So I joined the waterpolo team....and my dreads went to shit.
Fuzzy as hell.
My biggest concern, however, was chlorine.
You see, practice is two hours a day, 3-5 days a week.
Here's the trick.
Soak your dreads in the shower before you go in the pool. Make sure they're nice and wet. Then put your swim cap on. Since your dreads are allready saturated they won't absorb the chlorine like they would if they were dry. At the end of your swim rinse them out really well, and palm roll in the shower in a vain attempt to control some of the fuzz.
That's it. I thought this might be useful to someone, someday.
If photobucket worked right now I'd post a picture, but alas, it doesn't.
I've only been a member of this community for a short time, due to feeling like a bit of a sham dreadhead because I am vain enough to extend my shorter dreadlocks to make them longer dreadlocks.
I use a similar method to the quinnster method of extending with human hair, but it freaks me out to think I am using human hair, so I sourced some excellent synth stuff from an african hairstylist (she uses it in her salon to repair dreadlocks, extend dreads and create plaits etc) and used that instead.
The last lot of dreads I had (natural) were messy and uneven sized, so this time I sectioned up my head and made similar sized fingers to attach the ends onto. If I left them natural, they hang just below my shoulders, so I haven't had to extend them too far to get the length I desire.
(That has to have been a motion shot of some sort, because my friend assured me my hair wraps NEVER stuck out like that. Haha. It's probably the best shot I've seen so far that shows how the dreads are coming along, though.)