Alrighty. So tonight I went ahead and bleached quite a few of my dreads. I know this is probably a stupid think to do, but first off, I used Clairol's strongest bleaching product. Then I used some toner that I'd had from previously dying my hair which was a whole other brand, but which didn't have a strong conditioning agent as a means to keep my dreads from completely coming undone. After using the toner though, I noticed some kind of wax-like build up on my scalp.
It hadn't been there before, so is this a reaction from my using two different products?
Do you think this could damage my hair or dreads?
& I seriously promise to actually research the topic before diving right in next time, haha!
I mostly seperated the dreads that were matting together at my scalp. I only mostly got them apart because my scalp got sore quickly.
However, they do look better. I'm going to do the seperations as a gradual thing. Aside from that, my dreads are coming along beautifully, if I do say so myself.
After seperating them, I decided to root rub one of them. Root rubbing sucks! It made me lose about a half inch of knottyness at the root of that dread.
Oh, and I showed off my dreads to a couple friends last night. They'd only ever seen me wearing a hat. One friend's reaction?
"Oh my god, you have dreads? That's awesome!"
It doesn't seem that special, but considering the opinions I heard from my former roommate, it's a nice change.
Earlier I saw a picture of myself without dreadlocks. I was like, 'That must have been weird...'
Just sharing. How is everyone?