Ugh.. I used styling gel to start. Please help.
Help! Save My Dreads
Thank you again, i feel much much better now that my hair is washed free of its gelly prison, and it can dread on its own. Some really don't wash for an entire year?!
Alright, I was in love with dreadlocks since I was a young hippie. Then one day, in a magazine I saw a temporary dread hairsytle involving some product that needs to be washed out sooner rather than later after use and a flat iron. It looked great day 1, and I fell in love all over again. I needed to get me some dreads, for real. The style claims to last around two weeks if done correctly and you have the right hair type. I don't wash with shampoo much, nor fancy brushing because of my hair type, which when brushed out blows up to about half the size of europe. I've kept the style for three days or so now, and the dreads are beginning to form alright, but the gel near my roots has caused some common unpleasant itching.. and the style of course is falling out to give way to real dreads. Today is Thursday, I started Monday. I want to wash on Sunday, but this itch might just drive me crazy, and i'm worried as to what happens when/if the styling gel gets stuck in the dreads.. if that happens at all. I'm just not sure where to go from here; start over with a thourough washing and brushing, let it be for two more weeks, or stick it out till Sunday. Any advice would be appreciated.
Also, i've had a similar habit like other users here of wearing a hat because I work around animals, i don't think i could stand smelly *and* itchy dreads. Nor do i want them, heh. Would this hinder my growing process further?