- You think it's wax ? Don't retwist? As in my roots? If I don't they'll try to dread together and I'll have to rip them apart. Ouch!
tearing them aparts easy if done often enough and while wet or damp
twisting the roots causes them to become very cone shaped with thick ends and gradually getting thinner and thinner as you get closer to the scalp
at the scalp what you see is, way too huge of sections for the dreads (salons plan from day 1 on causing thinning and balding, so make the sections way bigger then the intended dread sizes), so the hairs pulled tight perpendicular to the scalp, and the scalp showing between dread sections.. as time goes by those gaps widen, the sections the hairs come from shrink a lil and the roots get incredibly thin.. often 2 ir 4 mm while the tips are 1/2 inch or more
whats happening below the scalps surface is hidden, but this is whats really the biggest risk with twisting.. .remember those hairs pulled tight, perpendicular to the scalp? that's causing tension, which kills the capillaries that carry blood to the follicle.. the only living part of the hair.. and it dies
so between sections where you should have 10 hairs every 1 mm you now have 5-10 mm (i know i hate metric too but for tiny things its usefull) that doesn't have a single living follicle
in extreme cases the gaps can be inches wide, and the damage permenant without a hair transplant (and salons will go on twisting even after reaching a point of permenant damage
so now you have fired the salon.. great!
you recognize he problems.. great
you came to the absolute best place for real honest info.. great
and now all we have to do is correct the issues the salon caused (remove wax) and change your habits so you don't continue the harm the salon started
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long