im not goin to lie my dreads are backcombed i didnt know any other way i had done several peoples hair this way.. after they were developed some i just started to leave them be i wash once a week and keep them seperated and theyve done fine.. i had dreads once before and they were done the same way and i had no problems i think you will be fine
updated by @dreadymomma: 07/23/15 04:48:54PM
Backcombed dreads!??!? are they dooooomed!?
ive went to start dreads more than once. this last time tho i start3d with two strand twists but the other time i did start with the back combing method. tho i didnt keep it long they did unravel alot at the top. but even with two strand twists they unraveled a bit. but they were very thin tho i didnt like that much even the ones i have now have gotten a bit smaller on their own over time but i read some where that theyre suppose to do that.
Randy your dreads are gorgeous! Im new to this dread thing also, mine are three days old today. They were started with light backcombing and twisting, which helped them break off into their sections. They have loosened up a bit, but nothing too crazy. If there is anything I have learned thus far it's have faith, and enjoy the journey
Hi! Welcome to the site, I'm glad you found us and didn't waste your money on a dread kit! :o) You're hair is definitely not doomed it looks like you're off to a good start. Be prepared for some shrinkage and loopiness possibly. Or maybe not since they were backcombed really tight.
How long was your hair before backcombing?? It looks like you kept a lot of length. Just keep them clean and separated and in a year or so you'll have amazing dreads! Keep us updated on their progress I'd love to see how they mature. Many Blessings