By Puddinbites, 2013-08-29
I'm two and a half months in to natural/neglect and my hair is so crazy poofy, super frizzy sections in the front that are still long and short hair that is already dreaded and shrunk to 1/3 (some of it even more) in the back and I <3 <3 <3 it! yeah think I look crazy and weird but it's fun! I hated my first set in square sections with rubberbands constantly retwisting them. I hated how they looked this time I'm at this crazy ass stage and still love myhair more than ever. The whole taking care of my hair routine feels more right then even even with having to separate 2 times a day.
I wish my hair didn't blunt itself and I have some that have those medaillon things (like bigger ends) but it'll be okay. I hope they will go away with time but if not I can cut ends off because I'm pretty sure I'm just gonna let my natural haircolor come back even though I have a good bit of gray. I my natural color will good in dreads and since the sun turns it lighter maybe some dreads will be different shades then others.
Since I've been dreading so so much in my life has changed I started exercising and I'm having so much and I've built up so much stamina then I had. I telll you Billy Blanks about killed me at first but now I can finish the whole tae bo basic workout and still keep exercising. I've done alittle yoga and dediced I want to learn to belly dance (if you knew how clumsy and ungraceful I am you'd think it's funny too) It'll be fun and good exercise. I've been find all kinds of great excerise videos on youtube. I've just been living my life how I wanted to. Not planned along with the dreading but my husband I got rid of so many bad people out our lives we didn't know how bad theywere until too late but anyways that it is hard and depressing story to tell about getting robbed, screwed over, etcby family and close friends so I'll just leave it at that. But it's like they were negative energy this whole time things are just looking up more then ever.
By Puddinbites, 2013-06-16
Well first off just let me say how relaxing and fun this is just from the beginning, nothing hurt, my hair feels good not damaged and I see progress. On the 9th or 10th (pretty sure the 9th, my Husbands thinks so too but who know for sure) I was having an awful time trying to find the brush so I went on threw with starting the process I had been wanting them for forever (had a bad set 10 years ago) and been looking into exactly how I wanted to do it for the last few weeks and I felt ready.
My hair loves to tangle and seperate into little groups on it's own so I was pretty sure my hair would do really well and I think it is. I have 3 baby dreads on the back on of my neck and pieces really sticking together, they are small but I would prefer mostly smaller dreads with a few bigger ones in the back. It just feels like things are going right this time.
My husband is so supportive and makes sure the back doesn't get too stuck together and is hand carving me some beads and also trying to make a swirly chinese dragon but it'd be long time before I'd be able to wear to anyways. He is using cherry wood and I hope that is okay. We will get him some carving and wood burning suppiles soon.
I have the products I am currently using and pics up in my profile. I ordered the dreadlock shampoo and sea salt spray though too and I can't wait to try it out. I think I might buy some embroidery string tomorrow to make some criss cross wraps just for fun.
I'm gonna update with pictures and a blog posts pretty often since I really enjoyed reading and seeing other peoples dread journey. Thanks for reading