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i did a couple inches the back maybe was 4 or so the back i tossed some beads in it dreaded right up in no time
the top dreaded a lil later it was maybe 2 inches i guess it dreaded around 4 maybe 3 i dont remember
the top did stick up a bit till it grew but i liked it that way :)
I started back in January at 3 inches, did some twist and rip. All fell out. Still no real sign of knotting.
My hair is thick and curly, its now between 4-5 inches in length, but simply rolls up in little nubs on my head. My hair doesnt really move at all. Only time it does is when its wet, so I try to wet it quite regularly.
Starting this short I guess we are in for a long journey, so good luck!
I started in early January of '11 with my head shaved to 1 inch.
I use no chemicals on my hair, ever. No shampoo, even natural. Nothing but the H2O solution coming from my shower or, as was the case earlier this year when we weren't in a drought, the river.
I've been chemical-free for about 2 years now.
I had long hair for a while, cut it short, and then realized that I could simply "grow" dreads. I hadn't known about natty dreads, or else I would have done it with my longer hair.
When I got my hair cut short, the woman talked me into (for some reason) letting her wash my hair after the cut. Months went by and I learned about natty dreads, so I shaved my head in order to start from the newly grown chemical free hair.
My hair is really fine and straight, but thick.
However, after 8 months of no combing, my hair is starting to look messy and semi-curly.
Still no knots, or even tangling, though.
well 8 months is 4 inches if u start from shaved so u got a couple more inches to go
What texture is your hair?
Mine is really fine, really straight, but thick.
I wash with water nearly every night. Should I cut back?
Is there something I'm doing wrong?
I just started mine and I have shoulder length hair. I sectioned them myself and did the back comb/crochet method. It damages your hair I know this now, but it got the job done. The back ones though, I didn't crochet as much as the ones on the side, so they're still loose and out of control, but that's what they should be from what I hear and from what SE has told me. Al lhair is different and it most certainly has a mind of their own. It's kind of like Cartman on South Park: "Whateva! Whateva! I do wah I wan!" Haha.