2005
10.19

A. This tip comes from a fellow dreadhead Zen:

“I ordered a Knotty Boy starter kit a while back and over about 3 months I had great dreads down to the side of my neck they are tight hard and overwhelmingly nappy :). But I was hoping they would be more round after 3 months. So I did a little thinking and got some assistance from Mom and went from loose undone coming-apart ends to rock hard, round nubs in 3 hours!

What we did was, we found some thread that matched my hair color and a large needle that wouldn’t get lost within the unexplored workings of my naps. Then we backcombed the hell outta my tips and then just folded the tangled tips back and backcombed them into the lock.

Then we took the thread and wove it into each lock to help keep it there (little weaves so you cant really see the thread) and it helps lock em up better.

Then of course we finished up with a fine coating of Knotty Boy Dread Wax. This method really shortens the dreads up! But it rocks! I love my tips now!!!”

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  1. Desperate for Advice (if too much text, skip to question at the end):
    I got my dreads done at a salon about six weeks ago. I chose it upon recommendation. The salonist told me that because I am mixed my hair wouldn’t lock up. I told her that Bob Marley was mixed as well and she said that she was not good enough at twisting so she would have to interlock my hair. I thought that was reasonable, but I noticed as she worked that she was using something in my hair. I asked her at the end what it had been she used so I could get some (I meant the brand name, I figured it was dread wax or something), and she told replied that she had used superglue in my hair because that’s the only way mixed people can get dreads. This instantly infuriated me, but I have given them a few weeks to mature. The glue is interwoven into every dread and some are even hard at the tips. I have been growing my hair a little over one year as of now.

    Q: Should I just cut them now and start over? Or is there any way to get the superglue out? Any response is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Lilwalt-Dreadlocks arent a black person exclusive… that would be like white people telling black people to stop straightening their hair. Check out the history of dreadlocks, it was a common hair style for all races.

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  3. Not sure what country all of you are from, but I’m from America, here a hair style is a hair style. Most people don’t want to be defined by a universal standard nor can they rightly be because everyone’s race, culture, weight, skin color, etc is different. Black people [of which I am] don’t hate on whites [or any other culture] cause they have to use different methods to get/keep their locs tight, mind your own hair! I’ve seen White and Hispanic locs that put African American locs to shame. Be open minded!!!! Don’t be ignorang and close minded like the people who called us animals and treated us like cattle, see beyond youself and learn to appreciate your culture and the cultures of others – it’ll make for a much more peaceful world.

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  4. I do kinda agree with the guy who was hating on white dreads. A dreadlock is intended to be natural. No waxes, band, or anything of that nature.

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  5. Harden up princess. Do you need a tissue? Dreads are dreads. As long as they are locked up properly, its a dreadlock. Some people just like them to look neat, not like a bum thats just crawled out from under a bush!!

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  6. wats wit white people an dees cheep ass dreads. ur dreads shood b natural, not all dees rubberbands, needles an glue. dreads r 4 black people. everytime i try 2 look fa sum help, i get dis bullshit bout white dreads. leeve it to us. now i cant even find proper help because everytime i try to find it, i get this bullshit bout hooks an bands. THESE AREN’T DREADS

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  7. Naw man, u gotta let ur dreads naturally lock up after backcombing,
    ther gonna shink up, and make the dreads thicker and LOCKED up(gives em Girth).
    lol

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  8. beleive it or not…superglue is what my friend used

    but me personally i tick the crochet hook in halfway through the dread the tilt it so that im pushing it along the centre of the dread kinda making a tube with the crochet hook in the centre andpush it out the tip of the dead then i pull it in and out of the tip of the dread and it pulls all the loose hairs inside the middle creating a solid tip with a little inverted bit(that i can only liken to an bum-hole) in the centre thats completely un noticable

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  9. Seldom I write comments but resource really cool

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  10. you don’t have to make the tips supah tight n hard with things n stuff, cause that ends up with addittional weight on your knots, mind your hair follicles supporting the weight. Remember, the longer knots you have, the more weight you put your scalp which is puttin’ up stress on the roots. The tendency is, you might end up with a bald spot. Take it easy, let them grow on their own. Keep it clean, maintain it well and you have a knotty future ahead!

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  11. I use a knitting needle (long needle with eye in it). start the needle in through the middle of the tip until the eye of the needle is just sticking out of the end, then use wax to make loose hairs stick together and feed them through the eye of the needle. then pull the needle the rest of the way through and it leaves a great little round nub.

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  12. what i have seen on another website is if you have about an inch of loose hair on the tip of your dreads you can put a rubber band on the dreaded part at the end of the dread where your loose hair starts and get it snug not to tight and then put a rubberband on the tip of the losse hair and then push the rubberband down on the dread so the bottom half of the loose hair kind of swallows it and it will like kinda like a barrel and then when it is like that put a rubberband around the hair where the previous rubberband went in. that should make the tips of your dread rock hard .. i am just passing this information on and i havent tried it butt i can see how this works…..

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