Hello!! New guy here!
How are those dreads going??
Hey there Dreadlies,
I was wondering when others' dread had matured as it seems to be different for everyone, what with different types of hair getting the treatment! As I have a baby, and he loooves hair I have to wear my hair up alot and I'm certain that hinders my dreads- they are 10 months and still fairly loose- not that I mind this as I know it can take a few years in some cases, and it's all about the journey....riiight. Anyway, just to feel the waters guys, when did your dreads mature, or look like dreads?
Dude, I feel for you. I fell into the salon ( 1 time only, thank god!) and I also let my friend and myself "install" my dreads with the deadening crochet hook/backcomb combo. It wasn't anything near I thought it may be and felt quite down with my new 'locs'.. I combed them all out, all 25 of them. But I knew I wasn't going to stop there as my dread dream was there, just too much information out there makes you do silly things haha! As soon as I treated my combed hair with coconut oil for a week, I began the task of just letting it go, do it's own thing. Even when it use to get brushed was always referred to as Mad hair, now its madder, beautiful and definitely awesome! I'm 10 months in freeform dreads, I seperate once a week (on a whole) but sometimes I'll be chilling and do some work on it and wash. The last count conjured 57 dreads and they are banging!
Don't be afraid, if it is something you really want, commit to it and live the dream :P