So I have been dreading my hair with the natural method for just over a year and 9 months. I have always been very aware of a parting line that went down the back left side of my head where my dreads split and it always really bothered me. I thought maybe it would go away with time but in fact it got worse. I'm not sure why this happened. I thought maybe it was because I over-separated at the beginning of my journey because I was a little unsure of what size they would end up/where they would fall etc. I had tried joining some together, separating others but alas the parting line was still as there as ever.
So a few days ago I had had enough and decided to brush out the top back section of my hair and a little of the back of the sides. I still have a good few dreads on the sides of my head and the bottom of the back. The only thing that concerns me is that my hair is very thin where I have brushed them out and there are still several parting lines that are pretty crazy looking on the back of my head when I move my hair around. Maybe it is just because my hair has trained itself like this because of where my dreads were. Maybe it is the tension of separating and the hair naturally pulling which has made my hair go a little thin. I am now leaving the hair to dread again and am planning on not touching it too much as I think the separating was a big issue before. I don't really know why I'm posting this here I guess I just want to let you know about this part of my journey and maybe see if anyone has had a similar experience and also if anyone has any tips to prevent this happening again. Do you think my hair will thicken up again? Do you think if I just leave it to completely do its own thing again and don't over separate that my dreads will fall nicer at the back?
And so you know I'm not over exaggerating the line came half way down my head and made me look like I was going bald. You can kind of see it in some of my progress photos though I always tried to cover it for photos and it also got worse recently. If I can't get this to improve I would maybe consider not even dreading the back of my hair because I really didn't like it.
Gahh so much writing sorry haha. Any comments or whatever is appreciated Cheers guys and love n light!!
updated by @jess2: 01/13/15 09:55:24PM