Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
Ok I hope they're fine then. I'll try to get some pics taken!
I dunno if this goes in this category or maintenance but I've been wondering about my roots. I searched a little and nothing immediately came up but I'm sure this is somewhere on the site. I let my hair section itself and do its thing except for separating and I'm noticing a couple locks seem to have wide roots. They don't seem too big unless I pull on one side and I can feel some hair pulling at the root like an inch or two away from the actual lock. Is this a normal way for the roots to be? I've read it's like a web and not to mess with the roots but I'm worried some of these might actually grow into 1-2 inch locks and I don't want that! I really need to take some photos but can't atm since it's so hard to by myself.
One lock seems to have a pretty decent section that's an inch away, but woven into the lock.. maybe I should rip that one apart now before it's huge? I haven't tried anything like that yet.. I guess I just start pulling from the root but it seems pretty hard and painful without scissors but I don't really wanna use those. Well hopefully without photos yet someone can help.
Currently the mess I mentioned has one or two dreads, some loose hair, and a section or two that haven't started locking yet, but it seems like the hair/dreads next to it are keeping the sections folded enough that they may start locking if I leave it all alone, but I'm not sure how long to wait to separate. I do seperate dreads that have started, but this type of thing is sorta new for my hair.. maybe it's the next stage in my hair's sloooow process. ;p
I've been learning not to play with my hair so much, but I don't think I've yet learned when to separate and when to just leave them be. After a few days of trying not to touch them, some loose hair starts to get caught up together with other dreads. Once, I let a dread in the back go for several days and it got super congoed and I had to cut a little bit of it with scissors. Do I just let that mess in my first example tangle for a while and worry about the separating after like a week or two (and possibly have them way too tangled up), or should I keep up with it a bit more? I'm trying to balance that line and figure out if my dreads are taking so long to form cuz I don't give them a chance to tangle, or if it's just my hair type. I guess I'm also asking if that's how dreads form, by tangling with the help of nearby dreads, or if they should be doing that by themselves?
None of mine are mature yet, but I started about 5-6 months ago and my first dread to form is getting close I think. It's still bumpy and beavery at the end. So I'm not really the best person to answer but it sounds like our hair might be similar since it seems my hair is the type that'll take at least a year (hopefully not two!) for them to all mature.
Actually, half of my hair hasn't even started to lock yet. ;\ I'm not worried, just really wanting all of it to at least start locking! How long did it take yours to get where all of your hair at least started locking up?
Lol I love how you don't know or seem to care when exactly your birthday is. ;p It gives me the sense that you see time for what it is, a never-ending present moment. Anyway, happy birthday whenever it is.
Well I just checked again to make sure I'm not just seeing things, but I seriously see less white and more brown in those areas. It's a very light brown but I'm finding it harder to find the same patches of grey/white. Weird! My hair altogether seems a bit lighter after using that shampoo so maybe it's just blending in more?
Off-topic, but I've used a modified form of bleach made for cleansing your insides. You put a couple drops in a glass of water and drink it. It sounds crazy probably but I noticed it works! The creator uses it in Africa to cure malaria.
I dunno if it's feasible but maybe you two and others here from the UK can pool together and do a group order, then figure out how to get them to each other after? Maybe the shipping prices, once she sells them here, will be better anyway.