Thinking about cutting loose and starting again.
As some of you have spoken to me before may know I made the stupid decision of taking some 5 inches of hair that I had, and crocheting it. Since (April 2010) I have let my hair do its thing naturally, just washing and separating. However months on apart from the obvious growth of my hair there has been in my opinion no real dreading going on. I've come to the opinion that making the mistake I made has been like shackling my hair, stopping it from moving and twisting and looping around it's self as my new growth which in some places is 3 inches long and there is no locking taking place.When I sleep I wear just a wool tam on my head and that's it. My head of hair is thick and shows all the traits for what could be a wonderful set of dreads, but I feel as though my previous misinformed actions will in the present and the future prevent my hair from dreading to its full potential.I spoke to my girlfriend about it she says to me to not be hasty. She knows the difficulties I have had with my hair and why I resorted to crocheting to section it. But I I feel as though I should cut those tips and set my hair free, even if I use twisting for the purposes of putting sectioning my hair, or a braid that I let develop into locks, as I don't think twist and rip would work on my hair they would be freer and have a better chance than they do right now.My intention since reading the information on this site has been to allow my hair to dread naturally, and I would like to keep to that promise. I just know that I have a very difficult head of hair, before my dreads I would wash my hair and seperate by hand or by combing and it would be nice and loose whilst still being curly. However within 5 - 10 minutes it would pull its self back in to a tight short fro. I mean my 5 inches of hair that I had would without rubbing or anything tangle itself into a fro that appeared to be no thicker than an inch to a spectator. It's really hard for me to go back to that as it was very painful on my head and frustrating at times. So that is why I feel that I at the least need to put my hair into sections some how before I start to let it go natural the rest of the way.I'm guessing some of y'alll will be able to offer your opinions on my situation, and hopefully some advice.For this, I thank you in advanceHair in August
Hair in October
Hair Last Week
Hair Today after wash
updated by @DeMarco Ryans: 02/14/15 06:17:54AM