46slaves (46slaves) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

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i must say, i love this community and i hope everyone had a good holdiday and all that jazz. it's been about 4 or 5 days since i've decided that my second set of dreads will be done naturally. the first set were done by a dear friend of mine. they were back-combed and i over-waxed/over-dyed/under-washed them, and wore a tam all the time. i got rid of them for a few reasons. some personal and some aesthetic. i'm looking for a little advice to follow on the natural road of dreadie goodness. the hair on the sides and back of my head is thick, curly and about two inches long. the hair on the top of my head is a whole other story. it's pretty much non-existant. there's some there, but i'm pretty sure it will take FOREVER to dread. is there anything i can do to speed up the natural process? or should i just let my hair do its thing?

i'll admit, my first set of dreads were done because of aesthetic reasons, but after a few months of having them it turned into so much more. that's why i've decided to get them a second time. and naturally at that. this 22 year old has gone through a lot and has finally accepted that change will happen and it's easier to let things happen than try to stop things from happening or to force things to happen.

- derke -
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