I stopped maintaining my hair 2 months ago. I started towel rubbing with a thin towel and have done this almost daily since. Here's my hair currently (sorry about poor quality picture I only have a webcam to take photos). There are lots and lots of locks forming that survive the wash but I don't like all this towel rubbing. Thankfully I've not had much hair loss as a result.
But, I want to stop rubbing. If I was to leave my hair alone and do nothing to it from now will my hair continue to lock up?
I've getting a bit tired of people telling me "your hair looks a mess" and "wtf cut your hair dude". They don't understand what I'm doing and why so I think I've been feeling a bit of social pressure to try rush it ... which I know is going to cause problems down the line.
It's less bushy when I don't rub, but this pic was taken after towel rubbing.
Any advice and guidance is much appreciate.