dreads help

Discussion in 'Dreadlocks' started by atomic carpet, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. atomic carpet

    atomic carpet Member

    my dreads have all fallen out pretty much i only have a couple good ones left
    people keep telling my that i dont even have dreads any more
    theres soo much loose hair and i honestly dont think its gonna lock up
    i dont have any pictures yet but i am working on it
    i am almost tempted to use wax to fix them
  2. amybird

    amybird Senior Member

    Get ready for the chorus of "Noooooo! Don't use wax!" Then lots of advice about being patient :)
  3. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    how old are they, do you condition them, do you do any sort of maintenance, have you washed them recently, do you play with them loads
  4. atomic carpet

    atomic carpet Member

    they are almost 3 months old
    i wash them about once a week
    and i play with them lots
    i try to maintain them but its just to much loos hair
  5. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    theyre only baaaabiiiiiiiiessss

    loose hair is a given, itll happen. there are options to what you can do..
    -wax (i would advise against)
    -crochet (i dont know anything about, ask someone else..)
    -leave it n love it! (highly advised =])

    3 months old.. again, theyre babies. they wont magically happen. hell, i only started my dreadies today (but theyre my 3rd set in 4 years.. oops) give it all time and love and things will happen, itll all come together
  6. amybird

    amybird Senior Member

    Yeh, most 3-month worries needn't be worried about :)
  7. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    this was pushed out of sight way too quicklly so im bumping it

    1st off you sayy u look like u dont got dreads anymore well you never did! you had backcombed hair only
    dreads take months to dread
    so u wanna waxcx ok you can make em look sirta dready while slowing all progress and making them gross so u cut em off in a year
    big mistake

    when u sauy u play with em how much and how could u be unknotting knots? leave em alone if u play play only lil bit carefuly

    how longs the hair
    dreads require lengthto move and knot
    2 inches ogf hair will automaticly wanna be styraight unknotted cause theres not enough to knot
    4-6 or more inches and theres enough to move loop and knot

    3 months in most dont look all that dready thats reality some do if theyre hair really wants to dread
    or is long enough
    but in many idf not most cases 3 months is just alotta messy loose knotty hair..its part of the process
    throw in a tam and forget all about it
    2 momnths in a tam will tripple the prigress
  8. hellodreadhead

    hellodreadhead Beta as fuck

    Mine started falling out at two months in. My hair ended up not looking dreaded I think come your fifth month you'll start noticing them lock up
  9. mandyland

    mandyland Senior Member

    yep....all mine slipped out before it knotted. have faith young grasshopper. =] They'll knot up.

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