January 13th, 2009

Yay!

Thanksgiving weekend I stopped brushing,

(except my bangs and a curl on each temple which I plan on keeping curly and brushable)

I decided to go with the "neglect" method after recaling my childhood knots, and how quickly they would form (not to mention how painful the were to get out). I also have a hard time trusting anyone else with my hair, so this was the easiest for me to fully oversee without doing some crazy bending to get to the back of my head :)

I have only seen a couple people post in the time I've been lurking specifically stating that their dreads were started natural, or whatever you want to call it. I'd love love love love love to see some pictures of natural dreads please!

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I pull apart the chunks whenever I think about it, because I dont want a super paddle

and recently palmroll when I get out of the shower, I really like palmrolling while wet cause I really don't need to pull apart then.

They have tons of crazy loops where I wachted my curly hair get tangled and go from a kink directly to a loop.

I want to have them for a very very long time so they get super super long!

Wish me luck, heh
fuck yeah!

Splitting dreads

A guy has asked me to sort out his dreads for him, but before I went wild I just wanted to see if you guys had any info you could add. There is a post in the memories about splitting 1 year old locks into smaller ones using ripping and scissors which is useful.

The guy who wants me to split his has 3 year old locks, and they seem pretty damn tight. Are there any other tips you could add to the info I already have?

My thoughts were to attempt the ripping and scissors, and if that didn't work just to undo the fatties completely and start over. What do you think?

EDIT - Forgot to add, a girl recognised me from this community on the weekend in a club in Leicester, but I unfortunately have forgotten her name! It was the first time this has happened, and was awesome! So hello to you out there! Comment so I know who you are! :D
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Right. I have read the memories, several times. I promise.

My dreads are over 4 years old, and generally doing pretty well. They're bleedin' long (they've grown about 2 inches in the last year!), and as tight as can be expected for ones as thin as mine. By which I mean they're good 'n' tight but don't feel hugely hard everywhere when you give 'em a good squeeze.

My problem is loose hair. This hasn't been too much of a problem for some time, it was around the 1 year mark but it seemed to sort itself out a bit after some dreadballing and a good root rub. When I noticed my loose hair getting a bit bad about 7 months ago, I repeated this but it just seems to have compounded the issue. I suppose I might have overdone it a bit with the root rubbing and broken some hair, which has now grown longer to become wispy and irritating. So what now? I tried crocheting them a few years ago, and maybe I wasn't doing it right, but it looked really "sewn" and I could see little bits of undreaded hair weaving in and out of my locks. I didn't like it and unpicked it all in the end. I've bought felting needles, but the length of my dreads is fine, there's not a lot of hair sticking out and I don't mind what there is. It's all about loose hair from the root. I've started doing salt water rinses but my hair feels all lovely and soft! There has been talk of using a big blunt needle, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with it...

I'm not intent on having super neat locks (the fact that I've had them 4 years should probably demonstrate that), and I've never bothered with any huge amounts of maintenance before. I just want them to be relatively tidy, for work and what have you. I think the loose hair is caused in part by the time I over-rubbed the roots a bit, and I've moved to a different part of my city and I think the water's different so it's leaving my hair smoother or something.

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So, I appeal to you lovely dready people, who make me so happy. What can I do?!
A gift from Goss :)

Russian Dreads

I saw a post not too long ago with a picture of baby russian dreads, showcasing their "braided" texture caused by crocheting. I couldn't find it in the memories "then again I just 'ctrl+F'ed Russian :p.
But does anyone still have those pics, or can anyone link me to the OP?
poke the peguin!!!

hi!

My friend at school agreed to dread my hair for a 6 pack of PBR. We've been working on these for a few months now... but progress is slow because of school related business... but this is what I got so far!


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