Please help! I don't know what to do with myself
I'm gonna stick with it.
I suppose everyone goes through doubts every now and then
I guess I could keep patient a few more months rather than make a decision overnight. It's just very slow, I knew it would take a while before it was full dreaded but in the meantime it leaves me questioning why I'm even doing it or if it's all worth it!
I've been growing and neglecting my hair at the same time over the last year and 3 months now, it used to be very short when I decided I wanted dreads. Recently I've been thinking I made a mistake, I've uploaded some photos and perhaps you could tell me if my hair is dreading right? It just doesn't feel like I'm getting anywhere, I have about 4 or 5 potential dreads and that's about it, the rest of just a knotty mess and doesn't seem to be doing anything. I guess I need some validation that my hair is dreading the way it's supposed to.
I wash with a mix of biocarbonate soda and water and rinse with ACV every 4 or 5 days.
My hair is quite thick and it's just beginning to fustrate me! If I did decide to shave it all off, what steps should I take to save my knotted hair, it's gonna hurt I can tell, having not brushed out knots for over a year.
I let the ACV sit for about a minute, I've been using tea tree oil and rosemary oil in the BS but did read somewhere that too much tea tree oil can dry the scalp, maybe that's the cause of the itchiness. I might just replace the tea tree for the jojoba oil in which case!
I wash my hair every 4 days, I put about 100ml of baking soda and a tiny bit of sea salt in a 1000ml container, I will fill it with water to about 900ml, I keep stirring and stirring it with a spoon because I get paranoid it isn't dissolved. Waiting 10 mins with that on my hair, before rinsing with the ACV, which is every wash.
I do use cool/cold water, I like your idea of rinsing some more to make sure.
For over a year now I've been neglecting, only about 8 or 9 months of which has been done with the baking soda mix, all I ever did was get my hair a bit wet and then pour it on and leave it for 10 mins and rinse out and then do same with the ACV. I've been using filtered water as well, not the hard tap water. I don't touch my hair and sometimes wonder if this is a good thing or a bad thing, I mean I always used to massage my scalp with shampoo and conditioner, so sometimes now my scalp gets itchy and I think it's because the baking soda or the oils I put in with it, don't even touch parts of my scalp.
Any insight on this?
Ok Soaring Eagle, I kind of regret cutting that other one off now, but as I said, it had all sorts of stuff tangled up in it, like the material from the towel I use when washing my face,not only that it was exceptionally long. Somaybe it was for the best, maybe not. I will leave the rest for sure.