||[06 Mar 2007|10:18pm]
Hello everyone! I don't know if you guys remember me, I posted in July about wanting to start dreads, but I went back into hiding. Hehe. Well, I'm back now and happy to announce that my baby dreads were born yesterday, March 5! ^_^
I backcombed, with no wax. My cousin and her boyfriend helped me do them. After about 10 hours I now have 49 new dreadies! ♥ My brother and his friends kept calling me Sideshow Bob, and to be honest, they weren't far off. XD
I was a bit nervous at first, but now I couldn't be happier.
Anyway, I'm really here to post pics and show off my new head. ^_^ I had nothing but a cell phone to take them with, so excuse the crappy quality. Oh, and it's really hard to take pictures of the back of your own head and the color isn't exactly right, but pretty dang close.
( Before and AfterCollapse )
I'm just a little curious as to what the more experienced of you think of them. I think we did a pretty good job backcombing, but I don't know for sure, obviously. If you have any advice for me, I'd definitely appreciate it.
The best part about doing this whole thing was that when we were finished the first thing I felt was, "Wow... They feel like me." Never before, with any haircut, color, or style have I ever felt 100% comfortable. I knew once I saw how beautiful dreadlocks can be I knew they were right for me and I'm glad I got past the initial anxiety and did it.
I've never felt more confident in my own skin. ♥