Starting a journey and I want advice
updated by @kaela-bronan: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
So, here's some brief background and what's going on with me now:
When i was about 16 someone assumed I was starting to dread because my hair looked clumpy that day.
It got me thinking about the idea and since I was already very much of a "hippie" type I decided I wanted to do it. A few years later I bought a dreading kit but never actually used it because I kept reading and reading and realized it wasn't the best idea. I lazily backcombed about five sections out of boredom but then I brushed them out.
I couldn't decide what to do and actually take the plunge, so now I'm finally doing it for the first time and I would like some input.
When I was younger my hair would knot up after a day of not brushing, but now I literally can go an entire year without brushing and my hair doesn't mat up at all, even only occasionally using conditioner.
My hair is relatively thick and wavy so I thought it would be no problem.
I've been using Dr. Bronner's and not smoothing or untangling my hair at all for almost a month and I have about 3-6 matted sections, I'd have to count again lol, mostly underneath but one or two are on top of my hair. I don't sleep on my back ever, so maybe that's a problem lol
I can't wash my hair in the sink and I'm not sure how other things would work exactly, like using salt water for example. I'd love some help with that. I haven't found much about it.
I'm also slightly bothered by how filmy my hair seems still. I was told it would start seeming normal again after a few weeks of using Dr. Bronner's, once it adjusted. I'm rinsing and drying the best I can.
Here are pictures of my hair from a few days ago. There is progress, those it's hard to tell in pictures. And no, that's my blue hair growing out, not balding