almost ready to give up and shave my head. 2mos in and nothing...
Help! Save My Dreads
your hair sounds a lot like mine. it took forever to start seeing some kind of knotting happening because of my silky soft hair. i'm a couple of weeks away from 6 months and just in the last month or so my hair has started to section off and knot on the ends. i tried a few t&r in the beginning but they just unraveled within a matter of hours. i do have 7 backcombed sections that are going crazy. the rest is natural/neglect. i don't even separate very much because i was doing it a bunch in the beginning and basically undoing any progress. your only a couple months in and i think you have a few more to go before you start seeing things happen. one thing thats helping me is finding a washing routine that dries out my hair a bit so i don't lose what progress i'm making.
i do 1/3 cup of baking soda in a 64oz. empty juice bottle. i add really hot water, put the lid on and shake. then i add a squirt or two of whatever shampoo i'm using at the moment into the bottle and shake again. i add the shampoo because i have an oily scalp and the baking soda alone doesn't help any. i do like the baking soda though because it dries out my hair a bit which is really helping keeping the sections together. we have really hard water so i can't use acv, bronners, etc because they leave me greasy.
i think if your already 2 months in then why not give it another 2 months or more. start playing around with different washing techniques and find one that works for you and your hair. don't do any separating for a while. i really think that if my hair can knot than anybodies can. before dreadlocks i didn't even own a brush! lol:)