February 4th, 2003

when i come around
  • odbo

I would like to be dread.

Hello

I recently found this community and I think it's great... I've been thinking/wanting to dread my hair now for at least a year or two. I am african-american and I have this really nappy fucken hair. It's actually about 3-4 inches long, but in it's normal nappy resting state, it looks like it's about 1/8 of an inch. I don't really use any hair products consistently, sometimes something called "Hot Six Oil" ... and I shampoo maybe once or twice a week and condition it pretty much every day.

So here's the question: What is the best way for me to go about dreading my hair? Should I relax it or straighten it a little? Or should I just have somebody work with the hair as it is and just twist it up?

And does anyone have any experience with having their dreads done in a salon as opposed to by themselves, or by a friend?

Thanks.
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  • gazz

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I don't think I've posted pictures before. So I will now.

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They were looking pretty dodgy that day as I hadn't finished waxing them. They look just how I wanted them to. I've had them for a year and despite how much I love them I keep thinking about cutting them off. I don't know why. It's not that I'm bored with them or they're not what I wanted. But... I don't know. I feel like cutting them off, but it'd be a really drastic change.

Anyway.
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I've been advised to just put rubber bands at the roots saying they'll eventually dread up...but mine aren't...What am i doing wrong? Also, they are so flat on the top! LoL...What can i do to correct the problem? Wax makes it difficult for the dread to dry thoroughly? So, should i stop using wax? But what can i do stop my dreads from unraveling (because it's the wax that's doing that for me now). Thanks.