Location: Ann Arbor, MI
By CzCacher, 2013-02-24
Since starting I've added a bunch more dreads to the underneath layers of my hair and they seem to be holding pretty well. I got help because reaching around kills my arms. I'm ready to add a few more and hope to have some time this week - including a few that are more visible.
By CzCacher, 2013-02-11
Well, since starting three dreads on the bottom layer of my hair on Saturday I haven't really done much to my hair. I generally only wash it once or twice a week (more than that and it gets really weird) so it's not unusual that it's Monday and the last wash was Saturday.So far things look good. I don't know how I feel about the ends of the dreads, I feel like maybe they should go further down the length of my hair than they do but no matter how much I try to redo the end they kind of naturally unloc at the bottoms.I am going to most likely add some more next week. I have been looking at different ways people do partials and will have the appropriate time to put into it. I'll probably post pics every Saturday since that's when I started.As far as products I will mostly have to give up my go to dry shampoo since I can't see that working with dreads. I've done some research and besides the baking powder/acv rinse I plan on using some essential oils for scalp care. I have read that using Lush's solid shampoo in "soak in float" is a great way to help with any itchiness that arises from having dreads.Anyone else just have partial dreads? What about people who suffer from itchy/dry scalp even when dread free? Anyone use solid shampoo?
By CzCacher, 2013-02-09
After thinking about it forever (I over think everything) I've decided to start my dread journey. I have medium-length hair that is pretty boring. It's not straight but I have a tendency to style the shit out of it to make it appear straight. It's not curly but I sometimes use curl creme or salt water spray and let it air dry to get my naturally wavy/puffy/frizzy locks to do something other than sit in a big puff around my head.I love the look of partial dreads and will be sectioning out the underneath layer of my hair today once it has dried.My personal preference is for varied dread sizes so I'm not too worried about a uniform sectioning. I'm going to braid the individual sections to get a sense of their relative size and then I'll start TnRing away. I love the look of dreads underneath that can be used to tie back the unlocked hair or can peek to with beads, coils or just on their own.