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WHEN DO YOU SUGGEST WASHING BABY DREADS FOR THE FIRST TIME?

 

Today, I have a question here from a girl on Instagram. She writes, “When do you suggest washing your baby dreads for the first time?”

When you start to have dreadlocks done or you maybe go to a salon or you make them yourself; it is really important for the first like few weeks that the hair can rest because a lot of tension has gone into creating your dreadlocks. So, what I highly recommend is that you, in the beginning, palm roll your dreadlocks a lot. That will the process to speed up a bit more and if you want to wait like 2 weeks, 4 weeks, it all depends on how you feel in the scalp.

A lot of people think that they get dandruff from having dreadlocks because they have to wait this process until they can wash their hair. And usually a lot of people are really used to washing their hair maybe every day. So, a good thing, if you’re thinking about getting dreadlocks done is to start to wash your hair maybe once a week, leave the conditioner out....

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Can white people have dreadlocks?

dreadlocks Feb 03, 2018

 

Over the years I have got a lot of hate due to there are people that think it is wrong that I do dreadlocks for a living, some also think that it just belongs to one culture. 
 
For quite some time I have been going back and forward about saying something about cultural appropriation. Why I have been hesitant is because the people that are spreading hate do not want to talk, they don’t want to listen to what I have to say due to that the color of my skin. 
 
I want to tell you something about me.
My Mother is Polish and my father is Swedish and I was raised with the belief that if you spread good energy around you, then that is what you will get back.
 
I believe in one world 🌎 and that we are all connected, I believe that we should not draw any boundaries on countries, we are all just human. Lets work together to create a more beautiful world than work with separating us. 
 
I want to share this video with you because I...
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What is inside of dreadlocks?

 

How many times have you heard the story about Bob Marley’s dreadlocks and what they found inside his dreads when he died?

The story is that he had several new beetle species in his dreadlocks when they cut them off (or some kind of insects).
The fact is that Mr Bob did not even have any dreads on his head when he died due to that he was to weak to hold them up.

There are so many different stories that are going around, people usually say that a friend of a friend know a guy or a girl that had a spider living in their dreadlocks, or any other kind of insect.

You might have heard that you use dirt or poo to make dreadlocks? Is there any truth in this?
Well if you are in the Namib Desert in Africa you can find the Himba tribe, the women of this tribe wears dreadlocks and cover their whole body and dreads with a red clay that can be found in the desert.
But apart from tribes in nature reserves in the world you will not find dreadheads that have made their dreadlocks...

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Chai shares his life as a dreadhead

intervju Dec 24, 2017

This is my friend Chai I made his dreadlocks years ago and we have know each other even longer.

I decided to ask him if I could do a dreadlock intervju with him while I gave his dreadlocks some lovin.

Chai jumped in and said yes right away and loved to share his life with all of you.

 

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Half twist dreadlock updo / half dreadlock bun

dreadlock updo Oct 02, 2017

 

Learn how you can do this half twist dreadlock updo

 

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Dreadlock updo /How to make fishbone braids on dreadlocks

dreadlock updo Sep 11, 2017

How to make a fishbone braid out of your dreadlocks

To learn how to make fishbone braids out of your dreadlocks can be a bit tricky but once you trie it out a fwe times Im sure that you will get a hang of it! 

If I would explain it in an easy way its almost like doing a regular braid but you take fwer dreadlocks at the time and also how to hold your hands is a bit diffrent. 
Check out the video below to learn how to make these lovley braids! 
Enjoy! 

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