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Dreads? - March 10th 2011, 03:38 AM

So what exactly are dread locks i know what they look like but how are they done, are they permanent is there absolutely no way to wash them? and how do they even grow out

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Re: Dreads? - March 10th 2011, 07:07 AM

There are loads of different methods...

Twist and Rip
Twist and Pin
Brush Rubbing
Dread Braiding

Google will tell you about all of them...

Most commonly, amongst my friends anyway is the back combing technique. Take a small section of hair, twist it from the root tightly then back comb that twist from the root down and back up. Little hair band on the end will keep it together for the early stages.

You don't HAVE to cut your hair, I've known people to seriously condition their hair and they have eventually managed to release the hair. But, their hair was relatively short and not left in the best condition.

You can and should wash your dreads, but it's best to use special shampoos that don't leave a residue because that effects the dreads.
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Re: Dreads? - March 12th 2011, 07:23 PM

White people shouldn't have dreads.

I'm white btw, to me its like a white person wearing a turban because they would like the way it looks.
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Re: Dreads? - March 12th 2011, 07:29 PM

They usually use beeswax to keep the knots in your hair.
They are permanent, but they can take them out but it takes a lot of time and some special conditioner.

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Re: Dreads? - March 12th 2011, 09:17 PM

Originally Posted by mIssIng:nO View Post
White people shouldn't have dreads.

I'm white btw, to me its like a white person wearing a turban because they would like the way it looks.
Not all people can pull them off, but honestly some can.. Like Whitney from The Real L Word:

I don't know much about dreads; but just saying some people can really pull them off.

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