May 31st, 2006


Ok. I have had dread for two months now. I at first used elastics at the roots and tips. I eventually took the tips out, since the bottom of my dreads have knotted nicely and there is no way that they are going to unravel. So today I went to bath and body works and one of the employees came right over to me and asked how long I had my dreads and told me to take the elastics off of the roots and to backcomb again and again. She said she had big dreads and that she just continued to backcomb them for an hour a day for two and a half months and said that they were rock hard after that. Since I started my dreads have noticed more and more people with dreads and have had many people compliment me on mine. My only question for you experienced dreadheads is should I take the elastics off the roots, now that they are two months old and should I backcomb the roots again because some of the roots on the dreads in the back of my head for loose and not as nicely knotted as the sides of my head. I figured that I would take the elastics out and just let my dreads do their thing. But the loose roots on the back dreads do bother me, however I know that my dreads are still young and they take time. So some advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Hairdo: Reverse Antlers

My husband has named this hairdo "Reverse Antlers" It involves a knot on either side of my head. In "Antlers" as opposed to "Reverse Antlers" the knots face vertically, making it look like I am a demented woodland creature. Usually I don't wear Antlers outside the house ;)

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when can i wash?

hey there!
i've got a quick question.
i just got dreads three days ago which may have been very stupid since i live in the middle of illinois and it just started getting hot.
so i was wondering, how soon can i wash my new hair?

and would you recommend doing anything special with it?

thanks a bunch and hopefully i'll post pictures later.

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out of curiosity, what stupid questions (or stereotypes, or stupid comments, or other stuff like that) do you get about your dreads??

so far i've gotten:

"does your hair still grow?" 

"how long does it take to do those every morning?"

"are those real?" (that was asked to me this morning, and it was only stupid because i was hitchiking, and the guy that picked me up asked me.  but who the fuck would do something to make them look sketchy, in a situation where you want to look as respectable, clean, and non cotroversial as possible?)

 those are the stupidest.
 i'll probably think of more...

comment with yours!!!!!

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Question about bleaching

yes lish i read your text :)

i bleached my dreads today from a light brown *link*. i've only bleached once and am going to wait for a few days to do some protein treatments and stuff, but the problem is, since i only bleached the outside of my dreads, you can still see the brown on the inside, through the blonde on the outside. should i:
a) leave it be - theres nothing i can do about it.
b) try to mash bleach into my dreads the next time i bleach them (even though the text says not to :P)
c) other suggestions? 

i'm sorry if i sound like a complete idiot :S