So its been about four weeks since I ditched my hairbrush so about a month i guess. It really so far has been a great experience and Ive been loving the freedom that has come with it. Also I am done with school for the summer which has improved my mood a lot and has allowed me more time to focus on cultivating my character and working out my anger and patience issues. Anyway, heres a picture that for some reason is upside down and Im not sure how to right it:
Tomorrow I plan on uploading some pictures of more of the details and stuff since most of the knotting is kind of hidden under my top layer of hair. I think for a while I was sectioning it too often and no new knots were forming nor were there signs of any change. However, this past week I decided to pretty much leave it completely alone besides washing it and things did start to get pretty crazy on the bottom. I did do some sectioning yesterday though after I washed it. Let me see umm... oh I had been doing the whole no-poo thing for awhile, but recently I found a no-poo ball recipe and it is positively fabulous I love how comfortable it leaves my scalp and how it makes shower prep even simpler than it already was. Idk how well it would work for somebody with more mature dreads but for me and my mostly regular hair its pretty great, anyway heres a link if anybody wants to check it out:http://perplexingparent.blogspot.com/2013/02/no-poo-balls-homemade-shampoo.htmlThe only thing i do differently is I dissolve it in about a cup or so of water and use it like that instead of rubbing it in. Also I think I ought to mention that that blog post was the reason I began to consider doing freeform natural dreads. I had never before heard anything negative about conventional dreading methods or anything positive about doing natural dreads so it got me thinking and led me to research it which eventually led me here
In other news, my hair has gotten to the point where my parents want me to put it up whenever we go to church and stuff which is fine. I still haven't had any good chances to tell any of my relatives about my hair, but i have told quite a few of my friends about it as opportunities have presented themselves and so far I have not received any negative responses. So um yeah i think that is about it.