any ideas?

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM By: *beth*ann*

I need someone who has had some time in the dread lock department to give me some tips...
1) My hair doesnt knot up very good, and I dont want to use a crochet hook like everyone else seems to do. I want better chances of being able to remove them, and i know that the hook destroys your hair, so i was wondering what would be a better way of getting them to lock up without wax or a hook

2) When i shampoo should i also condition? any hygiene tips for beginning dreads?

3) if i want them to be super skinny and little, what is the most pain-free least time consuming method to use?

  1. cdu avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM, cdu said:

    Your hair looks nice on your profile, are you sure you want dreads?

  2. Faust avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Faust said:

    Dreadlock follow up:
    I need to stress this....DON'T BRUSH YOUR HAIR! Not even a little bit. Don't even finger comb it.
    Use what ever hair products that you usually do, just after your shower, just let the hair be. Hair is usually tangled aftera shower, so this is a good way to start. You won't be able to comb or brush it with dreads anyways, so getting used to that at the beggining is a good start.
    Don't use a hook or any other such nonsense. Dreads will happen on their own. Bad news is that it does take a while, and at the beginning, they will be in big clumps. This is where more time and a little pain come in to play. If you want them skinny style, your gonna have to seperate them by simply pulling them apart. Don't worry, though, it only hurts as bad a brushing out a knot in your hair. For my hair, I just pulled them apart at what seemed like the natural splitting point. And if you want them to stay skinny, you're gonna have to keep pulling them apart as time goes by, cause dreads have a tendency to grow togather and become big fatty rasta looking ones. No rolling of the hair is necessary, but it does help to get them into the shape/size you desire.
    This process does take time, though. A few months, maybe six at the most. That's how long it took my hair to fully dread out. You have to remember that dreads, real dreads are permenent, and you have to cut you hair pretty short if you want to get rid of them. Also, ignore to rumors about dreads being dirty. Mine were soft and smelled good, and you can wash them just like you would normally, just remember to dry them thoroughly, or they WILL start to mildew.
    Once they have fully formed, you will enjoy the fun of having them. Its almost like they each have their own personalities and characteristics.
    Hope I helped. Don't be scared of the pain/time it takes!

  3. Faust avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Faust said:

    Check it out. I sported the locks for a really long time. Here is the absolute most easy way to start them. Its so simple. STOP BRUSHING YOUR HAIR. That's it. Dreadlocks are the most natural hair "style" that there is. I think its the state our hair wants to be in. Think about it: there was a time before combs and brushes and hair products that keep our hair smooth and shiny. This is un-necessary as well as unnatural. I love beatiful hair as much as anyone, I think the most natural way to be is locked.

  4. CSF84 avatar

    On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:30 AM, CSF84 said:

    Try to roll them between your hands with soap : it's gonna make your hair dryer and tighten your dreads. The best one is "Savon de Marseille"

Post a comment

*beth*ann*’s Blogs

  1. :(

    Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:30 AM 2 comments
  2. i would like to mark...

    Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 2:53 AM 2 comments

    Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 7:47 PM 2 comments

    Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM 2 comments

    Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 5:10 AM 6 comments
  6. ugh, i get so frustrated

    Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 4:27 AM 0 comments
  7. any ideas?

    Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM 4 comments
  8. what to do, what to do

    Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:39 PM 2 comments
  9. so i dont get it

    Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:42 PM 2 comments
  10. I am new

    Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM 6 comments