difference ways. You can do neglect/natural which is where you just ... [snip!] ... complicated. It's how I finished mine. You section the hair, pull it into two pieces, twist it, and rip upward til it knots."</blockquote>




Wow didn't realize it was so intense

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting privet devushka:</b>" Lol not naive! There's several difference ... [snip!] ... pull it into two pieces, twist it, and rip upward til it knots."</blockquote> Wow didn't realize it was so intense"

Yeah it's definitely time consuming. But now the only maintenance I have to do on my hair is washing it, lol. It's such a relief to not have to brush it or flat iron it or anything. Just wake up and go :P

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21636 posts
12th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting privet devushka:</b>" Yeah it's definitely time consuming. But now the only maintenance I have to do on my hair is washing ... [snip!] ... on my hair is washing it, lol. It's such a relief to not have to brush it or flat iron it or anything. Just wake up and go :P"</blockquote>




Lol yea it would be easier i guess lol

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting privet devushka:" Yeah it's definitely time consuming. But now the only maintenance I have to do on my hair is washing ... [snip!] ... on my hair is washing it, lol. It's such a relief to not have to brush it or flat iron it or anything. Just wake up and go :P"


that is the best part. I havent had a bad hair day is almost 3 years lol

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
12th Nov '12
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
SubLowe 1 child; Oceanside, California 15387 posts
30th Nov '12

i just made a dread mama thread! Come join and post some pictures and such :)
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2391483.html