Thickening/ adding dreads... Extensions or Wool?
Well, hello! So, here is my situation... I had intended on beginning my dreadlock journey this week (after a friend's wedding, long story) but my hair has thinned considerably...I'm talking losing at least 1/3 of the thickness type thinning. I think it is due to the fact that I had my BS/ACV ratios off and that did something to my scalp and burned my hair, which is a bummer because this is the healthiest I've ever treated my hair in a long time (no heat, no hair products, etc). Either that or my hair could still be reacting to postpartum hormones (16months ago). My scalp isn't showing hair loss (anymore), just the thickness in general.
I sectioned my hair into braids yesterday to get a general idea of how many dreads I would have, (I've tried a TnR dread before, so I have a general idea how thick I want them to be) and I had a grand total of 15 (would-be) dreads. It looked like things would be pretty sparse.
I know my hair won't always be as thin as it is now, but I don't want to cut my almost waist long hair and don't want to wait years, or who knows how long, to begin my dread journey... But I DO want to be happy with the way my dreads look (I understand the messiness- I'm talking few, thin dreads).
So I was thinking about either getting extensions to add more hair in order to thicken them up (I dont need it for length, my hair is long enough, just thickness) or making some wool dreads to add in with my real dreads... Any thoughts or opinions?
updated by @b-likes-tea: 01/13/15 09:28:35PM