Well, its been more or less a week since i started T'n R. Two weeks since I stopped brushing. I have only done the front sections of my hair. I am just going to let the back sort its self out and already there are 2 sections starting so far.
I decided to dread because I think they are so beautiful. I have since figured out this will be the test of patience for me, which is a good thing, I could use that life lesson. I have always had a lot of compliments on my hair but I never really liked it myself. I could never get it straight enough or to stay the way i styled it. Now I'm so in love with my hair!
Most of my teenage years I spent the summers living in a camper with no electricity and that is when i really stopped caring about my hair, although I still brushed it. What a relief it is to just let it go! I don't feel like dreads are all that "different" I see them everywhere I go. My only fear right now is trying to find a job because of all those lovely misconceptions. But I'm sure that will also sort its self out and something will happen when its supposed to.
Happy Dreading everyone
try washing your hair more often. im guessing dry shampoo will just stay in your dreads same as any regular residue-filled shampoo. i do the baking soda wash every 2/3 days, as soon they start to look and feel greasy. i could be wrong but i think i read somewhere on this site that a cold water rinse at the end of the wash helps control oils too