1 year and still no dreads
Help! Save My Dreads
Oh thank you so much for the video! It almost DID make me cry. Amazing amazing dreads.
Ok so I've taken some pictures. When you see them you may tell me I've been more fatalistic than necessary lol. The first pictures are from right now...which is right after backcombing AGAIN in between my initial post and reading what you said about not to. :/ But keep in mind it's been a year and I pretty much expected to have dreads like those in the video by now.
The other pictures are from a few months ago, with rubber bands. They look better in pics from a distance, but you'll probably be able to see that they aren't locking like it seems like they should be.
As for backcombing, I've left it alone for about a month at a time on a couple of occasions. All that seems to get me is nowhere. No change. The strands that are completely free stay that way. Lately I've been washing it like 2 to 3 times per week with either tea tree soap or organic carrot paraben free body wash. Prior to that I would just wet it in the shower and I've been over a week without washing. No results.
The reason I finally wrote is because I've become desperate enough to try anything. I've tried everything I could think of already. I've debated trying product, despite those against it. I've debated throwing organic honey in it, and this morning I even thought about going outside and grabbing some rotten motor oil from my V dub. Anything...Seriously...desperate haha.
I've had dry scalp problems for years, but my hair ends up greasy and oily if I don't wash it for a week and a half or so.
The twist and rip thing doesn't seem to work for me. Quite possibly I'm doing it wrong. At this point, a few strands have matted in the middle and are loose on either end, making it difficult to backcomb...which I'm apparently not supposed to be doing anyway.
Here are the pics. Thank you SO much for connecting with me.
Directly after backcombing again today.
A not so good one.
A pretty good one.
An attempt at look perty for the camera a few months ago.
Ok let me have it! Oh the other thing I do sometimes is sleep with a hat on. That seems to help, but not always. Hat? No hat?
And how do you do the bead thing?
And I've seen some wrapped with colored thread. Helpful? Not?
Questions...questions... Thanks again.
updated by @jeannie-pitt: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM