I just finished being in the hospital for a week and boy did that help my dreads! I did a lot of ripping and palm rolling while I was there. Major shrinkage, but it will soon be be getting long. :) Photos soon.
October 20th, 2009
It's been QUITE some time since I last posted. I'm at work right now, so I won't be able to post pics of where my hair is now. But I WILL say that, despite my userpic, it is touching my back now. Yay!
I did have a question. One of my last posts, I showed that I combined all of my locs to make bigger ones. Seeing that they've grown since then, at least half the length of each lock is combined. The thing is that, though I would love this, they're highly unorganized. The only reason this is bad for me is because a decent amount of mine are locking flat. I'm going a bit more natural in terms of letting them lock on their own, meaning I only wash them 2x a week max.
For work, I'm moving a bit more corporate. Right now I am okay because I can wear a bandana to work. But I do want to get a bit higher in this ladder within the next year. Because of the way I combined my hair on my own, I'm thinking that might become a hindrance [sp?] for me stepping up in the future. I do want thicker locs; I don't want pencil-thins. The thickness I have now is great, but it's just some are locking round, others [mainly on the sides in the front] are locking flat, causing hair to actually "stand sideways" when it's not tied down.
I've been considering cutting about half my locs and combing out the rest..mainly cut off all the 'chicken feet' that I have and comb out the rest and start over. Another 2 years to get back to where I was now shouldn't be too much for me to handle.
The only reason I'm quite hesitant to really do that is because I think I can culture my locs to grow how I want them to. So far, over the past half year I haven't been able to see any results of this though so I'm kind of getting a bit nervous as to if I should start this sooner or chance starting it later to give my hair more time to develop.
Can you beauties give me your thoughts on this? I hope I explained it thorough enough so that you all can understand both sides of my anxiety.
Hii All! I just did a deep clean on my dreads yesterday and I must say, they feel fantastic!!! I went to a friends birthday party this past weekend and she had an outside grill and free tacos! mmmm. I love taco's soo much, but the next morning I woke up and my dreads smelled like awful carne asada and pollo. =/
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