Backcombing To Tighten?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by whitemarley90, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. whitemarley90

    whitemarley90 Member

    Hello All.. I Kno This ?? Has Prolly Been Asked But Im Pretty High N Bein Lazy Since Today Was A Long Day...lmao
    My Dreads R Pretty Loose And I Have A Metal Comb Coming And Was Wondering If I Could Go Back And Comb Them Again...
    I Used A Rattail Comb To Get Em Started But They R Really Loose!
  2. ThePmiester

    ThePmiester Member

    Hey man!
    One for starters the capital At The Start Of Every Word Is Annoying :p
    Two don't touch them with a comb, I combed at least once a week, for the first six months, give them a wash with the deep clense/salt water rinse and leave it at that, if you comb you break all the natural progress!
    Part of the process of dreading is naturally forming knots, your hair has got to get into a formation it likes first :) They get loose before tight believe me!
    Good luck
  3. natural philosophy

    natural philosophy bitchass sexual chocolate

    1. first off fool you aint got dreads you got backcombed hair
    2. if you want to have dreads in the future, dont backcomb them
    3. pmeisters right that shits annoying
  4. chemigals

    chemigals They call me Chemi

    no just leave them, you'll mess um up they will already be forming knots and messing will hinder them!,they will be fine just let them do there own thing.
    Dreads are dreads whether you backcombed,ripped or just left them so I dont think your a fool.
  5. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    all youd do idss weaken them till they fall off
    backcombing once is bad enough doing it over and over is just dumb

    dreads will happen if u just leave em leave em alone
  6. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    "Good things come to those who wait"
  7. Glacius

    Glacius Member

    no combs!
  8. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Yeah. That's pretty much the golden rule of dreadlocks. Well, aside from NO WAX, of course
  9. whitemarley90

    whitemarley90 Member

    thnk u guys who gave some friendly advice and to the ignorant pricks save all the negative shit to urself! i am leaving them alone jus gonna keep seperating them..
  10. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Wait. Which category do I fall under?
  11. bolantej

    bolantej Member

    backcombing hurts like hell and isn't worth it. just chill and enjoy watching them change and lock up.
  12. WorldPeace

    WorldPeace Senior Member

    they become much more beautiful when they're loosely backcombed, because they have more room to change and form.
  13. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Yeah. Wouldn't that kinda give them like the general structure, while still giving them the ability to do as they please and lock up freely?
  14. whitemarley90

    whitemarley90 Member

    thnx for ur advice i was only taking to natural philosophy...
  15. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Oh, alright. I just didn't want to come across as a jerk. Because I sometimes have a habit of doing that. And it is <b>NEVER</b> my intention.
  16. whitemarley90

    whitemarley90 Member

    ur fine... i can take criticism but not assholes...lmao:cheers2:
  17. whitemarley90

    whitemarley90 Member

    also i have rubberbands on the roots to keep em from gettin tangled with one another... good or bad idea??
  18. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    they will tangle with the bands swallowing them the bands will begin to melyt and dry rort and become a gross sticlky mess
    get rid of them
    they shouldnt have been in there more then a day you'll already be destroying knots just trying to get em out
    best way, cut e,m and pull out ther chunks, be careful to get em all so none remain embedded inside the dread
  19. MoonDoggie

    MoonDoggie Member

    Not a good idea, and could be a really really bad idea if you have those cheap rubberbands in it. The Goody silicone bands are good but you wouldn't want those in your hair for more than 5-7 days I beleive.
    Oh, PS remember me from the chatroom? :]
  20. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    I'm kinda curious as to what you mean when you say that. I've heard it said before that the dreads will eat bands. Do you just mean that the bands will kinda disintegrate and then go inside of the dread formation and rot?

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