Post by dreadredkroovy on Nov 12, 2016 0:13:29 GMT
Can't even imagine starting over now! I'm just embracing the ones I've got, and letting them grow and develop Me rather than the other way around. I've officially given up control, and left them to their own devices! With the exception of washing and separating, I'm not doing a damn thing!
I've got somewhere in the 80s-90s. More seem great until you have to separate all the time in the early stages. It all depends on preference! I like mine slightly on the skinny size but I have some bigger ones which are actually my favorites!
I have close to 100, maybe more? I will say that it greatly impacts the amount of time you'll spend separating in the early stages. I'm 4 months in. It takes me 30-45 minutes to separate every couple of days. I assume it takes a lot less time if you have far less. I also let my hair self section, in hindsight I would have had it evenly sectioned for ease of separation as well. It hard to determine the boundaries of each lock when separating.
I got 69 but should have like 65 since a few are tiny. ...but I guess I should have around 70 since I've got a few big ones that could be separated into 3 each. Seems like a lot of effort to try splitting them at this point, so I'll just leave them be.
I have 36 (I started with about 48 and ended up brushing all the front ones out to bring them off my face which drove me crazy.) I also have one dread I turned into a braid and is now redreading from scratch. One dread has split from the root but is still attached at the end, and another has Congoed into one. My dreads range from sharpie size to jumbo cigar size, lots of different thicknesses!
I counted 198 the other day but could be out by a couple, counted in bundles of ten after I got to 70...was a tedious procedure, ugh. But helps with much needed separating so will be adding to washing routine.
FriendlyGoblin: Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting dreadlocks and I was wondering how much they'd shrink. I have medium-thick hair that is decently damaged and is 20" thick from scalp to tip. I'm also white. I'm thinking of getting them so they're life sized ruler
Apr 22, 2017 9:46:43 GMT
chesh: I started my dreads February 28th and have been checking out this cite for the past month for advice and I'm grateful for all the help I have gotten from reading peoples' threads and seeing other timelines. Much love to all
Apr 16, 2017 14:53:30 GMT
mysticalabby: Hey all im new here [:
Mar 14, 2017 15:20:54 GMT
Dreadlocks Co.: Anyone thought of becoming a dreadloctician fulltime? I found some awesome courses on getting certified at http://divinedreadlocks.com/
Mar 13, 2017 2:48:35 GMT
littl3birdy: Hey nessdeyali , 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
luv13ug: Hey all!
Feb 21, 2017 17:41:15 GMT
nessdeyali: what are tension bump causes ? would i have to comb out dreads resection and restart professionally w a loctitian since i did the sections and started myself ?
Feb 21, 2017 3:55:31 GMT
dltomahawk: Anyone around to help me out got a few questions
Feb 13, 2017 6:03:08 GMT
sketchymagpie: You can access us using the Tapatalk app. You'll just have to search for 'DreadlockTruth' on there
Feb 10, 2017 10:57:34 GMT
50locks: Is there an app for this? Its really hard to use on my phone lol
Feb 9, 2017 8:29:13 GMT
sketchymagpie: Hey V. It does occasionally, but the problem is that a lot of people use Tapatalk to access the site on their phones and you can't see this chat box on that, so of the small number of active users here currently, even less of them know this exists ha.
Feb 9, 2017 8:24:57 GMT
V: Scrolling back I see it isn't used that much.. :p
Feb 8, 2017 19:15:38 GMT
V: Hey all, does this chat gets like, you know, used?
Feb 8, 2017 19:12:11 GMT