The truth of Backcombing is Unraveled (literally)
Yeah, see, my hair is so thin and fine, and there's not muchof it. I could have tried to go all natural, but my hair was too short to dread, and I was impatient, so I back-combed, It's been a year, and it's not coming out, but I realized that with such short hair, I could have sectioned my hair, wrapped it near the roots, cut it short to the wraps like 3 inches, and it would have naturally dreaded starting at the roots. I cut the sides of my hair before dreading, so the sides and back are totally natural outside of wrapping, I literally wrapped hair a half inch long and watched it dread by itself
For hte others it was backcombed, and I happy with all of it.Diamondskies said:
A momentary lapse of genius!!LOL Glad you liked it!! You're right though, my hair is more readily dreaded. I would wake up with huge knots in the underside of my hair every morning, it was my hair speaking out against being loose!! If my hair was finer it probably wouldn't have held so well, but my hair is thick. I've always gotten a lot of comments about how thick my hair is, and not just mass but girth as well!Didjeridurian said:
"they're just holding a place in line for them! Hey man, can you save my spot? Cool, thanx"
lol i love it.
I agree and I think that the people who experience a "succesful" backcombing, have hair that more conducive to dreading. If my hair started to knot up before the backcombing comes undone it would appear to me that the backcombing created the dreads. But myhair happened to take much longer to knot up on its own than the combing was able to hold for....
But no one sums it up like you did
"they're just holding a place in line for them! Hey man, can you save my spot? Cool, thanx"Diamondskies said:
I backcombed mine in 3 months ago, none of them came out and they are tightaning up nicely. It took some practice, and I tried to be gentle, but backcombing is a rough process. Some are tighter than others, some have loops and bumps, and some have loose hair as well, but it's worked out for me! Just like every thing else in this world, each experience is different, because each person is different, our hair is different, and maybe the areas we live in (humidity, heat, air pressure?) has something to do with it?!? I don't know. I do agree though, that until they start tightening up, and locking on their own, they aren't really dreads, they're just holding a place in line for them! Hey man, can you save my spot? Cool, thanx!