how necessary is Palm rolling clockwise root rubbing?
sweet. THen I dont do anything. And who said dreads can be high maintenance?
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i personally have no experience with palm rolling but when i look at my friends dreads all i see a bunch of roots stuck in his hair but then again he palm rolles and twists and plays with his dreads when ever hes not doing anything so when my hair does dread and knot up im gonna try and leave it completely alone cause i dont want to have a whole bunch of white specks in my hair.
Palmrolling and root rubbing are not necessary to have great dreads. In fact, as with any maintenance method, doing it too much can even be harmful.
Crazy loopy dreads are a GOOD thing. They may look wacky for awhile, but think about what's actually happening -- it means your hair is shifting around, which means it's knotting up, which is exactly what you want! Everyone's hair is unique and there's no telling how yours will look another 1, 3 or 6 months from now... but those loops and bumps generally smooth themselves out with time as the hair knots up tightly. Palmrolling really doesn't do much, and especially when your dreads are this young, you don't want to mess with them because you might just palmroll out all the developing knots.
Root rubbing is bad for your hair and scalp, unless you do it VERY gently and very sparingly. The way DreadheadHQ tells you to do it, I'm amazed his customers have any hair left on their heads! Loose roots are normal, I know it's frustrating but please don't mess with them at this stage. Give your hair time to shift around and knot up, and soon enough the roots will be dreading up by themselves, I promise!
yeah I never spent that much time palm rolling all mine,
I'd do it when they were wet after a shower cuz it would help get water out, but as far as doing it as a maintenance ritual, not really,
or id do it lightly when bored,
they are coming along nicely in just a month!
I can't see the help in palm rolling or root rubbing myself. Personally, I just let my crazy dreads do whatever they're going to do, and leave them be. Loose hair will naturally start dreading on it's own, but it's important that you allow them to move about freely so that new knots can form. I'd just let them do their thing and watch the progress! You'll be amazed how fast you dread when you just live life and forget about your hair!