AMPs Natural Timeline
Member Journals and Timelines
Love the progress so far! looking great for 2 months in!
I can feel you on the shrinkage. mine started at almost midback. now my most mature dreads that have finished shrinking are about ear/jaw length. I lost 2/3 of my length. I have one that is only 2 inches long. I luckily have some in many different lengths and stages so it is about shoulder length at its longest.
Shrinkage is part of the journey and you need to embrace it. looks like you will have a lot more to come. try different styles and ways to make it not bother you as much.
What is your hair looking like now?
I love finding people on roughly the same timeline as me! let's me put things in perspective. there's days I wish I didn't have pics of my hair but think it's going to be great to look back on it all. I look forward to seeing your pics once you post some!
Thank you both for the kind words. Iover my dreads and wish I would have started earlier!
Thank you soaring eagle for the compliment. I think we make a great pair. couldn't be happier with my decision to dread!
Happy 6 months to my little dreadies!! It is crazy how much they have been progressing in the last few months. I feel like most of my dreads are now in the teen/adolescent stage which is super exciting. All my trouble spots have resolved themselves and there are solid dreads throughout my entire head. There are some that are still loose or that have 4-6 inches of loose root but they are progressing and that is good.
Total I have about 56 dreads now and there are a few new ones forming from other loose hair. I love looking at my hair. There are so many knots, loops, and zigzags. I think I have 6 dreads that are still just straight towards the top/front of my hair. These were the ones I twist and ripped that stayed in.n I think they were a little too tight when I first did them so their progress has been slower than the ones that were left to reform on their own.
I have had a fair amount of shrinkage in the past month. You sometimes can't see it when my hair is down but the under layer is getting short. My hair started at about bra strap length and most are dusting my shoulder or are between chin and shoulder length. When mature I think they will be around chin/jaw length throughout. I also have a super shorty which is about 3 inches long total, but its a cutie. The ones that haven't shrunk are driving me crazy or the loose strays that haven't blunted into the dread. Did I mention I got my first really blunted, cylindrical dread. That was exciting. Here is a picture of my hair at 2 months vs about a week ago. The second picture is from about 3 weeks ago.
I have started to make some videos for updates and so will be posting my 6 month video shortly. I also posted some more pictures of individual dreadies on my profile, so check them out!
Here is to the next 6 months and the progress!
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I like to think of it more as a giant photo timeline. being able to see a photo journey of someone's progression. you can tell some people have extensions or crochet/do maintrnance. I do not go to them for any advice, I stick with this site for any questions or dreadication questions.
Just a good place for a lot of pictures of dread heads at their different stages of their journeys
I follow dreadication, wonderlocks, dreads.rule, dreadshare, and a few others. I also follow individual dreadies that I like the look of their profile. there are some great male dreadhead as well as awesome females to follow. some I like are:
Female: dreadfulcee, thishappyhippie, encoreever, ellyverandi,
Male: messy dread (he's just starting), daydreaming101, atillazq, zanderwaves, dropbeatsnotbombs
But they are my style. there are so many out there. a great place is to look through the search feature.
Thought I would chime in on the lower back hair not dreading. I was having that problem too. it seemed like nothing I did would help the hair.
FINALLY at 4 months to 6 months the hair just started dreading. I have some that have 3-4 inches of dread now and feel like it's finally progressing, however slowly. ir has definitely been frustrating though.
You can look at my timeline and see in the photos around 2 months what mine was doing. then you Can see my video that shows where it was at 5 months, which is a lot better.
I also posted a seperate forum on it and got some encouragement.
Time is all you need.