Hiii. I've been a member of this community for a while now. I used to have dreads many moons ago, but made the stupid decision to chop em off. so, i awaited the growth of my hair as the years went by. my hair is shoulder length right now and im itching to get them again. yet, i've forgotten so much.
what i'm trying to get at is...
this comm. has helped me alot. but i cant seem to find something.
Q: how long after you dread your hair can you wash it?
I'm not a total anti-germ junky or whatever. but, i'm just curious.
OOH and is anyone is the buffalo, ny area who would be willing to help me do them? i will pay you. & feed you ice cream and gummy worms.
My dreads are over 1 year now and they're doing great. And you're all an inspiration for me to keep them and love them! And ofcourse I wanted to wish you all a happy new year (yes I know I'm a bit early).
I have cut my bangs differntly last week. You like it?
So I'm new here, and I've been wanting to start dreads for years. I was talking with a friend of mine a couple of months ago and he said "Hey, do you remember when you said you were going to grow dreads back in high school? What ever happened with that?" Truth be told, I just completely got wrapped up in other things and forgot about it. So, I started growing my hair, and tonight, I started on my dreads. Here are the first three ^__^. Everything thus far I've done myself, and so here you go:
Oh yeah, if anyone has any advice to really get started, that would be awesome. Thus far, I've just been using a very little bit of Murray's Beesway (I'm talking a miniscule amount) and a lot of work with my hands. ^__^
so i've just been palm rolling my dreads and upon realising they can only be 4½ months old they're doing so well considering their age and how little i've waxed. God bless nit combs, haha.
and immense "thank you"s to all the members of this community who advised me to take the bands out a while back. it's really, really helped them form i think. got some really nice fat knots in the middle of some dreads because of backcombing and some lovely twists at the bottom!
so whilst musing about it all, thought i'd show my dread history...