I used to have long dreads when I was a teeneage and cut them off a couple years ago. I've started some new ones a couple days ago but my hair is really short. < and > 3inches. I dont like the look of dreads that have had any wax in them and prefer the softer look with some loose hair (which is not what I had back then :p). I did the wool hat rub and ripntwist method on the bangs, sides, and top. But I dont feel like the hair on the back, and back/side are long enough at this point. Im not going to use wax and can live with not washing them frequently at this point except to get rid of any extra oils.
So far im happy with them, but obviously they stick straight up for now. Ill finish the other dreads in the back once they get a tad longer.
Anybody have any experience with starting dreads with really short hair and have any pointers. When I did it before my hair was longer than 6 inches, but im testing this out to see how it works.
ps. here are my couple day old "dreads". The back of my head and side arent done yet.
updated by @eric-seitz: 01/13/15 09:15:10PM