Dreadlocks FAQ

New Dreads (23)

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Don’t worry about that, it’s normal for dreads to shrink right before they lock up. It means that all the hair in the dreads is finally locking up. You will soon start to get your length back and your dreads will get thicker!

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Methods for making dreadlocks (0)

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Yes you can, and you have the choice of backcombing the extensions in with this method. Other methods only allow you to braid the extensions in.

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Backcombing (57)

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Yes you can, and you have the choice of backcombing the extensions in with this method. Other methods only allow you to braid the extensions in.

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Twisting Dreadlocks (51)

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You can see some pictures in the pictures section of this site, and on the dreadlocks pictures section of the Knatty Dread site.

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Twist and Rip Dreadlocks (48)

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Not really, but if you are choosing this method you probably don’t care about length because you loose about 50% of your length dreading with this method.

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Dread Perm (54)

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You can see a couple pictures in the pictures section of this site. You can also find some pictures on the Hair Police site.

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Brush Rubbing Dreadlocks (52)

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You can see some dreadlocks pictures in the pictures section of this page. You can also find dreadlocks pictures on sites like Knatty Dread.

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Dread Braiding (48)

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You can see some pictures in the pictures section of this page.

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Maintaining Dreadlocks (30)

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We recommend washing at least once a week, but your dreads will have the best results if you wash at least every three days.

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Washing Dreadlocks (18)

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I recommend not using conditioner for about a week before you dread, because it can make the dreading process easier.

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Dreadlocks Roots and Tips (20)

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I tried it once, and I didn’t like the way my hair looked afterward, it looked really unhealthy and singed, a lot of the hair broke off, and it smelled so bad. The tips didn’t have the blunt look I was looking for either they just looked fried. If you are going to do it make sure you don’t have any wax or products in your hair, most hair products are very flammable. But I got the best results just rolling the tips in my palms.

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Hair Growth (15)

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You don’t have to shave your head. There are a couple ways to get dredlocks out, if you haven’t used a dread perm
1. The Easiest way: cut your dreads off a little below root and have about 2 inches of hair. You won’t have to spend hardly anytime with this, and if you are not partial to your hair then this is a good way for you to do it.

2. Cut the first half of your dread off, from the tip of the dread to the middle. Then soak the rest of the dread in conditioner and comb the dread out. This will take some time, but you will have cut the strongest part of the dread off, so it will be a lot easier to comb the rest out.

3. You just love your long hair and don’t want short hair: I can completely understand this, this is probably the way I would choose if I were ever thinking about cutting my dreads off, but I’m not so I don’t have to think about it 🙂 Soak the whole dread in conditioner, and comb the dread out. Let me warn you that this will take a lot of time, probably 4 or 5 times longer than it took you to put them in, but if you love your hair, it’s completely worth it. Some people will say that you can’t do this, but you can, I know a person who did this, and I helped them take some of them out. I didn’t stay the whole time, but I know when I came back the next day, they were still working on taking them out.

4. And if you have chosen the silky dread method all you have to do is take out the extensions.

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Hair Types (0)

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Yep, your hair will dread, you will probably want to use the backcombing method because you will have the best results. The hair might slip out a little, if you don’t backcomb the dreads tight enough, so make sure you do, and make sure you put rubber bands at the tips.

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Caucasian Hair (55)

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Yep, your hair will dread, you will probably want to use the backcombing method because you will have the best results. The hair might slip out a little, if you don’t backcomb the dreads tight enough, so make sure you do, and make sure you put rubber bands at the tips.

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African Hair (19)

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Absolutely not! Actually you should wash your hair and dry it before you dread it because it will dread faster, and easier.

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Curly Hair (17)

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Well there are many different ways to make dreadlocks, I personally think that the backcombing method is a very easy, clean, and effective way to start dreads. This method allows you to make nice clean sections, so the dreds will all be the same size and you won’t have any problems with some of them having to much and some of them not having enough hair to lock up.

But there also many other ways to start dreads. Some people start dreads by not combing and washing their hair. They call this the neglect method, for those of you who have not started your dreads yet and are considering this method, let me please say that this is not a fun or rewarding way to make dreads. Your dreds will not be in nice sections, some will lock up and some won’t. The dreads will itch and they will probably smell bad.

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Straight Hair (28)

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Well there are many different ways to make dreadlocks, I personally think that the backcombing method is a very easy, clean, and effective way to start dreads. This method allows you to make nice clean sections, so the dreds will all be the same size and you won’t have any problems with some of them having to much and some of them not having enough hair to lock up.

But there also many other ways to start dreads. Some people start dreads by not combing and washing their hair. They call this the neglect method, for those of you who have not started your dreads yet and are considering this method, let me please say that this is not a fun or rewarding way to make dreads. Your dreads will not be in nice sections, some will lock up and some won’t. The dreads will itch and they will probably smell bad.

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Thin Hair (25)

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Well there are many different ways to make dreadlocks, I personally think that the backcombing method is a very easy, clean, and effective way to start dreads. This method allows you to make nice clean sections, so the dreads will all be the same size and you won’t have any problems with some of them having to much and some of them not having enough hair to lock up.

But there also many other ways to start dreads. Some people start dreads by not combing and washing their hair. They call this the neglect method, for those of you who have not started your dreads yet and are considering this method, let me please say that this is not a fun or rewarding way to make dreads. Your dreads will not be in nice sections, some will lock up and some won’t. The dreads will itch and they will probably smell bad.

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Thick Hair (22)

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Well there are many different ways to make dreadlocks; I personally think that the backcombing method is a very easy, clean, and effective way to start dreads. This method allows you to make nice clean sections, so the dreads will all be the same size and you won’t have any problems with some of them having to much and some of them not having enough hair to lock up. But there also many other ways to start dreads. Some people start dreads by not combing and washing their hair. They call this the neglect method, for those of you who have not started your dreads yet and are considering this method, let me please say that this is not a fun or rewarding way to make dreads. Your dreads will not be in nice sections, some will lock up and some won’t. The dreads will itch and they will probably smell bad.

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Misc (66)

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I’ve heard that if you soak the dreads in rubbing alcohol for 30 minutes and cover the dreads in a plastic bag and then repeat in one week then it will kill the lice and their eggs. I haven’t had lice before so I haven’t tried this so I don’t know if it works for sure, but it’s worth a try, because dreads are part of you and you do not want to give them up easily.

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Starting Dreads (40)

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The easiest way to get dreadlocks is probably the neglect method because you don’t do anything to your hair and hopefully it will turn into dreads. This method requires to planning or preparation so it is very easy to do.

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Asian Hair (22)

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Yep, your hair will dread, you will probably want to use the backcombing method because you will have the best results. The hair might slip out a little, if you don’t backcomb the dreads tight enough, so make sure you do, and make sure you put rubber bands at the tips.

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Loomed Dreads (6)

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You can put loomed dreads in any hair type.

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Industrial Dreads (23)

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You can see a couple pictures in the pictures section of this site.

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Silky Dreads (31)

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You can see some pictures in the pictures section of this page

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Neglect or Freeform (39)

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You can see some pictures in the pictures section of this site.

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