I started my dreads in July. I'd flirted with the idea a few times before, but gotten cold feet and combed them out after a few weeks each time. I am a recovering addict and had a bad relapse and had to move home to detox, and for about a month, I unintentionally utilized the neglect method simply because I was too sick to bother combing or brushing my hair, so I'd just shower and go back to bed (longtime user of dr. bronners, so I think that helped). Once I got well enough to start caring about my appearance, I realized that I had little dreadlings starting and figured what had previously seemed like a major change - letting my hair lock - now seemed minor in comparison to what laid before me as far as getting clean was concerned.
Today, I'm about ten and-a-half months clean and my dreads are just about that old. I love them.
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