26 years old.
new orleans, la.
had my dreads for 5 years.
i have none from the first year. so from 2001 to present.
this is only half of my hair dreaded. my hair is extremely thick and when i had it all dreaded, it was completely unmanageable. i have a severe undercut that goes from the top of my head to my ears back and down. that has now grown into straight hair as long as the dreads.
my dreads tend to look different than most due to the fact that i 'crochet knotted' the entire length of each through the lock down process. it took forever but they have the tightness, movement and flexibility that i wanted so it was worth every moment. it was also a bit of a personal experience as i wanted the physical act to remind me of a mental and spiritual process of binding myself to myself. i also never nubbed off the ends, having a bit of an affection for medusa images, i liked the tapering willowy ends.
i adore them. i admit i can't wait to know what it feels like to have a bald head but i enjoy them immensely. my only complaint are the top of the head fuzzies that drive me wild.