July 8th, 2003

dying dreads with beads?

hey all i have a question. i've had dreads for almost 3 months now and they're tightening up pretty nicely, and soon i'm gonna bleach & dye them. the only thing is i'm gonna be putting a bunch of beads in. i only have 1 wooden bead in right now but i just bought some fimo to make some more and i'm gonna make some out of these cool dice i found in a game store.. anyway my question is, has anyone here ever had problems dying/bleaching their dreads when they had beads in? like will the beads be affected or stained at all? should i wrap them in saran wrap or anything beforehand? thx.
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My good friend said he is going to help me with my dreads this upcoming weekend. His are smooth, not missing a hair, but I'm kind of nervous because his hair is "ethnic" and mine is very very, not ethnic. He did his much different than mine [the twisting, much more time, salons], I did mine by back coming, and sleeping on them, not brushing. So mine are quite natural.

So I'm kind of concerned about what he might do. He said the night before this little get together [we're gonna have a dreads train! :)!!!] I need to wash my hair with bar soap that has no moistureiser, then I need to blowdry it, wash it again, the same way. And before blowdrying it, spray it with a sea salt/lemon juice mix, then blowdry it. He said he has a flea comb that he's gonna tear my hair up with. I'm really nervous that he's gonna destroy my hair. I don't think he would do it on purpose since I've known him for almost 10 years, but I don't think he understands how different my hair is.

Has anyone done anything like he told me to do before? Please leave me comments before Friday! Thanks.

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does anyone know how to fix weird kinks in dreads? some of mine aren't shaped right.. like they bend off to the side in certain spots kind of. i'm hoping they'll smooth out but i dunno.. hopefully someone knows what i mean, i don't know how else to explain it!

anyway i took lots of pictures today of my Collapse )
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Well, with the wonderful replies I recieved from you folks out there, I guess this idea he had isnt such a bad idea. I thought the lemon, salt, and bar soap would dry my hair out so badly, that it would break off to the extreme once he started fixing my roots. Not so I suppose. Thanks! I'll let you guys know how it went. :)
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i just got dreads a week ago . i'll post pics soon, but i was wondering if anyone had solutions for super-frizzy dreads and loose hairs.

also, how long do they take to really lock up? i heard two weeks...

thanks so much.