Doomsayers all around me
I have only found 1 so far who can properly do salon dreads.
Do not trust them that is completely false. I have completely 100% free form locks started from bald head. Just clean them with a shampoo that works for you and separate. Also condition them as well but only when needed. I would recommend tea tree oil extract and never use any product that is not water based to avoid build up and NO WAXES EVER! Personally I avoided all products except shampoo of course but be sure to make sure it is soluble before it goes in your head. Ignore the salon advise 9 out of 10 people do not know how to properly do dreads let alone free form.
You need to move to the new site asap. You loose a lot of traffic because this site is slow and not set up well. I work in the IT field and i don't post here often because it is a nightmare to use. I have even seen people on other sites say they don't use this one because of similar reasons. Move asap
You can see light because you are still in the early stages. As they tighten you wont see that light it also depends on how kinky your hair is etc. There's no normal with neglect all hair is different to. Its all unique no worries just keep it clean and healthy that should be your concern not light. Mine weren't ever like that but that's not normal or not normal its genetics and you cant change that.
So at the start of the year I decided to start my free form dreadlock journey. I had done months of research before hand and grew myself a mini afro and my hair was about 4 inches. I started from a bald head and after about 6-8 month at the start of 2014 I started my neglect dreads journey.
I will say for me personally dreads are a spiritual journey and what started as a hair style has become much more. It is now a representation of me making drastic lifestyle changes as well as an expression of myself. I for the first time in my life am wearing my hair how I want to and not to conform to what society deems acceptable. My hair is also a direct link to my personal strength as a person and no comb nor razor shall ever touch my hair again.
I am of African and European descent and my dreads are 100% free form locs. They have never been twisted, palm rolled, etc. The only thing I do is shampoo and condition my hair about 1-3 times a week and occasionally add in tea tree oil or vitamin e oil to prevent it from drying out. Though I have found that now that I do not use product I only do this twice a month as I have found now that I am natural my hair provides itself sufficient oils.
I have also noticed that wow free form does dread faster I am 7 months in and locked. I have also posted pics some pics as well to show my dreads currently. Hope you enjoy I will have them all linked later as I have noticed that finding 100% free form dread pics in African hair is rare. Sadly the salons have started most peoples journey in the worse of ways which infuriates me.
I will post a link to a site later to show my complete journey from start to current later. On a final note thank you to the people herebecause of your information I avoided the salon mistakes of twisting, lock gel, etc.