I've been a very big fan and fond member of this community for a very long time now. I have long lusted over the idea of locking my hair up and until very recently, I have been living vicariously through all of you. (or maybe my hair has rather...) At any rate. I finally sucked it up and took the plunge on Saturday. A very good friend of mine sat down with me and she worked on my head for between three and four hours. I now have a head full of wee baby locks. I just wanted to spread around the good news. :-)
I haven't snapped any pics yet, but I will when I get the chance. They are um...a bit wonky as of yet, but that's part of the fun I figure. ;-)
There's been quite a few posts recently where people have posted some really nice pictures and I've thought "Those are reeeaally nice dreads" and then at the bottom of the post there's a comment saying "I've just combed them out".
Hi. Some questions.
1.) I know that when you first dread your hair, you should try to avoid washing it for the first week or so. But when they say washing, does that mean with water, or normal washing with shampoo? Inotherwords, are you supposed to wear a showercap for a week and not even get it wet, or do they just mean don't shampoo it for a week?
2.) Also, when you dry your dreads, how do you do it? Airdry or towel dry? I hear if you do it wrong then you get buildup or even mold in your dreads. So what's the best way to dry them?
i think tonight im going to cut off some of my 3 year old dreads. this scares me. but i think it needs to be done. i have way too many and the volume of hair is a bit silly. There's billions and billions.
So i think im gonna cut of some of the underneath ones and shave it short.
im worried that if i dont like it, they'll all have to go :S
Any advice/moral support for me?!?!?!?!!?