Kat (knotty_tree) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

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5 day old dreads

Hello, it's my first time posting here, but I've been lurking for about a year. I am 25 years old and I have a 4 year old daughter. I do all kinds of stuff with my hair, but usually it's synthetic dreads or mohawks. But I've wanted real dreads for a long time.

I put my dreads in on April 22nd. I did a backcomb/rip&twist combo (no wax). I'm 1/4th Japanese and I have bone straight asian hair. I don't think I backcombed them as tight as they should be so I hope they don't just fall out when I wash them for the first time. I only used to wash my hair twice a week before so it hasn't been a problem for me not washing for almost a week.

It took me about 6 hours to put them in and I did it by myself. I think I have about 65 dreads. I keep getting differen't numbers when I count -.- I had to take some breaks since my arms were about to fall off. I have no clue what the back of my head looks like and I can't get a good pic of it and my hand-held mirror is missing, but it feels ok o.O

I've been palmrolling them every day, I should probably just leave them alone. At least they're starting to lay down, they just stuck straight up when I first did them. Also, how much palmrolling is too much? And is clockwise rubbing once in awhile alright? I've read that it can lead to your dreads breaking off. I read the memories, but I really didn't get a sense of if it was ok or not.

No face shots since I didn't put any makeup on ;p



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