I agree with going to the beach! I'm almost 3 weeks and my dreads love the sea!
I used to wash once a week, but now I wash it every four days and its been knotting up like crazy! however, my dreads are progressing retty quickly and I already have like thirty of them that are getting tight and matting at the root. I haven't used salt spray but going to the beach and playing in the waves did wonders for my dreads.
i used to wash my hair every other day pre dread days. i find it doesnt get as greasy now, so I can go loadz longer in between washes. Its been a week since i last washed. So do you both recommend washing often then? I find it really loosens my hair. Have either of you tried a salt spray to help the knotting process?
washing helps knots form (as long as you aren't being rough with the water or towel), most ppl with baby dreads wash a couple/few times a week. they will loosen & tighten, everytime i wash it looks like i'm starting over, but the progress is just taking it's time to build up. clean hair knots better, wash a bit before it gets oily/greasy, washing will help!
I'm leaving it to be natural but I didn't know about the natural method when I started so I began with twist and rip. yeah I started with washing it once every one and a half weeks because I had been swimming a lot and they were falling out left and right. Now when I wash my hair they don't get loose and they are usually tighter the next day. I noticed that washing my hair every like four to five days was helping it knot up way better because that is how long it takes my hair to get really greasy. and by the time its that greasy I would never get any changes.
are u leaving ur hair to be fully natural.....? do u find after washing ur hair gets real loose? mine does....i dont wash it now till it really needs it - about 2 weeks.
i only have problems with merging at the roots. the back is actually doing pretty well but it stays really flat other than these random two that are basically perfect and the hairs at the nape of my neck are having trouble knotting.
ur at same stage as me....how is ur hair goin at the back....mine is knotttting a lil too much over a vastt area - i have to rip it apart as i dont want a a huge flat dread at back.....do u get same issue?