Learning to love my hair, a free form timeline.
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If I had started this when I put down my brush it would probably be named something else. As it is I'm 5 weeks into free form/natural/neglect dreads. To understand why I'm learning to love my hair you need to understand how I've viewed it most of my life. My main is THICK, coarse, curly/wavy, frizzy. It's always been unresponsive to styling and for the last 7 years I've worn it in a braid to keep it from knotting/tangling. April of 2013
I've always admired dreads but was afraid of what people would think, say or how I may be judged. After some research and discussing my decision with my kids I quit brushing March 23 of 2014.
After one week it was pretty well separated, I even had some baby dreads forming in the back underneath.
Week 2 I saw some sections tighten and more knots forming.
Week 3 I forgot to do my Sunday update pictures =( Bad me. on 4/10 some lovely craziness going on tho.
4/17 I was smiling at this guy, it was twisted back on itself and knotted =D
4/20 was 4 weeks.
5 Weeks, I find I'm loving the freedom of not worrying about what it looks like. If it knots that's a good thing right? I feel like my hair is doing what it was meant to do and not having to fight it into some sort of hairstyle is so liberating.
updated by @Kris Walsh: 06/17/15 01:01:51PM