I don't really have any pre-dreading pictures because I didn't really plan it or anything... but here's what my hair looked like a couple of months before I stopped brushing it:
For awhile I had one backcombed dread. Well, I still have it, but now it has friends :)
This is from when I stripped out the black dye, about a month after I stopped brushing maybe? It looked kind of curly for awhile which was fun because I have really fine, straight hair.
The under-part got matted much more quickly than the top. I have a lot of hair, apparently. After about 2 months:
This was not a good look for me. A few months after no brushing. Notice the size of the matted parts.
I had a fun braid for awhile, until it dreaded. It kept the matted hair separate from my bangs. I don't think it was actually this shiny. 4ish months.
And then one day I kind of had dreadlocks!
6ish - 9ish months:
(I loved my hair at this stage)
And then it started shrinking.
Oh shit! Haha, really shrinking.
A couple of weeks ago:
Wow, that was a lot of pictures. Sorry :)
My hair has changed SO MUCH in the past year, it amazes me.