so i started my freeform dreads, but everyone around me says that all my hair will start being infected at the root, so ill have to cut in a few months, and i just wanna know if there's any merit to this statement, and if it will really happen if i dont do a specific thiing
Doomsayers all around me
well i'm not sure what they mean by infected at the root.. that's false 100% if you keep them clean
connected at the root, well "freeform" is often misused to also include organic
freeform can all connect at the roots, creating huge dreads
this can, if huge enough make cleaning hard, pull uncomfortably, and yes because you cant get to the roots of a 3 or 4 inch thick dread might cause infections of the scalp
organic dread are natural very much like freeform with the exception of being separated to prevent the dreads from being connected at the roots
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i do seperate down to the root
they asked a hairdresser and she said that ill have to like twist my hair everytime i went out of the shower, and the moment i heard that i was already suspicious, because its the classic "its not possible with ur kind of hair" line in disguise.
otherwise my hair would like knot at the root and then ill be unable to clean it and ill have to cut my hair because shit will start to "fester". (thats why i used the term doomsayer :D)
i think they formulated their question in such a way that she thought i would only not comb my hair and not seperate it, adn not wash it right and stuff, so now they are so convinced ill like die because i didnt let my hair done XD
Do not trust them that is completely false. I have completely 100% free form locks started from bald head. Just clean them with a shampoo that works for you and separate. Also condition them as well but only when needed. I would recommend tea tree oil extract and never use any product that is not water based to avoid build up and NO WAXES EVER! Personally I avoided all products except shampoo of course but be sure to make sure it is soluble before it goes in your head. Ignore the salon advise 9 out of 10 people do not know how to properly do dreads let alone free form.