My amazing revelation, thank you all dreadlockssite!
So I'm officially just over 1 month in, and I just have to say that I am beyond Happy that I found this site before I did something truly awful to my hair!!
I have wanted dreads for the longest time ( 15 yrs) and have had a set of back combed disasters for about 2 weeks, had synthetic dreads on and off for 2 years, and been told by EVERYBODY to get some beeswax and a crochet needle, and I'll have a set of killer dreads.
It's never sat well with me to do anything to it, as clearly all of those methods are damaging, and I didnt want to do that to my hair, so I never got the dreads I wanted so desperately. I've been told white girls can't have dreads without damaging, waxing, backcombing, and constant maintenance so I gave up the dream. I scoured the web looking at images of white girls with perfect, pencil thin, smooth, silky locs, and dreamed about them constantly............until I stumbled across dre
adlockssite.com and my life was changed in an instant!
I saw images of beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, NATURAL, untamed, loopy, unique dreads. Loose hairs suddenly were beautiful to me, frizz and loops were celebrated as progress, not a problem to be fixed with goop, and all I had to do was throw away my brush! I was hooked. I succumbed to the TnR method only because of excitement, and after years of misinformation I thought you couldn't just donothing.????but after tnr ing most of my hair and letting it go I ended up brushing out due to poor sectioning and letting a lot of them go completely natural, and guess which ones are my favorite? the natural ones are so amazing and I'm completely thrilled with the progress. The natural are so much more mature than the tnr and are only half the age!!
So I just wanted to share the fact that I am so grateful for this site, I am grateful for the community, and all the great advice. I am grateful for the support, and most of all the TRUTH! I used to think that dreads had to be perfect and manicured and identical! but I am now embracing and loving the loops bumps and frizz. I'm loving that they are unique, and they are healthy and they are MINE
also my partner has always hated the idea of dreads as he thought they were dirty and gross, but has always said that it's my head and I can do what I want with it... he has
received a dreaducation, and now loves them...will p0st a photo soon
Much Love xxxxxx and thanks xxxxxxx
updated by @Kootabootz: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM