I had to brush out my first set of dreads
because I thought I was going to be taking a nannying job in Paris, where I'd need to dress "conservatively". I've since decided against this, and am staying in America. The visa process is under way! This is excellent news for many reasons, not least because it means that I get to stay with my wonderful boyfriend and awesome friends, but I will also have time to let a new set of dreads settle in before I'm allowed to job hunt again. Hurrah!
So, before I brush a new, tighter set in, I have one thing that's confusing me. Having read over the memories:
"Clean hair knots better" ("clean" meaning shampoo only, no conditioner)
Washing too frequently is bad for new dreads, because it'll 'disturb' them, and overwashing leads to an overproduction of oils, which will make it harder for the dreads to stay put.( Collapse )TL;DR
Is it better to wash more often to have "cleaner" hair (but risk the scalp overproducing oils), or to wash less often and leave it greasier for longer (so that it readjusts to not being washed as much)? I want my new set to stay better, as the last set fell out really easily. I know that I'll need to backcomb it way tighter, but I also want to make sure I'm caring for them properly, and the memories confused me. Sorry if I've missed something obvious :S