Okay so I posted last night about how great my hair was locking after just four days of neglect... I had found a large mat at the nape of my neck and was able to separate it into two dreads. Well, overnight last night, it matted back up and more hair decided to join the party!!! So basically I woke up this morning with a HUGE, UGLY, AMORPHOUS LUMP of matted hair!!
Try as I might, it would not be separated! I had no choice but to brush it out (OUCH!). I'm so upset right now... I'm thinking that with my whack-a-doodle hair locking so quickly, the only way I'm gonna be able to prevent giant globs and keep my hair from forming into a giant mat is if I resort to sectioning and back-combing.
But before you tell me why I shouldn't do it, please continue reading and hear me out!
Last fall, I back-combed to start dreadlocks... I did it myself, but ended up taking them out after a month because the back was very lopsided and spread-out looking. Trust me--it looked like shit. The other reason was that I got horrible dandruff and it was driving me crazy! But dandruff is something that I now know how to prevent and treat correctly and I found someone here in my home town who knows the correct way to section and back-comb. When I had back-combed starter dreads before, they were actually locking up REALLY fast!
So, being that I now know how to deal with dandruff and that I found someone who can CORRECTLY section and back-comb, I'm thinking of going that route in order to control my crazy-locking hair. Of course, I'm open to input and insight from more seasoned dread-heads. Although I do hope some people will offer support and non-biased things to say.
updated by @michelle-d-ransdell: 02/14/15 02:27:42AM