Dreadlocks on caucasian hair

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Has anyone here actually done this? I'm told you take a section of hair, split it in two, take 1 section wrap it round the other & then burn it.
 

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LMAO..I guess if that is the way you want your dreads to look..singed hair..?

I have never done them but did watch one of the stylist do them on a black guy..she used a funky pomade..dirty making stuff.
Never have heard of burning the hair.
 

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I dont do hair but can imagine if you do that to someone they will end up burnt and bald.
give me your contact details and i will send the ex to you lol
 

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ROFLMAO...:lol::lol: wow i needed that sorry hun but no,no,no. You only burn the ends of hair when you are working with synthetic it melts the ends together. Dont burn your real hair:eek:. Get a beezwax use very little a dread is basically just a full strand that is back combed from root to end. In courser hair you can start a dread by doing a lock whick is basically what you are describing hair that is wound around or twisted with a comb.
 

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I aways thought you used soap. not a lighter..... :eek:
 

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I think you misunderstand 'burning' guys

Quote below from a rasta site, link given at bottom.

Before anything I want to clarify that "rasta" is the name of a religion. Dreadlock is each one of the tubes in your hair. Only in Argentina "rasta" is the name given to the hair style.
First of all, I break the hair when it's clean and dry and I start making the dreads. Later on I apply a liquid that allows me to burn the hair while rubbing it WITH MY HANDS, NOT WITH FIRE or any kind of product that will damage your hair.

Rastas, Dreadlocks, Rastas, Dreadlocks!. Argentina, Mas de 250 Fotos

Anyway this girl does not need to use extensions her hair is long, however she's white & therefore the techniques applied for black hair may not necessarily work, i wanted to know if anyone had actually tried it on caucasion hair. Thanks for the dreadlock link lotus, appreciate it :hug:
 

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:o sorry for the mis understanding but I had never heard the term "burn" so you can only imagine what was going through my head.:eek:
 

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Hi

I have been looking into this a lot lately as I want dreads too...

If you do a search for Knotty boy it come up with a link to the salon website with instructions of what to do. They also sell their own products and kits.

Hope this helps mate!

XXXX
 

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i have a friend with dreads and he used egg !!!....
 

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There are special types of hair waxes that you can get from the Afro-Caribbean hair shops.
Burning hair at the end only applies to synthetic hair extensions. When they are plaited into the natural hair to be used as extenstions, they can sometimes be burnt at the end. It melts and holds the hair in place - as it has the quality of dolls' hair really.
If in doubt, speak to a specialist at an Afro-Caribbean hair shop.
 

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:o sorry for the mis understanding but I had never heard the term "burn" so you can only imagine what was going through my head.:eek:
LOL dont worry about it, i should have explained it better. :hug:

Hi

I have been looking into this a lot lately as I want dreads too...

If you do a search for Knotty boy it come up with a link to the salon website with instructions of what to do. They also sell their own products and kits.

Hope this helps mate!

XXXX
Great thanks, Sarah, i'll let you know how i get on :hug:

i have a friend with dreads and he used egg !!!....
How does it look?
 

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Diva - thank you, i will check out the waxes available at the local afro caribbean shop.

Just want to give a big shout out to pirate Sarah, that website is outstanding, answers every question i had & has full video demonstrations on caucasian hair, top link, if your ever up north i'll happily dread your hair, also feed you 'take out food', cant cook & get you drunk lol, how's that? thanks, your a star :lol::Love::hug:
 

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Thanks Six! I might just take you up on that! :)

Forgot to mention yesterday... there is another american company called dreadheadhq who have loads of info, products gallerys etc..

and if you search for dreadworks in the UK, this is a shop that sells both knottyboy and dreadheadhq products - so you dont have to get them from the USA.

Let me know how it goes!

xxxxxxx
 

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Hi, heres some info I copied from another forum, but I can vouch for the correctness of the information as I had dreads for about five years during the 90's, as did a lot of my lighter skinned, straighter haired mates.

"WAX:
make sure they dont use it- it will turn them nasty, it collects dirt and your hair cant knot it self up naturally as it cant move being incased in it all. and it is nearly imposible to get out
PRODUCTS:
most of the dreadlock products to look after and care for them on the market/net are ******, they can make ur dreads sticky, full of residues. and basicly do nuffink they say.
if they tell you u cant use normal shampoos they lie, you can as long as your dreads are settled and youve had them a few months, and you wash all the residues left fromt eh shampoo out, and dry well.
if they are left they can become mouldy and break off.

MAINTENANCE:
dread locks are really easy to take care of and keep clean as long as you do it properly.
never thread a dread back through on its self at the root, this will start to plait it and then it cant knot up.
best way to do the roots is to grab the dread fromt eh root inbetween index and middle fingers, and rub in a circular motion and u can feel it knotting up. and also palm rol the dread.
palm rolling is essential at first as it helps train teh hair to lock up, into that nice sausage shape. you dont really need to root rub for a few weeks after getting them done, as the roots will be weak from all the pulling."

hth's
 

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Why don't you just do dreadlock hair extensions thats what I have



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Sorry I posted that a biit quick
My friend Ceri from Snarl Hair does them for me she is in london I love them the picture of me is quite old now .
Ive got pink and blonde ones at the moment they stay in for months and I wash them regularly .


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Hi, heres some info I copied from another forum, but I can vouch for the correctness of the information as I had dreads for about five years during the 90's, as did a lot of my lighter skinned, straighter haired mates.

"WAX:
make sure they dont use it- it will turn them nasty, it collects dirt and your hair cant knot it self up naturally as it cant move being incased in it all. and it is nearly imposible to get out
PRODUCTS:
most of the dreadlock products to look after and care for them on the market/net are ******, they can make ur dreads sticky, full of residues. and basicly do nuffink they say.
if they tell you u cant use normal shampoos they lie, you can as long as your dreads are settled and youve had them a few months, and you wash all the residues left fromt eh shampoo out, and dry well.
if they are left they can become mouldy and break off.

MAINTENANCE:
dread locks are really easy to take care of and keep clean as long as you do it properly.
never thread a dread back through on its self at the root, this will start to plait it and then it cant knot up.
best way to do the roots is to grab the dread fromt eh root inbetween index and middle fingers, and rub in a circular motion and u can feel it knotting up. and also palm rol the dread.
palm rolling is essential at first as it helps train teh hair to lock up, into that nice sausage shape. you dont really need to root rub for a few weeks after getting them done, as the roots will be weak from all the pulling."

hth's
This information contridicts a lot of info that i have read so far :eek:

Why don't you just do dreadlock hair extensions thats what I have





Ruby

Its not what the customer wants, she wants her own hair dreadlocked.

P.S - yours are really nice
:Love:
 

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LMAO..I guess if that is the way you want your dreads to look..singed hair..?

I have never done them but did watch one of the stylist do them on a black guy..she used a funky pomade..dirty making stuff.
Never have heard of burning the hair.
Oh my goodness :eek: lol I thought the same as you too Singed hair ,
then I remembered you can seal the ends of synthetic hair with the heat clamps
 

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HiGuys it alays amazes me the myths around dreadlocks.
We are a dreadlock cmpany ALTERED STATES and i cannot reccomend the products enough. We do about 4 peoples hair a week and use dreadhead products and get mazing results first tome. Forget burning the ends and all that rubbish. You want to section your hair hair of nicely and use a gok wax preferably dreadhead.

Im not sure were you live but if you wanted it done proffesionally we can do it for you.
Cheers
ALex
 

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