Ok so July 9th, 2012 I stopped brushing (i never did comb) or adding detangler spray to my hair. Or at lest i think it was July 9th... i sorta just stopped one day kinda forgot to look at the calendar, i've pick July 9th to be my starting day though. So given that, i'm almost two weeks in. I plan to take some pics at the two week mark, but really nothing to see yet, hopefully i'll have a bit more to report at 1 month.
Right now i have to use up the Sauve's naturals shampoo (no conditioner) that i have, but after that I'll go to the BS/ACV or Dr. B or a combo of both as well as a salt water spray as soon as i can get myself to a pet store that carries sea salt for fish tanks.I have hard water (country well water, best tasting water around) so there might be some borax in my future, but I read baking soda is actually better.
At this point there is clumping more then knotting, and my niece says its separating but she also said it was separating in BIG sections so i have gone to once in awhile splitting the big sections into smaller ones, and doing a real loose finger comb to make sure hair form one side of my head isn't tangling up with hair across on the other side. i shower every day usually but i only wash my hair with shampoo every other day. on the off days if i shower my hair get soaked down with water but not scrubbed( there is scalp scratching though). Right now every time i do wash it it feels like i loose any clumping i had. but i figure with really fine, silky, thin hair, its gonna take a loooong time to dread, hopefully when i can start using sea salt spray it'll help it lock up a bit faster. I'm probably making natural dreading way more complex then it is! XD
I decided on natural vs TnR like I had planned, because I originally promised my folks i'd get a job before i dreaded my hair. But I've waited 6 years and frankly am getting tired of waiting so I'm going to have stealthy ninja dreads. I'm hoping by the time any actual dreads form i'll have a job anyways. in the mean time a little bit of straight water smooths my hair down and a bandanna holds it back if i'm out working, and i can still pull it back in a pony tail or twist it up into a bun if i need to look decent for a job interview.
So anyways that's where i'm at. I'll keep ya'll updated. Till i got something to report though, Happy Dreading!
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updated by @bug: 02/14/15 04:59:28AM