Hi guys, so I began my dreadlock journey2 months ago using a combination of slightly back combing my roots and then proceeding with the twist and rip method,things were fine for the first few weeks but then i hit a fewbrick wallsand was wondering if you could offer some advice;
Firstly after about a month, all of the dreads at the nape of my neck have compeletely unravled, as well as the dreads on the sides of my head nearest to my ears, and have become just like normal hair again, i tried to leave them for as long as i could but they refused to lock back up, so i tried to re twist and rip which worked temporarily, but have again come unravled and left me with long strands of normal hair with no resemblance to the rest of my dreads, is this normal?
also, i usually wash my dreads every 2-3 days with ice cold water, lavender oil and a good scalp massage, along with an ACV/baking sodadeep clean at the end ofevery month, but I am suffering with alot of dandruff as well as a weird white oily gunk that comes from my scalp onto my fingers if i massage my scalp, i think this is sebum? is it normal or am i doing something wrong? (blame google and the endless results of sebum=baldness)
Lastly the loose hair! my dreads have soo much loose hair that they just look like an unbrushed bush on top of my head, and alot of them have begun to fall apart with one dread splitting into two looser ones, i try to ignore it and take it as part of the process, but alot of people comment on them and say that they have failed and maybe i should chrochet, shave them ect, which i dont want to do as ive read horror stories of of the crochet and dont want to shave them and give up, is it normal for dreads to do/look like this?
Sorry for so many querstions, i understand that at 2 months they are not even dreads yet,but I really need some advice so any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
updated by @jamie-conway: 02/14/15 02:20:29AM