Ah, to let it be loopy and such you mean?
Ah nevermind, I see what you mean now haha.
updated by @erik5166: 10/23/16 10:32:27PM
ah i see i thought u started fairly short
Ah ok yea, I wasn't sure what was considered short for starting out. I had some decent length, and density, and now have some major looping and stubbiness going on. Funny thing is I really never combed my hair in my life, so it must have started dreading just when it was ready and long enough.
I think the strangest part of my journey so far is the shrinkage, especially in the back, where lots of dreading is going on. of course the loose hair is still long, especially on the sides, making for a slightly awkward look. i wonder how this will play out.. hopefully the loopy dreads will start gaining back some length soon?
don't use lemon juice! citric acids a strong enough acid to dissolve rubber, glues, caulks, paints, tar, etc
whats worse it penetrates inside the hair shaft ..several layers deep where it just stays slowly breaking down the hair..granted diluted its not as strong as if you used it straight..but only use sea salt on its own don't mix with lemon juice
ah damn, thanks for the info! i have been diluting it, but maybe i should just use sea salt..
just a quick pic of the top and back of my head, showing the results of a many-month experiment of separating constantly, but leaving small sections that have formed. underneath all that, in the back, there are plenty of thicker dreads with some crazy loops and funny shapes, plus there are lots of thinner ones forming on top that the pic doesn't capture. one day i'll have someone snap a pic of all that for me. dig that mess up on top there
i've been washing every 3-4 days with Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo(for cost and convenience), and also been using a lemon juice/sea salt mixture which seems to give results that i like. Other than that. just separating probably every day, which probably gives me the ultra frizzies, but oh well.