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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 DreadlockTruth
Jun 27, 2015 12:06:27 GMT

Knotty Know How :: All About Dreads

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littl3birdy: Hey , bumps and loops are part of the process. Combing out the dreads and restarting will just lead to the same result. Check out some of the timelines here and you will see lots of bumps. :) Feb 23, 2017 21:07:21 GMT
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