April 14th, 2007

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so, just out of curiosity, for all you all natural dread heads out here, how long did it take for you guys to actually have mature dreads... i backed combed a few years back, but this time around im going to go all natural and see how it comes out (my hair is quite wavy/curly so i think ill have no problem, plus i havent cut it in 2 years so its getting fairly long as well). but yeah, i was just curious as to how long it took all you guys so i have a rough idea, iv heard everything from 6 months to 3 years, so i figure this will give me a better point of reference on a idea of how long it shall take (i mean i know it will take however long its going to take, but im just curious)

Two weeks

My baby dreads are a mere two weeks old now.
And I have found out that I would absolutely not make a good Rasta as I don't have any patience whatsoever...

It's been two weeks and I have washed once, back combed, palm rolled, crochéed, and this morn I used a felt needle.

I washed them after a week already because I used lock and twist gel and the itching drove me nuts!
So I decided to NOT use any product on them anymore to keep their from.
I since my last wash they my head doesn't itch at all, so yeah the natural dreads are way better.

I wanted to dye my hair this week, but today i decided I'd better wait untill the next wash. And as my head doesn't itch I don't need to wash them yet.

Erm... I didn't think the felt needle would actually make a difference but damn they're good! :D
I only used one needle, but found out that if you take the loose hair with the dread and twist the whole lock like that and then felt needle it twisted, it just works like a charm!
No crochéing necessary anymore! which is good, because that only creates more loops when the dreads are this young I guess.
And I don't like loops :P
I want my babies to become tight and round and very even.
I do have dreads in different thicknesses and I like that :)

let's see if I can make some pics of what they look like now..

too bad, my batt is empty! first a recharge and then pics! :)
see you guys


*edit: For pics looky here
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I tied a wing from one of those necklaces from urban outfitters onto a dread with hemp. It fell off while I was venturing around Italy, but it was fun while it lasted. The hemp stayed on :)

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All I know how to crochet is beanies and scarves... I decided to try out the cute pig tail dready hat that I've seen for sale for way too much money.

I advise you attempt to make one yourself if you have any crocheting experience. I LOVE mine!!!

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