UPDATE: Bald Head to Ballin Dreads 13 months.
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I understand that you enjoy having nice sectioning. I am the same way. But i bet id bewilling to bet you could live without the back combing process. Its tedious and really not necessary. Plus you look pretty stupid for a while after your initial instillation. Consider sectioning your hair and just leaving it that way to dread. (sectioning and no backcombing) the sectioning will stay especially with your curly hair. It might help to keep your sections/dreads from merging and tangling where you dont want them. but honestly probably not.youll still have to separate them. Vigilant separating is the only thing i i have found to work against that. Recently i have started seperating from the scalp up every two weeks or so. In between then i just pop them as normal.
I think what you saw was that with hard water its hard to wash it out.... i guss that could translate to build up... im not sure. Im pretty sure i have hard water and i used bs acv for a while and havent noticed any problems yet. surely dish soap would get out whatever is in there. I use dawn from time to time to get out the gel residue.. i think it works. lol
Wow your hair is so magnificent. It looks to me, similar to what an egyptian goddesses hair would look like
Just out of curiosity do you think your dreads are coming along at a good pace? I would assume with as curly as your hair is, it would be completely locked up within 2 years probably even with all blunted tips.
Not saying you should strive for that because i really love how the ends of your tips are curly. Never seen that before.
PEace be the journey.
I wouldnt worry about seperating honestly until you have some legit knotting going on too.. seperating too much too early make lead you to slow down your progress more than you think.. let those knots form.. if you need to modify a section or separate it will not be that difficult until you are months and months in.
If your hair wants to dread naturally after only a day or two, i would suggest just going with that. THe backcomb can be discouraging because you lose progress before you make it. It also is a lot of work and likey to come undone. If you are worried about congoing, you could section your hair and leave it to dread naturally. or you could let your sections begin to take form, and then clean them up with a rat tail comb along the sections that your hair seems to naturally prefer. Cleaning up sections with a comb is not that hard, considering your hair will be no where near dreaded after a few weeks, which is usually when your sections begin to form. I have used just about every method, on my current set of dreads, go with the flow, try out what you like, but remember patience and time is the only thing that will actually make dreads. everything else we do i believe just helps our hair to look more like dreads short term. (back comb, gel, twists, etc...)