hello beautiful people
Tara C, I fully agree with you, I have seen the photo's rusty is talking about and it looks as though these people are just letting their hair grow and not doing any separating at all in fact one person had just a matted mess at the top of their hair which the loktision had to cut in order to separate.
Rusty you are supporting me through my natural journey and I am supporting you through your crochet recovery process...don't loose faith...they will recover and look amazing.
Casey Fay said:
Wow they look beautiful! Keep the pix coming because they will be stunning very soon.
Thanks Casey I do need to add some more pics they have changed so much since I posted this last lot...can't believe how fast they are dreading love it
Bit of an update...Its been about 7 weeks since I started letting my hair dread, 3 or 4 weeks into dreading I was having trouble with my the bottom half of my hair becoming a matted clump and very difficult to keep separated, so since my hair had started to section quite well on it's own I decided to twist and rip all of my sectioning and this solved the problem of having to constantly untangle a matted clump of hair.
I have since left it alone (just separating) and it has gone crazy with some mad looping etc. very happy with the progress so far.
These Photos were taken around the 25th Jan 2014 and are about 2 weeks after the TnR, about 6 weeks total Dread time.
Well this is it, after a year of thinking it over I have decided to take the natural dread journey.
This is my second day of not brushing my hair, I washed it yesterday with dread soap, let it dry naturally and just left it alone to do its thing.
Captains Log - Star Date 14/12/2013....haha
In the beginning there was straight hair...
Thanks so much for your support and advice guy's it's much appreciated. I will look into Henna and hopefully there will be someone close by that sells it here.
I am going to start a time line and post some pics up so you can see how my hair looks now, Im in my second day of not brushing my hair and I must say it is quite liberating, I have also had 1 wash with dread shampoo instead of conventional shampoo.
My immediate concern is that my hair is quickly knotting up on the lower half at the back and Im worried that this is going to matt into one large dread or section so to speak. Do I need to be separating this now or do I just leave it and wait as it has only been 2 days? The top half of my hair is basically in a normal state.
Here is a side on picture that was taken today and you can see the tangled area in question. In fact I'm worried that I'm going to have to break hairs as it has tangled that quickly.
Well hello there...
My name is Tracey AKA DarkMatter, I am married to rustdust who is another dreadlock site member. After much consideration (been thinking about it for nearly a year) I have decided to take the dreadlock journey, although I have been concerned about my employment in the gaming industry (casino).
I really want to start forming natural dreads and my husband suggested that if I grow my dreads naturally it may not be such a shock to my employer, what do you guys think? I know there shouldn't be discrimination against hair styles but there is a good chance that I am going to get some negative reactions about it.
My hair is currently about mid back length and I think it will dread quite well, but I am in my early 40's and am starting to show grey roots which I tend to colour (not in a salon, I do it myself)...do you think this will be a problem or is it ok to colour your roots as your dreads progress?
rustdust has shown me the wealth of information on this site and I am looking forward to taking this new journey in my life.