Just turned 8 in July.
Totally normal and I used TnR. Since I have a propensity to sleep with my body facing the edge of my bed, what I had to do to trick my body into sleeping on the other side was to flip vertically (head at the foot of the bed and feet at the head of the bed.) It definitely helped and most of my hair evened out-ish after doing this for the same amount of time prior to switching.
I would also like to add that, I had no trouble finding work in retail/customer service with my dreads and they were at 2 months when I started; 4 months now. I also work in a beauty supply store which, I thought the craziness of my growing locs would really work against me. It didn't and it hasn't been an issue at all. Even with the clientele.
I don't know if this helps alleviate some of the stress of thinking about looking for work while growing dreads but, I figure I would just throw it out there.
And, with a satin wrap, it's thin enough to not add any thickness but also the slickness might help with getting the helmet on. I actually put plastic bags on my feet when I get new leather boots because my arches are too high to pull them on. The slickness of the bags make the boots slide on like butter and then I yank them off, pushing my foot through. After a while the leather stretches out to where I don't need to do this anymore but I'm just trying to illustrate a point with the satin head scarfs. It may be worth a try before going through, what reads to be, possible heartache from a loss.
I *think* that the standard forums is pretty... standard... lol! Like all the forums. Featured forums are specific topics that are popular or of importance that are "featured" and therefore stand apart from the rest. I'm not sure if there is a method to this or if they become featured by clicking a button by the admin, kind of like a "sticky" thread.
The same can be said of everything else in this regard. Maybe SE will correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, welcome aboard! :D
Yeah, I participate in the Renaissance Faire so he has a sack for his treasure that he ties to his belt when he goes as well as to the Pirate Festival. Beads, tokens, fake gems, coins, and crystals. Pretty soon he's going to need to find an alternative to the treasure sack because it's already pretty full. :P
It's hard to see how big your section are at the base but your baby dreads look pretty thick for babies... I'm thinking that the sections are too big too. I also notice your beads look like some of the ones that I use. If they are, based on the way they are pinching at your dreads, then your baby dreads are bigger than my dreads after 4 months.
When you "make" your dreads they will be a LOT thinner than they will end up being so it's good to base your desired size on the base of the section and not on the hair in the dread. Also, it doesn't hurt to start off small and congo later rather than start off too big and try to split the dreads later. Another thing to note is, a lot of people who say they have thin hair on here have had wonderful dreads as they matured.
My advice is like those who have already posted: Check the sections and start over smaller if need be.
Yeah, I second what Rainbow and Baba said in regards to individuality of dreads. Also, Baba pointed out that they looked like baby dreads and I have to agree. His will likely thicken up over the next year or so and look differently anyway. You should just aspire to have healthy dreads and not so much the dreads of someone else.
If you go natural there is no telling what size or shape your dreads will take on since they will naturally section themselves based on your hairs growth pattern and other environmental factors.