Hi everyone. I've read and dreaded and read and dreaded and read some more. I figured I'd just start a new post and let you guys tell me what to do.
As for patience...I've got it. It's been almost a year. I know not to use any products and I've been using the backcomb route since I began. I have used rubber bands off and on because I find that I can't keep my hair separated enough to figure out which locks need work and which ones are ok. But I'm in the process of taking them out right now.
So. I've only got a couple of strands that are really starting to feel tight, but since it's been a year, the roots are grown out and not locking. The ends of my hair (about 4 inches) have never locked and most of the sections aren't dreading anyway. I started with hair a little above shoulder length and now it's down past my shoulders and looking a mess. I've debated cutting it some just to see if I can work better with it.
I backcomb and backcomb and hours later my hair is straight as a board again. Please don't tell me some people just can't do locks. I've been working on this a year. I'm committed and will take any solid advice I can get.
I'm feeling overly disappointed today, which is why I'm finally posting. I'm not ready to give up, but I'm ready to cry (lol). It's just not working and I'm pretty much at a loss as to what to do.
Cheer me up guys. Give me hope. I've wanted dreads for a long time. I finally took the plunge, despite crazy advice against it from some of my closest friends. I don't tend to listen to most people, but you guys seem to know what you're talking about. I want crazy, big, natural, awesome dreads. What the heck do I need to do??
If I didn't provide enough info, just let me know. I want to get this done and do it right.
updated by @jeannie-pitt: 02/14/15 06:31:59AM