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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 12:31 PM   1
EcoMama
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Anyone have dreadlocks?


I'm thinking of making them through the natural method of basically just leaving them to lock without brushing. I rarely brush anyway so though may aswell!
The other method of rubbing and waxing looks too time consuming and a bit manicures iyswim, so prefer the natural method.

Any tips?



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 14:41 PM   2
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The natural method is really hard to comb out if you wanted to get them out.... The waxing and twisting method is easier to look after / comb out if you need too. Look on YouTube at the videos there pretty good xx



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 15:05 PM   3
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Thanks Lucy Will take a look x



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 15:14 PM   4
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When I was 16, out of pure laziness, I let my hair dread itself naturally... It was just one massive lump on the back of my head I wouldn't recommend that!



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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 15:24 PM   5
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The twist and wax is time consuming to begin with but is much easier to maintain... Like minikiwi said natural seems to just clump at the back xx



 
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Old Jul 7th, 2015, 16:32 PM   6
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I've started to twist and rip some sections today, and hand roll them. Without wax though. Dont fancy using products.
Thought I'd try this and then let them form naturally from them iyswim.



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2015, 15:34 PM   7
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I started some a few years ago but pulled out, I think dreads are beautiful.



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Old Jul 8th, 2015, 16:47 PM   8
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Thanks Moon.
I like them too, esp as my hairs so lank I thought It'd give them some volume
But there's a guy down the road who's look to manicured



 
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I do, this is my second time around. My first time I had them​ for 7 years, started off with two strand twist, medium size, manicured, retwist with gel.

This time I started off with mirco sized plats and I'm semi freeforming, no gel, no re twisting...



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2017, 12:16 PM   10
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DO NOT USE WAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went through a midlife crisis and dreaded my hair. ( ok i found out i have cancer and thought i might go do something crazy with my hair)

A girl at an old church group does dreads and did did mine. I have should length curly hair. It took 1hr per dread. She did backcombing. NO WAX. I ended up with 30+dreads.

I used Trader Joes Tea Tree Oil shampoo and nothing else. I did maintenance 1 time because my roots were trying to clump together and it drove me crazy.

and then after over a year I needed them out. It had run its course and I wanted my normal hair back. So I got a SMALL crochet hook, leave in conditioner and a comb. It took 1-2hrs per dread to slowly get them out by brushing.
I had to cut out 3 not because i had to but because they were literally the last i was just DONE with it. You cant tell where i cut them because they were under my normal hair.
I have my normal shoulder length curly hair still.

- You CAN and should wash them as normal
- You CAN brush them out
- You SHOULD not use wax, it clogs up your hair.
- Beads and wraps are great ways to jazz them up and addicting!!

here is a few pics of me with them



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