Saturday, August 1, 2009

Do dreads damage your hair?

I'm thinking about getting dreads, but i have no idea how they "work" really. Are you not losing a lot of hair if doing this?? and i'm scared that if i wont look good, i'll have to cut my hair :

Do dreads damage your hair?


Do dreads damage your hair?

I don't think they look good, they always look dirty to me.

Do dreads damage your hair?

Yeah. If you brush it you'll lose pieces of hair.

Do dreads damage your hair?

yesss they willl....

Do dreads damage your hair?

i wouldn't do it if i were you.

it looks dirty, haha.

Do dreads damage your hair?

you hve to hve the right type of hair

if your white its risky! its normally only for black people as the hair is thick and more dense so isnt as easy to damage.

i wouldnt recommend it

and besides its for a religion - rastafarihian -

Do dreads damage your hair?

well,they dont damage your hair...but they will if :

1.)you get them often..

thats is about it..also,if your not african american it is a waste of money because you cant wash your hair without messing them up..

%26amp; sometimes they dont look good.,

i wouldnt recomend getting them

(because they hurt when you get them done %26amp; they are a pain to take out!)

but if you want to get them do be my guest

good luck!


Do dreads damage your hair?

Dreadlocks are a statement of your agreement with Rastafari.However they do look cool.

Do dreads damage your hair?

yup for sure. from wat i know you have to cut off your hair when you dont want them no more

Do dreads damage your hair?

yes they damage hair

Do dreads damage your hair?

dreads really really damage your hair. do you know how to get dreads?? how you get them is not washing your hair for a long time!!! if i were you i wouldnt!!!!!!

Do dreads damage your hair?

yeah, you will have to cut your hair off when you're sick of them. i mean, you can't just brush them out. i think they are more trouble to take care of than they seem to be. i think they look pretty cool though!!!

Do dreads damage your hair?

it will damage your hair extensively so think very carefully before you do this, if you are going on holiday or something like that it might be a good idea but don't keep them in for longer than two weeks

Do dreads damage your hair?

When you don't want dreads you have to just cut them off, wich means cutting all your hair off, or as much as is dreaded

Do dreads damage your hair?

they will look nice but if u want them out u must cut them of

I'm a hair stylist so i no

Do dreads damage your hair?



There are alot of myths that people say of dreadlocks!! MEANING THAT THEY ARE WRONG!! Alot of the ones listed below may be positive or negative in any affect but just read along and you'll maybe change your mind or go on with it! Whatever happens just go with what you think and what you like. Express yourself. We dont need to tell you what looks good and what doesnt!


*All dreadlocks are dirty.*

Dreadlocks are only dirty if you don't take care of them and wash them. Not washing dreadlocks is the best way to ruin dreadlocks. You should wash your dreadlocks at least once a week.

*You can't wash dreadlocks.*

Not washing dreadlocks is the best way to ruin dreadlocks. You should wash your dreadlocks at least once a week.

*Anyone with dreadlocks is dirty.*

Not true!! Dreadlocks need to be washed at least once a week.

*Not combing your hair is the only way/best way to make dreadlocks.*

This is called the Neglect method, this is how cavemen made dreadlocks, by just not doing anything to their hair. Thank the Lord we have found new ways to make them because this method take at least a year and the hair doesn't even look like dreads during the time, and many people who have made dreads this way have ended up with such severe dandruff cases they had to cut their dreadlocks off and start over, usually with the backcombing method.

*Wax is not a natural dreadlocking product.*

Wax is probably the most natural product you can use on dreadlocks. It comes from bees that are from nature.

*Backcombing is not natural.*

Backcombing is just about the most natural way to make dreadlocks. Anyone who tells you this doesn't know much about dreadlocks.

*Only black people can have dreadlocks.*

Obviously the person who told you this has never see anyone who is Asian, Indian, or Caucasian with dreadlocks. Dreadlocks actually look very nice on Asian, Indian, and Caucasian. Many people believe that dreadlocks actually were first wore by the Asian Indians that crossed over from Asia and Europe to Alaska and Canada. Dreadlocks were also wore during Biblical times by John the Baptist and Samson. Dreadlocks were also worn in the 1400-1500's by Asian Emperor's.

