#1
At the end of my last school year before uni i want to get dreadlocks and i was wondering:
1. Where could i get it done? Is it a specialist thing?
2. How long would your hair have to be? My fringe will be down to my mouth by then.
3. How much will it cost, roughly?
4. How do you care for it.
5. Do you need a certain type of hair? cause mine is pretty thin.

Generally any info would help! Heres a pic if you don't know what i mean.

#2
Use the search bar buddy.
I'm not an expert either, there will be websites out there with good info.
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#3
Just never wash it and it (your hair) will get some nice, smelly dreads

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#4
Or you could get it done properly, which involves wax, odd combs and other things I know nothing of.
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#6
pay no attention to those replies exept the grundy0 one, that site is decent.... also go here http://www.knottyboy.com/ ......i recommend buying that stuff it worked wonders for me....much luck!!
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#7
u dont just not wash it, thats a stupid stereotype. yur actually supposed to wash it with a non-conditioning shampoo for about 2 weeks prior to getting them. then u section off each dread and tie it down with like a little rubber band thing. u then twist each one and back-comb it starting at the end going toward the root. using dread wax will help the hair lock and make it smell yummy. i got dreads once, getting them again this december. good choice my friend. and ya that site will give u all the info and products u need.
#8
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u dont just not wash it, thats a stupid stereotype. yur actually supposed to wash it with a non-conditioning shampoo for about 2 weeks prior to getting them. then u section off each dread and tie it down with like a little rubber band thing. u then twist each one and back-comb it starting at the end going toward the root. using dread wax will help the hair lock and make it smell yummy. i got dreads once, getting them again this december. good choice my friend. and ya that site will give u all the info and products u need.



Yes, what he said!

Also what most people don't realise is that dreadlocks pretty much halve your hair length, because it becomes so bunched up. So if your hair's down to your chin your dreads will be pretty much at eye level.
#10
It will cost a lot, like, a couple of hundred quid. It takes a lot off the length of your hair- you'll have pathetic dreads if your hair only goes down to your mouth.

It helps to have thick hair- the dreads will be thicker, and they will be more of them.

Seeing as your hair isn't really long enough yet, you should check out some synthetic dreads.

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#11
You need long hair for it, I'd say yours isn't really long enough, or you'd just have short as hell dreads. Having very thick hair helps too so really, it's probably not the best idea yet.
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#12
^^ They'd stick up because they'd be too short to lie flat.

But that might be quite fun, especially if he owns a pogo stick!
#14
watch out though, everyone will think you're a dope boy, or some other sort of drug addict.

that's why my dad wont let me get dreads.
#15
im also interested but, what is "Backcombing"
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#16
Get synthetic dreads!

You need reasonably thick hair I'd say for the best dreads, and beeswax.
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#17
At the end of my last school year before uni i want to get dreadlocks and i was wondering:
1. Where could i get it done? Is it a specialist thing?
2. How long would your hair have to be? My fringe will be down to my mouth by then.
3. How much will it cost, roughly?
4. How do you care for it.
5. Do you need a certain type of hair? cause mine is pretty thin.


1. You can do it yourself, but only if you have reasonabley short hair would I recommend it. Get someone else to do it professionally if you really want to pull it off.
2. Anything from 3-4 inches, providing if it's thick enough. Fringe down to mouth is fine, though I'd recommend growing it longer than that so it looks better. (post chin)
3. Professionally? A lot I'd say. No idea mind.
4. Google it (there are dread sites, pretty good too.)
5. Umm... If it's thin, then make sure there's some thickness onto it before dreading it.

Google it for more details.