Unsure whether to carry on with neglect dreading
I used to have really long hair, but a year and a half a go i chopped it all off in a crazy pregnancy hormone rage (it wouldn't do what i wanted, so i got rid of it!). Ever since then i have missed my long hair so much. I am happy that its growing out in better condition, but i miss it.
updated by @Gemma: 01/13/15 09:35:23PM
Straightened, it is about an inch below my collarbone, so its getting long again, but since i have started neglecting my hair (washing, not combing) its sitting wellabove my collarbones/on top of my shoulders. Its very curly and its tangling really well. Its only been just over two and a half weeks, but i am starting to doubt going ahead and allowing my hair to dread.
I fear it shrinking again, and i fear going through that same stage of feeling really sad about my hair. Every dread picture i have saved on my computer for inspiration is ladies with long hair. Last year when i first started thinking about dreading, it was because i had seen a women with waist-length dreads and they looked wonderul.
I know that in years my dreads will grow longer anyway, hair grows, its inevitable, but i know it will take longer to gain some real length because of it being all locked and tangled.
I guess i'm just typing this down because i feel i have a dilemma. I don't want to give up as i love the new found appreciation for my hair, but i don't want to find myself giving up in a few months time when it shrinks back up to my ears and i feel even further from my long hair.
I feel like my long hair was always a part of me, its nothing to do with vanity really. I chopped it all off and i lost a part of me, i know that sounds silly - slowly but surely its been growing back and i wonder if i am making a mistake by dreading