Orion is 3, and I always respected my children's bodily autonomy in picking their own hairstyle. He started resisting having his curly hair brushed, so I had to ask him what he would like to do, rather than wait for him to ask me for a haircut etc. he didn't want to have it cut or have it brushed every day - so I found a picture of a beautiful child with similar hair in locs and showed him. He chose that and he has adored them from the day I installed them. 😊 I read everything I could find - lots from the Facebook page for dreadlock truth, and a bunch of vids. I sectioned according to the way his hair naturally falls, and used twist and rip to start, with a bit of backcombing and palm Rolling. Crochet looks brutal so I didn't want to do that with him, and after a while I did some needle and loops to bring in strays.
I had to go away for work, and I hadn't talked my brother through what We were doing with his hair, and he bathed him, shampooed and conditioned and ran a brush sort of over the top. He'd already started shampooing and then conditioning when he realised they might be deliberate locs. It undid a lot of the root tightening that had started unfortunately. No worries though!! (Totally not my bro's fault. He was just trying to do the right thing - his daughters hair knots so easily, he just thought this was the same but curly.)
I had to use the nit stuff that has the egg killer stuff plus some oils. I nought it would loosen them and make them fluffier. I also shampooed to make sure all the nit stuff was off his scalp - but it seems to have helped them!!! They look neater, the fluff has all flattened down a bit, and they seem longer!!!
Well, I think we're somewhere around the first birthday of my Wild Boy's elflocks!!! He still loves them to bits, and has begun refusing to wear them tied up. Santa brought temporary bright hair colours for the three children, his is orange, but he doesn't want to colour his locs, he loves them as they are. ❤️
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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
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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
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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
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SketchyMagpie: There's no such thing as "instant dreads"
May 16, 2017 9:52:52 GMT
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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
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