I can't believe it's been 6 months since I dreaded my hair. Well, if you want to be technical it'll be 6 months on Christmas. lol
I love how they're coming. Though there is a lot of work that I feel they need. Such as crocheting the loose hairs back in. I've been waiting till they felt tight enough and they do. They seem to be OK. There are a few weak spots from putting my hair up (even doing it loosely seems to have caused issues) and those areas I'm NOT touching. I don't want to screw them up. I figure that if I leave my dreads down (except when I have to pull them back) then they'll fix themselves.
I haven't fully decided on the crocheting. I know that if I don't then they'll eventually pull those loose hairs back in on their own. It's more for aesthetics that I want to do it.
Other than that I haven't done anything special to them (well dying them of course). I've separated them about once a week...basically as needed. Same with washing (use baking soda). I'm not worrying about once or twice a week or whatever. Just washing them as they seem to need it (which turns out to be once or twice a week anyway haha). I've palmrolled a few times. Mostly when sitting in traffic or at a light. Nothing severe, just playing with them.
I'm not really digging the colors. I'm thinking I'm going to go back to using henna on my hair and maybe leave my bangs pink (because I DO like the way they look. lol). I may leave a few dreads bleached, haven't decided.( Collapse )