Having second thoughts
Hello Hannah! I wanted to add a thought...when I started my dreads, my hair was about chin length. I was really worried that once it began to dread that it would be like little spikes sticking out of my head and not the beautiful flowing locs that I dreamed of! Well, my journey was a very difficult one. I had not one knot after 8 long months!!! I felt defeated and sad and there were alot of people here who really had to do some talking for me to even continue. I am a very stubborn, strong willed person. Which can work against me if I decide that something is pointless or a waste of my time. Anyway, I just kept believing in what those locs represented instead of how they looked. And let me tell you...it was HARD! It was sooo hard. And then, my dreads started to happen and then, they shrank...and shrank...and shrank...you get the idea! LOL And I just went nuts. I complained my ass off. And all that struggle and all that complaining was like a tonic for my soul. After awhile, my fears just disappeared. Because that was what all that was about...fear. So, now...my dread will be 4 in June. And this guy moves across the street from me and he has dreads (they are like 3-4 inches long and mine are like to the middle of my back) and the first thing he says is.."Wow! I will never get to where you are! Mine are all shrunk up and weird!" I had to laugh. Please don't feel defeated. Hang in there. Mold can be handled. Don't forget why you started in the first place. Big (((HUG))).