leniness (leniness) wrote in get_up_dread_up,


after my last post, i started to really hate how the back of my head looks.

when i got them done, i was too unconfident and lacking in knowledge to do them myself. i've never been happy with the job that was done - the sectioning is poorly done and they were barely backcombed with petroleum-based wax.

that means i ended up with two giant ones - one at the back (under the cut

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) and one randomly in the middle of the right had side, which i brushed out 3 months ago and made into one new dread plus some extra loose hair sewn into the dread next to it. this felt much better.

so today, after a few days of just feeling ugly because of the giant back ones (i think i really prefer thinner dreads - not tiny thin, but thinner), i went home and started brushing out the 9 month old giant back one. ow.

about half way up the dread, fluff started appearing. i thought "oh well, got some fluff in my dreads". then, as i got towards the top, i discovered that there was a massive clump of mould about an inch from my scalp on that dread. much of the hair below the mould has come out, obviously, and most of the hair feels kind of oily - it's obviously the fault of residue in the dread.

so, gudu, i ask you to decide the fate of my dreads. is one mouldy dread likely to suggest more mould elsewhere, or do you think it was because this one dread was so much bigger (and more solid) than any of the others? should i brush out another smaller dread to test is this is an epidemic or an isolated case? should i just cut them all off?

if i do keep them, any idea how to get rid of the remnants of the mould before redreading what hair i have left there?

i feel really gross telling you guys this, but i needed to talk to someone about it, and someone who has a clue about this stuff. i've taken good care of my little guys. i'd just like some advice on what to do now. i've checked the memories: i see "lice", but no "mould" category.
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