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    Default DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    My youngest daughter has very, VERY fine hair.

    If she wears a hood or hat her hair tangles like crazy.
    If I skip it a day or two, it forms dreads.



    This is taken after a day in the snow, where she insisted on a fleece hood. Turned out to be a very bad idea.

    I brush her hair with a Tangle Teezer. It's the only brush, that works.

    My older daughter had similar problems, but it was a bit thicker and grew a lot faster, so I braided it in cornrows.
    Last edited by W2; February 16th, 2013 at 01:30 PM.
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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    Try a satin scarf or cap under the hood.

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    I'd maybe try and ponytail her hair, possibly French braid it, or at least do a half-up. Leaving her hair loose is a disaster.
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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    When i was young my parents used to separate the top portion of my hair and french braid it when i was doing active stuff. I was too young to remember it but they said my hair looked alot like that if the top wasnt contained. Pony's slid right out of my thin/fine hair back then so braiding worked best.

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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    Right now, her hair is shorter than on the photo. Growing out a hack-job

    Before, she let me do her hair ... which helped a lot. It's almost long enough again.





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    Haha, oh this brings back memories for me. My hair was like that until I was 12 maybe. At the age of 10 I wanted to grow my hair long and at APL I had a huge dreaded mess at the back of my head. Not that I cared really, haha. But when puberty started my hair calmed down and became manageable. Those hairstyles you've posted looks really good for keeping the hair under control.

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    Wow fabulous hair styles W2. I like the styles you posted and i'm even tempted to try them out on my own hair when i'm at home. hahaha

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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    I definitely just cringed when I saw her hair all tangled up. I have a wig I wear for a costume that looks rather like that after an active weekend and it takes me HOURS to brush it out... and that's not on top of my head. D= I don't know if this would help her, but there's a spray called "motion's sheen" that is a bit oily and is meant to reduce the friction of the hair rubbing which would mean less tangling. I use it on the wig I mentioned and the tangles are way, way, less. It may be too heavy for her hair but it's only about $3/can and it smells like strawberries. I've tried it on my own hair before and it wasn't a greasy mess but I don't get a lot of tangles so I can't tell if it did its job or not.

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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    scarf underneath hood: yes, i quadruple that
    tied/braided etc: i do that (hopefully willfind pics in drive)

    i also went to the length of just oiling my hair before i went down the slopes

    all the best with the mum and little lady 5mins fun in the morning

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    Default Re: DD's dreaded dreadlocks

    Before I went cone-free, I used a kid's detangling spray to deal with my chronically tangle-prone hair. It worked really well for my hair. Perhaps it might help your DD?

    ETA: I have been planning to make myself a hood that is warm on the outside, but silk on the inside for just that reason. Normal hoods do terribly things to my hair, especially if I have my hair up in a bun.
    My routine has changed since starting to use Rogaine regularly to try to regain some thickness. I still cleanse every other day, but I use T/Sal shampoo, followed by my beloved Suave Wild Cherry conditioner. A vinegar rinse and catnip leave in follow.

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