"long time lurker, first time poster" as they say.
i just thought id share a little tidbit of my life.
so..im basically starting out my dreads "au naturale" style simply by not brushing. i wash my hair as normal though, about four to five times a week, but i dont use conditioner. some more are starting to form and a couple are pretty tight, suprisingly. i didnt want to do a whole head of dreads yet, at least not until im out of high school, so im just letting my hair do its natural thing. maintanance: i tease my hair a lot so it helps...and ill just tease each individual dread and palm roll when i feel like it.
i was wondering though, whats a good substance for keeping a dread together and helping it to lock faster? i know theres dread wax out there, but i cant find any anywhere and i have no money anyways. i know that some people use just ordinary households products, i.e. toothpaste (ive used it before; it worked quite well but got quite sticky) and honey...but i know that those attract bugs and increase chances of mold, ew! i would like to stick to something cheap and completely natural...but all suggestions are welcome
also, i was just wondering if any of you have done the natural method, and just wondering how long it took to get a whole head of dreads and how they turned out, and maintanance and what have you. just wondering and curious about your stories :)
i know theres probably tons of info about my questions in the memories, but im sorry, i have schizophrenia and im lazy and all the other excuses i could throw at you. :p
well, i hope you all have a super dreadful day :D
Woo! I was palm rolling and messing with my baby dreads today, and in several locations I can feel knotty, dense places about the size of capsules!
A few are stubborned and not "dreading up" but there's definite progress going on with my hair. So happy!
So...yeah...I just wanted to post and say YAY!
I'll post some pics in the next few weeks as they mature. :)