To start this timeline off, I think a little bit of a story is in need.
I've always known that I've wanted dreadlocks, but what I failed to realize is that you should definitely at least do some research first before you plunge right in. I let a chick do up my dreads, and when she did so she used the backcomb, palmroll, and then crochet method (& even some wax). She at a later point also flipped my roots. I was informed that I needed to maintain them on a daily basis, and blah blah blah; basically she fucked my shit up. The journey ended with me cutting the dreads off, only to discover (embarrassingly enough) mold and ants. >_>
After allowing my hair to grow out for a few months I've decided to try this again, but this time with the proper knowledge and know-how to start them and keep them maintained (which I now realize is barely ever in the beginning).
Kevin was awesome and went through all of the trouble of sectioning, backcombing, and palmrolling my hair. He created 49 lovely dreadies for me. One thing I didn't really consider until after we started was how short my dreads were going to be. My hair was about 5 -7 inches all around my head. My dreads are about 3 inches. I'm completely and totally in love with my new dread babies, especially because of who did them. The whole experience of making them almost seemed a bit spiritual, and there was definitely love being knotted into my hair. :D
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They're pretty amazing. :D