My baby locks are 1 week old today. I spent the last two days going over each lock with a flea comb, tightening each one root-to-tip to eliminate weak, soft, or undreaded spots. I keep the comb at my desk, where I absentmindedly backcomb loose tips while I surf the web or play WoW.
I know a time will come when I have to stop fiddling with them and just let them go. I'm wondering if I should try to crochet all the loose hair in first, or let it dread up and lock in as they mature.
It's been a week and they're only a little itchy and not smelly or icky yet at all. Do you guys think they can handle their first wash?
If so, should I dunk my head in a bucket of soapy water? Pour cups of soapy water over my head? Or should I try standing under the shower and just being very careful? I see posts all the time about deep cleaning, but I rarely see any about simple washing. Pointers are greatly appreciated!
I love how my natural highlights and lowlights come out in the dreads!