I guess I'll stick to just separating the back of my head for now. Those get pretty congoed. I'm not sure how many individual locs I can have wiht my hair type though. I hope to have as many as possible.
One of the reasons I decided to let my hair dread was because it'd probably give the appearance of having a thicker head of hair.
I try to keep my hands out of my head. I feel like if I play with them or touch them, loose hair will fall out and not end up dreading in.
For now I have to put up with his constant berating that I need to get them crocheted and that theyre going to look like crap and that it's not worth waiting so long for crappy dreads that probably won't look like dreads etc. Yea, I grew up with my twin constantly looking down on me.
I split my first section today. It was really together. It was about almost 2x2 in section. It sounded like velcro ripping apart. I have a huge ripped blister on my hand now. I can't imagine what people who have fully formed dreads go through to split them.
I split it from the root. Now sure if that's okay or not.
I'm kind of jealous because I started my dread journey before my twin brother, but he went and got his dreads done by crochet professionally. I'm a little jealous to see his nice evenly dreads starting to loop and show obviously progress as opposed to mine, but hopefully knowing that mine are natural and more than likely healthier will be that much more rewarding.
I'm not sure if I'm just tricking myself, but I think I saw more of a change with my hair when I first wash it with hot water then rinse with cold. Shouldn't the case be that the hot water makes it rougher and then tangles it, then the cold water sets it? I'm sure I've read that on here somewhere. My hair isn't even close to being considered dreaded yet so I don't need to take as long as 10 min to rinse out. I just have to make sure that I actually have the water hit my entire head.
I do post my progress here weekly. Usually I take a picture on Fridays and try to post. I'm not sure if you can see it on my profile or new images in the gallery.
Auto correct corrects anything that has dread in it to dreadlockssite. Guess it goes to show how much time I spend on here even if I'm just lurking. I've been lurking for so long now. It wasn't until recently I finally made an account.
So you only wash your head with cold/cool water?
I tend to use hot water because I feel a lot cleaner, but did notice that my hair is starting to go from straight to coil/curly now that I'm using colder water to rinse out, I'll give cold water only a try next time. I tend to do a lot of walking and the pollution in the city is terrible to the point where I feel like I can't breathe during rush hour traffic so I do feel I need to wash often.
I thought the dreadlockssite shampoo doesn't leave residue? Currently using the Tea Tree one.
When I don't get that lather and really get a good scrub, I'm left with white gunk. It's not residue, it's dead skin and oil. I also get it on my nose when I don't exfoliate. Strange. Not sure what I've been doing different, but I stopped blow drying my hair and stopped rinsing out the shampoo with hot water and my hair is becoming curlier on my sides and front. Hopefully in about a month I see a really big difference. In the meantime, I keep uploading my weekly progress.
I still get air bubbles in my hair when I'm rinsing out. No matter how much I rinse out, despite my hair not actually being dreaded, I get bubbles. They aren't soapy though.
If I wash without shampooing, I smell like wet dog or so I've been told.
I tend to use a lot more shampoo than I think most people do. My hair doesn't lather up proper and feel squeaky clean until I do a second lather and rinse. My normally straight hair is starting to coil on my sides and bangs, but I'm afraid it's only going to result in very few dreads. Like the hair on top is merging with the hair on my sides. I wash every day because my hair tends to build up gunk and oil incredibly fast. Now that I'm washing more, it seems to be doing a lot more. Hopefully not too much hair falls out.