So i just hit 8 months on may 1st and ive got a few things to say
Im lovin my locks! I backcombed and I had straight hair before.
Ive got the typical jungle off loose hair, some knotted and some straight, along with a bunch of awesome kinks. I have come to know each one of my locks and love them each for their own individuality.
I have my fair share of hardships as well. Ive got maybe 4-7 dreads where the root is crazy tight and the body is back to my normal straight undreaded hair, as well as some long unlocked roots. AS well as my whole back section looking very messy, rather than individual dreads. Typical for 8 months I guess.
But its been kinda a bummer having a bunch of people telling me things like "you need to redo them" "theyre messy" "they dont look like dreads" all that crap. and I do my best not to listen but I cant help but be self concious of em after im told by my mom who says we should go to a dreadlock salon and get them "fixed up" hahaha its kinda funny cuz i know they really dont know what theyre talking about, and just because my dreads are still in the early stages and they dont look like the dreadlocks everyone imagines, that makes them look bad.
i posted some pictures to get the people who really know what theyre talking about to give me their opinion. Im thinking about trying some twist and rip on the undreaded hair to at least make em look a little nicer. Any criticism, tips, ideas or whatever to help my back section stop being so mushy as well as anything else you may spot is greatly appreciated.
But all in all, Im loving the whole locking experience and im keeping positive around all these negative nancys x)
updated by @johnny-barnas: 01/13/15 09:01:13PM