amen to that brotha, amen...lol
I never tried any other methods, but the backcombing thing seems to just turn out to be natural anyway cuz when they come out...it's like back to where they started, and actually it seems like (especially my hair) that the backcombing actually STALLED the dreading process cuz now they have to all come undone in order to dread in a way that makes them ACTUALLY STAY. lol. I definitely would have had some more progress by now if I just had left em alone. lol. It's all good though, it's working out, just gotta continue patience...
☮soaringeagleॐ said:haha totaly
and heres the thing too..
people who backcomb theyre dreading experience is way different
day 1 pain pain pain for hours and hours followed by pride they can show off theyre goofy looking sideshow bob "dreads"
day 2 pannic.. help my dreads are____ (falling apart getting fuzzy becoming loose looping flattening getting bumps etc)
week 1 disgust: omg my dreads arent dreads anymore im concidering___ (crochet wax salons..basicly screwing them up)
eventualy (if they resist and learn patience) wow my dreads dreaded..
day 1 wow my hairs not doing much but im loving what theyre doing and im loving not having to do anything
day 2 : wow its doing something i dont know what its doing yet but i love watching it do it
dat 2 already see something happening its so exciting
week 1 its messy but i see sectioning going on and starting to get knotty
week 2 therers loops and lumps and all kinds of craziness going on its so amazing and exciting
eventualy wow i love how unique my dreads are and how easy it was to dread..
i wouldnt ever go any other way but natural..its all about the journey not the destination..
either way u go u will arive at dreads..so why not enjoy the ride?
2nd 1 is normal for adults shows the scale like paterns more clearly
Well, I backcombed both my sets and have no regrets. It was the right decision for me. For my second set, I tried three months of patience/natural and barely had a single knot on my head... I wasn't prepared to wait another 3 or 6 months, so I gave up and backcombed. It was just the start my hair needed, and it started dreading up almost immediately. The trick with backcombing is to do it gently, slowly, and tightly so the tangles stay together. If it hurts, you're doing it wrong! Yes, damage can occur if you backcomb too aggressively -- but you shouldn't be hacking away with the comb. Damage is minimal if you do it properly. Yes, some parts will unravel before they dread up again, this is totally normal because your hair is shifting around as it learns how to knot, just like with any other dreading method.
Backcombing is good for forcing your hair into sections (if that's what you want) and getting the process started, but it's only a START. It's not "making dreads overnight" or anything like that. It's not for everyone, but it can be a great help for some hair types if done properly.