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The beginning of my dreadlock journey

By: Annina
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I've started my natural dreadlock journey after all, though I had many doubts about it. Today is the 5th day of not brushing or combing my hair. So nearly a week, which isn't much though but it's an accomplishment for me. I have a couple parts of my hair that has formed tangles and even small loops but the rest of my hair is just staight. It's weird when the ends of some parts of my hair are tangled but rest of the hair is untangled. My hair gets tangled pretty easily, it has been a nightmare to brush my hair for my entire life. But I guess it's useful to have hair that tangles easily when growing natural dreads. It feels so liberating when I don't have to brush my hair anymore. I haven't had a single thought about brushing my hair and I hope that I never will.

I've now washed my hair every other day (like I always have) with an organic shampoo bar (from a Finnish brand). I think I'll start washing it less frequently, like 2-3 times a week. I've thought also about switching my shampoo into baking soda and apple cider vinegar rinses.

It's been such a short time so I'm not making an official timeline yet, though I take photos of my hair nearly everyday. :D But it's just for myself, I just love recording every minor thing that happens in my hair. Here are some bad quality photos of the very beginning of my dreadlock journey:

This was taken on the 3rd day of not brushing my hair. I don't have bald spots though it might seem like it. :D The photo was taken with flash and my hair is pretty thin.

The second photo was taken yesterday when it was the 4th day of not brushing my hair. Not much to see, you can see the length of my hair though,

Here's a loop, though it disappeared after I washed my hair so I don't think it really counts. :D

So yeah, I think this is a good start, now I'll just keep waiting for more progress. I'm feeling so happy that I decided to start the natural journey and I hope I'll get some awesome dreads in the future. :)

the Barrellady
02/14/13 12:22:31AM @the-barrellady:

Amazing how the dreads start on their journey so quickly. You may knot quicker in an area due to sleeping habits, so if you can control it, change sides you sleep on from one night to the next. I tried this but kept rolling over to my right side, so the dreads shrunk faster on the right. If I walk lopsided, then it looks fine. Happy Dreading and Cheers,

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
02/10/13 04:02:29PM @soaring-eagle:

impressive progress for just days but have a feelng the shampoo works against you

switch and see what next week brings

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