*Nice dreadlocks are high maintenance.*

Most dreadlocks are not high maintenance. The only kinds of dreadlocks that are high maintenance are dreadlocks made from dread perms. Dreadlocks made with the backcombing, twist and rip, twist and pin, neglect, and brush rubbing methods are not high maintenance at all.

*The neglect method is the only way to make natural dreadlocks.*

Not true at all. There are many other methods that are natural, such as Backcombing, Twist and Rip, Twist and Pin, Twisting, Dread Braiding, and Brush Rubbing.

*Rubberbands break the hair.*

False. Rubberbands hold the hair together while the dreadlocks are forming to keep the dreadlocks from falling out. So many people and so many sites wouldn't recommend them if they didn't do such a great job.

*Dreadlocks damage your scalp.*

Dreadlocks do not damage your scalp. In fact your scalp never even knows you have dreadlocks, because the hair starts to dread about an inch away from the scalp.

*You have to shave your head when you don't want dreadlocks anymore.*

False statement. You don't even have to cut your hair when you want to take the dreadlocks out. Here are the ways to take dreadlocks out:

1. You can cut or shave your head if you don't care about your hair, this is the

fastest way to remove the dreadlocks.

2. Cut the deadlocks until they are about 3 inches long and then soak the rest of

the dreadlocks in VO5 conditioner and comb them out. This will leave you

with about 4 or 5 inches of hair.

3. You love your hair and want to keep it. Just soak the dreadlocks in VO5

conditioner and comb them out, it may take a couple hours but you will get to

keep your hair. Don't worry if you lose a lot of hair while you are combing

the dreadlocks out, this is hair that would have fallen out in the day-to-day hair

removal cycle. The only reason you still have it is because you had dreadlocks

and dreadlocks keep the hair all knotted together.

*Mayonnaise, Honey, Toothpaste, Glue, Rubber Cement, Mud, Chewing Gum, Peanut Butter, Shea Butter, Candle Wax and Hair Gel all work great for starting dreadlocks.*

Yea, if you want your dreadlocks to fall out, and want to suffer from nasty bacteria and mold growing in your hair. These products are not used or recommended for one reason, they don't work. They were not made for dreadlocks, and there is no reason to try to make them work, if your going to make dreadlocks do it right, get some DreadHead wax and shampoo follow the instructions and you will have great dreads.

*Any products that mention or say for dreadlocks will work on dreadlocks.8

False. Most products that say for dreadlocks usually aren't they are suposed to be used to condition African hair. If the product contains any petroleum then it is your dreadlocks worst enemy.

*Dreadlocks are for rastas only.*

It is a common misconseption that dreadlocks were started by Rastas and only Rastas should wear them. It is common knowledge that cavemen wore dreadlocks, not for spiritual reasons, not for fashion, just for the fact that the comb wasn't invented yet. It is ok for you to wear dreadlocks if you are wearing them for fashion, and it is ok for you to wear dreadlocks if you are doing it for spiritual reasons, hey, whatever works for you.

Do dreads damage your hair?

My son has had dreads and washed them all the time with no problems, so yes, you can have clean dreads. They do look good if your prepared for the up keep of them. They don't suit everyone, but I like them and I'd give it a go if I were you and you really wanted them.

Do dreads damage your hair?

yes they do u get dry head they look dirty and u can get a rash from them

Do dreads damage your hair?

I would think it would.

Do dreads damage your hair?

I've had dreadlocks for 6 years and just recently cut them off. I miss them like crazy. Anyway, you should go to and learn how to make dreadlocks, and buy their soap (or buy some type of soap thats phosphate and sulfate free). It takes over a year for them to look like real dreadlocks, but its worth it. Just be careful not to make them too big-- Mine were really big and heavy and so when I cut them off, my hair was pretty damaged. But it gets better with time, my hair is growing back and is smoothish now. Oh, and dreadlocks, I believe, are less dirty than regular hair because you don't have chemicals piling up on your scalp. Just wash them once or twice per week and wring them out thoroughly so they don't get smelly.

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