Grace's Natural Dreadlock Timeline
Member Journals and Timelines
Awesome!!! Your hair is totally made for this!
Haha, thank you All of my about 40 dreads look that way, thats my inner weirdo struggeling for freedom :D
Jamison Johnston said:
Wow! They look great! I hope i have one or a few dreads with as crazy a loop as that one!
Thank you! I use 100% pure henna from the organic supermarket (Im from Germany, it seems I can get pure henna more easily than the US people... also means that I spend a LOT of money when I order from dreadlocksshampoo.com. Ah well...)
Casey Fay said:
Your dreads are AWESOME! What do you use to color your hair?? Mine is the same color and I use Henna Hut henna. Your little one is adorable. Keep up the loopiness.... it rules.
I planned to do a timeline before but didn't get around yet, so now here we go
Now that I'm 10 months into my completely natural dread journey, I can finally start to completely let go of my expectations. I feel like until recently, I still somehow feared how others would react to my appearance if I left my hair open in public, so I mostly wore it put up in a knot. Now I just let it flow and I feel wonderful and I love my hair more than anytime before.
I started dreading because I felt uncomfortable with the person I had become. I was impatient with my kids, had all kinds of silly expectations of myself and the people I love most, so to me, growing locs is my way back to my spiritual, patient and accepting self. I cant put it in words like I want to, my poor english limits me, but I hope you`ll understand my point
More to come! I plan to update monthly from now on
This is about 4 weeks into neglecting... sorry for the pitiful bathroom selfies btw, but hubby just doesn't get it right
Discovered a knot!!!!!
This is about seventh week stage...
Some sectioning at about 10 week stage:
12 weeks, some more sectioning... still no dreads to be found. I was starting to think nothing was ever gonna happen
Wrapped some strands with a few knots in them... just to indicate where I'm heading
Nearing 4 month stage... I did a few tnr using the sections that had formed naturally, but instantly felt bad about it because it felt like I was cheating on myself. Can anyone relate to that? They all fell apart anyway, so no harm done
Sadly I didn't find a single useful picture for month 5 to 9, there was so much going on here that I completely forgot
But I have some really nice 100% knot-free hair to show off because my 5yr old doesnt ever, EVER want to have witch hair like mommy :P
Now I have reached 10 months, and all kinds of weird, funny, loopy things are happening every day. Most time I look like Ijust had an electric shock, but i love every minute
4 weeks 10 months
Don't worry if you can't find any knots at 2 weeks My hair was nearly hip length when I stopped brushing and though its not oily at all it took about 4-6 weeks until there was ONE baby dread forming in the back of my head keep it going and try some more patience, it will definitely happen! (And the lockin up liquid shampoo is really great)
Thank you, folks... the main issue I really have with my hair color is the big streaks of white my kids gave me I'm only 30 and not yet prepared to having white dreads, even though I'm looking forward to that in a way.
By the way, I'm in Germany, the organic henna I buy is 100% pure and I've been using it for years now. 4 months after I last dyed and with 2 months of bs/acv I still love the color.
What keeps me from dying is a) the conditioning effect, because it took me a while to get to the current stage and b) I dont know if it washes out completely, washing that stuff out of my hair has always been a catastrophe even without dreads and tangles...
I stopped brushing my hair about 4 months ago and started using bs/acv two months ago. My hair is seperating nicely. I planned to go all natural originally, but did a few t&r just to, well, sort of let people know where I'm heading.
Ive always dyed my hair, but haven't in those 4 months, and now I'm afraid it will be a great throwback if I do, but right now I look awful. Thought about letting all the dye grow out, but my hair is an ugly mousy greyish brown I dont really like. I have long and very VERY straight hair I didn't really need to brush when I still used conditioner. Any opinions out there?