Hey Tara, no problem. I haven't combed since 10 August, and threw my comb away a couple of days later. The bin men are coming by this morning, so it will be gone forever.
I've completely surrendered to the journey, and it feels good and right. It is a spiritual journey for me, not just one of fashion (if it were for fashion, I certainly would not have chosen dreads, but a popular style that ignorant people would not judge or look down on).
At any rate, the locs chose me more than the other way round, and I am at peace with it. In fact, I feel much better than I did after combing out 8 days of progress; that won't happen again, feeling the loss that I felt after I combed out my initial progress.
Thanks for the encouragement
Thank you for the Welcome and the advice....My plan was this...I was going to go to a lady who will charge me $60 to start my locs and $25 for maintenance..and I can bring my products or use hers...I told her I will bring my as soon as I found some that wont cause build-up which I did...it was between HealingHerbsbyrene.com and dreadlockshampoo.com.... I was going to go to her once a month for 3 months..then do the maintenance on my own...I wanted the parts...and I feel like I cant do that...on my own....and then I was going to rinse my hair daily with homemade tea...(rosemary/lavender/sage) and wash every 3 days/then go under my hair steamer after the washing ....and moisturize daily two times a day...with water and essential oils.....my hair is very very very dry....and wooly. So I need to moisturize....and use my hair steamer....does this sound a bit too much...??