Her hair was about twice as long as mine when hers were started.
No bands, no product but for a bit of aloe to speed things along
After a Mary Kay meeting (I am a consultant and I dragged her along because she never wears make up...)
She's so pretty
Even though she tries hard to ruin every photo of her that i take :P
After a few weeks we noticed that some of her dreads were very very skinny while others were more substantial.
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.
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.
Here's her attempt at a flippy picture
And the resultant mess
I was surprised by how well her ends stayed rounded
so much hair!
a couple weeks later, when the ends finally started to get fuzzy
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