February 28th, 2007

  • mekkhy

One month and a bit

I don't think that my dreads are quite what the people in my city expect dreads to look like. Another girl at my workplace recently got them done too, only hers were backcombed much tighter. People keep asking me if I'm jealous, or if I need to 'fix' mine to look more like hers. Haha, I'm actually really excited to watch hers and mine progress. It will be interesting to see the different paths they take :)

Anyways, I dyed my dreads at their 1-month. It might have been a little too soon, but I'm not disatisfied with the results. I didn't realize quite how long I'd have to rinse though. I ran out of hot water before they were completely clean! I've noticed it really tightened them though - the ends, anyways. I have two inches or more of loose root on most of them, but the part that's knotted is really knotted, and I don't think there's more than a handful of them that haven't gone all loopy!

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  • miriena


My dreads have been shrinking, a good amount, too, despite my shower palmrolling efforts. Two weeks ago I realized most of them were short enough I couldn't even put them up into a ponytail or even pigtails. While that's a good thing--my babies are maturing--I hate having short hair... Last time my hair was this short, I was 9 years old, most of my life my hair could cover my boobs, it was this long. So... I did something bad... I was fooling around with some double-ended synth dreads I've had for a couple years now and realized I could make extensions out of them... And so I did. Now my dreads have black synthetic tips and go to just a little below my shoulders.

While I love this length so much more, and my own babies are fine, I feel kind of fake (although much more content with my look...) but slowly getting over it. Part of me feels like this wasn't the right thing to do, but I just could not stand seeing my hair so short, it made me sad. I do not plan to keep the extensions forever, when my own hair starts growing, I'll cut them off. I'm a little torn up about the state of my dreads at the moment... But deep inside I'm happier.

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hey everyone,

I just had a quick question. My dreads are about 4 months old, and I'm mostly letting them go naturally although I do rub them and play with them to help them along.

Anyway, the problem I'm having is that my dreads are kind of flat instead of cyllindrical. Is this normal, and will it shape up eventually? I've tried rubbing them to round them out, but lots of small pieces of my hair fall out. Should I not do this? Any advice or tricks of the trade would be greatly appreciated.

I can post pictures if that would help, I just don't have my camera right now.

Thanks for all the help in advance!