I started reading this community a few weeks before I started my dreads 2 and a half months ago. (The memories were a life saver!) I was going to post an introduction after I started them but a series of unfortunate circumstances involving computers, laptops and cameras stopped me. So I finally decided to just take some pictures with my phone, post them and say hi!
This was a picture I found of me before I started my dreads. My hair is crazy soft and fine.
And these are just some pictures I took tonight to share.
I would also like to introduce you to Bigwig!
And just for fun, a picture of me pretend to be a T-Rex. Go go stumpy arms!
I know my hair is taking a long time to dread. I'm kind of glad I wasn't able to post before though because I've kind of gotten over a lot of the insecurity I felt about them. Strangely enough my work is totally fine with it. It was actually my boss who encouraged me to do it. I was talking to her one day and was saying how I was going to start dreads when I went back to school. She said, "Well, why don't you just start them now?!" So yay for that! I still get a lot of slack from my family though. I think the situation that stuck out the most was when I had gone to my Aunt's to help take her family photos because their photographer had to cancel. My cousin and his wife started asking me about it, then laughed and said "Well, atleast we don't have to be in pictures with you!" And then whispering and laughing to each other. It was just such childish and rude behavior from 34 year olds!
Anyways, I really do love them. They are wild and crazy and give my hair so much more personality than it ever had before. I will be glad when they get a little more solid though!