I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this site with all the good info. Wish I'd come her first. Thanks for the great resource. I'm Jen and I'm a newbie at this - and I have a few questions.
I decided to dread my hair a few days ago, did a little bit of research, though it wasn't entirely thorough. I had a friend section my hair and I did twist and rip (yesterday). Some of my sections are bigger than 1"... more like 2". I have straight thin hair and have ended up with 22 locks. But reading here, I'm starting to worry that some of my sections might be too big. Do I have anything to worry about? I guess I didn't think about how much bigger they might get.
I'm also a little worried that they are too tight... think I did a little less twisting and tighter pulling. they aren't too tight around the roots though, so I think that's good.
so do i have anything to worry about or that i should do while these guys are still fresh to fix any mistakes I've made? I'm pretty sure I want these to mature and have them for a long time to come I will also add that I spend a lot of time whitewater kayaking so I'm a little worried about the drying time if i end up with huge dreads. It was always a bitch to brush out my helmet hair afterwards, so I'm really looking forward to not having to do that anymore
Thanks for any advice and tips - I appreciate it! I'm heading to the woods for a few days so I might not be able to reply for a few days.
updated by @jenifer-j: 02/14/15 10:08:02AM