I'm having doubts. Big doubts. I miss my "normal" hair a lot but love my dreads so have no idea what to do. I might just brush them out and leave a few in but I don't know, and they'll probably just eat the loose hair anyway. They're nearly three months old and I know if I brush them out I'll want them back in again. Not asking for opinions because obviously this is my choice to make and I shouldn't be influenced by anyone elses opinions but I was just wondering if any of you have had the same anxieties and how did you cope with them? I keep having these doubts when I'm really tired and I wonder whether this is what I really want. I'll probably wake up tomorrow and love them far too much to get rid of them but.. I don't know. This is really upsetting me. Maybe I should dread it in a few years when I'm at uni or something. :/
Chances are I'll get to brushing them out and cry or something like that. I wish I wasn't so fickle about major decisions like this. Sigh.
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hey there mateys! I'm new, and I really don't have a clue how this thing works, so i am going to find out. So if I am doing anything wrong, please tell me. And don't bother my bad english please, i'm doing the best I can :p Anyways, my name is Manon, I'm 16 years old, I am from the Netherlands, and i love dreadlock photo's. And, surprise surprise, I have dreads too. And here is a photo! And now i should stop using the word 'and' for a couple of hours.
hi, i'm Erica *waves* okay, i looked around in the memories and i didn't find the answer to my question, and i apologize if this has been asked before or is a stupid thing to ask. i'm starting dreads now, my hair is about seven inches long, except a little longer in the front. i have really dry, thick, curly hair that sticks out all over the place so i usually wear it back because it's obnoxious. i'm going to pretty much let my hair dread up naturally, so i'm wondering if wearing it back during part of the day will really affect it? it shouldn't as long as i keep separating it right? also, i couldnt find the soaps mentioned in the memories so i bought pure glycerine soap, do you think that will be alright to use? heres a pic so you can get an idea of what my hair looks like now ( Collapse ) and I'll post pictures when it starts to dread up :) thanks
I have looked through the memories and maybe I missed it or something but I could have sworn that there was a post about the number of dreads some of you all had. The reason why I was looking for it was because I have held back dreading my hair until I can determine how many I should do. My "first set" (if they would even be called that) were at 27 and they were fatties...i am looking for smaller ones so it will be easier for me to "hide them" when i wear my hair up. thank you all and have a wonderful night...