Greasy scalp, dry, scratchy dreads, lint... feeling self-conscious and anxious HELP PLEASE!!!!
I'm about nine months into the natural process and I feel like I have stopped having progress for the past 2 months
My scalp is greasy so my loose hair is greasy too. It doesn't want to dread.
My dreads are dry. I have tried ACV a couple times and it doesn't seem to work. I use about 1/4th of a cup to 2 cups of water. I don't know if I am using enough, but I don't know if more will help me anyway. Also, it smells horrible and I don't know what to do about the smell.
When my dreads would start, it would be because tiny little white fibers from random things would get stuck in my hair and help the dreading process. Now these fibers are really obvious and I've had a lot of people say "Oh wow, you have a lot of lint..." it's in there forever now and I want to cut my dreads down so people will stop saying that.
I also damaged my hair from brushing it a lot over the past several years. Because of this, a lot of the hair stopped growing back and it thinned out. Now that hair is returning but it isn't dreading up with the rest of my dreads because it is so greasy.
It's 9 months in and while all of my hair has basically dreaded, I don't feel like it looks like dreads. I think it just looks like a mess somewhat resembling dreads. Because of all the loose hair both undreaded and the loose hair that is just hanging off some of my dreads, I don't look like I have dreads. Just really gross hair.
I am feeling extremely self-conscious about my hair and basically want to comb it out or cut it all off right now. It's short and gross and AHHHH. I wish I could just fix it.
Here you can see (me on the left, obviously). It doesn't look like dreads. but it's definitely really messy. This is from a couple months ago but it really hasn't changed that much since then.
Someone please help me or something ugh.
updated by @Kass: 02/14/15 05:41:13AM