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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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@ email@example.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
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
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