Happened finally, but oddly enough I didn't cut them off or brush them out or shave my head.
I dyed them pink and blue... haha. I don't know why, I just all of a sudden had a tub of dye and started smearing it in my dreads and my mom of all people helped me do it.
today, a friend helped me start my dreads. she took small sections of hair, backcombed them a tiny bit (i would say more like "teased" them), then put rubberbands on the tips so i can tell each one apart....i guess i'm just a little bit concerned with how they're going to turn out, and how long it's going to take for them to really look like dreads. i know that after the initial backcombing, you shouldn't touch them. but, since they're more "teased" than backcombed, it would probably be safe for me to go back through and backcomb a little more thoroughly, right? also, is the placement of the rubberbands going to upset anything? having them on the tips of the hair instead of near the roots?
sorry, i guess i'm just a bit nervous, is all.
i've been experimenting with felting needles on my own dreads & with loose hair, & i believe i've figured out quite well what they're capable of.
this is to say, i'm very fucking pleased with the results.
no pics for now - i'm still in my robe - but i will paypal $2 to anyone who can find the earliest mention of felting needles on this community.
Here are some pictures of my friends dreads that I have worked on over the years. It seems like its a hot topic here about what is better, completely natural and natty or neat and tidy. I like both personally as long as they are clean. I have had my dreads for 11 years (default pic) and have learnt a lot about what not to do. If anyone has any questions I would be happy to answer them.