I posted a couple of days ago HERE about whether to wait or not to dread my hair up... well I've decided, I've had *enough* of this damn brushable hair. I am sick to death of *having* to blowdry every day in order for it to look half normal, of the daily washing so I don't get an oil slick, of the $40 spent on haircuts every 6-8 weeks. I *hate* my hair, I really do... I feel drab and normal and like I just blend into the crowd. I loved my dreads sooooooooo much when I had them before. Back thenI felt so sexy, so unique, so artsy, it really was a reflection of the inner me, and this hair just is NOT. So I think I'm going to start the process this weekend. I asked my hubby if he'd section my hair for me, he was kinda "meh"... he seemed to like my dreads well enough when I had them before, but doesn't really want me to do it this time. He has this thing where when we're cuddled up, he likes to "twirl" my hair around his fingers, kinda a weird comfort thing I guess, as he used to do it to his own hair before cutting it short for business. Anyway I told him I'm dreading it anyway lol... I just hope he'll help with sectioning as it will take me FOREVER and I'll still probably get it all crooked. I have done dreads just fine on over a dozen people but for some reason I'm all thumbs when it comes to getting the sectioning straight on myself lol.
So now I have my trusty Dreadhead HQ metal dread comb, my peppermint Dr Bronners (though I can't decide if that or dishsoap would be more drying??? any opinions? my hair is soooooooo uncharacteristically oily lately with the pregnancy, and I need to make sure its totally stripped) Maybe a deep cleaning treatment would help? I also have lemon juice and sea salt, and am considering spraying some of that on before dreading to see if it roughs up my super soft, fine, slippery hair some. I can't wait and wish I could start tonight!!!
To close and so this isnt text only, here are a few pics from my first set of dreads 4 yrs ago (mind you i was about 50 lbs heavier here, so keep that in mind)
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