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How long does my hair have to be to start dreads?

What is the best method to use when I am starting dreadlocks?

I have very fine slippery hair, will it dread?

Do I have to stop washing my hair for a long time before I dread it?

Do I have to stop conditioning my hair for a long time before I dread it?

 
 
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How long does my hair have to be to start dreads?

Well that all depends on how much work you want to put into your dread locks, if you start your dreds with 2 inches of hair, then you will be putting a lot of work into them but they won't really look like dreads. If you start your dreds with 5 or 6 inches of hair then you will have a much easier and rewarding experience with making dread locks.

 
 
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What is the best method to use when I am starting dreadlocks?

Well there are many different ways to make dredlocks, 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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I have very fine slippery hair, will it dread?

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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Do I have to stop washing my hair for a long time before I dread it?

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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Do I have to stop conditioning my hair for a long time before I dread it?

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