Hey there everyone, so yesterday I finally got my dreadlocks done. My cousin helped with it, but did them a little sloppy so I had to go back in and tighten them up. I used the backcomb method. I have some questions and concerns.
A little background, I'm white, 19, and have pretty wavy/ almost curly hair, that is always fuzzy. When my cousin did them she straightened my hair first thinking it would be easier to get more in the dreads.
About 3 years ago I used the same method and they failed, so I spent about 3 hours saving my hair and managed to unknot every last one.
This time they seem to be much tighter. My main concern is that towards the top and front of my head, I have really short and curly hair, and they didn't make it into any of the locks. It looks bad, and I'm afraid their going to be stuck like that and my front dreads are going to be crappy. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Also, I forgot to grab some bands for the roots to keep them tight, will it be okay like that, or should I get some.
Last question/concern, Earlier today I had to run through pouring down rain and when I got home I had to go through and backcomb a good handful of them because they had come undone at the tips, am I going to have to do this everytime I get them wet until they start locking together and compressing? or were they just not tight enough. Also they starting taking on my natural curls again, only know as a lock instead of groups of hair. Anyone know of a way to combat this or will it work itself out as they mature?
Thanks in advance for any help.
updated by @brennon-miller: 02/14/15 01:15:31PM