wearing baby dreads in a ponytail??
Hayley Sweetie, you should not re-twist hair. It may cause weakening of the strands, and never do them tight. When you do the twist & rip method, they are not dreads, but a blueprint to where you want your sections to be. Those T&R sections need to loosen up in order to do their journey to becoming mature dreads. The process is they will loosen, some even fall out (not the hair but the T&R), the sections will loop, shrink, zig, zag and do any other crazy things they decide to do. By the time they are finished, they will be the thickness of the section at the scalp. So right now your sections lower down are skinnier than where it meets the scalp. That will change, but you have to allow it to change. Re-twisting just keeps putting you back to the beginning with that section.
Biotin can be found at your local drug store in the vitamin section, it is $cheap, it promotes hair growth, just take for 3 months. Hair under 6 inches is harder to dreads, takes longer.
hayley bethune said:
my dreads will be 2 weeks old on thursday. but i had to completely redo the lower back of my head because i wore my hair in a ponytail at work. my hair is pretty short. and i was mostly just selfconsciousabout wearing it down at work. my dreads on the back of my head completely came out and returned to normal straight hair. and while i know to just leave them alone, last night i twist and ripped the straight, undreaded hair. so now i have dreads that are growing a week a part.