You have nice hair, and a lot of it, but maybe the abundance means it will be a fair share of work. It sounds like you're up for it tho, and I think it'll be worth it!
You seem to have a lotta hair, and it's pretty long, so maybe it goes with the territory? I'm not really sure, but I would say hang in there, keep separating and hopefully it will get easier as you acquire more and more defined locks. What is your hair care program, i.e., shampoo etc. No conditioner, right?
I share your separation anxiety, as I also have abundant hair. And I know the feeling of arms getting tired! But just recently it seems to be getting easier, after several months of separating. Starting to get lots of defined locks and less clumping. I would say hang in there!
be careful not to over separate before theres dreads to separate
though the few that look like they might be dreading look on the thick side
it's funny, the look in the pic and the way it feels with my hands are two different things. i feel lots of baby little dreads underneath all that hair, but i don't feel what can be seen in the pic... the larger ones starting to form on top. anyway, i'm trying to tear those thick ones
I figured I would start my thread for my questions, progress updates, etc. I've always wanted long hair but could never find a 'do' that worked for my very thick hair. But since I started letting it dread it has become much more manageable, and I think looks decent. I've been doing a fair amount of separating, so as to end up with thinner and more dreads. Been washing mostly every 3 or 4 days, but have been experimenting; tomorrow will be 4 days but if it doesn't itch or look oily I may go another day or two. It seems to me that washing kinda helps the hair tangle and lock, but not washing helps it settle in to that configuration.... so both are probably necessary. As for shampoo, I'm using Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, out of cost and convenience, but I may switch to that recommended dread shampoo. Anyway, here's a picture I took from the back this morning. There are actually a good amount of baby dreads starting that you can't see, being buried under more hair!
sorry guys, i'm not sure why my previous post kept coming out dark.
anyway, i've been thinking about frizzy hairs lately, i seem to get lots of them when i separate/tear sections apart. i guess that goes with the territory of separating? any strategies to deal with that tho, like maybe separating before washing, or wetting the fingers with water and twisting?
(hope ya didn't mind me posting here, rather than starting another thread)
it seems to me that the hair gets frizzy when I separate it, probably because I have freed it from where it was tangling, and now it's loose, and has to re-tangle in a new way. i was wondering if it's good to wet the fingers and roll up the ends of those new frizzy sections? it kinda forms points on the ends of those new little strands, and looks kinda cool. it's mainly an attempt to alleviate the frizz that i've created when trying to end up with thin dreads