My dreads have been doing their thing for 7 months now. :) I have had many moments of hating them and so many more of loving them lots and lots. They have done *lots* of spa induced crazy shrinking (like about 25cm!!) and several of them broke in half thanks to the "Don't worry I'll fix them" efforts from the boy. However, I love them and think they are actually starting to come together - good dreadies *pats them*:P
Okay so a really 'stupid' question, but I've debated this many times, and I still can't find out if it's true or not.
Is it true that people with nappy hair, I mean, real nappy nappy nappy hair, cannot get lice?
They used to tell me this when I was younger, because in pre-school I was the only one who didn't get lice and everyone in my class did ( i was the only one with genuine nappy hair ).
So, true or false?
And to all the people who have suffered from lice, I hope I never get them. I cannot imagine the horror of having those little evil things in my hair, forcing me to cut my dreads off ( i wouldn't be able to comb my dreadlocks out ).
For all of you going through them right now, I wish you all the luck. *sends positive vibes*
I've been lurking about the community for about a week now, and felt I should finally introduce myself. My fiance and I have had dreads for about 4 months now, after years of wanting to have them. YAY! It's been a struggle--we both have our "ugly hair" days now and again, but the enjoyment has been well worth it.
The memories section has been incredibly helpful to me, as my hair is very fine and practically refuses to hold the dreads at the tips, and pretty much about halfway up the dread. We started our dreads with wax, but have found that mine are actually locking up better without it (thanks for the memories on that!).
It's been a great encouragement to read through your posts and see that I'm not the only person who was fly-away strands at the roots! :)
So yeah...just wanted to say hey all, and thanks for sharing your experiences! It's gotten me a lot more excited and confident about my babies. I'll try to post some pics soon (after I get them cleaned up a bit! hee hee!)
My dreads have made a full comeback since their traumatic bleaching to go from dark brown to blonde, thankfully! They seem to be happy now after letting them go over 2 weeks without washing (once a week is my normal) and babying them. hooray! I'm going to fall off the face of lj for a while as I'm relocating this weekend and won't have internet access at home for 2 months. so good luck to all with your dready goodness, and hopefully i won't miss out on too much!
ps - this is a call out to the girl who makes tams and dread accessories who I'm modelling for - i lost your email with all your info so I have no idea how to get ahold of you! I still haven't received anything from you so if you see this please drop me a line and i'll give you my new address.
I don't post very often here, mostly because a lot of my questions are asked and answered by other people, and I don't have a camera of my own, but I've got enough material now to do a timeline. I've had them for 8 months and they really have changed a lot, although I know there's plenty more to go through, and lots more changes. I can't wait to grow them longer and watch them congo into larger dreads (although I have enjoyed having thin dreads). I really love having hair that looks like tree branches or snakes. I love the irregularities and imperfections. To be honest I think I'd love my locks less if they were "neat" like people seem to want them to be. Anyway, it's been a blast, and here's to the future.