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Sakura_Moon 1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
For a while, ive wanted ot get dreadies, and i have planend to ahve them done on sunday, but last night, after i had my hair done for my school ball/formal/prom (whatever you want to call it) i started having second thoughts.
Maybe it was because my hair has never looked that good before, and it was all rpetty and definately not its usual, unruly, annoying self.
I want dreads...but i dont and i ahve no idea what to do.
Mum has offered top fork out $250 to order me some fake, synthetic dread falls from the internet if i dont want real ones.

I am COMPLETELY lost.
Can anyone tell me the ups and down of having dreads?
Can anyone tell me if they ahve synthetic dreads and waht they're like?

....help

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shen shuiSILVER Member
1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
i like dreads.
something about a girl with dreads that makes my heart say "yum"
although i dont spose that helps any..
dreads can smell, and they are hard to wash, and they can look unkempt, and people put you into a stereotypical thingie much faster and stuff.
but i still like them.
so:
hughug2hug
hope that helps. smile

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Bumfro 223 posts
Location: Newcastle NSW


Posted:
Hey there, ive had my dreads bout a year and a half now and can't imagine cutting them off yet! They are a bit hard to wash and i may look like you have dandruff cause the bits of skin which would normally fall out get stuck, but a wash will get them out.
And when you Poi, wear a benie cause my chain got stuck in my dread at the back and burnt my hair! but they just went harder and burnt the fly aways off smile
If you want them - get them
i did and havnt regretted them, you get to be in the exclusive " i have dreads club" !!
pm me if you want to ask any questions smile

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mycoBRONZE Member
2,084 posts
Location: melbourne, victoria, australia


Posted:
to be honest sakura, as pretty as i think you'd look with dreds, and as great as i think they look on most people, i think your hairs gorgeous as it is. its so shiny and staight. i'm not just saying this to get out of helping do them either! if your still not sure by tomorrow, we can always do them another time when you are sure, you don't want to rush the decision and risk regretting it. there's not a lot of turning back. hug

.:star:.SILVER Member
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
i had dreads and i loved them to bits. unfortunately it meant that i couldn't get a decent job and in the end i had to cut them off. fortunately i didn't have to shave my head, i just had my hair cut relatively short and its taken soooo long to grow.

They look great and everyday i wish i still had them but i don't miss the smell and the itchyness.

I have since had many different types of 'fake' dreads and its great fun, you can change your style whenever you want and if you get bored you can go back to your own hair.

Saying all that, if it wasn't because it would upset my mum i would have them again, no doubt about it!

_Aime_SILVER Member
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have a friend who had synthetic dreads that were glued to his head. They looked good, was just weird when you felt them, they were all..plasticy heh.

FlyntSILVER Member
Intrepid Penguin
5,635 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
sweety, why dont you get braids and have them for a month if you want???

that way you can have a dready style, and not have to worry about never having normal hair again
xoxoxox *HUG*

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SpiderbabySILVER Member
199 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
Go to a site called www.knottyboy.com
I know its not hop but it will give you alot of information about getting dreads.

Galathalion 82 posts
Location: Sweden, Mellerud


Posted:
Heya! I know exactly what you mean. I want to have dreads as well but im to afraid of ruining my hair. I really like my hair. Its very thick, soft and wavy and i just love my color. And im saving my hair so it will be really long. But i got a thingy for dreads. I want dreads so badly but i cant deside. So i came up with an idea. I sometimes have kafkabraids ( its like yarnbraids ) and they give a pretty cool dreadlook + you can choose any color on the yarn.. My favorite color is violet so.. BUT i want real dreads as well so now im going to get just a few dreads in my hair. Dread a little bit here and there and some yarnbraids a litte bit here and there. And i will still have some normal hair left. So braids + dreads + normal hair = pretty cool i think.

Wish you good luck with making your desicion.

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Sakura_Moon 1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
*chews on hair*
give me another week to think about it...it was just my hair looked so nice at the formal and all..
give it a week with my stupid, untamed hair and i'll want those dreadies pretty badly..

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Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.



Galathalion 82 posts
Location: Sweden, Mellerud


Posted:
Ive already made my choice.. Im starting with my yarnbraids (take some time to braid and its so damn boring doing it yourself) and in two weeks im getting those dreads.. yay

”Maybe this world is another planet's hell.”
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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
hug i'm sure you'll look beutiful either way. experimentation is what being young is all about. if you want dreads, get them. if you'd prefer to stick with falls for a while, then do that. do whatever makes you happy

-James

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alien_oddity 7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
i'm a bit of a cyber kid and when i see people wearing those u.v. reactive fake dreads i think, i would love to wear them. dose any one know where (in england) i can get them, how much they cost and how to attatch them as i only have short hair hehe

SniperBRONZE Member
663 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
clips + bright wool (if you can't find neon wool, use white and break highlighter pens open, soak the spongy bits in water and dye the wool in it)

Puresock 406 posts
Location: Oxford, UK


Posted:
Written by: ravehead


i'm a bit of a cyber kid and when i see people wearing those u.v. reactive fake dreads i think, i would love to wear them. dose any one know where (in england) i can get them, how much they cost and how to attatch them as i only have short hair hehe




https://braidstorm.com/

Braidstorm are Southampton-based, which might be a bit far away for you. People like this are really quite amazing at what they do but they're really expensive - 60 absolute minimum. You may find that you would rather find a website you can buy fake hair from and beg a friend who owes you a favour to play with your hair for 6 hours. Offering pizza, beer and movies often sweetens the deal. wink

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shen shuiSILVER Member
1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
that sweetens EVERY deal, puresock.
wink:)

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Sakura_Moon 1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
drac in a box has fake dreads...v. nice, too

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monoSILVER Member
23 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
i miss my dreads....am thinking about getting a "dread-hawk"!!

