Going for Neglect! .. Questions
1 - I have 2 very thin (very thin) dreads that are actually somewhat curly and have started to congo that were made with T&R... (I was bored and the whole dread idea was sooooo into my head that I couldn't resist). Should I just leave them do their thing or brush them out and let them neglect as well? because one day when I'm older I want to be able to say 'My dreads were made naturally! :)' and I think that if I say that and then remember that 2 were made with T&R it will ruin my natural mindset... :( ... I see some positives to this such as : diversity (although not noticeable at all because they're so thin) but I really wanted to go full natural, but brushing them out seems a bit too-much (they're about 2 months old) do you think having these 2 VERY THIN dreads will interfere with my natural mindset?
Do whatever you feel is right, keeping them or brushing them out. People can love their tnr's just as much as the neglects most of the time. Even though they are thin, over time they will fatten up and maybe even suck in other hair surrounding them to make them thicker. Brushing them out would set you back to day one, so if you want my personal opinon, I'd just leave them alone and let them do their thing from this point on.
Neglect dreads and tnr dreads over time will start to look similar. Crochet dreads and salon dreads are the ones that look extremely "neat", I wouldn't worry about that one.
I would never wait a full day before washing saltwater out of my hair, it can be damaging to your scalp and make your hair brittle. Try to rinse out your hair that same day with lots of water, you will still get the benefits.
You need to stop worrying about it so much Before your dreads fully form, your hair will knot, loosen, knot, loosen until they find their own place. Movement is what helps hair knot up, so don't be afraid to move, change clothes, do cartwheels, or whatever you want to do! The less you bother about it, the faster your hair knots up. As far as your fringe, if you want to keep them then just comb them every once in a while. No biggie. If you want them to dread, give them time to grow out and let them do their thing and I guarantee you they will start to fall into place on your head. (rather than onto your face lol)
Its never too late, go for it! All of us fellow dreadies will be interested in seeing all your awesome progress.
Nope, crank up the metal and headbang like nobody's watching! Ride in the car with the windows rolled down, try on wool sweaters, roll around on the floor... anything you want to do!
They might never be completely rounded, but they will become a bit more uniformed and "regular" than they originally were. And the less touching you do to your hair the better, but don't let that make you paranoid to touch your hair. Relax, enjoy the journey.