Dreads threatening to fall off
be less vigilant about separating too!! i think that was the mistake i made.
here's what it looks like from the front. the new dreads are on MY right hand side... or the left side of the picture. you can't really tell unless you're really looking.
ok, i'll try to take some pics of the front today! when i un-did that dread the hair was an inch past my butt!!! that is crazy! i trimmed up the hair a little bit before iredreaded it.
i do have some tips that have sucked up into the dread, but not completely. they're kinda funny looking with a couple stands of hair hanging down. not round at all... weird shaped. hahaha.they're burried underneath there in the middle. maybe i'll snap some shots of those too.
OH! and i bleached a couple too... they came out ok, i don't think i left the bleach on long enough. there was minimal damage.
thanks so much for the compliments guys!!! <3
i hate that it makes my pictures all skinny... is it like that on everyone elses' screen? they look normal on my profile...
soooo i guess my dreads are about 15 months now or something? it's been a while so i took a few pictures! i'm really liking my dreads these days. i was kinda worried about the roots for a minute there but a bunch of my friends with dreads checked them out and they're normal
i had this big huge fat dread that sat right by the side of my face. i really hated it and had to keep it pushed back because it was always falling in my face... i finally decided to take it out. it took probably 10 total hours.!!! i was slow and gentle. it was really solid! the hair was in good condition and i turned it into 4 new dreads. it feels and looks a lot better now!
i have lots of loose hair in between dreads and5 natural dreads have already started forming in them. it's awesome.
damn, lice and mildew in 13 months! that is a bad hand girl, i'm sorry
i don'thave any more advice on themilew removal, but if it was me, i would reconsider the blow dryer. if you're walking around in the sticky florida humidity with dreads that stay wet for longer than 24 hours (and obviously they are stillwet when you go to bed at night), then yeah, you're going to get mildew... and it seems like it would probably keep coming back if your routine stays the same.
after i wash my hair i squeeze out the excess water, put it up in a towel for five minutes, squeeze the hair with the towel a whole bunch, and then blow dry it for maybe 5 minutes until the dripping temporarily stops. i go about my daily business, thenprobably 10minutes later when it starts to drip,i go back and blow dry again for a few minutes. next time it takes a little longer to start dripping again, so gradually you're just blow drying less and less until it's pretty much dry. i only have to blow dry within the first 1 1/2 or 2 hours after washing. it's not a pain in the ass, doesn't disrupt my family life whatsoever, is way more comfortable than walking around with heavy wet hair, and mydreads are in very healthy condition (plus, they smell "amazing")!
oh yeah,have youtried areally dilluted version of the baking soda rinse every month or so? it might helpjust to remove all that crap that dreads just naturally collect... i'd be pretty desperate if i were you!