Dreadlocks FAQ

New Dreads (23)

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Wash it out using hot/warm water, it will take a washing or two to get it all out.

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Methods for making dreadlocks (0)

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Yes there is. You can mess up while your backcombing if you push to much hair forward at a time. Some people get confused and push all the hair forward at one time. You should hold the hair taught and only push about an inch at a time. You will only push a few hairs into the dread at a time. But it is a long process and you should know if before you start.

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Backcombing (57)

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Yes there is. You can mess up while your backcombing if you push to much hair forward at a time. Some people get confused and push all the hair forward at one time. You should hold the hair taught and only push about an inch at a time. You will only push a few hairs into the dread at a time. But it is a long process and you should know if before you start.

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Twisting Dreadlocks (51)

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Just washing, the occasional waxing, and twisting.

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Twist and Rip Dreadlocks (48)

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I wouldn’t use the circular rubbing method if you hair is thinning or it runs in you family for hair to thin. Because you will actually be pulling the hair out and it will most likely damage your hair follicles.

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Dread Perm (54)

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It’s up to you; the pluses of a dread perm are that they look like dreads right after you make them. The down side is the price, the maintenance, and the fact that you will have to cut almost all your hair off when you don’t want them anymore.

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Brush Rubbing Dreadlocks (52)

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It is really hard to mess up brush rubbing, there really isn’t anything you can do to mess it up unless you just rub the brush back and forth on your head instead of rubbing in a clockwise motion.

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Dread Braiding (48)

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Just washing, waxing, and palm rolling.

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Maintaining Dreadlocks (30)

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The best way to tighten the middle of your dreads is to palm roll them.

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Washing Dreadlocks (18)

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Residues are anything that is left behind by a shampoo, conditioner, perfume, or scent. Residues built up and break down dreads.

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Dreadlocks Roots and Tips (20)

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Elastics can help your roots when you are trying to tighten your dreads. They can also help when you are trying to hold in loose hairs and dread balls.

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Hair Growth (15)

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Extensions are hair that is braided or dreaded into your hair to make your dreads fatter, or longer. Most salons can put them in your hair, but you should check around and see how they put them in. It is better if they dread it into the hair, because if they braid it in the braided part never dreads and it looks really funny, but if they dread it in it looks like your real dreads.

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Hair Types (0)

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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Caucasian Hair (55)

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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African Hair (19)

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It depends on which method you use. Check out the methods section in FAQ Part 2 to find more information about the method you want to use.

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Curly Hair (17)

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Yes, actually your hair will dread easier because the hair has been damaged, so it will hold knots a lot easier. You can use any method and the dreads will lock up.

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Straight Hair (28)

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Yes, actually your hair will dread easier because the hair has been damaged, so it will hold knots a lot easier. You can use any method and the dreads will lock up.

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Thin Hair (25)

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Yes, actually your hair will dread easier because the hair has been damaged, so it will hold knots a lot easier. You can use any method and the dreads will lock up.

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Thick Hair (22)

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There are two types of thick hair

1. Thick strands- usually Asian people have this kind of hair, it is harder for this kind of hair to actually lock up, but if you use the backcombing method with a good wax, you won’t have many problems. Neglect, and twist and rip will not work well with this hair type.

2. Lots of hair- people who have curly have usually have lots of it. The stands are usually thin or normal size, and the dread great. A person with this hair will have no problems getting dreads, with any method.

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Misc (66)

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You can, and you can keep the sides short if you want, or let the sides grow out and dread them later.

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Starting Dreads (40)

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Salons usually charge between $100 & $400 to make dreads. IMPORTANT! Many salons say that they do know how to make dreadlocks, but few really do. They will just put your hair in twist and cover it with gel and call them dreads and charge you $200. The best thing to do is decide which method you would like to start your dreads with, print it, and call around. Just take the directions to the salon and tell them THIS IS HOW I WANT THEM DONE! and see if they can do it. If not, try another salon, you will be able to find one that can make the dreads the way you want them.

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Asian Hair (22)

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I don’t recommend them, because it ruins your hair, makes it brittle, and break, but if you want one you should talk to the hair police they do them and they have tours.

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Loomed Dreads (6)

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You can put loomed dreads in with any hair length.

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Industrial Dreads (23)

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It depends on what method you use to get dreads. But you can use the industrial dread method on extensions if the hair is long.

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Silky Dreads (31)

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There are a list of salons with web pages in the links section there is also a list of salons in the methods section.

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Neglect or Freeform (39)

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It usually takes about 2-3 years for neglect dreadlocks to lock up.

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