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Geck-o-Lizard
05-02-07, 00:08
I've been wanting to get dreadlocks for months now but haven't the patience to grow real ones. I tried growing my hair out a couple of months ago but gave up when it got annoying at three inches long. :tea: Plus I like having really short hair too and I can't have both, can I?

Well...

http://www.angrycaninelovestick.org/

I stumbled across that tonight and now my creativity's racing. I could quite easily get some black wool "dreads" (check the wool tab on that site) and some thin smooth & ribbed black tubes to make a set of dreadlocks out of, but how could I attach it to my head, considering how short my hair is?

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/8358/haircut2ua6.jpg

xMiSsCrOfTx
05-02-07, 00:27
You could probably have shorter dreadlocks. Or you could keep your mowhawk style and grow it out, then have longer ones but use a lot of hairspray and keep them going back in a row like (random idea, hey, you said you wanted creative :p).

It's always been my dream to have blue dreads (read my profile) :D

CerebralAssassin
05-02-07, 00:34
start worrying about that when you get to that bridge;)

if you want long dreads,you're gonna need REALLY long hair to begin with (the hair shortens as it gets dreaded)

you'll need the patience to grow it out.(half an inch per month on average):p

Geck-o-Lizard
05-02-07, 00:37
People, please read the site I linked to. Fake dreads, not real ones! :p Basically it's a wig that comes in a hundred separate little bits that each need attached separately.

Nah I tried to grow my hair but decided I'm too impatient. http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4928/anxiousns1.gif Basically I've been aiming for a dreadhawk from the beginning, but never thought of how long it would take to grow my hair the normal way. :vlol: 1 foot of hair per year. An inch a month. http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7199/worriedth6.gif

I'm thinking I might be able to use some PVA glue to stick the dreads on. It's meant to wash out, and folk use it to hold mohawks up. Dunno how strong it is tho...

CerebralAssassin
05-02-07, 00:43
I dunno gecko...those dreads look fake to me...it's best to get the REAL thang ain't it?:p

some blue dreads for Al!:p

http://www.angrycaninelovestick.org/dreads/bluedreads.jpg

xMiSsCrOfTx
05-02-07, 00:43
LOL :D see, don't they look hot?

Fake dreads, not real ones! :p Basically it's a wig that comes in a hundred separate little bits that each need attached separately.

Seems like a pain in the ass though, the fake ones. Why not just go for the real thing? You'll still be able to have fairly short hair as it grows out, but you can always cut it if you feel it just isn't your scene.

Geck-o-Lizard
05-02-07, 00:51
Seems like a pain in the ass though, the fake ones.

Real ones are even more hassle, because you can't wash your hair properly with them. :p Plus I want to be able to switch between dreads and short hair at will, rather than alternating once every couple of years. :cln:

xMiSsCrOfTx
05-02-07, 00:53
Plus I want to be able to switch between dreads and short hair at will, rather than alternating once every couple of years. :cln:

Yeah, I guess you do get a bit more variety with the fakes. :p

Satu
05-02-07, 01:25
I'm no expert, so the only thing I can suggest is do your home work on this, which I am sure you will.

I know that hair extensions can really damage your hair if not done properly so I would imagine that it might be the same for dreads. You have short hair anyway so if it ****s up then you don't have much to chop of anyhow.

Greenkey2
05-02-07, 10:12
Grace, whatever you do DON'T FOR GOD'S SAKE USE PVA GLUE!! :eek: :ohn:

It's wood glue, paper and cardboard glue. I use it for making wargaming scenery. Please don't get that stuff anywhere near your skin or hair or you'll end up looking like you came last in the World Champion Bubble-gum Blowing Contest.

I actually love your hair as it is :D My ex wanted dreadlocks and looked into having them (real, his hair was quite long) but when a hairdresser told him of all the wildlife dreadlocks attract he decided against it :rolleyes:

Fake ones probably don't get as bad though.

Ada the Mental
05-02-07, 11:51
So you really must not wash your hair if you have dreadlocks?Yuck!:p
I'd try the fake ones if I were you.They'd be easier to get rid of them when you're bored wouldn't they?

Hmmm...Your thread just reminded me the last time I had my hair cut was more than a year and a half ago!:eek: