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.
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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