July 9th, 2012

Bonneville Salt Dreads

Hello from a longtime lurker! I'm so inspired and envious of the beautiful chunky dreads I see here every week, and some of the gorgeous fringes to boot.

It just occurred to me as I was posting this that my dreads are almost 3 years old, but I don't feel like they are that mature. They still are unruly, tight in some places and with lots of wispies. Sometimes I feel like a big ball of frizz and kinks, but the mirror tells me it's OK.

Here's a shot from last week. I lay down on the salt flat for a bit trying to take a self-portrait, and I wondered if it would be as beneficial as swimming in the ocean.

I'd just done a deep clean, and this was the first time there wasn't much difference between before and after. I guess that's a good thing? I was kind of looking forward to the grotesque, satisfied relief of a drastic change. But it also probably means I don't get out enough anymore!

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