September 19th, 2003

questions about beading:

how many of you put beads and other things into your hair?
the friend who did my dreads said it wasn't a good idea because stuff would start growing under them.
i tried it out anyway, and really enjoy the process of collecting beads and choosing dreads to put them on.

i was wondering whether you guys think that stuff growing under your beads is a real problem. presumably this would be due in part to the fact that the hair under the bead won't dry very quickly. i suppose you could take off your beads every time you wash your hair, or slide them down a bit so that the area under them dries completely.

also, i've found that after i have a bead on a lock for a few days, if i slide it up or down the lock, it is usually really tight underneath. is this a good way to get dreads to tighten up? just slide a bead down the dread every couple of days?

thanks for any input you can give :)
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my hair is very short. Tails included, my hair is only chin length.... and all the tails are about an inch long. How does one rid themselves of these tails? I've heard of cutting them off- been told its effective, been told that our dreads will unravel.Been told to burn them off- dont see how that could go well.
Right now my tails are what allow me to put my babies into itty bitty pig tails- so I love that, but I would love nice round tips too..... tips?
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okay... i have decided to put my dreads back in for good... my friend that's putting them in told me i should use elastic bands and the roots for the first couple months so they won't grow together... but i really don't like the way that looks... just how exhausting/time consuming is maintenance at first and is it worth it or should i suck it up and use the elastics?