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« Reply #560 on: June 25, 2006 10:08:38 PM »

Nah I don't think that's weird smoker. I've even heard of people who sew their friend's locks into their own for "safe keeping" or as natural dread extensions.  Wink
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« Reply #561 on: June 26, 2006 06:07:41 AM »

I actually have seen a few of those!
they dont look half bad, only thickness and color are slightly different
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« Reply #562 on: June 26, 2006 12:42:32 PM »

Nah I don't think that's weird smoker. I've even heard of people who sew their friend's locks into their own for "safe keeping" or as natural dread extensions.  Wink
i have  2 of my friends dreads and i have helped a few dreaded friends sew their dreads onto friends heads.. it was fun to see the different dreaded styles evolve on the different heads...

now that my one friend shaved her hair she is going to make some sort of dreaded hat to randomly wear....

and it is really weird to touch dreads that have been cut off...
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« Reply #563 on: June 26, 2006 03:44:34 PM »

I've done this for years with friends locks and wraps... and if they fall out they get hung on the wall, I've bunches of 'em!   Grin
I'll post a pic sometime...
I've used 'threadlocks' to keep em' in tight, But I've also used tacky glue, duco cement, and other horrid stuff you're not supposed to do...
But its a nice way to keep my 'people' around me!
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« Reply #564 on: June 27, 2006 08:08:53 AM »

I have wanted dreads for a long time and now I migth actually get them. Mt hair is shortish and I dont know if its long enough to look normal so yonight my mom is going to separate my hair and we are going to braid each section so I can see if my hair looks good. If it does then I will get dreads if is doesnt I will wait for my hair to be a little longer
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« Reply #565 on: June 27, 2006 08:36:38 AM »

Is it normal to have 12" long hair and have it turn into a 4" dreadlock?
I think I might be backcombing wrong. I end up with knots by my head and a couple of really long strands holding it there. kind of like gathering fabric if you know what I mean.
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« Reply #566 on: June 27, 2006 09:10:02 AM »

id say you're backcombing a bit too harshly..

When I do dreads I just try to dread it up from the top to the bottom
by that i mean section your hair, grab your section about half way and start to backcomb.
be sure to hold the hair juuuuust tight enough to let some hairs go when you backcomb but not to let big chunks of hair be backcombed at once..
and then just rrepeat this lower, and lower and lower on the section of hair..

now, if I'm confusing (yes I know I am) you should go to dreadheadhq.com or knottyboy.com
i know dreadhead had/has some video tutorials on dreading so that could help you A LOT!
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« Reply #567 on: June 27, 2006 09:16:53 AM »

i have watched those videos...i think i just need someone to help me. and maybe my 1x1 inch sections are a bit too small.

Thanks!
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« Reply #568 on: June 27, 2006 09:18:29 AM »

I was just going to say that. Check out the video's at knottyboy and dreadheadhq.

www.knottyboy.com
www.dreadheadhq.com

Your hair obviously will get quite a bit shorter, but I'm not sure that it should be that much shorter. It's so hard to say without actually seeing what you've done. Listen to Fckadog's advice, and make certain to double check with those two sites to see if you've got the technique right!!! Good luck!
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« Reply #569 on: June 27, 2006 09:23:30 AM »

So you've watched them... 1 inch by 1 inch sections will give you dreads that are a little smaller than that. If you want bigger ones aim for bigger sections. On my own head we mixed the sizes randomly because I wanted a more natural look, but it's all up to you. I'm pretty sure that the size of your sections isn't what's going wrong. What kind of comb are you using? Make sure it's metal toothed. You can get smaller metal toothed combs at the dollar store in the pet's section.

Now where are you starting to backcomb?Huh You need to start close to the roots and just backcomb about half an inch away from your start point till you get a good knot started. Once you have that started keep going down the hair section by backcombing little sections at a time. Don't "tease" the hair like you would to get those 80's pouf bangs... just do little parts of the hair section at a time and try to get those knots nice and tight.
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