I'm excited to be back. I have been a long time creeper, and semi-participator in the past. But time has flown by, and I am now prepared to get my dreads.. Finally. A little bit about myself.. I am a longtime Skateboarder, Snowboarder, and all around easy going guy.. Id dare to say the most chill person in my group of friends and family. I love dreads, and have followed quite a few of your timelines from the comfort of my home.. wishing id be where a lot of you are one day. Well, I'm going to get it done and I thought I would post a before pic now, a few days before my friend helps me lock my hair up
She is going to use a combination of Twist and Rip + Backcombing. I have done my own sets in the past, but they just didn't hold up. Mainly due to my inexperience and lack of patience. They were rushed. But I am very optimistic about this run. She has tons of experience and her own dreads are gorgeous.
It was my understanding that the ideal length is about 5-7inches (Thanks to a few posts from MacabreMagpie) so I held out for an extra long time this go around. I have seen tons of posts from a lot of you guys, and its so encouraging to see so many people come together over this common ground.. Dreadlocks are amazing to me, and its time I had a long strange trip down the road of messy, unkempt, lovely and finally knotted up hair! Let me know any comments about hair length, I think its going to work.. Its incredibly thick haha so I have very high hopes!
Wish me luck, and I will see you again when we finish up later this week!!
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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
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
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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
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