It's different for different folk. All my hair under started to dread first, the top of my head was the last lot to start knotting. But I know others that are the opposite and their hair dreaded on top first, so there is no answer. My hair took a ridiculous amount of time to dread considering it is a bit curly. I don't know why it took years rather than months. I had to regularly pull apart the early dreads 'rip' for a couple of years to stop it becoming one giant dreadlock. Eventually you no longer need to do that once they start behaving themselves. That's what's odd about it taking so long because once it really got going I couldn't stop my head from trying to become a giant dreaded rats nest. I wouldn't be surprised if I started another set that it would evolve differently and I'd Have different answers. So just go with the flow.
Hey thanks. I've trimmed them a bit by actually ripping the ends off a few. It's a bad thing to do, but they were thin, I actually tore a few inches off. Just went 'grrrrr' and yanked a lump of dread off. I might properly trim them a lot shorter soon. ( maybe)
And these super short front ones are slowly getting longer, not much for 7 odd years. But they'd been chin length for years, started growing again. Hmmm?
Nah, it's fine. But I wouldn't put beads in until they are more mature, keep them free for tangles and knotting etc. I only have a few, they usually go missing then I find some random odd thing and shove it in and forget it exists for ages. I washed my hair 8 hrs ago and the dreads are completely dry as a bone now just from the air.
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CHESH-guest computer: anna 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
dreads: i want to make dreads
Jul 10, 2017 19:14:16 GMT
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@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 14, 2017 0:35:22 GMT
@DreadlocksCo: You can get relatively instant dreads by crocheting them.
May 27, 2017 0:05:52 GMT
shelly: Hi everyone, new to this site just thought i would say hi.
May 20, 2017 11:43:37 GMT
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May 19, 2017 5:30:32 GMT
SketchyMagpie: There's no such thing as "instant dreads"
May 16, 2017 9:52:52 GMT
Kris McDred: Instant dreads innovator. surfing to know what info is available on the internet.
May 16, 2017 9:23:12 GMT
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
SketchyMagpie: Hey. It differs on hair type but generally speaking, you can lose up to between 25-50% of the length. Most people will be around the 25%-35% mark, ish.
Apr 22, 2017 11:20:55 GMT