I am new here, and new to dreads. I'm very concerned - Just got my head dreaded at a salon. Wax and Backcombing. Can I save them?
salon and loctician dreads recovery
thank you again for the advice i am going to do the natural/neglect method from here on out. now that the wax is out (well most of it), my hair still has dreaded areas near the bottom half of my hair. there are 27 small sections now, amongst a lot of loose hair. i had my girl friend backcomb gently very very gently some of the painful parts where dreads were pulling and really all loose straight hair and then suddenly a dreaded bottom. it helped - we just did that on maybe 4 dreads - and backcombing that basically just messed the hair up slightly to give it some head start. i hope that isn't bad. it didn't hurt or feel aggressive at all. we did it super gently. now i am leaving it alone to naturally just do what it pleases. thank you for your replies and for listening. getting the wax out is the best thing i've done.
Also you don't have to do neglect, It is the best way but if your dreads aresalvageablejust wash and keep them they will tighten over time. Twist and Rip is less damaging method than backcombing.