I'm new to the site, but I've been reading it for a while as I prepare to dread my hair.I'm doing tnr only because I'd like to define my dread sections. I'd be all for the neglect method, but the entire backside of my hair turns into a giant rats nest just from wearing my hair down with a scarf on, so I don't want to have one giant ball of hair. I'm white but my hair is long, thick, and coarse. I started one dread this morning and snapped a pic of my dilemma. Crap tons of frizzy flyaways. I'm sure it's normal and will sort itself out as they mature, but I'm wondering what to do in the meantime.
I know wax is bad, and wasn't planning on using anything.. but I came across the locking gel on dreadlockshampoo.com and I was wondering what the opinions on this stuff were? I'm curious if it will smooth my hair a but and keep my tangly frizzys from connecting my dreads together at the root. The description on the site sounds good and I know their shampoos are recommended so yea... I guess I'm just looking for thoughts on the gel and its uses.
the following image is what I'm hoping to sort out, thanks in advance!
updated by @antoinette-petrowsky: 02/14/15 03:40:37AM