aykinoxia (earthbeats) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

i've been doing a lot of maintenance of many different people's dreads, and also making new dreadlocks for other people, recently. it's fun! :)

i'm making something for my boyfriend this morning. (it's actually gonna take 2 or 3 days to complete i think...) braiding all his hair and then putting wool and/or fabric strips around each of the braids, and continuing them a bit more so they can be longer than they actually are.
and then his hair will grow, and the root of each braid will dread. and eventually we will take the fabric and/or wool out and turn the remaining braid into a dread.

and i will take pictures of the completed process. he wants to make it that way because he has naturally very fluffy and frizzy hair that tends to transform into a beaver tail in the back of his head after two days if he doesn't brush it. and he doesn't really like brushing. and his hair is all damaged at the bottom, so normal dreadlocks would kill something like half of his hair lenght. and he doesn't want that.

i don't have any decent picture of my dreads now. i will try to find some and post them as well, soon. they've grown a lot in the past few months, and it makes me really happy. :)

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