Now what I'm really worried about, are my roots. I read through basically every memory on this community, looked through a crapload of entries and tried to find people with a similar hair type to my own (straight and fine). Well, I decided the best option was to use rubber bands to separate it first. Now, I didn't realise until after backcombing it, that I really should have taken the rubber bands out before I backcombed.
I know, I'm an idiot. Now I have non-tangled roots on most of my dreads (the ones that separated are the tightest ones now), about maybe an inch long. I don't want to sound really stupid, and I realise dreads take a lot of time to form, but I really need advice. Will this affect the dreading process? I read yesterday that the hair needs to be backcombed very tight to the roots to dread well. I'm just worried that it will all go wrong.
I've been rubbing the roots and it seems to help at the time, but then later in the day the roots just go back to being straight and not tangled. I really appreciate any advice that anyone may be able to give.