long time no update, sorry, i am cameraless at this point in time.
i've checked out the memories but no real luck in answering my (perhaps weird) question. i've had dreads for about 15 months and have been washing them about once a week and they're wax free BUT i have two cats (both of whom i love but) their hair seems to be magnetised to my dreads. didn't mind so much when it was just the ginger cat cz it blended in but now we have a white one too. the fur has seemed to get right into my dreads somehow and made little fluff pockets which i am forever picking at to try to rid myself of. i thought of doing a deep clean but will this neccessarily rid me of this problem? any suggestions would me greatly welcomed.
So I finally stopped being lazy and dreaded a huge clump of undreaded hair at the side of my head. The area used to have a dread, which grew incredibly thin and snapped off eventually, and I was waiting for the hair to grow a bit longer before I dreaded it back up.
I've been feeling pretty restless about my dreads lately, I'm going to blame it on the fact that it's spring and I always feel really restless when it turns into spring (and I'm also waiting to hear whether or not I've been accepted into the uni I want to go to x_x). I was thinking of taking my dreads out and cutting my hair short, but today I realised that I'm glad that I haven't given in to those random urges. Having a hat that my dreads fit in comfortably has helped a lot, I can have them up and out of the way and it's much more comfortable than just pulling them back into a ponytail or whatever.
So if anyone else is feeling restless and unsatisfied with their dreads and entertaining thoughts about chopping them off ... just shove your hair up in a hat for a couple of days and soon enough you'll be glad you still have them!
My dreads are almost a week old. When is it cool to wash them? After a week is what I thought. I was going to use dish soap because I don't have any of the Bronner's stuff yet. Should I blow dry them or let them air dry?