DREDS?

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  1. HoneyBrown05

    HoneyBrown05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I want to know what I would need to do in order to grow dreds? I am still indecisive about it and no my hair is not natural, I have a relaxer. So what are the steps? Will I need to cut my hair?
     
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    I think you would be better off with the synthetic/fake dreads for starters. Since your hair is relaxed,and assumedly not thick, it wouldn't look authentic since it is relaxed. You may want to just grow your hair without cutting the processed portion off. This can be easily done if you wear singles in the meantime, as I am doing. After about 18 months, your natural growth will be long enough to wear dreads that will fall downward. If you decide not to dread, you have the option of relaxing the growth, or cutting the relaxer off, thus leaving your new growth a reasonable length. Where I'm live, dreads/twists are the in-thing.:)
     
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    No you don't have to really cut it
    what they call the Dread Perming , this can cost from $200 to $450 bucks
    it's a chemical process to deal with already perm hair , this really requires
    high professional maintenance.

    Sectioned the hair into squares , make round dreads into 1 and 2 squares
    remember smaller sections make thinner dreads , secure each one in rubberbands
    twist each section clockwise using a reg comb to snag the hair at the ends and
    twist, be sure to get some dread wax so it can help hold the dreads

    Good thick wax without petroleum holds the hair better and thinner wax
    for sheen and fragrance rubberbands can be used for the first few weeks
    be sure not to make them too tight but snug , hair should be twisted regularly to
    help the locks .

    Perm hair can be train into the locks for great dreads but do not use anymore
    chemicals as time permit ther perm will turn to a nappy look for great dreads
    also get the right products to maintain your hair also for that perm hair and getting
    set for dreads it would be nice to use berries in the hair , hope i was of help
    from what i know.....................i'm sure one of the sistas will give more info.

    I'm not a Professional nor have i've done this ..
     
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    spicybrown Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That afro is beaming though;)
     
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    If you ever want to remove your dreads do you have to cut your hair?
     
  6. Kokujin

    Kokujin Active Member MEMBER

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    Growing dreads isn't as hard as it sounds, I have had dreads for 3 years and I love'em

    The best way to get it done is to go to your local Hair salon, they'll do you up nice, one thing that can get a bit pricey is the maintenence, you can attempt to maintain them yourself or go to the salon once a month. I do the latter, it's easier. Expect to spend a few hours getting your hair done(I guess you're used to this if you're female :)) Dreads are a beautiful hairstyle and look very natural.

    Dreads are pretty much perminant, think of them as the ultimate naps :p
     
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    cursed heart i don't think so
    you can grow out of them as well
    if they not kept up they will fall anyway.
     
  8. HoneyBrown05

    HoneyBrown05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Changed my mind!

    I really do not want to grow dreds now, but I was thinking about going natural and instead wearing my hair in twists. What is the difference between growing dreds and wearing twists?
     
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    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    make up ya mind sistah...
    lol..
    you may want to try out the fake dreads first..
    me.. i plan on interlocking my hair which is similar... but my hair ends up lookin liek yarn.. and theyd be that teeny as well.
    Twists can still lock up if you arent careful. Both are natural hairstyles..
    but twists you can take out and wash your hair each month.. or however and it allows you versitality. because you can twist your hair various ways...


     
  10. HoneyBrown05

    HoneyBrown05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    LOL! Ok I have made up my mind and I have decided to stick with a relaxer!
     
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