FYI, I never used wax, though I once met a girl in Australia who said she used superglue and didn't wash her hair for two weeks! A South African friend said whites their use tennis rackets, somehow, to get locks.
I will do that thanks. If you don't mind me asking I'm kind of worried about the interlocking on my roots.... I've noticed a lot of dead hair with white tips so I'm not sure if that's natural or if that means my dreads are pulling my hair out?
Thx so much for the advice! I have been looking everywhere trying to figure out how to keep her dreads from getting so frizzy, but I'm having trouble finding good answers. So much of her hair keeps coming out of the dreads and I don't kno how to fix it. Any advice is appreciated!
Well all I can say is thank you... the dream is to have natural dreads I never thought it was possible in under 5 or many more years.... When I found this site after I panicked after the wash I was so thankful to read i'd actually not have to do the grueling maintenance written all over the place on the net... & instead I could sit back & relax & possibly see something fantastic in a year.... Of course then came the I wish I never back combed part but I'm going to move on & just enjoy it all ups & downs....
About 7 months or so I don't think I went over a year. I'd have never got rid of them if it weren't for the wax, cut them all out... I really couldn't stand the smell of the wax I know that's awful as it was natural but I found it quite strong it was Knotty boy. Probably used too much too it was before they had different colours & I remember having a hard time sometimes getting it to work in... :/ Awful for sure... eekers.... I added a picture I'd love to hear whether you think I stand a half chance of it taking shape from here or if I should totally abandon & brush them out... I'd rather leave them as my littley worked his little fingers off making beads & stuff & seemed really sad when I said I was going to start over... owww...
Yes & of course like i've read 100 X or more in posts on here I too wish I'd just done them natural I honestly had no idea that they could be so great in just a year ... I was tempted to brush out today & start over but my son got upset & said I must leave them... so we will just see where I go from here.. I only found your site after washing lightly and them getting loose a bit so googled I was upset with all the time wasted backcombing only to find out I shouldn't have spent any time at all & just let them go on their own.... I have crochet hooks in the mail they will just go into my sewing drawer now... so you still saved me!!! Thank you to your site.
Thanks for the welcome!!
They weren't done too tight and started laying down after the first four days. I regret crocheting but my hair seems to be doing just fine at the moment, but we will see. As you know I have a long way to go!
I just read your message to Dani about not palm rolling. I've had my dreads (crochet recovery) for four weeks and suddenly they're exploding all over with bumps. Will they carry on getting irreversibly bumpier and bumpier or will it calm down at some stage. Haven't done any palm rolling at all. Thank you for helping.