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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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