this may seem like a stupid question, but what exactly is palmrolling? i'm going to guess that it's just rolling your dreads between your palms right? but it's to what? help them lock up more or something?
and how often do you guys do it? like when you're starting out and then after your dreads are older.
just trying to learn all this stuff before i make the commitment to get these babys!
hey hey, i have had locks from a bald head growin naturaly... just dont comb... thats my method and style... i still wash just dont condition much...
Dunno how to post a pic of myself yet so lets see what happend
on july 30th it'll be my dreadies one month birthday.
and the best present they could have was this:
i was sitting in class (boo for summer school) and playing absently with my hair as usual, and i realized...
...I COULDN'T PULL THEM APART.
only at the roots, but the roots and top of my dreads are pretty damn matted. i was so excited.
any tips on getting the lower half of the dreads to lock up? or is that another thing that takes patience? because that seems to be the hardest part for me.
ok, so here is the situation... i (alli) want dreadlocks. very much so.
mom (sharon) doesn't like dreds, at all.
so here is what i thoguht of today. maybe it wouldnt even work but it made me happy...
so we all know the foundation locks of love. how peopel with really long hair cut it so wigs can be made for cancer patients.
who ever said cancer patients didn't want dreads?
so i figured id do a litle bit of research into it and see. cause if i want dreads so badly, why wouldn't someone with cancer? maybe in some small way i can make someone else life happy with something that made me so happy at one time too. and it'd be awsome cause i know if love my locks, i can just tell, and so i'd love to pass taht feeling on to someone who maybe needs that feeling more then i do.
ok... good idea? bad idea? either way it made me feel really happy
I have slowly come to terms with the fact that my hair type doesn't seem to like to dread too easily. I have 7 month old dreads, about 9 or 10" long, and the few inches near the roots are what I'd really call 'dreaded'...they're completely matted and quite solid. All the new growth seems to be dreading really well, but the part near the tips, especially 2" from the tip down, don't want to dread AT ALL. Even the lower middle part of the dreads are quite loose. I've tried backcombing and rip/twist, but neither seem to help much. My hair is quite thick, really soft and wavy....is there anyone else here with that hair type who can offer some tips?
I'm thinking I might just cut off the loose parts in a year or so when I've gained more length, since the new growth is naturally dreading itself really well. Has anyone here done that?
hey, i just joined this community today because Im getting my dread wax in the mail on thursday and i am all set to dread. My sister was origionally going to help me with the hair in the back but now she doesnt want to anymore and no one wants to help me because they think its stupid. Would it be possible for me to do them all myself? I dont care about how long it takes, but i think they might come out shitty of i cant see em. Or do you just a feeling thing once you get the hang of it?
ps ~ this community is awesome
Quick question. Not sure if anyone will know, but I'm looking into joining the Peace Corps when I get out of college in 2 years. Any Americans in here have any experience with this and know if I will have to cut off my dreads or will I be allowed to keep them?