pixie_7 (pixie_7) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
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Sister's dreads!

So, when I started my dreads back in June, I did everything myself except for the sectioning of the very back of my head. After I finished back-combing mine and was almost finished crocheting them, I started my sister's dreads. I used the same method on her as I did on myself; back-comb then crochet to tighten and round. Since I know she'll never make her own post, I'm going to make a little timeline of her dreads, since I'm proud that I did them and I like my sister lots.

Before
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Sectioning
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Ridiculous
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During
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Her hair was about twice as long as mine when hers were started.
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No bands, no product but for a bit of aloe to speed things along
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After a Mary Kay meeting (I am a consultant and I dragged her along because she never wears make up...)
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She's so pretty
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Even though she tries hard to ruin every photo of her that i take :P
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After a few weeks we noticed that some of her dreads were very very skinny while others were more substantial.
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Because I am not Lish, I don't have the magical powers to combine dreads, so I just kind of tied them together with that green embroidery floss and then moved the ties every day so they wouldn't create weak spots.
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It worked out pretty well. I just took the threads off as soon as the two dreads started to eat each other, and moved the other ones around.
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Here's her attempt at a flippy picture
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And the resultant mess
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I was surprised by how well her ends stayed rounded
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so much hair!
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also, sandcastle.
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and ducks!!
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a couple weeks later, when the ends finally started to get fuzzy
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She is two and a half hours away by car right now going to school, so I haven't seen her dreads in person since the end of august and the few photos i have of them from late august to the present are on my phone, so i am luring her down here with promises of babykittens to play with so that i can see how her head is faring and take a bunch more pictures. :D
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