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Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (6 Months!- UPDATED)

3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
4 weeks ago
46 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
4 weeks ago
27,406 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:
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3_little_birds2316
@carolbrennan
4 weeks ago
46 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
4 weeks ago
27,406 posts

<3




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Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
fundoo
@fundoo
3 weeks ago
17 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
3 weeks ago
19 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
3 weeks ago
46 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
 
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