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Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (10 Months!- UPDATED)

3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
10 months ago
59 posts

Happy 6 months to my little dreadies!! It is crazy how much they have been progressing in the last few months.  I feel like most of my dreads are now in the teen/adolescent stage which is super exciting.  All my trouble spots have resolved themselves and there are solid dreads throughout my entire head.  There are some that are still loose or that have 4-6 inches of loose root but they are progressing and that is good.  

Total I have about 56 dreads now and there are a few new ones forming from other loose hair.  I love looking at my hair.  There are so many knots, loops, and zigzags.  I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair.  These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.  

I have had a fair amount of shrinkage in the past month.  You sometimes can't see it when my hair is down but the under layer is getting short.  My hair started at about bra strap length and most are dusting my shoulder or are between chin and shoulder length.  When mature I think they will be around chin/jaw length throughout.  I also have a super shorty which is about 3 inches long total, but its a cutie.  The ones that haven't shrunk are driving me crazy or the loose strays that haven't blunted into the dread.  Did I mention I got my first really blunted, cylindrical dread.  That was exciting.  Here is a picture of my hair at 2 months vs about a week ago.  The second picture is from about 3 weeks ago.  

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I have started to make some videos for updates and so will be posting my 6 month video shortly.  I also posted some more pictures of individual dreadies on my profile, so check them out!

Here is to the next 6 months and the progress!

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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 months ago
27,886 posts

responding with larger versions and to this line in particular

3_little_birds2316: I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair.  These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.

that's very common the ones u start tighter take longer to actually dread  

3_little_birds2316:

Happy 6 months to my little dreadies!! It is crazy how much they have been progressing in the last few months.  I feel like most of my dreads are now in the teen/adolescent stage which is super exciting.  All my trouble spots have resolved themselves and there are solid dreads throughout my entire head.  There are some that are still loose or that have 4-6 inches of loose root but they are progressing and that is good.  

Total I have about 56 dreads now and there are a few new ones forming from other loose hair.  I love looking at my hair.  There are so many knots, loops, and zigzags.  I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair.  These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.  

I have had a fair amount of shrinkage in the past month.  You sometimes can't see it when my hair is down but the under layer is getting short.  My hair started at about bra strap length and most are dusting my shoulder or are between chin and shoulder length.  When mature I think they will be around chin/jaw length throughout.  I also have a super shorty which is about 3 inches long total, but its a cutie.  The ones that haven't shrunk are driving me crazy or the loose strays that haven't blunted into the dread.  Did I mention I got my first really blunted, cylindrical dread.  That was exciting.  Here is a picture of my hair at 2 months vs about a week ago.  The second picture is from about 3 weeks ago.  

20161026 18.55.23.jpg

20161011_132645.jpg

I have started to make some videos for updates and so will be posting my 6 month video shortly.  I also posted some more pictures of individual dreadies on my profile, so check them out!

Here is to the next 6 months and the progress!

** Reposted from above for easier scrolling**

but holy cow wow !!

they (and you) are beautiful! they and you are made for eachother




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
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Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
10 months ago
59 posts

Thank you soaring eagle for the compliment.  I think we make a great pair.  couldn't be happier with my decision to dread!




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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 months ago
27,886 posts

<3




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
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Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
fundoo
@fundoo
9 months ago
36 posts

Looks awesome! I didn't know we were on roughly the same timeline! Actually, I'm a few days shy of 7months right now. But, cool to see this! I'm not far off then! I apologize that I'm a little shy to share pics, but I've got similar things going on. A few 3inchers and many still as long as 15inches?? (I actually haven't measured in awhile, but something like that)

well, best to you and your journey! :)

TXmomDani
@txmomdani
9 months ago
37 posts

3_little_birds2316:

Happy 6 months to my little dreadies!! It is crazy how much they have been progressing in the last few months.  I feel like most of my dreads are now in the teen/adolescent stage which is super exciting.  All my trouble spots have resolved themselves and there are solid dreads throughout my entire head.  There are some that are still loose or that have 4-6 inches of loose root but they are progressing and that is good.  

Total I have about 56 dreads now and there are a few new ones forming from other loose hair.  I love looking at my hair.  There are so many knots, loops, and zigzags.  I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair.  These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.  

I have had a fair amount of shrinkage in the past month.  You sometimes can't see it when my hair is down but the under layer is getting short.  My hair started at about bra strap length and most are dusting my shoulder or are between chin and shoulder length.  When mature I think they will be around chin/jaw length throughout.  I also have a super shorty which is about 3 inches long total, but its a cutie.  The ones that haven't shrunk are driving me crazy or the loose strays that haven't blunted into the dread.  Did I mention I got my first really blunted, cylindrical dread.  That was exciting.  Here is a picture of my hair at 2 months vs about a week ago.  The second picture is from about 3 weeks ago.  

20161026 18.55.23.jpg

20161011_132645.jpg

I have started to make some videos for updates and so will be posting my 6 month video shortly.  I also posted some more pictures of individual dreadies on my profile, so check them out!

Here is to the next 6 months and the progress!

** Reposted from above for easier scrolling**

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and timeline! Your dreads look wonderful. And I agree with Soaring Eagle, the dreads look wonderful on you. Please continue to share updates! 

3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
9 months ago
59 posts

 I love finding people on roughly the same timeline as me!  let's me put things in perspective.  there's days I wish I didn't have pics of my hair but think it's going to be great to look back on it all.  I look forward to seeing your pics once you post some!

Thank you both for the kind words.  Iover my dreads and wish I would have started earlier!




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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
5 months ago
59 posts

So I have been gone for a little while.  I took a break from social media and the internet for about the last 6 weeks so I have not been keeping the best record of my dread journey.  I did take a video that should be up on my profile some time today and I also posted some new pics that I will also include here.  I think my husband and I will try to get some nicer pics of both of our sets and will post those later.

In the 3-4 months since updating my dreadlocks have gone through a lot of change.  My tightest and longest dreads that I twist and ripped finally loosened a little bit and have started to get all loopy and zig zaggy so that has been a lot of fun to watch. I had a lot of dreads that were little dread balls onteh end and then straight but those have matured nicely and are compacting in on themselves so they don't look so goofy. My hair at its longest is right about shoulder length but the majority of them are up to my chin and jaw length.  The shrinkage is real!!  I think after a summer at the beach my dreads will be pretty much mature (about to hit my 1 year mark!!!) but I know they will continue to evolve (and finally grow) from there.  

I have left them to their own devices these past few months and am starting to see some of my smaller ones congo together.  I think I have about 3 or 4 congos currently.  I maybe seperate once every few weeks, but they stay pretty well sectioned on their own

I still have 2 small sections that have not dreaded at all but I am ok with some loose hair here and there.  I can't wait until they are a little more manageable to style but I can feel a definite difference in the way they feel.  Excited to hit my 1 year mark in May and see how they continue to mature.

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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
5 months ago
27,886 posts

beautiful! i love them

1 thing if you uploaded the vid direct to the site im trying to fix the converter it converts music but not vids youtube etc works fine

btw your smile makes me smile :)

glad ya came back ;)




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
5 months ago
59 posts

yeah I posted using youtube as it seems to go faster that way.

Glad to be back!

Thanks for enjoying my smile... I sometimes feel like I have those Julia Roberts size teeth!




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Livin' wild and free in NC

Follow my dreadlock journey on instagram: @3_little_birds2316
 
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