June 28th, 2011

Sectioning a single dread

After much reading through the memories (great info by the way) I decided to attempt a single dread.  Long story short, I have different texture (curly vs straight) hair behind my ear.  I assume this is a result of many years of shaving the back of my head with a straight edge razor. I find it optimal (for me) for a dread and I have attempted it twice with little success. The natural segregation of the hair back there follows the hairline. In other words, If I let it come together by neglect, I end up with a 1 1/2 - 2 inch by maybe half inch section. If I embrace that and just make it wider making the section more evenly distributed I end up with a huge dread.  My goal is to have a dread of about 1/2" maybe slightly bigger but definitely not looking for a 2 inch dread. For such a goal, how much of a footprint should I gather at the roots in order to get the desired thickness, keeping in mind that my hair is very thin?

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it's been a whole freakin' YEAR!

So the 24th was my golden birthday and my one year dreadiversary! I can't believe it's been a whole year with them. It feels like just yesterday I was rockin' the dreadbob and just dying for length. Now they're about to my shoulders! I can hardly remember what it was like *not* having dreads, and all I do remember is the frustration of trying to gather my immense amount of hair into a ponytail all the time and the freedom chopping it all off gave me. I haven't had hair this long since my junior year of high school (which was almost 8 years ago), and this time I love it. :D

Okay, on to the EIGHT BILLION pictures!
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