First naturals... I need advice.

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First naturals... I need advice.

Post by Elstaro » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:53 pm

I decided to give natural style dreads a go for the dread swap Im not sure how to feel about them Ive backcombed, palm rolled, and sealed the hell out of them but they still feel super soft and um squishy if that makes sence and the ends I cant seem to get to look right the more I mess with them the shorter they get. Im really tempted to just twist them up and steam them so and advice would be very appreciated
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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by MrsEss » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:30 pm

most people just leave the ends loose. I don't make em myself, but I own some from PMT - she has a tute on here as does the Souk

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mine are soft & squishy - like roving, but have lose, wispy ends.

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Post by IKickShins » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:33 pm

Both of my sets of naturals have loose ends and are squishy. I think yours look great and if I were your swap partner, I'd be very pleased to get them :)
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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by brandalynn » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:06 pm

I think they are lovely. Are you steaming or boiling them? Maybe a bit more palm rolling? From what I've read, people have better luck with just pouring boiling water over them. If I were your trade partner, I would be ecstatic to receive them as they are!
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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by Battlesheep » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:35 pm

Can I just say, I love those colours! :)

On topic, I haven't had natural dreads myself, but I think yours look lovely.
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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:57 pm

I LOVE them!

I always fuss over my natural ends and usually end up gently twisting and dousing them in hot water and letting them just do their thing!
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Post by starlotus » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:24 pm

I've never done naturals, but I think those look beautiful!

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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by Elstaro » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:40 pm

Thanks everyone I feel alot better about them now ^__^
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Post by G1A_Zomb13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:46 am

I think your naturals look fine! ^_^

I especially love the colors you chose!

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Post by convenientlust » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:53 am

I like them... nice color choices!

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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by FaerieGirl » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:32 pm

I think that those are wonderful naturals! I love the colors as well.They look sooooo yummy. If I were your swap partner, I would be very very pleased to have those!!!
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Re: First naturals... I need advice.

Post by hatemekillme » Sun May 30, 2010 2:50 am

they look soooo pretty!! Love the colors

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