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Old 18th January 2009, 08:41 PM
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Default Synthetic Dreads

a couple of years ago i had synthetic dread locks, but they hurt my head really badly and were very very long (nearly down to my waist) so also very heavy.
i couldnt tye them back out the way (which annoyed me - no bunches allowed) and sleeping was very painful.

i want to do them again, (this time leaving my fringe but i'll get to that later) but i dont know how to get shorter ones or how to fix them to my hair properly without them hurting my head and replacing hair elastics every couple of days...

does anyone have any advice???

also how would i wash my fringe and not get the rest wet? ive been told it would do my hair good being unwashed.... but the fringe needs to be done!!
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Old 19th January 2009, 08:50 PM
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Well I asked one of my friends who specialises in african hair.
First off she asked what ethnicity you were (apparently it affects the type of advice she will give based on hair type- so sorry I said caucasian as I couldn't recall what you were).

To sum it up she said the easiest way to get dreadlocks is to get a weave of synthetic hair attached to your normal hair. She said this can be woven and should not hurt and can easily get it to shoulder length.

Once you have the weave in she said that if you goto a reliable afro-caribbean hairdresser they will be able to give you 'light' dread-plaits. These are apparently not as scalp pullingly painful and have a slightly more relaxed look.

As for washing your hair. The advice I was given that your hair self cleans within 6 weeks but there is no reason not to wash your hair whilst having dreads - there is some hair wax that you can use to keep it nourished.

The only thing was that she said that professional weaves and plaiting can be expensive.

Anyhow hope it helps - I know little about hair as I tend to shave mine off

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no no no - u misunderstood sorry - i had synthetic wool wrap dread locks that we basically had to wrap my hair around the them around my hair and then tie off... i don't want real ones....not yet LOL
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Hi

Sorry i thought you meant you wanted a kick start on getting them.

No worries

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no osrry my hair is too short for that ATM

but thank you
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