October 19th, 2013


Natural dreads not starting?

So a couple of months ago, I decided to let my hair grow natural dreads. A friend of mine had recently stopped combing her hair which was in a bun, and in a couple of weeks it was so matted solid she actually had to cut it all off. We're talking like a rock hard ball here. So me on the other hand, I've not combed my hair in months and I don't have so much as a single tangle. I have semi-wavy hair naturally and I just can't figure out why it's not even STARTING to tangle. I'm not expecting dreadlocks by now or anything, I know it can take at least a year. But my hair is still COMPLETELY normal. The only things I can think of are

A. I bleached my hair blonde and then dyed it turquoise a while back. Dunno if that killed my hair, and if so if that would stop it from tangling.

B. I don't wash my hair alot. I know clean hair dreads better, but when you think about cavemen or Tarzan, I'm pretty sure they didn't wash their hair alot and it still dreads.

I didn't really wanna do any backcombing, I wanted the more subtle random dreads look. But it's been like months and it's getting frustrating to not even have a single knot. Any advice?