My dreads are almost a year old and the first 2 inches are pretty loose. They are killing me. You know the pain you get when a strand of hair is pulled tight? I keep getting these all over my head, and it's too sore to just ignore. There's always a few pulling and of I sort them out by pulling at them - or even desperately ripping at them - another 2 pops up.I unconsciously find myself tugging at my hair.
I am in agony tonight with all these pulling hairs and I know it sounds like a minor pain but it's horrible. I just want to cut them all off.
So if they are loose at the roots how are they pulling? If it's the 'webbing' of hair between the dreads, just keep 'ripping' pulling the dreads apart in opposite directions. The sections will stop doing this eventually. How did you have you dreads put in or are they freeforming? If they were crocheted really tight then I'd understand as that is bad, you usually have about an inch of undreaded hair at the root so it flops about without pulling. Hmmm? I haven't really had this issue with slow formed neglect Dreads.
How many do you have? I noticed that after I split some of my bigger ones it felt much better because it wasn't pulling hair from almost a 3 inch section. Plus some of my sections were a little weird so sometimes it would pull on strands that seemed like they didn't belong in that section. Some of those I just ripped out so they're now loose hair to join a better section or maybe eventually help create a new dread.
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
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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
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
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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