Hi :) My name is Katie and I've been watching this community for awhile...finally decided to post. Anyways, to get to the point, I want dreadlocks. I think they're cool looking, and extremely unique.. I don't know when I'm going to get started with them, but hopefully Saturday or Sunday. I've been getting tons of information about dreadlocks, how to make them and maintain them...but still, I really don't want to start without having talked to some people who know what they're doing. Okay, so I basically understand the whole backcombing procedure (which is the method I'm choosing), but still have a question about something. And yep, I've read the memories. But since the answer to my question is kinda referring to me only, I thought I'd ask. It's about how big I should section them off, and how many I should have to get them the size I want....I've seen people say they've sectioned 1 inch by 1 inch and gotten fairly thick ones, and people who've said they did 1 by 1 too and got thinner ones. The only thing I don't really want is for them to too thick, and for them to be too thin where they'd break off. I guess a size somewhere in between a finger and a pencil is what I'm going for, sooo..I guess I'm asking for your opinions...
So I've got pictures lol :) I'm not sure if you can even tell by looking at pictures, but I thought I'd give it a try. I've had people tell me that my hair is fairly thick, though it's not as thick as some people's I know...
This is with my hair straightened....now, I don't know if that makes a difference or not or what. Am I not supposed to have it straightened when I start dreading it? It's actually not much different from this not straighted..just a little bit poofier and frizzier lol :] That's the only reason I straighten it anyways.
Another pic. Kinda blurry, sorry.. This is it not straightened.
Ehh...holding it back.
I don't know what you guys can tell from these pics but you seem pretty hair savvy :] When it comes to dreadlocks anyways lol
Anyways...thanks in advance guys. =D