So there I was, just minding my business and treating myself to a nice, relaxing brushing session.
I moved around to the front area, and before I knew it…BAM!
Man down! Man down!
Remember those skinny dreads that I’ve been meaning to combine for, like, ever? Well, I brushed one of them right on out of my head.
I can’t say that I was surprised. I’m actually shocked that he managed to hang on as long as he did.
So after I poured out a little conditioner for my homey, it was time to get down to business.
This is what I was left with after the tragedy:
The short piece is the loose hair at the root of the dread that had just come out. The skinny one beside it is how it had previously looked.
As you can see, its neighbor was heading toward a similar fate, so I went ahead and put it out of its misery.
I took the original dread and chopped off the loose hairs at its tip so that it began at a thicker point.
Here are my tools, purchased for $2.44 at Walmart:
I made sure my thread was uber long; I always give myself extra room because I have trouble tying it off at the end.
I knotted it six times.
I decided to attach the broken dread to a shorter one in the front:
This is actually an old pic of the dread. It’s longer and hangs now, but I forgot to take a pic beforehand. My bad. It’s a dread that formed on its own from some loose hairs.
As you can see, it’s dreading/knotting up at the end. I took that solid part and attached it to the tip of my broken dread.
I threaded it down and through multiple times and then doubled back up to the tip.
Remember I said I always have trouble tying them off? This is what I mean:
Yes, that’s the knot sitting away from the dread. I tried to knot it on the dread but it didn’t work…never does lol
I figured since the thread is black that it wouldn’t matter or be noticeable.
I’d just come from the gym, so I washed my hair.
Here’s the outcome after it dried the next morning:
Not bad, huh? I have no idea what happened to the two formerly attached strings of hair. I decided to leave them be to freely choose their new partners.
Here’s a closer look at the surgery:
I think I did a decent job, but I still have more to operate on in the back.
NHBG fam, do you have any suggestions for my next time?
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