Saturday, 3 August 2013

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25 comments:

  1. My dreads are about a week old, and I really want to go swimming. It's a lake, it's actually a man made quarry lake. Could I go swimming? Because it is a lake, so it's dirty. Or should I just wash my hair afterwards, or not get my hair we?? Thank you!!

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    1. Personally I wouldn't swim with them while they're that young - I'd at least wait until they'd been washed a handful of times before swimming with them.

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  2. I have a bead question. I heard you say to take them out when you wash and to keep them from staying in one spot, but what would happen if i Did simply sew a bead into one near the tip and just leave it there permanently? Would that be a bad idea or would it work out okay? Ty so much for what you do, youre awesome!

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    1. Also theyre about 5 weeks old if that makes a difference. My tips are real long and wispy. Not trying to to effect the dread at all, just want to throw a bead on one for looks :)

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    2. If you sew a bead permanently in place on a young dreadlock - the hair under the bead will not be able to progress and you'll be at a higher risk of getting soap residue build up in/around the bead.

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  3. I am thinking about getting dreadlocks. How long should they be before you start the locking period? I have four months until I can officially start them because my mother doesn't want them in her wedding.

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    1. Hair length requirement depends on the chosen method, however I recommend a minimum of 6 inches / 20cm.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGa5vpAjEQ

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  4. i have dread rot and its very noticeable and sticky how can i get rid of this

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    1. Dreadrot is dealt with by (repeated) deep cleaning and rinsing with vinegar and a complete reassessment of how they are washed and dried regularly... however dread rot isn't generally known for being sticky.

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  5. Hello lazy dreads and dreadheads around he world !
    i have been growing my dreadlocks now for about 5 months so they are not fully matured yet.
    i want to shorten them like cut them in half exactly i was wondering if i did will it take long for them to get as tight as the other half and will they be the same size or thinner or skinnier than the uncut half ?

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    1. I would not recommend trimming immature dreadlocks. While they're not yet fully locked they may continue to shrink and lose length on their own. Cutting dreadlocks that are not yet locked runs the risk of the 'new' tips unlocking and unravelling.

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  9. Is blue magic ok to use on my scalp for dry skin and itch? New to the dreads. And pretty excited to start. I've had my dread for 3 days so still very young. I am also glad I can across your site. I was nervous that some dreads were a little loose. I have watched your vids and love them :)

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    1. I'm afraid I've never heard of Blue Magic and so I'm unable to offer much input.

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    2. Ok thank you :) but it is OK that some of the dreads are loose at the roots? I wake up and some seem really loose. But they still look good. I did the twist and rip method

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    3. I use nutragena T-gel as my go-to dread shampoo. It works great for dandruff but it also dries out your hair so its win/win. Havent had any residue issues at all, been using it for about 8 months. Also Really helps with the itching!

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  10. I'm starting my own dreadlocks with the Lock Magic Locking Gel instead of wax. How often should you use it for the first times and how much should you use?

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  11. I started my dreads a week ago with twist and rip method. Frizzy hair popping out all over my head. Will that clear up in time?

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  12. I started my dreads a week ago with twist and rip method. Frizzy hair popping out all over my head. Will that clear up in time?

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  13. I had my dreads for 3 weeks. Tgey were unsectiond. I brushed them out to section them and redo them. My hair is now noticablly thinner. If i dread my hair today will tgey grow to be uneaven as my hair thickens back up?

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  14. I started my dread made with crochet but since July i'm not doing it. I got many loose hair. At the same time i saw that with the crochet i don't have loose hair,i was doing it 1 times every 2 or 3 months. I want it natural now can i just separate and wash now. I noticed that since i have not crochet my dreads have really changed,they became longer. I also noticed that i got many dandruff and for the style that's not attractive ☺ .Really need your advice.. Thanks..

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