Peace and love,
So, I've always loved the idea of dreads as "natural roots" put forth by many spiritual dreadies, and i love the individuality and vibration of dreads that were allowed to congo as they please. They act as powerful symbols of self love as a child of creation and the strength of your roots, and for some reason they have always resonated with me. I find huge congo'd dreads (such as bob marley's or david hinds of steel pulse, pictures attached) to be Awe-inspiring and gorgeous, and have pretty much already decided that i'd like to let my dreads unify as much as possible without causing damage.
Which brings me to my question: What is the healthiest and safest way to congo dreads? my dreads are still forming, ive been letting them congo as they form and rarely separate, but since i dont plan on ever cutting my dreads, i want to make sure I wont cause scalp damage from excessive weight down the line. should i let them form first and mature as "average sized", and then let them congo later on to slowly test their weight?
also, do free formed dreads thicken naturally down the road even without being congo'd? my "babies" are roughly the size of what i would say is your typical loctician dreads, but some feel much denser then those i've felt on other dreadies.
Any info would be helpful! Make a great day, fellow souls (:
updated by @i-and-i: 09/18/16 03:43:15PM