I'm digging it so far, but I wish my dreads were tight all the way to the roots. Some go 3 and even 4 inches of loose roots. I want dreads that look neat and fill my head, but I know that's a process. I had super thin hair to start, so it will probably take at least a year, if not two. As impatient of a person as I am, I'm ready for the journey. Hell, maybe this will MAKE me more patient. Wouldn't that be awesome?!
Anyways, a friend of mine had her dreads done professionally a few months back. Not like the horror stories that I've read in this forum, but probably not good or natural either. I know the lady that did them backcombed like a mofo. So much so, that my friend said her scalp hurt for days. I didn't do any backcombing, but I have to admit, her dreads look much cleaner and more completely right away than mine do. But I also know they used tons of wax and crap in her hair and I didn't want that in mine. I'll admit, I'm a little jealous of the complete look, but I'll eventually get there, right? Hoping so.
So here are my dreads, 5 days in, one baking soda 'wash', and dreadly love. They are thin and flat, crazy at the roots, and feel like rope, but all is well. This is just a phase, the first phase and there will be many more to come.
updated by @yearningforpeace: 02/14/15 05:43:00AM