3RD ATTEMPT in 8 months to start my locks: I decided to find a proffecional that knew how to section and lock hair, oh and I did. She cost me 160$ and I sat in her chair, facing away from the mirror, for 11 hours. She washed my hair, salt water treated my hair, dried, backcombed, powdered, waxed crochetted, and then rubber banded the roots of each dread baby..... When she finished she told me that i didnt have to do anything to them, not palm roll, dont wash them for 2 weeks at which time I could put them in the ocean and then wipe my scalp with witch hazel, dont get them wet until then!, and the bands needed to stay on for 6 weeks at which time I was to come back to her so that she could maintain them for me and that was going to cost me 65$ each time. But, I was still blissfully ignorant ant so super happy to have finally gotten my dreads started right, so I thought, so I said a million thank yous and went home, with my do-rag for sleeping in that she had sold me so I didnt get wax on my bed, (thoughtful, right?, yeah, I thought so too.)
For four days, I was sooo happy, but then, my head started to itch, a lot. My husband sat down with me between his leg and stated aplying the witch hazel to my scalp with a q-tip. He was conserned at that point due to the fact that my scalp looked very irritated and red and the rubber bands were pulling the hairs so tightly. I couldnt stand the itching so i googled it and a forum from this site came up. I have been on here for 2 days now, today is 7/12/12. Soaring Eagle was one of the first to respond to my pleas for help, and my eyes were opened to all the wrong that that lady and I had done to my poor hair. All of the no nos of dreading are in my hair as I am typing this. Boy do I feel dooped.
My husband removed the bands last night and I will be using dawn to get the wax out until I can afford the wax b gone.
The message here is to please do research before you take the journey.
updated by @andrea-rosario: 01/13/15 09:30:42PM