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What is the best way to make good dreads?

Asked by fathippo (746points) June 28th, 2009

I read about it (and how to do it yourself/ with friends), and it seems like backcombing is the best, but is there anything i should do to stop this going horribly wrong? Thanks… =)

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Randy's avatar

I believe the best way is just to quit cleaning your hair, right? And you just let it dread up on it’s own. I have a friend of a friend story about the “natural” dread process. A friend told me that he had a friend growing up who just quit washing his hair and it dreaded up. He had them for a long while and finally decided to cut them off. He had one in the middle that was a little bigger than the rest so the barber cut it first and when he did, the dread was hollow and a bunch of baby spiders came crawling out. I was told he shaved his head after that.

I had a friend who dreaded her hair at one time and she bought a product that made the hair dread up but she could occasionally wash it so that it was at least a little less gross. I can’t remember what it was called though. I can ask her and try to get back to you.

El_Cadejo's avatar

mmmm spiders

fathippo's avatar

yeah the spiders sound bad =S

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Your hair stays clean. Get a dreadlock starter kit and work with that. You might want to braid your hair and make sure they suit you before you start

susanc's avatar

That spider story went around in the late fifties too, only back then it was about beehive
hairdos. Ha ha spiders ha ha.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Spiders don’t live in human hair, or on your head. That is an urban legend. And not even a very original one.

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