Twist and rip not working ?!
Help! Save My Dreads
Hey. This made me smile a bit. I haven't seen anyone ask this question in a long time.
So basically, TnR and back combing are just starter methods. They are basic blueprints for where you would like your locks to form. They do not create locks.
Like Steele said, 3 inches is too short to use a starter method. I know Knotty Boy and DHHQ tell you 3 inches is long enough. But that's only when you want to slather goo all over them.
TnR will start to work better when your hair is about 6 inches. However, it will just about always untangle when you wash it. This is completely normal. Every time you reTnR a lock, you are actually resetting the progress back to day 1. They will never mature past that.
Dreadlocks need to untangle and retangle constantly for a few months before you see only tangling and knotting. Check out the timeline forums to see how others are doing. You're only 1 month in with very short hair. Even with long hair, 1 month is nothing in the realm of how long locks take to mature. On average, mature locks need 1 year to form. Some are lucky and take less time. But People like Myself, Ixchel and Heather, need more time.
You could get biotin to help your hair grow a little faster. It takes about 2-3 months to start working, but once it does it should double the rate of growth.