January 22nd, 2015


Dreads forming naturally over time

I know that opposed to back combing and other such methods you can grow dreads simply by not brushing your hair. I know it takes longer and it's probably better to pull them apart after a while so they don't end up all clumped together.

But I buzzed my head down to maybe less than an inch almost a year ago and I haven't touched a brush to my head in that entire time. I'd say it's been about 10 months and my hair is almost 6 inches long. It's pretty wavy (maybe not SUPER wavy but definitely not straight) and I don't have a single knot yet. I don't ever use conditioner. Shouldn't I have some sort of knots by now? Or does it take even longer to start? I've heard some people say theirs knotted after a few weeks or months but I know everyone's hair is different. Still though, I'd think I'd at least have something. Is there anything I can do to help?