It's been a ridiculously long time, but I am still alive and well. I offer no pictures, for my old laptop's hard drive crashed. Blue screen of death, she ain't coming back. Anyway, onto the point of this post:
My dreads are about 5 1/2 months now. I have a problem... my roots are matting against my scalp. As in, if I scratch my head, in between dreads all I feel is more hair. My question is, what's the easiest way to get them back into dread form?
I dreamt that I cut out my dreads at like.. a department store.. because I didn't want to be known as 'the girl with the dreads' anymore (a lot of people in real life know me as the girl with the dreads). After I cut them I had shoulder length hair in the back, but a buzzed front/top. In an instant, everyone forgot who I was and I became just another person in the crowd.
I've been lurking and dreading just as some other people did! These dreads are about 1 1/2 months old now. (Keeping track of time is not something I am good at, but I know I started them in the mid-August.)
I started them without knowing a single thing about dreadlocks, so it has been mostly trial and error for me. I have naturally curly hair that tangles easily but I have done a lot of damage to it bleaching it and coloring it constantly since I was like 12. When I started them I pretty much let them do what they wanted, and I have to say the ones that formed out of neglect are some of the tighter and more dready ones :) The only problem I had with letting them all form that way was the time it would take for me to have a full set of dreads. I would have more loose hairs than I do now (and the ones I have now annoy me!) So I tried to backcomb and start the rest because I am lazy and didn't want to comb them out and start over like my sister suggested. Since then I have been palmrolling and hoping for the best. I'm getting attached to them already tho :D
( Collapse ) Looking at all of the pictures on this community I am inspired and I am so glad I found this place! And I plan on keeping my dreads for a while. ^.^
I moved to aberdeen for university last week. it's been a lot of fun so far, even though all of my friends are so different to me. I was expecting some negative comments towards my hair, but I haven't had any. some people have said 'someone told me you don't wash them', but they always sounded more interested than put off, and let me explain to them what dreads are really.
anyway.. lots of people have taken lots of pictures, and as I haven't posted for ages I thought I'd share some. (: