One of my littler guys just fell off.:(
Well, I was in the process of combining a few. I have been for the last few days. I had them done so small at the top that they grew out far too much, and the unlucky ones are not surviving. It's been almsot a year, but they're just begging for love, so I'm combining them.
In any case, I have a little guy for grabs. Any takers?
I just posted. Anywho, bleh.
So, in my last post, I stated that I've been combining a lot of the smaller dreads on top. this is mainly because, though I've recombed the roots to a decent... knottyness.... the middles remain completely unknotted and will not knot up because they're so small.
I've basically given up on the middles. Which is why I just lost two little guys but now have a larger 4" baby starting.
What I'm getting at is that I've been .... well, sort of rip/twisting the smaller dreads together in pairs. Really, I just spiral two of the small ones together and pull.
And it's working... abnormally well. They're already 10-11 months along, and they're coming together by simply being twisted and pulled. I knew this worked for undreaded hair, but I decided to take a leap of faith and try it out. And it's working. Keep in mind this is happening just now and I don't know how long it's going to last. Not only that, but I have a few dreads that now start as one at the top and branch out into two, like it has legs. But once they grow out, I can cut them if I feel like it. Really, though, I've got so many you can't even notice.
Now, they're about a foot long, so only the top 2 or so inches is actually coming together. But if they grow like that, I'll be happy.
Just thought I'd throw this in for anyone who's had the problem of dreads that are too small to survive. Throw it in memories if you'd like, but I'll keep you guys updated on how they start to grow out.