Monday, March 26, 2012

Losing Length in Dreadlocks

You'll probably notice that your new baby dreadlocks are a bit shorter than your original hair, especially if you backcombed.  After many hours of crocheting, I have discovered that backcombing is not actually necessary.  It certainly helps to get them started, but can be skipped completely if you're willing to do a little extra crocheting (and if your trying to keep your length).  Even after crocheting, you may loose an inch or two.  For about the first 6 months, it'll seem as if your hair has stopped growing.  Don't worry, this is totally normal.  As your hair tightens, it'll bend and turn more within your dreadlock, making it seem as if your hair stopped growing.  Be patient, somewhere between 6 months and 1 year, your hair will start gaining some length again.

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