Question on undoing dreads sewn together
Help! Save My Dreads
try gently you will likerly only break the hairs that were wrapped around if you carefully follow the feel
they can take 3-4 days to dry thats high mold potentialmk people who have huge dreads do so for religious reasons and its their burden to bear thyey only wash very rarely (sometimes once a year) avoid swimming and getting them wet. they endure pain and suffering as a religiousd burden.
pussy sores cause the locks are so thick you cant get your fingers under them to clean the scalp.
i know people with way fatter but they take extreme care (and they are all natural)
id start with the ones that bother you most soak in conditioner and very slowly gently brush or comb out brush is gentler buy=ut slower.,. it will take time and a lot of conditioner.. and the crochet would have broken hairs by the thouysands so ypou'll have handfuls of hair on the floor after.
then let them dread naturally. or if you must, twist and rip.. but no bigger then 1 inch at the scalp..less is better at 1 inch they will take about 15 hours to dry and thats with a good bit of blow drying over that time ()9less in hot sun)
a 3 inch dread (yours look like 2?) can take days and days to feel dry, but still be damp in the core..perfect for growing mildew and mold and "dread rot"
if you want to keepo them real thick consider a lavender vinager rinse at times to kill miold spores and plan on using rot knot every couple months at lerast
lots of thoughts
1 crochet is just horrible abuse
2 dreads that fat are nearly guaranteed to mold, three folded tips only drasticly increase that probability
3 sewing them together ..is just strange i mean they join together if you dont separate
4 why should they be symmetrical? symmetry is the least of your concerns. the thickness the very slow dry times and the eventual potential pain issues aree far more of a concern.
ok so, was it sewn with thread? can you find the thread and snip it out extremely carefully?
it was kinda unethical of them to do this without warning you about all the potential issues ..like how do you clean a scalp you can't even get at..you might get pussy sores under the thicker dreads.
you are going to have to find the threads and snip them anyd hope you can get them undone..might need to comb the tips out to do that
look at the section sizes, at the roots that is how big each dread will be when mature, barely able to wrap your hand around it. i can tell you a 1 inch dread (those look 2 1/2) but 1 inch dreads take all day long to dry even with hours of blow drying, and, if they don't dry.. they stink
now wax ..that must be removed fully no matter what.. thats a must, or it creates a soupy nasty swapmp inside the dreads that mold and rot forms in.
the combo of the size and the wax is just very very bad
i woulkd recommend dreads be 1/2 or 1/3 that size but that is up to you ofvcourse (keep in mind might also cause pasinful uneven pulling)
but do not under any circumstances go back to her.. get the wax b gone and remove the wax.. use it many times after you believe all wax idss gone
even if they fall apart entirely in the process that will only move you forward not set you back
THEY CANOT EVER DREAD WITH WAX IN THEM they are just glued together and will need a lifetime of work to keep them together
they will dread if you do 1 thing only...wash often