Tnr'd dreads that aren't unravelling?
I have straight fine hair, and my twist and rips didn't even start to get loopy until 3 and a half months, and now at 7 they are still doing it.
Your dreads matured super fast!
At one point, around 2 to 3 months, I was separating daily. Then that went to once a week. I went 3 weeks without doing it, and it hurt sooo bad when I finally got to it, so I stayed on top of it after that to once a week. Now at 7 months, I don't really have to do anything. Instead of them eating each other like they used to, it's more separating some loose hair going into dreads it shouldn't.
Directions is semi-permanent, so that's not too bad. It is full of chemicals, alcohols and sulfates. I found the ingredients here:http://www.beeunique.co.uk/Hair-Directions.html#section5
It should be ok, as long as you make sure not to leave it on too long and to rinse it all out if you can, until the water runs clear and then some. At 7 months old, you should be able to handle dying them and they will be just fine, even with all the sulfates and conditioning silicones in the dye.
I prefer SFX brand dyes, because they are veggie based semi-permanent, and they have the brightest colors and last forever. Plus, the bottles are large you get what you pay for. I love mixing SFX's cherry bomb and Devilish.
I hope this helped!
It is a good sign. TnR look like good dreads starting out, and then they change to look more braid like in texture, with the holes. THose eat up surrounding hair and frizz and go away later on down the line, but the holes are also where you will notice the dreads getting loose to start looping. Then after loops and zig zags they will be nice and sturdy.
I love my twist and rip dreads! They look the best and stayed the softest compared to my backcombed ones!
The dreads in that picture are a synthetic set made to look that way on purpose.
I hate hearing "You used to be so beautiful", "You would be so pretty IF..." all regarding my dreadlocks. It comes mainly from my family, which is hard to deal with. I wish I had the audacity to tell them that they would be beautiful if they didn't have such condescending and judgmental views, especially regarding MY aesthetics.
If anything, my dreads make me feel prettier than when I didn't have them. I don't have to do anything with my hair, they can be all over the place crazy and I still look at the mirror and love them.
I don't think my hair has ever been healthier. I enjoy not having to detangle it to fit in with "normal" female society, or flat iron it, or fill it full of silicone products. I pay attention to what I put in my dreads, and that it a change I am happy with. I'm becoming interested in learning how to make my own shampoos and soaps.