December 12th, 2011

tea

Some plaits, some dreads.

Hello again everyone, my dreads are coming along very nicely. I compared them to the last photo of brushable hair I had taken and they've definitely shrunk a few inches. They look really good now at four and a half months :-)

The other day, a friend came round and she always likes playing with my dreads because she helped put them in so I didn't really pay attention to what she was doing. We were just talking and then she said 'da-da!' and I realised she'd done a load of little plaits (or braids, for the US readers) with my loose hair. She'd also plaited some of my long loose ends (see pic for what they looked like - http://www.fdrop.it/qvahp) I really like the way it looks, but does anyone have any experience of how this will last? I even have one dread which she somehow managed to plait the top of because it was all dreaded at the bottom but with about 5 ins of loose hair at the top. Will the hair just stay in plaits, will it slowly become untangled, will I end up with a dread / plait amalgam?

I have checked the memories and also had a quick Google, but I wanted to see what the community thought as well. Ta!