Does anyone here use 'dreadballing' to tidy their roots?
For those unsure, that's where you take the loose hair, roll it around in your fingers til it becomes a great knotty ball, and tuck it into the root of another dread, so it eventually knots into it.
Just curious, because I haven't heard it mentioned here before. I have used this method once or twice, but it only seems to take hold if your roots are tight and close, no 1" loosies up there.
Anyone in Macomb County, MI or close to it that could help me with some dread maintenance? My dreads are only a few days old, and I know that frizziness and what not is to be expected but I just can't help to think that it's not supposed to be as bad as it is.
Sorry for no pictures, I'll get some up here soon.
Okay, so I know a lot of people have mentioned how useful crochet hooks are on your dreadies.... buuuuttt, I haven't really read anything on *how* to use them. And maybe it's in the memories and I completely didn't see it (if that's the case just send me in the right direction hehe).
I have crochet hooks, and I know how to crochet.... but I'm pretty sure that you're not supposed to literally crochet the loose hair into your dreads hahahah --although that would probably make for an interesting look hah--.... So I guess my main question, or request, would be if anyone has any pictures or diagrams, or step by step instructions, that would be super useful.
Thanks in advance! =)
Oh, another question (sorrryyy)
If you have beads in, do you usually keep them in when you wash your hair? It seems like especially if you have wood ones in, you'd have to take them out each time. and oh my gosh, what if you have a lot of beads?
Okay I think I'm done for now with questions ;)
I'm finally getting dread locks after years of wanting them! I'm having my friend who is in beauty school do them. She has helped do them before, and I am completely confident in her ability to make them look awesome. However, I would still like to have some step-by-step instructions for us to go over while we're doing them. I had originally wanted to use the wax method, but after reading posts on this community I've decided that isn't a good idea. So does anybody know of a website where I could find some good step-by-step non-wax instructions for doing them? Maybe something with a video even? That would be cool :) Thanks so much guys! And I'll put pics up as soon as I get them finished, because I just love all the pictures everybody puts up!
My dreadies are a month old and I'm so frustrated. My kids lost my flea comb so I can even rebackcomb and I don't have the time to do so anyways.
The front is perfect. I love how it looks. The back is a mess. Most of it is undreaded and they're all crazy. I keep my head covered with a hankie and so most people see the back.
I can't wait till they're mateur and have gone passed this messy phase. My therapist who I saw for the first time on Tuesday remarked that my hair seemed unkempt. I explained to her that I was dreading it and had to explaine what dreads are. *sigh*
It does get better right?