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« Reply #550 on: June 19, 2006 07:13:34 PM »

I'm definentally gonna wrap the ends now. I know its been mentioned before, but i always thought it was the roots you wrapped, not the ends. silly me.
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« Reply #551 on: June 20, 2006 01:35:23 AM »

You do both actually Smiley

the roots are wrapped to help the new growth 'find the dread' and lock up

and then the tips/ends.. well that was just explained Smiley
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« Reply #552 on: June 22, 2006 06:37:36 PM »

I've been wanting dreads for a while.
But my mother would probably kill me, I'm 17 and I'm waiting for that 8-- becuase I'm off to college and on with dreads!
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« Reply #553 on: June 22, 2006 06:48:43 PM »

For now to appease the parental unit, just go to the beauty supply store and buy some cheeep hair (synthetic kankelon ect..) and make some of your own.

    If you buy the long stuff you just take a good sized pinch of hair(depending on how big you want your dreads) and make a larks head knot around a groovy piece of ribbon or cool scarf.  Stabilize 1/2 of the hair and tease the other side like crazy.  Once it is all teased, smooth and roll until it gets to kinda a "dready" shape.  Do the other one.  Once rolled, use a hair dryer on high heat and start at the top and slowly move down toward the end.  The heat kinda melts the plastic hair and holds it into place.  Do a few and slide them together.  Once finished, you just tie the ribbon or scarf up in your hair/ make a ponytail and it looks like you are dreaded.

    I have made many in different colors (pink, black, Burgundy, brown, blond, white..)  I change them around like I change my shirt!  Still fit in as a teacher by day, and super cool hair by night!

edit**  I'm new here and did not even notice how long this thread was.  Sorry if I repeated something that was already posted....
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« Reply #554 on: June 22, 2006 07:11:12 PM »

I posted pics earlier on in this thread... It's almost hard to believe all of the knowledge I've accumulated over the months. It's also hard to believe the progress they've made.

Here are my dreads at 9 months - if I'm not mistaken:

Here are the newest pics. Almost 11 month old.

Here is a little closeup... you can really see how they are starting to get all smooth and matted:

You can see the difference between 9 months and 11... just goes to show that dreads are ever changing and they get more and more beautiful with age. It takes a little patience, understanding, and acceptance, but it's well worth it in the end.


 you have beautiful dreads!! :] I'm jealous.
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« Reply #555 on: June 22, 2006 07:12:40 PM »

For now to appease the parental unit, just go to the beauty supply store and buy some cheeep hair (synthetic kankelon ect..) and make some of your own.

    If you buy the long stuff you just take a good sized pinch of hair(depending on how big you want your dreads) and make a larks head knot around a groovy piece of ribbon or cool scarf.  Stabilize 1/2 of the hair and tease the other side like crazy.  Once it is all teased, smooth and roll until it gets to kinda a "dready" shape.  Do the other one.  Once rolled, use a hair dryer on high heat and start at the top and slowly move down toward the end.  The heat kinda melts the plastic hair and holds it into place.  Do a few and slide them together.  Once finished, you just tie the ribbon or scarf up in your hair/ make a ponytail and it looks like you are dreaded.

    I have made many in different colors (pink, black, Burgundy, brown, blond, white..)  I change them around like I change my shirt!  Still fit in as a teacher by day, and super cool hair by night!

edit**  I'm new here and did not even notice how long this thread was.  Sorry if I repeated something that was already posted....

good idea, if you could--do you have pictures...I'd like to learn a little more about it!! :]
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« Reply #556 on: June 23, 2006 08:16:30 AM »

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Ah chucks... Thanks a bunch hun!  Cheesy
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« Reply #557 on: June 23, 2006 10:39:58 AM »

the fake dread ponytail bits are called "falls" and you can proably find more info about them here on craftster.  you can also make them from wool roving or yarn in a pinch.
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« Reply #558 on: June 25, 2006 08:51:13 PM »

for all the dreads i've seen on ebay over the years, never have i seen anyone bid on them.  he'd be better off passin em onto locks of love or wigs for kids.  i've still got the big bundle of my old dreads sitting in the bedroom.  i thought maybe i would freak my mom out and randomly mail her one or two.  its bizarre to touch em once they're off yer head.  i keep thinking i'll dream up some wild art piece to make them into....
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« Reply #559 on: June 25, 2006 09:13:05 PM »

for all the dreads i've seen on ebay over the years, never have i seen anyone bid on them.  he'd be better off passin em onto locks of love or wigs for kids.  i've still got the big bundle of my old dreads sitting in the bedroom.  i thought maybe i would freak my mom out and randomly mail her one or two.  its bizarre to touch em once they're off yer head.  i keep thinking i'll dream up some wild art piece to make them into....

I actually have a couple of my best friends dreads in a box where I keep special things. I don't think it's weird, but hey, I am kind of weird  Tongue
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