I know I've posted here several times about my long unsuccessful attempt to get my hair to lock up. Last time I had a comb or brush in imy hair was June 17 so we're getting close to a year now. I've faithfully tried everything I've read here and taken all the good advice I've been given but so far nothing has really worked. I've bought the products like the dread locking gel and the dreadlocks shampoo. I've used and am still using the BS/ACV wash with sea salt. I leave my hair loose most of the time. I've been using a hair dryer lately to see if that would help but before recently I just let it air dry. I sleep on wool. I did a few TNR's to see if that would help but they just fell out after a couple of days. I have 2 small sections in the back of my hair that I can say are matted and tangled but certainly aren't dreadlocks. I don't know if they count as "baby dreads" or not. The first one I've had for a long time and it hasn't developed any further than when it started. The second one is more recent. Both of them I just discovered one morning when I woke up. I have a couple of little areas in the underneath sections of my hair that are kind of tangled but don't seem to do anything else. I could probably comb them out easily if I tried.
My hair is coarse and thick. I've always been told that it has a lot of "body" whatever that means - for any of you hair people out there. I'm uploading a couple of pics to help you see what it looks like after 11 months.
I'm seriously thinking of giving up. I mean this is ridiculous. I guess I will give it till June 17, which will be a full year and then accept that it just wasn't meant to be for me.
If you can help me I don't want to give up. My partner says my hair looks like it did the first month. That is so discouraging.
updated by @butterfly: 02/14/15 03:49:52AM