ouch, ouch, OUCH!!!
interesting, i separated mine somewhat in the beginning (3 months ago) because my hair gets matted very quickly when it's neglected. so i knew if i did nothing i'd be growing a few giant congos. BUT i noticed fairly early that my hair was fighting some of the separations i had made. and they were growing in a 'funky' way and i had to keep on top of having them parted. after about a week of this i gave up. plus i felt it was kind of defeating the purpose of doing it naturally so to speak. i just let it go. and many of them re-separated in their own way. and they stopped being funky ^_^
i don't know if it would help you, how long your hair is or how far along you are, but that was my experience. maybe something to look out for for people starting out. hope it evens out soon. scalp pain sux oh, also i don't sleep with anything. i'm being patient, but everything is moving along fine. i think the bed head thing helps move it along. as well as washing it a lot. even if it's just a water rinse. again, my experience..
updated by @Cheekychu: 07/23/15 04:06:23PM