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Dreadlocks on a child...

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I'm thinking of letting my 2 year old's hair lock...it naturally starts locking up immediately if I don't brush it at least twice a day...so I'm just going to let it go...

Any tips?

Would you let your child have dreadlocks?
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by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Replies (21-30):
lilbit53009
by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

no i wouldn't let my son get dread locks

if you're going to you should probably get them done right and not just let the hair lock up tho

wickedfiress
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM
No way! That's something she needs to decide for herself when she's old enough.

There are lots of products and styling methods that can help with the tangling.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

no I would first find other ways of conditioning her hair so it doesn't lock up.   I am sure if you gave a description of her hair maybe posted pics some mom on here would tell you what you need to do.  Just not locks lol  Especially not a crappy tangled mess of some.

jjchick75
by Gold Member on May. 6, 2013 at 3:22 PM

We did with my son for awhile. It is alot of work and expensive to take care of. He decided last month he wanted to be bald like his daddy so that's what we did lol. Get them done right though, don't just let it lock up. 

zianneaaliyah
by 4ever LMFAO on May. 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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I personally wouldn't for my kids because of the maintenance they require. When they are old enough to properly take of them and that's what they want, sure. 


wickedfiress
by Platinum Member on May. 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
Texted my cousin whose daughter has tight ringlet curly hair.

She suggested a product called SLIP Curly Hair Solution.
Sweetest_Britt
by Silver Member on May. 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM
I would take him to get it professionally done, not just let it do it itself :)
Kitschy
by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I know there is a method where you braid the hair and then just twist them.

lalaboosh
by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Lol, by important people I meant you, her dad, and her. You should section it off and twirl it throughout the day.


Quoting LucyMom08:

 I feel so bad for her, I never knew hair could tangle like that, haha...


My SO doesn't care, he likes them...his family would have the issue, but I'm starting to think that they should just get over it, haha...


Quoting lalaboosh:

My daughter's hair is like that, too. I'm tempted to dread her hair, but my husband really isn't into them. :(

If no one important objects you should do it.

 


yikesitsmindy
by on May. 6, 2013 at 3:26 PM
If you get it done by a pro or learned how to do it properly yourself, sure. But it is A LOT more than stopping brushing your hair. If I saw a 3yo with nappy natural locks, I would probably want to call cps on you. I know that sounds extreme, but honestly dreadlocks a lot if work.
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