November 20th, 2010

yellow dreads

Quick question...

So I had this genius, cute idea, but I don't know how well it would work out...

For Thanksgiving and/or Xmas, I thought about taking my dreads and curling then like little ringlets with a curling iron, of course. My hair is kind of wavy anyway, but I want to bump it up a notch and rock out some cute little curls. NOW, what I want to know is, will this affect them any in whatever way other than curling them? I figure once I don't want them curly, I would just wash my hair and straighten them back out. I don't know how well they would hold curl either. I just know how to curl synthetic dreads and those look cool, I want my hair to look like that for the holidays.

Anyone think that there would be a problem inlaid anywhere or would I be good to go on them? I don't know if my question makes sense or not or if i'm just rambling or whatever.....

i think it's that time (in need of suggestions/tips)

I've had my dreads for just about 2 years and 8 months now. I've dyed and bleached them probably like 15 times, maybe even more. Most of my dreads feel really fried out, and blotchy from poor attempts at dying with no help in poor lighting. I considered just trimming them to see if I felt better about them but I don't know, recently one morning I woke up and thought "I don't want these anymore."

I still love my dreads as they sit on my head right now, but I sort of can't wait for the change. I DEFINITELY will get dreads again, who knows maybe within a year even, because I do love everything about them. I just think this particular nest of them needs to be retired and evolved into something new.

I checked the memories for "combing out" and theres' some alright stuff but I still wouldn't mind hearing anyone's advice on combing them out.

Is is true that if they're wet it'll be easier to comb them out versus dry?
Should I start conditioning them everyday until I can comb them all out?
Any other methods? I'd like to keep as much length as I can, but what are your experiences with length before versus after combing?

Also not sure what cut and/or color I may want to do afterwards, so any suggestions for that would be great as well! This is my favorite forum I am part of online, and I'll still read it everyday and look forward to my next set (of hopefully totally (or mostly) natural dreads next time)

for reference, heres one of the last extensive posts I made..