I couldn't remember the pass to my old account so just made a new one. When I had dreads over 8 years ago I used all the dreadheadhq products, backcomed and twisted/ripped. Good god I needed that lesson, after several years the wax wouldn't leave despite me trying to remove it and even growing new hair, it never left and picked up all sorts of lint and dust so I just cut them and went with short hair for a while.
Now I'm 2-3 weeks into just letting my hair do what it wants, I did get a little impatient and (against my better judgement) backcombed using a very wide afro type plastic comb (looked like this:
, but only for a half hour at most, I dont like the sideshow bob look haha. Guess I didn't totally learn my lesson.
But I'm determined to use nothing from now on except bicarb of soda, lemon, essential oils etc to clean etc. So I'm back for actual good advice. I do have a lot of loose hair especially at the back and sides, I'm hoping that's normal for the first few weeks since I've never done all natural before. Is there any way to get them to knot up or should I just leave em to it? I'm thinking the latter but I just so want to have my dreads back asap! But yeah I know, that's not how it works, I'll post some pics soon and prgress updates I'm just glad to be back and not use dirt/wax this time.
updated by @benzene994: 04/28/21 12:07:12PM