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SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I vaguely remember someone we know mentioning that they want a dread mohawk too, Mono...who was it? confused



Written by: Sakura_moon



*chews on hair*

give me another week to think about it...it was just my hair looked so nice at the formal and all..

give it a week with my stupid, untamed hair and i'll want those dreadies pretty badly..






I think I see what you're getting at smile



Even if your formal hairstyle is what's making you reconsider whether you want dreads, some things to think about are:



*how much time and effort was spent in styling your hair that way

*how often you'd be prepared to put that time and effort in

*whether the benefits of having such a hairstyle, considering both of the above, would outweigh having dreads.



Dreads often seem to be high maintainance but I'm not sure they really are - they just need different care. Maybe it would be an idea to try braids in your hair for as long as you can, just to get used to what it might feel like.



And if you look after either, there's no reason why they can't look good for formal occasions. There was a girl at my cousin's formal who had her hair braided and they looked great with a smart dress. Yesterday, I passed a wedding reception and saw one of the guests wearing a suit with dreads. Admittedly, he was wearing Vans trainers with them but he still looked very dapper

cool

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monoSILVER Member
23 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
might have been 2bags or mr ki-ai, another interesting hair style suggested by mr ki-ai was a fro-hawk!

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RicheeBRONZE Member
HOP librarian
1,841 posts
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic


Posted:
Me toooooooo smile

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SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: mono



might have been 2bags






I think you're right smile



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alien_oddity 7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
checked out that site and.......... well, not quite what im looking for but thanx anyway =))

Sakura_Moon 1,803 posts
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
yeah...the dreads are PINK...maybe not for you but they come in diff colours...or, theres wildilocks where i'm getting mine from

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alien_oddity 7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
found a briliant site for cyber dreads its.....

www.cyber-jyber.co.uk

i have realy short hair so was thinking of sewing some into an alice band or sweat band. colour dosen't bother me but the green and black dreads look cool and only 20 biggrin ubbrollsmile

Hanz 1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
sometimes I think about getting them when I am older, coz I want to do Outdoor Ed, and my hair is terrible for Outdoor Ed...
But like many things, not sure how they would look...

RovoGOLD Member
(the person actually known as Chris Bailey)
544 posts
Location: Austin, TX, USA


Posted:
I'll have had my dreads for a year this month and I love them, even though they still look a bit shite because I had straight thin hair in the beginning. Depending on how you get them done changes how they'll look and how long it will take them to look good.
The first wayto do it with the least maintenence is to stop brushing and conditioning your hair. This takes the longest time and your dreads will first just be clumps of hair you'll have to separate into smaller dreads. This is the natural way of making dreads.
You can backcomb them in just to start it off which is what I did. My dreads still aren't that nice because i don't take very good care of them but thats part of the reson i like them no more combing. All the hair that i broke off starting my dread s is growing up inbetween the locks i already have and i need to wait for the hait to get longer so I can dread that or feedn it into the other ones.
The other way you can go is what I've heard people call store bought locks. You buy a kit and have some people sit down with you and section off all your hair. Then backcomb each section and rubberband and wax them off. This is probably the fastest way to getting nice looking dreads. You can buy the kits online at knottyboy.com and dreadheadhq.com.
Other tricks too tighten your hair up faster is too dye them after you have them in. This kills your hair faster and drys it out real quick-like. It also means you can have pretty colored dreads if you'd like.
Even tho theres ALOT of work involved having dreads it is completely worth it in my opnion. It does make getting a job harder in some parts of the world. It depends how open-minded the populace is around you. Even though my hair has looked like crap for a while one day I know I'll have awesome locks and thats completely worth the wait. Hope I've helped a bit. smile

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KatPSILVER Member
505 posts
Location: Way oop norf, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
This site isn't being updated anymore, but is still a great source of info on fake hair extensions of all sorts, how to put them in and maintain them, and has lots of links.

Hope it's helpful!

https://quinnster.co.uk/hair/

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Stormy, Queen of Vodka 385 posts
Location: Near Portsmouth, UK


Posted:
Hey!

I make and sell my own synthetic dreads and I would recommend them to anyone. They're a bit heavy but once plaited in they look great and are really easy to look after. It takes about 4 hours in total to plait them in, but they stay in for weeks and if you get bored you just take them out. I definitely think that synthetic dreads are better because they give you choice. I love real dreads but having hair that comes off is a total bonus. You can get realistic looking extensions and still keep your hair underneath it all. Oh, and ravehead? If you're based in England and want dreads give me a shout. We can have a chat and try and maybe work out some custom made dread falls for you!

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alien_oddity 7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
stormy queen of vodka (love the name) i've u2u'd u details. if it makes any sence i'll u2u2 again the site address i'm commonly found on =)

OrangeBoboSILVER Member
1,389 posts
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada


Posted:
I too have dreads, which I think is already known... I also had doubts, but I'm the kind of person who considers things a bit, but after a certain amount of time, just dives in and does it. So, I got dreads. Now the worst bit is waiting for them to grrooowwww... So slow... considering getting extentions, but I dunno yet, it'd be quite expensive!!!

Unfortunately sometimes the parents aren't that agreeing! And you can't do too much stuff with them. Mine are almost always up in a ponytail or something, rarely down because the length of them annoy me a bit. But mine are clean, non-smelly, and rather nice I think!!!

Today is my 10 month anniversary as it were biggrin ubblove

I love my dreaddies, and I know I'd be really sad to loose them. Actually, I dreamt about about it lastnight! I cut my dreads off, and I had really silky hair again - but it was like 5cm long and I hated it soooo much!!!!

And hey, my bf loves playing with them, and loves them too biggrin

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