Just like I explained. You will always have some loose hairs, and a small amount of unknotted hair near your scalp. That's normal and healthy. That unknotted hair will suck in those loose hairs and form knots. Both keep growing, so when there's sufficient length hair to form a knot, they will start tangling on their own. When you wash, sleep, massage your scalp, let wind blow through your hair, anything, your hair will make small tangles. Those new tangles accumulate and form knots that just keep growing and growing, and follow your locks forever
absolutely take them out
just seperate by pulling the dreads apart while wet
Definitely take them out. I have a few vids on my page showing how to separate locks. You just need to pull them away from each other when the bodies of the locks start to congo
They are only 3 days old. They won't feel tight for about another 4-8 months. Dreadlocks take, on average, a full year to mature. Yours are still baby locks. They need to loosen and untangle, then retangle, then untangle, then retangle, over and over again with each wash before they start staying tight.
Rubberbands, at best will only delay progress. But they also squeeze your locks too tightly, creating weak spots and pulling out hairs. They also tend to break and get sucked into locks, where they dry rot and allow mold to grow
welcome they arent suposed to keep tight they have to loosen to dread right
What doesn't feel right about them?
Unfortunately, there is a lot of bad info out there. And most of it comes from people who either just started locking, or from people who just haven't heard the truth yet. Palm rolling is one of the biggest myths. The problem with it is that the damage is causes is so severe, but won't be noticeable for about a year. So people who do it and see progress rave about how it works without waiting to see if it actually did any good. Root tubbing is a similar concept. You don't see the damage for a while. And in that time, you just do more and more harm. Once you do see the damage, it's almost always too late to fix
It just happens. If you don't mess with your roots, that loose straight hair tangles in with the roots and gets knotted up on its own.
If it didn't happen like that, Eagle would have 5 inches of knotted hair and about 20 feet of straight hair. I'd have 4-5 inches of locks and 5 feet of straight hair
You can put beads in at any time. If your locks aren't maturing, though, it may be hard for them to stay in. But it won't hurt the process, unless they are too tight and choke off your locks. That'll create weak spots in your locks. Make sure they are tight enough to stay in, but loose enough so you can move them up and down the lock smoothly
Wax, all kinds if wax, even those that are marketed to dreadlocks, are hydrocarbons. What that means is that it is waterproof. So by putting it on your hair, you are making your hair waterproof. That way, when you wash it, no water actually touches your hair. It stays dirty, and oily. Wax is also sticky. So dirt, lint, dust, everything gets stuck to your hair.
Wax also causes mold and mildew to grow in your hair. This is because wax is waterproof. But it's also waterproof in both directions. There are little crevices that water from rain, snow, showering, etc, can get stuck in. But once it's there, it doesn't get any air flow to dry it out. In a very short period of time, this water becomes stagnant, and allows mold to take hold. Because mold likes damp warm places, it just keeps growing in your hair. And it eats organic matter. Wax and hair is organic. Therefore it begins to decompose your hair while on your head
Welcome. Hopefully no wax or gels were used when you back combed