Dreadlocks FAQ

New Dreads (23)

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While your dreads are new you will probably want to wear a swim cap, but after they mature you will not need one.

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Methods for making dreadlocks (0)

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Asian hair can be very hard to lock up and this method is one of the few methods that will actually make dreadlocks in Asian hair.

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Backcombing (57)

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Asian hair can be very hard to lock up and this method is one of the few methods that will actually make dreadlocks in Asian hair.

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Twisting Dreadlocks (51)

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It will probably take about 2 months to see real results and it will take about a year to lock up completely.

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Twist and Rip Dreadlocks (48)

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Just washing the occasional waxing and the daily twisting the hair around and ripping it apart.

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Dread Perm (54)

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A dread perm is when a salon chemically damages your hair to make it hold knots better.

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Brush Rubbing Dreadlocks (52)

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You just rub a soft bristle brush against your hair in a circular motion to create dreads and dread sections.

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Dread Braiding (48)

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The dread braiding method is when you section off your hair and braid it and then leave it alone until the loose hairs come out and they turn into dreadlocks.

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Maintaining Dreadlocks (30)

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As of right now there is only one residue free shampoo sold on the Internet. You can find it on Dread Head residue free dreadlocks shampoo site.

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Washing Dreadlocks (18)

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It’s a good idea to use a shampoo that doesn’t leave anything behind when you have dreads. It is more important to use a shampoo that doesn’t leave anything behind when you have dreads rather than when you just have normal hair because dreads hold a lot of stuff that usually falls out of normal hair when you brush it. The stuff will build up in the dreads and will cause the dreads to break down, loosen, and fall apart.

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Dreadlocks Roots and Tips (20)

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You should use elastics on the tips of your dreadlocks when they are new. It will help hold them together during their delicate time while they are locking up. You will really appreciate that you used elastics when your dreads are about 6 months old and they look better than everyone else’s dreads, who didn’t use elastics and their knots fell out.

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Hair Growth (15)

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Backcombing
Well there are three things you can do
1. Dread them in with the other dreads
2. Make little dreads out of them. I saw one girl with little dreaded bangs, and she looked so cute!
3. Leave them just like they are, have dreads and straight bangs, I’ve seen it once before and it was neat.

Twist and Rip
Your dreads will really decide if the bangs are in or out.

Neglect
They should dread in with the other hair.

Dread Perm
1. Dread perm them in with the other dreads.
2. Make little dreads out of them. I saw one girl with little dreaded bangs, and she looked so cute!
3. Leave them just like they are, have dreads and straight bangs, I’ve seen it once before and it was neat.

Twisting
1. Dread them in with the other dreads.
2. Make little dreads out of them. I saw one girl with little dreaded bangs, and she looked so cute!

Comb rubbing
I doubt you have bangs, but if you do, and they are longer and you can’t dread them in with the other hair
1. Cut them
2. Backcomb or twist them

Dread Braiding
You can braid them in with the braids.

Silky Dreads
1. You can braid them in when you are forming the dreads.
2. You can leave them out and just have dreads and bangs, I have seen it before and it looks really cute.

Industrial Dreads
Check out the methods above

Loomed Dreads
Your stylist will most likely leave them out and you will have braids and dreads.
Twist & Pin
You should twist them and make little dreads out of them.

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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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1. You should make sure you have the right products
A. A good moisturizing and holding product. You can use a wax based product like DreadHeadHQ wax or a cream based product like Knatty Dread cream.
B. You should also make sure you have a good dreadlocks shampoo that doesn’t leave any residue behind in your dreads.

2. You should also make sure you have the right tools to make your dreads. If the method you are going to use requires a dread comb or rubber bands or pins make sure you have these items on hand.

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Curly Hair (17)

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Dreads do get fatter with time, because the hair that would have fallen out, builds up inside the dread. This is what makes the dreads become hard after a while. But if you want really big dreads and you haven’t started them yet it’s easy to make them fat, just make bigger sections. And it’s pretty easy to make the bigger if the dreads are only about two months old or younger, just rubber band them together and palm roll them as much as you can. But once they are hard it’s really hard to connect them, you can still rubber band them together, but you take a chance of having folds or creases in your dreads.

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Straight Hair (28)

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Dreads do get fatter with time, because the hair that would have fallen out, builds up inside the dread. This is what makes the dreads become hard after a while. But if you want really big dreads and you haven’t started them yet it’s easy to make them fat, just make bigger sections. And it’s pretty easy to make the bigger if the dreads are only about two months old or younger, just rubber band them together and palm roll them as much as you can. But once they are hard it’s really hard to connect them, you can still rubber band them together, but you take a chance of having folds or creases in your dreads.

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Thin Hair (25)

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Dreads do get fatter with time, because the hair that would have fallen out, builds up inside the dread. This is what makes the dreads become hard after a while. But if you want really big dreads and you haven’t started them yet it’s easy to make them fat, just make bigger sections. And it’s pretty easy to make the bigger if the dreads are only about two months old or younger, just rubber band them together and palm roll them as much as you can. But once they are hard it’s really hard to connect them, you can still rubber band them together, but you take a chance of having folds or creases in your dreads.

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Thick Hair (22)

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The best way to have thin dreads is to make the sections thin when you start them. There really isn’t a good way to thin them once you have already put them in. You can tie string around the roots and make them grow in thinner sections, but if cut them or pull them apart it really tears up the dread.

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Misc (66)

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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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Starting Dreads (40)

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You should call all the salons in your area and see if they make dreads, you can also try posting on message boards to see if anyone knows of a place to get them done.

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Asian Hair (22)

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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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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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You may want to switch the wire every couple months, just to keep it from breaking or breaking down.

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Silky Dreads (31)

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Basic maintenance of washing and waxing is required. And you have to get the dreads redone every month or two

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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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