Dreadlocks are certainly something to grow with over time. Having intention to grow dreadlocks, and taking the steps toward them, is akin to strapping on your karma belt. It is a process not to be taken lightly but to be loved and enjoyed for the lessons we all have to learn along the way. Such is the way of things.
Anyway, here is the progression of the locks on my head, from 5-6 inches of hair. Since the last cut when it was 3-4 inches on top i decided to grow it out, later on deciding to let it be, and simply let it dread. Thats all thats needed!
And then some months later it grew out. This was day two! The natural separation that your hair does, was very fun to watch.
Here above you can see tons of seperation taking place, and this was only a few days of not combing!
Almost a week later theres more going on.
One and a half months, and the hair is still naturally seperating itself into natural locks of hair. This is how hair is meant to be. Also some tightening. I was mainly doing baking soda washes at this point.
Here we are at 6 months! Finally spring once more There is a lot of locking taking place all within the lengths of the locks, some locks that are constantly laid on decided to fold up on themselves, or congo. Many have balled at the ends.
You can also see that there are a lot of loose hairs, or thin sections of loose hair. Dont worry if you have them just watch them grow out and see what happens!
This is me at work, almost 7 months! The changes in the locks and my self have long since taken root.
And then there seems to be a lapse in time. Skip now to a 13 months! Past the one year mark! You can see that there are locks that are all in different stages of growth. Oh forgot, you can also see i tried my hand at a wrap
And then here they are today! Before and after the wash. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
**** 17 MONTHS ****
Here we are, one day after 17 months, had a walk in the park on the beautiful day
Walking and loving life, reflecting :D
They continue to grow on me (multi-pun intended), as I journey this path in spirit and grow myself.
The last couple months have been bringing more locking to the roots, they are maturing quickly, and all that straight hair from the roots are becoming matted <3
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~Sometime after 20 months~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
So these last few months has seen tons of change in my life. My dreads appear to be matured now. I shaved my beard on the summer solstice with the super full moon.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=~ 2 YEARS September 22, 2013 ~=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
2 years have passed since I officially made the decision to throw away the comb and embrace a life of love.
This was at Burning Man 2013 after a long night
We went hiking for the two years celebration. You can see that they grow really fast. Really fast.
The wrap was put in by a friend at burning man, hope it still has playa in it.
First 3-6 months was for natural sectioning. 1 year until I felt like I was getting ropes on my head. At 1 1/2 years they looked to be mature. A lot of random, and Kundalini energy I see coming out of my head.
These locks have been my teachers <3
updated by @castaway-j: 02/14/15 06:07:22AM