Emily Star (xseaxgypsyx) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Emily Star


so, I dont have dreads yet and I've been a lurker here for a few months now, but hopefully this summer I'll be able to get dreads and finally be happy with my hair.

I just have an opinion question:

I dont have super long hair, and I dont want my dreads to shrink a whole lot, but my friend is going to be making my dreads for me and I want to make it as easy as possible for her. I've heard that rip and twist dreads shrink less than backcombed dreads, but it takes a really long time, whereas backcombed takes less time but shrinks more.

Basically what I'm asking is: What are the pros/cons to each method, and is the shrinkage significantly less in rip and twist to make it worth having my friend spend hours on?

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I'm on the right, with my favorite hippie,, bellyflowers (who introducted me to GUDU)
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