September 17th, 2006

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new; question

I want to dread some of my hair, not all of it, just maybe a dread on the side of my hair.
How would I go about washing my hair? Would I have to do something to protect the dread? Right now I'm using a regular shampoo/conditioner, so would I have to switch to a residue-free shampoo for my whole head?

Also, my hair is naturally curly, but I usually wear it straight. Would straightening the rest of my hair have any effect on the dread? (Because of the high temperature of the iron)

Sorry if my questions seem kind of stupid, I just want to be sure on everything before I try this.

Thanks :)

Mama of 3!

Kickstarted my third set of wax free dreads yesterday!

It was a long 8 hours, with many breaks and a whole lot of House.

Meet Dale:
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They were a bit of a challenge, because she's always conditioned her hair so well, and it was very smooth, straight, and short. I think we ended up with 50-60 of them.

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Hey! Long-time lurker and envier here, with a question that may be considered strange, laughable, or just damn silly.

Last year I let my hair go natural, and it's pretty coarse, thick, and nappy as it is (I use Dr. Bronners every other day and no conditioner, and I change the color monthly). It started to dread itself, and not wanting the dready goodness back then, I furiously combed the knots out. Bored with the texture, I got a very short mohawk.

Well, my hair is growing out now, depending on where you'd be looking on my head, I've got anywhere from 0.5" to 3" (it is a short a-line), and damn, I need the goodness back in my life.

My question: Have any of you started your dreads when your hair was INCREDIBLY short (under 10" I would say)? I'm definitely not planning on dreading up until I've got at least 5" all over my head, but I feel like the shrinkage, even with skinny ones, would make me look kind of doofy.

If you've started your dreads on really short hair, show me what they looked/look like, please!
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