By Nogawar, 2012-08-07
Today marks my 99th day of natural dreading. Aside from a matted spot where too many locks locked together in "H" forms, my hair is coming along nicely. I'm not sure what to do with the matted area, and my husband (who has a much better view of it than I do) is loathe to mess with that section. So for now, I pull my dreads apart as often as needed (about once a day) and hope the back works itself out somehow. Patience, patience.
By Nogawar, 2012-05-18
My hair: I've never been able to style it, it laughs at hair products and tools (curling irons and such); it's always had a mind of it's own and disagreed with everything I've done to alter it (dye it any color, even black, and in no time my natural red-gold highlights are shining brightly through.) So, dreads--it seems this is what my head has been waiting for. It's cooperating so well, with splitting into tinier sections and beginning to dread up with little help. I have been separating some of the bigger clumps, and TNR here and there, but really my hair is happy to be doing this and is moving itself along quite nicely. I've added some beads just for the hell of it, and I salt water spray it a few hours before I wash it (every three to four days.) I am loving it. <3
By Nogawar, 2012-05-08
I have not brushed my hair in 7 days. :0)
By Nogawar, 2012-05-07
OOOO I'M FREEEEEEEE! Until August, but it's a much needed brain break either way. I've been going strong since the Summer of 2008--every semester since Summer of 20008.
Last week I had the idea that I would not let my bangs dread up with the rest of my head. My bangs have different ideas. They are almost as long as the rest of my hair, so it's a chore to keep them separate. I'm just going to let them go--they will probably dread up the fastest!
By Nogawar, 2012-05-02
This morning I did my first TNR, to mark the beginning of this journey. I'm feeling obsessive about the process today; it's the excitement of finally doing this after so, so long of yo-yoing about it. I'll calm down in a day or so, as I work myself into a routine that involves countless hours of studying and writing and remember how to function without deadlines for a minute.
Relaxation for the win.