Pausing on the crystals for a minute and back to dreads.
Brother, I need some more of your counseling. So I finally decided to comb out and try to separate the bigger dreads. I've always wanted to thinner ones (no bigger than a #2 pencil for instance). Well, in the process, I combed out some and THOUGHT I could separate others. I now have noticed I've broken/damaged some hair. Dread mistake #2.
Life will go on. However, after one night's sleep, a lot of them have tried to join back up. I mean ALOT. I guess its just what my hair naturally wants to do. I can separate some of the top and sides, but I can't reach and separate all the back.
I feel like the neglect method is too much maintenance for me (if that sounds right). I've even had to separate after a walk outside with the dogs.
I did loosely twist and rip a couple side sections I could reach and they have actually stayed pretty intact. I'm starting to think that with what my hair is wanting to do (big thick dreads) and what I'm wanting for it (smaller thin dreads), that a TnR with sectioning method is for me. I know I'm only 3+ months in, but progress is progress. Combing them out seems like I'm regressing (not to mention, I've already done that before with the terrible wax demons!). I would do it all myself, but there is no way I can reach the back.
Also, from my dumbass breaking my hair, I have thick, knotted balls at the end of some of my sections now. I'm guessing I should comb those out so I don't have big lumps in my dreads.
I always envisioned the neglect method and letting my hair dread to be maintenance free. Which I guess it is if you don't care if you end up with 10 dreadlocks total.
So with that being said, what would you do if you were in this situation? I feel like everything is pointing towards combing them out and doing a sectioning/TnR session to get them started to the style I'm after.