i am going to sew my roots for the first time and in a few weeks i am bleaching and dying my hair, will this cause the thread to loosen/come out or not?
howdy el dreadoed persons,
im trying to get a hold of shampoo for my dreads, and my grandparents are coming over next friday from england (they live in Southampton[Hampshire]) and i was thinking i could ask them to bring some over with them..problem is, i dont know where i could ask them to look for any. i was wondering if there were any dreadheads in the southampton area (hmm) who buy their shampoo locally..am i being too ambitious? harhar..since shipping will cost me around eight lira something cents..and i am trying to avoid it..since my cash flow isnt exactly flowing in any direction, apart from as far away from me as possible.. :/ i was hoping for dread head shampoo..since it seems to be rated pretty well..any help would be muchos appreciated..since i really want to wash my hair!! (!!)
yesterday i took out all the rubber bands from my dreads. to my suprise they are hold up quite well. alot of the tips are loose for about an inch or so up, but they arent trying to come apart or anything so it seems to be ok. i had one dread in perticuler that was giving me alot of trouble at the tip though, but i fixed it by putting a rubber bands about a third of teh way up the dread and then covering that with a bead.now its doing nicely...
I'm a lil hippy chick from London and I REALLY like dreads, it just seems kinda complicated to maintain. I know someone who does afro hair and dreads, so getting them done isn't a problem, I'm just worried about keeping them tight. And if you arse it up you have to cut it off! I've looked on various web sites and stuff but I'd appreciate any advice. What's the basic routine for keeping dreads?
Ok, I know about crocheting dreads (already had to do it to one dread where a big loop came loose), but I keep hearing people talking about 'threading' and 'sewing' their dreads. I also remember reading somewhere about some tyep of process that involved actual sewing thread being used in the dread. Where can I find info? Are any of these good ideas? Is it something you do to decorate the dread, or to knot it up, or both?
Hey everyone, first post here. Just came across the community when I got bored and was screwing around. I have all of one picture of my dreads but it is really crappy quality and at night. Never mind the fact that I am turned away from the camera and my hair blends in with the background. I'll get one of my friends to take some pictures tomorrow.
Personally I used Dreadhead products. Didn't use the locking accelerator, didn't really need it. Lost the dread band awhile ago so I use mostly bandanas and elastics.
Dreads range from 9"-12" all over. I can tie all of them back and when I do my friend's decided I look like Eddy from Tekken 3, I don't know if I beleive them or not. Been thinking about dying them a very dark subtle red, but I gotta check with my job first. I had some beads but took them out because I hit myself one too many times in the eyes with them. Hairstyle before was just a big ole fro all through high school.
But yeah, tomorrow I'll post some before and after pics. I'm proud of em and I love em more then any other hairstyle, they definitely earn me some looks. Everyone else's I have seen on this community are looking great.
Oh yeah, if anyone can reccomend a good free photo hosting site so I can get some pics up, I would be most obliged.
1) how do all of you deal with dandruff?
i've always had a pretty dry scalp... it was never a big problem as long as i wash my hair every day. but if i go for more than 2 days, it starts to build up. obviously, i can't wash it every day with 3-week-old [i can't believe it's been that long!!] dreads.
so does anyone have some advice? i've just been kind of dealing with it... but in all honesty... it does get pretty gross, and it itches like hell.
2) also, how important is it to blow-dry dreads after washing them?
i've never had much patience with hair styling things... hence my desire for dreads... and i do have a blow dryer, but i can't seem to make myself stand there for that long... or, does anyone have any tricks on getting them dry fast? faster? helping in any way?
thanks everyone <3
anyone here got rubberbanded tips?
can you give tips on how, and pics on how it will look?
thanks in advance