Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (10 Months!- UPDATED)
Member Journals and Timelines
So I have been gone for a little while. I took a break from social media and the internet for about the last 6 weeks so I have not been keeping the best record of my dread journey. I did take a video that should be up on my profile some time today and I also posted some new pics that I will also include here. I think my husband and I will try to get some nicer pics of both of our sets and will post those later.
In the 3-4 months since updating my dreadlocks have gone through a lot of change. My tightest and longest dreads that I twist and ripped finally loosened a little bit and have started to get all loopy and zig zaggy so that has been a lot of fun to watch. I had a lot of dreads that were little dread balls onteh end and then straight but those have matured nicely and are compacting in on themselves so they don't look so goofy. My hair at its longest is right about shoulder length but the majority of them are up to my chin and jaw length. The shrinkage is real!! I think after a summer at the beach my dreads will be pretty much mature (about to hit my 1 year mark!!!) but I know they will continue to evolve (and finally grow) from there.
I have left them to their own devices these past few months and am starting to see some of my smaller ones congo together. I think I have about 3 or 4 congos currently. I maybe seperate once every few weeks, but they stay pretty well sectioned on their own
I still have 2 small sections that have not dreaded at all but I am ok with some loose hair here and there. I can't wait until they are a little more manageable to style but I can feel a definite difference in the way they feel. Excited to hit my 1 year mark in May and see how they continue to mature.