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Confused on separating and knotting

jessicap7898
@jessicap7898
6 months ago
2 posts

So I've been researching for the past hour and still can't get a straight answer. I took my year old T&R babies out and am restarting completely freeform. I understand I have to quit brushing it. But what about running my fingers through it to Get the knots out? Yes, I know I need to let me hair knot, but these aren't the good kind, my hair does this horrible matting at the ends daily. Can my locks still form if I just finger comb once daily for nothing but separation? Thanks everyone!


updated by @jessicap7898: 06/13/16 08:31:30PM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 months ago
27,427 posts

well you want to let it knot up ofcourse, but if its dreading very fast  you will have to separate often and keep them from forming too big, or all joining together

but depends on what you mean, if it gets knotty and loopy at the ends, let it  but if you mean a few sections all knot together at the ends  wich would result in  them joining together into big dreads separate em

the ends can ball up for some most of the time this self corrects itself (if not..so what) if the balls on the ends are outta control crazy you can wrap em tight or put a bead over them to squish them down to the size  of the dread




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aetherfaither
@aetherfaither
6 months ago
48 posts

hey dude I think I can answer this. I am about two weeks into freeform and if your hair had already naturally sectioned itself, it is fine to run your fingers between the sections to help keep them separated, just don't stuck your fingers through them and unknot the sections themselves, JUST the hairs connecting them to other sections. It is a little confusing at first when they aren't fully naturally sectioned. I have to stop my mom on the daily from running her fingers THROUGH my baby dreads.

aetherfaither
@aetherfaither
6 months ago
48 posts

If that is too confusing, then just grab the sections by the tips (preferably when wet) and rip up toward the root instead of running your fingers through and possibly pulling out hairs that didn't need to be pulled

jessicap7898
@jessicap7898
6 months ago
2 posts

I'm not sure how to directly answer you on here yet, but yes, that's EXACTLY what I was speaking of. My ends have always knotted up like crazy. I guess because my hair is still a little damaged from my previous set of locs. So I should focus on pulling them apart vs. running my fingers through them as the sections develop, I'm just trying avoid a huge matted up mess that won't be attractive. There's good knots, then there bad knots like I get. I'm accepting I will have messy hair, but hair that's thick, coarse and damaged needs a little extra help. Thank you both soooo much! :-)

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
6 months ago
27,427 posts

can you add photos?




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aetherfaither
@aetherfaither
6 months ago
48 posts

my hair is also very damaged and dry and coarse from over dying and such so my hair matts up very much like you are describing ! 

aetherfaither
@aetherfaither
6 months ago
48 posts

but once your hair completely sections itself , you will find it a lot easier to run your fingers "through" (in between sections) rather than as you normally would finger comb regular hair. c:

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