Hi. I'm Amanda, and I've been a member for a loong time under another username, and I've had dreads for a little over a year. I loved them at first, but I didn't take care of them, so they got a little out of hand but I still liked them for a while. But they got worse & worse, and eventually I just started wearing them in a ponytail all the time, even to bed, so they got all matted together. Then I went to this place in downtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, and this nice lady separated them all out for me, cause I didn't want to wear my hair in a ponytail to prom. I still didn't like the way my hair looked after that, so it was back to the ponytail. And so, now they're all matted up again, and they're in a permanent ponytail. So, I've decided to just brush them out(I've already done a few) and start over sometime in the future. Not immediately afterwards, but maybe in a couple years. I guess this whole post wasn't really necessary; I didn't see anything about it in the memories, so I was just wondering if there are any techniques or products that work best at combing out dreads? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to bore you with a text-only, so I'll post some pictures too.( This is me.Collapse )
My art teacher has horses. And she said that when their hair gets really matted she uses WD-40 and it works really well. So she told me to put it in my hair, but I'm scared that it'll make my hair fall out or something. Plus, it'll smell really bad & look really really gross. At first, I was completely against it, but now that I've tried to brush one or two out, and after days of hunting for someone to do it for me, I'm actually considering it. I know how stupid this must sound, but I'd like to know your thoughts on the subject? What about like some kind of oil? (baby or vegetable oil?) I feel like I'm willing to try anything cause I've just been using conditioner and I'm really impatient.