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This will be my second time starting dreads, actually. I put in a set this spring but ended up combing them out this week. I didn't section my hair, which I later regreted, and my initial backcombing also wasn't very good and I went on to fuck with them way too much trying to fix my mistakes. If that wasn't bad enough, I then ended up stranded on a mountaintop in rural Montana for a week and then spent another week living out of a pickup truck (long story) and well... it turns out that leaving baby dreads in a ponytail for two weeks just isn't a good idea. By the time I got back to civilization, most of the underside of my hair had grown into one giant snarl that I wasn't able to rip back into individual dreadlettes, and the rest of my hair was so fucked up from all the stupid things I'd done in the beginning that I decided that I should just call the first attempt a learning experience, comb it out, and start over properly this time.