I would love to meet you too, Heather!!! You are such a great presence!!! BTW, I have dread envy with Eva's locs, too!!! Can't wait to see more of your pictures!!! If there were ever an award given to the most patient person, girl, you would OWN it! You have inspired so many, many people on this site to stay the course. I still believe that one day a couple years from now we'll be able to look back on the journey with a kind of fondness that doesn't come from doing things the easy way. There's a great saying ... "There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy, and it's only reward is that it's easy." We're doing it!!! :D
thanks, eva! i have serious dread-envie when it comes to your beautiful locs:)
heather, these pics make ME feel proud just to have watched you come this far so patiently!!! i haven't been to this site in a while and HOLY CRAP! what a difference!TOTALLY on your way! no more dread blues for you, i hope!!!
thanks, sara! i separated way too much in the beginning which ultimately set me back a bit. once i just left it alone i started to actually have knots that needed separating. it really didn't start to need any separating until around 8 months. i still have a ton of normal unknotted hair though you just can't tell in these pics because my hair was wet.
Very nice! Did you have to do anything to keep them separated or does that just kinda happen? I love the right-hand loopies. :D
thanks, dolly! this was 9 months and i'm 10 months now. they haven't changed so much from this so i skipped on doing pics for a month. i'll be 11 months in a couple weeks so i'm hoping to take some new pics.
i wish you didn't live so far away. i would love to meet you. you seem like such a fun, beautiful person:)
HUGE progress, Heather!!! It's so inspiring to see where you started, how you've really embraced the natural process (even on the frustrating days!), and how far your hair has come in the past year! I'm totally jazzed and inspired and motivated by you!!!! Beautiful, girl! :D
thanks, exalthimx7 they're getting there. i kind of skipped out on doing 10 month pics because i didn't feel like there's much difference from these pics. i'm going to try and do 11 month pics at the end of the month though.