I started trying out the neglect method several months ago, but after struggling with depression and anxiety, the scraggly hair on my head was really affecting my confidence. I had a really difficult time and i ended up taking all of my hair off. I just got the hair clippers to it and took it off (it used to be at my shoulders). It ended up just longer than a buzzcut. It was awful.
Its been growing now for 4 months and its finally back at a length where i can start doing SOMETHING with it. I have been shampooing it like normal, but at the length it is now, it isstartingto naturally curl again, and this short natural curly business looks terrible whatever i do with it.
As my hair grows out, i'd like to keep the top of my head combed as i don't want short and spikey dreads sticking up whilst its this short. I have been toying with the idea of using the twist and rip method on the hair at the sides, and washing with my oils and bicarb, so that the hair will lock up as it grows out (whilst keeping combed hair on top).
Its nice to be back on here, i had missed reading about everyone's dread journey.
If anyone can offer any advice on how to manage short hair dreads i'd appreciate it. x
updated by @gemma: 01/13/15 09:45:28PM