Your dreads are the epitome of dread perfection. I love that you let them come together naturally. If I would have seen more free form dreads like yours before I started my journey I would have went that route. The top half of mine is somewhat free form as my hair naturally chunks off in sections and I lightly back combed those sections to keep congoing at bay. I was scared of free form to begin with bc I personally knew someone who went that route and ended up with some huge dreads and he eventually shaved his head.
I started my dreads in feb 2017 so I'm just a little over two months in. I figured now was a good time as any to start my timeline! I will start with a before photo. I have naturally thick, wavy hair .
I started out with only the bottom half, using backcombing
Then I decided to finish off my whole head.
I haven't taken a two month photo of the bottom half yet even though I'm about 2 weeks past two months but I will update soon to show how real the shrinkage is becoming.
Hello, I was going to start a timeline but wondered if you can add pictures over time or if you have to add all pictures at once? I'm only two months in so I would want to add a new picture to the timeline every month or so.
Dread newb here 👋🏼 My dreads are a little over two months old and I'm starting to get a lot of knotting at the root. But not only in the good way. They are wanting to Congo in places. I pull them apart but a loose "web" remains. My question is do I just keep that up until they mature or do I need to separate all the hairs (clear the web completely). It doesn't really bother me as far as aesthetically but I don't want to end up with a bunch of congos. I can wait it out if I'm doing the right thing by just pulling them in opposite directions and leaving the remaining "web". I hope this made sense 😅
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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@ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 14, 2017 0:35:22 GMT
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May 27, 2017 0:05:52 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
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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
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
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