Dear Chief Soaring Eagle: I hope you can help with this. As Rastafari, I don't comb or cut hair. But, the problem is that I have shoulder-length, wavy but oily-type hair. After 6 months now, not a sign of knot or dread. Just wavy (starting to be ringlets, the longer it gets). I read a post about wrapping. I wonder if I wrapped my curls in wool cloth, maybe that will help, but I don't know how to do it ... any ideas or help on this? I'm a middle age sort-of white sistah.
You posted some great info, but I the only thing that I saw that might work is the wrap method. I don't use conditioner, only bar soap (locally produced milk soap from a great family dairy farm). I thought if I put it in round braids that might help, but after an hour at the salon & $20 later, the braids came out.
I don't have a job or anything babylon-related as far as needing a polished look. Too busy for too much hair stuff.I wrap it in scarf, do you think a wool knit scarf might help the natty knots knot up?
Do you think it possible to get the locks to wave along with the natural wavy hair rather than getting straight. I'm thinking since it's natural wavy it's best to stick with that if such a thing as wavy or twisty dread. I'm not too familiar with inperson great natural dreads. everyone all fancied up & nobody Rastafari. just fashion. I'm Rastafari, dreads or no, but I go by what Bob says when I can.
Thank you for your help. I love your site. the book idea is outstanding & I wouldn't change a thing with your style, grammar, spelling, etc. "you gotta be you ..."
~ In Bob We Trust, yeah mon.
/s/ Ba Marley, International Diplomat, Representative of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassi I the First Rastafari! irie.ites.