I started my natural dreads (or should I say, they started themselves) back in August of 2014, when 3 little dread-babies formed on my head. I first thought to comb them out, but I didn't. Instead...I just kept making excuses for combing or brushing my hair. Deep down, I knew I wanted to have dreads. It just felt free, and made me feel more alive! At last count, I had 27 dreads; but there are manty more now...2 years and 2 months into dreading, and they are trying to congo every day. Most are natural, though I admit to T & R on maybe 3 or 4 of them around my face. For some reason -- most likely because of face creams and such -- the hair around my face refuses to dread for the most part.
One thing's for sure... I feel like myself, and more 'hair happy' than ever before. And even though my dreads shrunk to above my shoulders that first year before they started once-again to show some length, they have now grown to be longer than my hair was before it started to dread. Now my hair is healthier than it has ever been, and my dreads are growing like weeds! : )
I am thoroughly enjoying my dread journey. My babies are growing longer and stronger with each passing day; using a great shampoo bar that I bought from a vendor on dreadlockssite. The LOC Cedar, Rosemary, and Sweet Lemon Grass (very lovely); Nag Champa (Words cannot describe the loveliness of this scent); Patchouli (I LOVE the scent); the one I'm using now (I can't remember the name of it) is a very light orange scent, but isn't fragrant enough for my senses...even though it smells very nice -- and many other scents I've yet to try.
The cleansing of these bars is wonderful, airy, and makes me feel prettier! And, what's even better. The seller always includes a free sample. My last freebie was Patchouli bar; which I love...so no probs there. Find other fine dreadlock shampoo bars here -- http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com/.
I feel so grateful for my locs. Each and every one is a Blessing of natural beauty. I look forward to many more years of watching my babies grow.
Love and .V.. to All! GVR