happy birthday dear dreads,happy birthday dear dreads, happy birthday to my dreadieeeeeeeeessss, happy birthday dear dreads. I love my dreads. I was reading in here the other day and saw a post where someone had brushed out six month old dreads. It made me think about how much I love mine. The poster had said that they felt it was time and I'm glad they are happy, but it made me realize how right it is for me to have dreads. I can't imagine ever cutting them. I feel like they are so young still; I guess because I just can't forsee a time when I will cut them so they have a looooong time to grow yet. So anyway, I'm a little excited and feel the need to post a bazillion pictures: a timeline essentially.
This is me pre-dreading at Bonnaroo in June. my hair looks a lot shorter here than it actually was. I guess only tapered front bits are showing.
The pictures don't even show just how much they have changed. They have shrunk a LOT. There was a period there when I stopped being able to pull them all back at once. This is from being able to put them up in a claw clip at one point. They've grown a bit so I can just now pull them back again. The loose ends that I once thought I wanted are driving me nuts, but several of them have tips that are rounding out on their own and those make me so happy. The roundish tips feel soooo cool.
ugh its waaay too late I have to go to bed. Night all! More pics to come: My mission now is to get some recent ones showing my dreads (no hats heh)
I made it to the one month mark. Feeling pretty good about that!! I do love my locks a lot...even though my roots are pretty fucking crazy right now. But i am really happy with them I dont know what else to say i am very sleepy and very stoned and am just happy i have made it this far!!
well hello! I just recently discovered this community and it made me rather excited. everyone that has been posting has BEAUTIFUL dreads! My dreadies are about one and bit years old. they are coming along quite nicely i think! I am super excited for when they get amazingly long...ooooooh..i cannot wait! I will post some pics as soon as i get some developed...also as soon as i can figure out how to do it!! sometimes im a little technology impaired!
last night was the welcome home dinner for people who studied abroad last semester. i met two girls who had been in spain, and we really connected. when we were leaving, they said,
"i'm sure i'll see you around campus, i've noticed you before." "yeah, i have too. actually, your hair always reminds me of spain, because lots of people wore dreadlocks there."
it made me feel warm and fuzzy. i've gotten it before, and i love being "the girl with the hair".
so, a question: for those of you who get that a lot - the "girl/guy with the hair" identity - do you like it, or dislike it? do you like standing out, or does it make you feel like a freak? i'd love to hear some other perspectives!