Thank you! yeah I mean I just backcombed em in and they have just hardened up every month. I use a lot of sea salt spray, that helps. And I kinda let em dread before I backcombed em too. I did use a crotchet hoook to pull in the really stubborn loose hairs, but I have since stopped. It really does tear your hair no matter how careful you are with it. My hair is wayyy frizzier than it should be because of all the hairs it ripped. But yeah, time is all you really need, but if you want a little boost I would recommend making your own salt water spray. It speeds up the process a lil. There is also a really good locking gel from "Buck Country Soap Factory" connected to this website that is good for helping keep your hair healthy after all the maintenance damage. Its like aloe vera and flax seed oil, along with some other things that help nourish that beat up dried out "maintained" hair . but I think yours look good, you got em looking nice and neat, now yah just gotta let em mature.
That's awesome. What are you trying to do with them?
This spring and summer I'll be working on my first co-op, out in the woods finding out how well ectomycorrhizae effect the health of the forest floor, and how well mycorrhizae help absorb nutrients in switchgrass for use as bio fuel
Welcome I see everyone's already given you words of support and advice, but a lot of us here have done things, intefered, with our dread progress at some point, and with a bit of patience, it often heals itself and your dreads can be healthy and beautiful again.
dont get discouraged even though you did all that work on em. Time is the only thing that really makes dreads. You got em started so they will be straight and neat, but natural or salon dreads still simply require TIME to actually become "dreaded". So just seperate em every few days, and nothing else, and they will harden up into nice looking dreads...as long as you get that excessive wax out of there. They dont look bad at all! Good luck! dont get discouraged with the process, thats all part of the fun.
Welcome to the community. Isn't it great to find out that all you have to do now is sit back and enjoy your journey!
Welcome. I did a lot to my hair when I first started too. Trust me, you'll feel so much better when you stop trying to force anything to happen and trying to fix what will fix itself over time
Welcome and Happy Dreading.
Always, Hippie Love
welcome stop working on therm! leave em be
Julian, you were asking about soap bars. Do you know if you have hard or soft water??? The Dreadlock Shampoo site makes shampoos & soaps that are designed to work with hard water. Many shampoos and bars will leave a residue behind if the water is hard, even a soap like Dr. Bronners.
If your water is soft, you have more options.
I have hard water and used the baking soda wash/acv rinse for an entire year before I purchased from the Dreadlock Shampoo site. I use the liquid shampoo instead of the bar, once my dreads are mature then I will switch to bars. These shampoos are wonderful, you wanted the best, I recommend these products. Peace