August 23rd, 2008
So. I want dreads, but I'm really apprehensive about growth time, so I'm asking for opinions. My goal is to have really really really long hair. Like past my boobies, which would be at least another foot or so. I'd prefer to have dreads. But length is really my big concern.
I know dreadlocks tighten up and therefore shorten hair, but do they actually prevent growth also? Will my hair grow longer faster if I just let it be for another couple of years before I dread it, or will the rate remain the same? Do you think the maintenance of dreads will keep my attention off of the growth?
As for "omgzwouldthislookgood", do you think I should keep some whiskies/bangs around my face once I do start them?
I'm a scaredy cat. :(
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i can travel or offer some kind of payment :)
I could go into the pool without the cap, but I'd rather not expose my hair to the wonderful chlorine water several times a week. I found some useful stuff in the memories about protecting your hair from chlorine, but that involves getting them very wet and putting them under a swimming cap; the last bit is where things break down for me, stupid big head.
In general, I'm a little concerned about my dreads since I run every day and adding the chlorinated water to the mix is not so good. I try to avoid getting my hair soaking wet more than twice a week at most since it takes a while to dry and gets fuzzy due its natural texture (craptastic). I'm hoping that if I find a fitting swimming cap I'll be able to keep my hair dry if I pile it on top of my head and then pull the cap over it, but that might be wishful thinking :-)
Also, dread-unrelated, but for those of you who swim, what goggles do you like best? :-)
All right, tl;dr, sorry. But thank you for any help!
I was determined; and did it myself this time. With some persistance (and a very boring movie.) I managed to do this yesterday afternoon. I'm happier with the results =) No wax, no rubberbands. Just went at it in a fit of "omg. Will try again!"
So; here they are,. A day old.
More dreadlock goodness from the music industry, Sevendust.
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