Our Heroine aka Jenn (kyttenfae) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Our Heroine aka Jenn

Starting Dreads Question...

Hullo again! Thanks for all your comments. I've decided to go ahead and dread my hair for sure now, and am just waiting to get a better comb and re-dye my hair once more before I do it! However, a quick question... my gf is going to help me do it, so I was looking around for videos that weren't aimed at specifically nappy-hair (mine, while pretty damaged, is fairly soft and fine) and didn't find too many. Someone suggested following the knottyboy one, minus the wax steps, but while watching it, it seemed that maybe minus the wax their version would still leave the dreads fairly loosely locked? Maybe it was just the fluffiness of the guy's hair, idk.

I did also find this video that seems about half back-combed and half rip-and-twist... obviously I'm still very much a newbie to the whole dreads thing, but that seemed like it might work pretty well. Is this nuts, or have people done similar things with good results? I've read in the memories that using thread/elastic isn't a good idea on the ends, like she does in the video, so I'd steer clear of that, but do you think that version would hold without it?

Basically, I was looking for something that was slightly more polished than the back-comb-only baby dreads I was seeing, but less braided than the rip and twist ones I've seen, and didn't think there was anything in between until I saw this video, and so was planning to just back-comb. However, I also have no idea if I have a clue what I'm talking about, so... ;-)

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