definately take the bands out right away1!
They lock up on their own. It just takes time. Baby locks have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the root. This can last til they are even over a year old. But it does go away. Mature locks only have 1/4 - 1 inch of straight root hair. As they grow out, loose hair snags that straight hair, and tangles with it, creating new knots.
Typically, there are 3 phases your locks go through. For the first ~6-8 months, your hair will shrink as it stats to tangle. Then for a few months,it appears to no grow at all, then it grows like crazy. Somewhere in between it not looking like it's growing and it's explosive growth it when the roots begin to tighten.
You can use beads or hemp to keep your sections separated, a bit. But there should always be a web of tangled hair against your scalp. You never want to see your scalp showing between your sections
Welcome. But don't use rubber bands. They are elastic, so no matter how loosely you think you put them on, they will tangle and squeeze your locks too tightly creating weak spots. They also have a tendency to get sucked up into your locks where the dry rot, and cause mold/mildew to grow
this page is found in the dreaducation section, you will find it useful....Peace
Hi Devon, the best way to get the wax out just to be sure is to purchase the Wax B Gone from DreadlockShampoo
It is only $15 and is guaranteed to work, you will feel such a difference....Peace
Welcome to the community fellow Canuck. I suggest to work on getting out the wax even though it is just on the bottom now, after 3 years of growth. On hot day, the wax can get warmed up and slowly creep further up into your dreads. Did you know that wax can hold in pockets of water inside the dread and causing mold and smells to form. It may not have happened to you yet, but it still can. They will even feel lighter to you when the wax is removed.
Your friends are right, they do look awesome and I bet you want to keep them for life. So no more root rubbing, as you are slowly going to damage the root area. The root area needs to be a little loose naturally because dreads still want to move around, dance with the wind etc...if the dreads are tight right up to the scalp, then hairs will be pulled out over time, causing the dreads to thin out, also as the dreads get longer and heavier, you would feel stress and slight discomfort on the scalp area.
Enjoy the site, the groups you can join, and the chat room if you want to chat live with other members.....Peace
Welcome. We just like to help people prevent damage to their locks, and to grow the healthiest, longest lasting locks they can. In order to do that, we inform people about the damages of wax, crocheting, interlocks, palm rolling, etc...
If you want you locks to last another 3 years, I'd recommend stopping everything, and start taking care of them. But it's your hair. If it's only for a style, and you don't want them for life, keep it up, they have a great chance of fallin gout on their own.
welcome u got to remove that wax!
its not just that were against it most of us had tio start over because its evil