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Title: Dreads
Post by: Rasta Mon Ste on January 05, 2008, 09:57:38 PM
Hey,
Im new to the forum but not Rastafari.   I want to start growing some locks but I want them naturally NOT a salon lock.   How long would it take to dread my hair this way ?

Peace and Jah Bless
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: rootsridge on January 06, 2008, 10:14:45 AM
what hair have you got bredda

then i can help



bless I
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Rasta Mon Ste on January 06, 2008, 01:17:16 PM
About 5 inches of not very kinky-curly hair
Thanks Mon
Peace and Jah Bless
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: ke on January 06, 2008, 07:31:06 PM
when growing natural dreads you cant really say how long it will take because every ones hair dreads at a different pace. seen?
bless.
ke.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: rootsridge on January 06, 2008, 09:44:14 PM
well if u caucasian,

and u have straight hair, would definintely advise backcombing and wax.

u can find information about this anywhere

that my advise rbedda


blessed selassie I
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Oskar on January 06, 2008, 11:40:33 PM
Why would you want to force something? Trying to be something u r not. It make no sense. Just my opinion.

All hair will dread, it's just a matter of time.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: MaoriLion on January 07, 2008, 01:15:02 AM
I best friend is Caucasian with straight hair and he has half a head of dreads after around a year brother ridgey, patience is key. I have thick wavy hair and it took I hair less than a year to fully dread.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: rootsridge on January 19, 2008, 12:52:40 PM
ok nice breddda :D



blesss
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: ganjahwizkid on July 28, 2008, 08:19:04 PM
dreads take a lot off time and love if i wants thick and beatiful locks then i think a natural aprotch is need beacause all hair will knot up in to natty locks but if i doesnt want to wait atleast a year tthen backcombing will help but DONT USE WAX !!!! keep it natural just keep ya har clean and keep um clean

PEACE

bless x ;D
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Ras Adam on July 29, 2008, 12:15:28 AM
Rasta Mon
good to hear some sense...
It will take from 1 to 5 years, I guess. JAH decide, seen..
JAH make the I (you) as you are.

And always remember - dreadlocks is not obligatory. It is a choice, for the "extra" militant believers in the Most High.
It's not a look. Simple. That is why Iman cover I dread.

Blessings & Guidance in the I dreading
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Rasta Nick on July 29, 2008, 12:52:48 AM
1. Wash hair regularly (using whichever soap/shampoo/conditioners you prefer) as you would normally do. Remember that thicker dreadlocks are like sponges and require more rinsing, drying time etc.
2. Dry as normal .... (I prefer to use a towel to dry my locks but I am sure the choice is yours) except ....
3. Do not brush
4. Do not comb
5. Do not cut
6. Split (tear) apart thicker dreadlocks should ya feel so inclined
7. If you get to step 7. and have perfectly straight untangled hair go to step 1. Repeat for indefinite amount of time.
If you get to step 7. and have a birds nest at the back of your head but the rest of your hair does not seem to be very knotted I would suggest buying a hat/headscarf and wearing it at all times to avoid strange looks and silly comments although the hat/headscarf itself may prompt exactly the same reaction from people so it is really a matter of whatever makes you feel comfortable! Then go to step 7a. Repeat for indefinite amount of time.
If you get to step 7. and have short, tiny dreadlocks and/or long, thick dread locks or any amount of tangled hair that is long and clearly knotted go to step 8.
7a. Some of your hair is knotted maybe some is not .... there is this birds nest at the back of my head (see step 6.) but the rest does not seem to be very tangled (add indefinite amount of time and go to step 1.). Repeat as necessary.
8. I have short, tiny dreadlocks and/or long, thick dread locks or any amount of tangled hair that is long/short and clearly knotted - Go to step 1. Repeat for lifetime.

9. *quick guide* Wash hair as required. Let hair grow. Repeat for lifetime. (add hat/headscarf as and when required)
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Ras Troy on November 17, 2008, 01:33:35 PM
Greetings all ones and ones,

I have risen 3 months ago and spoke to many elders with regards to this matter.  Everytime InI received a similar answer.  In I should not chase dreadlocks but chase the pursuit of knowledge.  This means instead of spending time on growing dreads rather spend time gaining knowledge about H. I. M and the history about the movement.  Also read your bible and get to know everything about Hallie Sallasie I.  Your dreads will grow by the mercy of Hallie Sallasie I.  So seek knowledge not dreadlocks.

Blessed love, Rasta Fari. 
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: boz :) on November 17, 2008, 07:31:43 PM
Ras Troy, that is is spot on man, just leave them and Jah will take care of them. Blatantly knowledge is far more important than dreadlocks and more people should see this.

bless :-)
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: zionfree on January 30, 2009, 09:29:16 PM
I'm black and I started my locks with a loctician.  She's not RastafarI.  She has a love for hair and how the dreads are symbols of many things to many different people.  I intend to cultivate my dreads on my own by the wash and shake method. . . i work in an office and needed them to begin nicely with a shape.  Now they on dey way.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: lm123 on May 28, 2009, 10:37:00 PM
i fought ill ask the question on here instead of making another dreadlock thread

how long does your hair have to be til it will dread
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Redge on June 01, 2009, 09:44:01 PM
I'man ave been ponderin on my hair growin to dem strong locks
but InI cant figure out what I'mans sposed to do to make dem locks
grow in sections.

Can a brother or sisren shed some light pon my problem

Raspect
Bless'ed love
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: lm123 on June 02, 2009, 08:48:41 AM
as it locks you split your hair into the the thickness you want your locks to be
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Eleazar on July 16, 2009, 04:44:56 AM
Grow your dreadlocks dont be afraid of the wolfpack
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Redge on November 07, 2009, 03:34:19 AM
as everyone has sed time is the key
patience and it will come
i am fully white (not that it matters)
bt my hair is not curly it is naturaly straight
but my advice is to
wash it as u usualy would
(dont use any conditioners just shampoo)
and dont brush it your hair will start to knot
and u then have to wrip the dreads into the way you want
them to grow then they will start to grow that way.

after about a year my hair has dreaded at the back
the front takes the longest.

blessed love
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: IandIwillseeyouthrough on December 08, 2009, 03:55:48 PM
Peace all.
IandI wants dreads, too.   But first the I must learn about the Rastafari, seen?  There's no reason to rush it, just wash as regular but don't comb it or cut it.   Works really well.   Peace on you Idren.   
Jah Bless.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Rastajimmy on April 24, 2010, 06:11:49 PM
now lets see if what ever one has said works

Bless
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: melmartinez01 on July 16, 2010, 05:50:25 PM
u can find information about this anywhere
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Bitty Bong Bong on January 07, 2011, 10:30:06 AM
Now let me tell you mon, if you don't mind with some extra work you can start your dreads at about 8cm.  Then you'll have to tighten them by back combing and wax them regularly if you are using wax.  Rubber bands will  keep them together till they start to lock up.  Starting dreadlocks short takes awhile longer but when they grow they will be nice and smooth.

Bless
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Nazarite I on January 08, 2011, 10:23:35 AM
Does I and I Nazarite vow not forbid the combing of I and I hair? That is something I and I must leave behind and I and I locks are the symbolisation of that. All this talk of combs and wax is foolishness.

Blessed love.
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: Eleazar on June 21, 2011, 02:16:42 PM
Listen to RastaNick, just wash the I's hair and let it grow.   The locks will come forth in due Time and Season.

I took Iman about 2. 5 years for I locks to sprout up.

JAH Bless
Title: Re: Dreads
Post by: I-sciple. on December 16, 2014, 12:52:37 PM
Just wash and leave them. No need for the terrible comb.