These are my babylocks. Theyre almost 3 weeks old. Ive started my journey on December 23rdin guess what.. a SALON! I have absolutely NO regrets, it was totally worth the money. There was no shady vibe, like oh we gonna rip this boy of and no wax was used.
The proces was started by backcombing/braiding/twist n riping. The sections are not squared, but theyre c-sectioned (moreround) and not the same size.I have approximately 111 locks.
My locks are kinda curly, especially some of the ends. But in the back the curled ends are getting 'sucked' into the dread and the tip feels more blunted.
After 2 weeks though, my locks are getting more flat. Is this just a stage? or do i need to palmroll it to guide it more in a cylindrical shape?
After a few days I wet my hair, I was so afraid that it would unravel.Fortunately it didnt. Ive also noticed that my hair has shrunk. The day I got my dreads started, my hair was touching the top of my shoulder, but now i's a few cm shorter. My hair also was wider/poofy the 1stday, but now it is more compact.
I sleep with a satin hat thing (dreadcap.com), which is great. They also have sent me a second dreadcap, free! My hair looks neat after i sleep with it. Its a decent price (10$).
Ive washed my hair twice with BC/AVC + tea tree oil+ lavender oil+ lemongrass (smells really good!).
HOWEVER, Im not allergic to any of the essential oils (tested it on my skin,before I would use it) but after I washed with BC/AVC my hair feels really good but my scalp is so dry, that it turned white after washing and also part of my forehead (its not dandruff I think). Ive put some aloe vera on it but it doesnt really seem to help.
The first time I thought, maybe the concentration of BS is too high(30gr/L), so the nextwash I diluted it more (20gr/L), but theres no difference. Do some of you have the same problem after BC/AVC?
So I ordered Dr. Bronner peppermint because Ive readcomplaints about an oily residue, but I think that it is beneficial for a dryscalp?. I'll use it in a couple of days to see if it makes any difference.
So let me know what you think about my dreads, dry scalp problem and some of the flat dreads.
updated by @jerry: 01/13/15 08:53:23PM