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Forum Description: A place to come and discuss or ask questions on all your dready needs. Dread pictures, Dread advice and anything else your knotty little head desires! Everyone is welcome, knotty or not. Formerly known as the Knotty Know How Forum.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Hello all,to start off im new here and hope to have a nice time here.

Anywho,I plan on getting dreadlocks soon,and I was wondering if I have to cut my hair to do so,im black so i would normally have a fro,but for the past couple years ive been getting my hair relaxed (i quit getting them around octoberish).Anyways I planned on getting my hair backcomb and crocheted but if i cant get that done cause my hair is relaxed I was either gonna transition back to a fro and then let that naturally dread or in the summer shave off all my hair and let that grow and dread naturally :P.So would relaxed hair dread or would my hair just untangle itself or something of the sort.

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Old 12-27-2008, 02:17 AM   #2
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Ralexed hair WILL dread, don't cut it off. I don't think you shouldn't go for the crochet thing, backcomb yes, but crochet...I've heard not so good stuff about that.
I remembered the days I used to relax my hair....Ah, the regrets >.<
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:18 AM   #3
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Yes my friend! relaxed hair works for dreads, and I'm speaking from experience. Your relaxed hair will seem "drier" and "unhealthy" with a faint white glow with light, you know, the shininess of relaxed hair? Although that aside, you want dry hair for dreads which is a plus, and it will work. I'm only approaching 7months, but my hair is locking on track and nothing is stopping it!
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:52 AM   #4
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Relaxed hair will dread but your hair is going to fight itself at the line of demarcation. Dreading involves a lot of patience so you might as well take the patience and start out right. It doesn't happen to everyone but some folks experience breakage between the relaxed hair and the new growth when they don't properly moisturize. Since moisture can be counter-productive to dreads you can end up with two things: Hair that won't dread or dreads that form and then snap off where the relaxer stops.

Grow it out and you won't have to worry about it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:23 AM   #5
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That's a good point you bring. I've never had my hair beat down to a point where it would snap off. Well in the past when I straight ironed it. If you're hair is badly damaged and very brittle, try using some remedies before you start the process. That or start process with natural remedies that are easy to wash off - aloe vera to moisturize for example.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:09 AM   #6
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what is "relaxed hair"?
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:56 AM   #7
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what is "relaxed hair"?
Chemically straighten hair. Typically referred to ethnic hair.
Ralaxers are strong shit man, it ends up leaving some people's hair all dry and brittle sometimes.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #8
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damn...sounds harshhh
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damn...sounds harshhh
Yeah, my mom uses it monthly even though it made patches of her hair break off on 2 different occasions. I wish she would just rock an afro instead.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:55 PM   #10
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Relaxers used to be made with lye. LYE!


That was some dangerous shit.
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