Out of curosity which is worse?....crotchet VS. Backcomb
Hmm. I'm kind of jumping in here without fully understanding what's going on, but I'll give it a whirl. The term "natural" apparently only applies to some dreads, based on criteria with blurry edges, for example washing and seperating is natural, but palm rolling or tucking away loose hairs or loopsis not. Seperating sections is natural, but encouraging them to knot (back combing, tnr) is not. Maybe it's the implication of being unnatural that is the clincher here. I'm very involved in the development of my dreads, I roll them, I pet them, I tuck away stray bits. They haven't had a whole lot of opportunity to "do their own thing" but I've never considered them unnatural... I dont think the dogs analogy is quite appropriate here, it's more like hey, an infant will walk on her own eventually. Just about all kids do. They will one day figure it out and get one foot under the other. Is it unnatural to hold their hands and help them to walk? If all hair dreads on it's own regardless, I don't understand why there's a distinction in the first place? (This is stated besides the obviously detrimental methods like felting and waxingor whatever)
Much love all! xoxox!