Too much sebum/ scalp grease.
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wash more often, like every 2-3 days and rinse with cold water the shampoo out. it closes the pores and that will help.
I would split the front one in 2. It seems like it has formed out of 4 single strands. If you consider to comb it out, i would let only 2 of these strands combine again, then the final thickness at the end shout be just fine. The use of olive oil has helped me a lot to comb one out last year. Much love!
Well, thank again for your feedback. And yeah, I guess that sometimes I kept my hair in bun, especial in the summer when It was extremely hot. but for now, I guess I'll try to avoid that, and even my lucky bandana can stay in the drawer for a while.
yeah, right on!
Nice! I wish you all the patience you need for your new journey! I have learned that wearing the hair down from the beginning is important for yourself and for others to get used to it.
I know it, my husband don't like dreads. But, he knows this is what I've been doing since 2002.
Yeah, i know what you are talking about. My girlfriend was against dreads in the beginning, too, but she expected those stiff and unnatural looking hairstrands. Through the natural way and the "slow" progressing process she got used to it in a better way and she is not so anti anymore. One funny thing is that she still don't believe i am doing nothing to them except washing
So i guess time will tell how your husband will get used to it, huh?
these a good news! I think your hair has the right length now that the dreading process will start everywhere. Normally you find the first locks where you sleep the most on, but the rest will come along soon, too. Keep up your washing routine and wear your hair down most of the time and everything will be fine.
Nice, your hair is dreading very fast and it seems like that your tips will blunt naturally like mine did, too. I don't care much about that, some want their tips to unblunted because of the longer drying time with blunted ones. I let mine do what they want...
What you describe sounds very normal to me. I think you are right that it is dead skin from your scalp. If you do a lot of sport, your head gets hot and sweaty and while doing sport the blood flow is pretty hight underneath your scalp. Maybe that causes more dead skin is coming off your scalp or just quicker than without sport? You could try to wash right after sport or do a cold water rinse right after to get the sweat off your head and cool down your scalp. I do sport too and i know what you are talking about. I think it can get itchy because of the remaining sweat on the scalp after a workout.
I do wash my hair once or twice a week, but take a cold rinse inbetween washes when i feel the need for it. It closes the pores of the skin and the hair get less oily than without it. Maybe just give it a try?