Help me out with your opinion!!
Hey everyone I'm Koko,I'm new to this site as well as dreading! I never brush my hair, and stopped using shampoo and conditioner about a month ago. I officially started my journey yesterday by twisting and ripping/backcombing my curls just a tiny bit (without any pain or ripping my hair out) so they stay in chunks and it's easier to pull apart. I let my hair decide how it wanted to be sectioned so it's comfortable I just grabbed curl by curl and this is where I'm at now.
They are all pretty small, 1/8inch-1/2inch in diameter on my scalp for most of them with a good handful of inch diameter chunks, but I figured the little ones if they want to will combo with other little ones I also left some hair alone assuming it will get picked up by other dreads over time. If not, whatever.
I would love some opinions on how to continue my process so that I get the result I'm after in a few years. I want them to hang straighter, be round for the most part, and I want to get confirmation that the little dreads will combo after a while. I was wondering if I should twist and rip them tighter to give them more shape and make sure they form falling straight like I want them to, or if I should just let it go as it is right now and let it happen over time. I was also thinking I could let them be and just roll them and maybe that will make them form straighter (since my hair is naturally curly) I don't care if my hair looks awful or if it takes years I'm looking forward to the journey (I call it the semi-natural way) and want to nurse my babies to growing beautiful and strong!
Thank you for your opinions, brothers and sisters!
updated by @Koko Earthling: 02/14/15 02:16:28AM