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If you are new to dreadlocks and want to learn the basics and important bits about them, this is the place to start! The information on this page has been gathered from the decades of collective experience and knowledge shared amongst the community and organised into this FAQ to help beginners develop a good understanding of what dreadlocks are as well as how to start and maintain your own!

7 7 The Basics
by SketchyMagpie
Jun 27, 2015 12:06:27 GMT

Knotty Know How :: All About Dreads

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CHESH-guest computer: conditioner helps but it is a lot of work no matter how you go about undoing them. Coconut oil helped when I had to redo mine Jul 18, 2017 7:45:34 GMT
anna: We need help! My daughter has dreadlock or mostly matted hair type dreadlocks from not brushing her brush. Can anyone help us figure out how to take them out? We have been using baby powder to rub the hair around to loosen it up. Jul 18, 2017 4:10:02 GMT
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SketchyMagpie: I'd suggest reading our FAQ as dreads coming loose is very normal in the early stages. Jul 4, 2017 18:24:21 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey Danny. Depending on your hair type, you might need a few more inches. I started from short hair with 2 sets of dreads and they didn't stay in until my hair was 5 inches long Jul 4, 2017 18:24:05 GMT
danny: Hello I need some help I have short (5-10 cm) straight hair and I need help with dreads i tried twist n rip by some tutorials on youtube they were good but the roots were very loose and after a few hours they were really frizzy so i did the crochet hooking Jul 4, 2017 12:29:14 GMT
kjrivera: Hello! New in this forum. Just passing by to say hi :) Jul 2, 2017 22:37:28 GMT
Larry: Can someone please help me find way for me to start my dreads.my hair reaches right above my chin my hair is curly but they look like loose locs where i can stick my finger in them please help and thank you Email me@ cloudninemusiczone@gmail.com Jun 14, 2017 0:35:22 GMT
@DreadlocksCo: You can get relatively instant dreads by crocheting them. May 27, 2017 0:05:52 GMT
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SketchyMagpie: Hey! Generally, all posts in the 'DreadlockTruth' section contain tips & advice on dreads. The 'General Community' section is where we just chat and have a laugh :) May 3, 2017 7:25:10 GMT
tangled: Hello all, just trying to figure this site out...any tips would help 😅 May 3, 2017 1:33:21 GMT
rye: thank's chesh! :) Apr 27, 2017 22:51:03 GMT
chesh: Hey rye, under the "Dreadlock FAQ" >>> "The Basics" there is information on washing on the bottom. In my experience so far it has been best to wash my dreads when they get itchy and use a dry shampoo to help with the oils that are produced naturally. Apr 27, 2017 11:28:40 GMT
rye: hi.. newbie on locks. I have 2 weeks locks but its not extension , just want to ask if it ok to do bath everyday and shampoo my dreads everyday Apr 26, 2017 19:51:27 GMT
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