It's been 2 months? :( Please help me!!!
We all start to get knots at different times. Check out a members page http://www.dreadlockssite.com/profile/Ixchel?xg_source=activity She took a long time to get knots, but she did, so have patience. Chris above suggested using wax to help you out.....WELL....there are so many problems to that which Chris will learn down the road and regret using it. It does not allow your hair to dread and knot, it glues the hair together. It holds in lint and smells and water pockets which will cause mold eventually. Patience is what you need.
Now, what are you washing with. If you are using a regular shampoo. many of those have a built in conditioner of some type to leave the hair silky. This will prevent knots from forming. The more you wash, the faster you dread. Knots like clean hair. That is why it is recommended to wash 2-3 days in the first few months. The scalp produces oil which causes any forming knots to slip out, so you want to keep it clean. Oh, did I say don't use wax???of course I did.
Dreading takes 1-2 years, and in two months it is nothing to worry about to have no knots. But yeah, let us know what you are using and list the ingredients, it could be as simple as your shampoo. Are you tying up your hair often, that will slow it down also. What is your water type, that makes a difference also with what you use. So, answer these and we can help you more.....don't worry, we will get you dreading...ALL HAIR WILL DREAD.....peace
I don't know where you live, but here is a map of the States to show the water type. If you live somewhere else, let me know and I will find a map for your country....I have read so may posts about wax use and what the members have gone through. Even from using it once, five years later they still have in the wax and have grown mold. They ALL regret it.
updated by @the-barrellady: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM