So what should be 6 months of progress is really more like 3 because I left my yarn extensions in for about 3 months. They have noticeably gotten longer, but I don’t think they’re any thicker. I really really hope they aren’t done thickening. I want them to look like a lion’s mane just like Gal April.
I have two cowlicks on the back of my head that have been driving me crazy because they always look like scalpy spots. They make it look like my dreads aren’t filling my head enough. I’ve tried combining dreads to cover it up, but it only makes other areas worse. For some reason I don’t have nearly as much loose hair on the top of my head as I do underneath. I’m not sure if there’s anything I can do about that. Ideas?
I’ve also come up with this theory for thickening dreadlocks. I noticed that most people get thickening for a year or two then just lengthening, but Gal April got about 5 years of thickening, which is what makes hers look so great. She hasn’t told me yet if she has a method for this, so I’m just coming up with ideas. You know how when your hair is wet, you put it in a pony tail, let it dry, take it out, and your hair is in pony tail shape all day? I hypothesize that going to bed with wet dreadlocks and sleeping on them will encourage loops which cause thickening. I don’t know if it will work, but I’m trying it anyway. It can’t hurt, right?
I read somewhere that baking soda and vinegar solutions help eliminate blackheads. Since I’m already using baking soda and vinegar solutions to wash my hair, I’ve replaced my face wash and I have noticed less acne. Pretty cool!