Hi again all. I feel like such a newb with all my questions but here goes!
I'm about two and a half weeks in now. I didn't brush for a bit to let my hair section and then did twist and rip to get them started. Everything seems to be going fine except the back of my head, especially near the roots, wants to make a gigantic mat, all the way across the back of my head. I'm separating every day but it still wants to clump up and is really hard to separate -- there are loose hairs that seem to make a net over the baby dreads, if that makes sense.
My questions are: how hard do I pull when I'm separating? I don't want to damage the hair. And is there anything else I need to do about them wanting to join together like that? It really seems like the separation isn't working even if I pull as hard as I can. There are still those loose hairs making a mat. I really can't let them hang out together because I only have 35 or so and they'd be too thick if I let them.
updated by @elizabeth-miller: 01/13/15 10:00:55PM