So it's been something like 2 months and a week. They're doing well enough, the loose hairs have begun to take over and I still think it's too soon to start sewing them. My scalp has been dry, dry, dry and I've been contemplating using some dandruff shampoo. Which brand is the best for young dreads? Or should I just wait it out? I mean, there aren't a whole lot of flakes, and it really only does flake when I scratch a lot.
Anyways, I've been leaving them pretty well alone. I palm roll in the shower, palm roll right out of the shower, and basically that's it. Sometimes I'll randomly rip & twist the ends when I'm bored. I like to braid the ends, too.
Somehow, I really like them. They're weird and only look a little dreaded and are half curly and half straight, and yet they're still awesome. It's literally just like a blanket of hair and while I'm sure it's not all that attractive, it feels right. It reminds me of when I had crazy long hair last year(though my length now is approaching that!), which wasn't as messy but still was some crazy curls. Cutting it was nice enough -- but I felt it didn't suit me very well.
One question about felting needles, though. How big should they be? And do they come in different sizes? I've only managed to find 'hand felting needles' and they're really tiny and really sharp, so I don't see them doing much. As in, they're so small that the little barbs are barely visible. I'm assuming this isn't what I'm looking for, but I thought I'd ask.
Also, hopefully pictures to come soon. But not right now, because that would either involve uploading pictures from a digital camera, or re-installing my webcam software. Evidently, I don't want to do either.