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Brandon Riggins
7 years ago
3 posts

Hello wonderful souls! My name is Brandon and I'm very new to this site. I made the decision to stop cutting my hair after participating in "No Shave November" of 2013. At the time, I had a lot of things I thought were going downhill for me in life, (Jobs, Relationships, Etc.) when I was actually ridding myself of negativity I was surrounding myself with.

I am 22 years old and I've never had hair long enough to touch my eyebrows! It's always been buzzed for whatever reason. I don't really measure it so I just use points of my head to judge length for now.


After 6 months of growth, I came to realize there is absolutely no managing my hair type. It is very thick and course thanks to my mother's genes :) I was told by an old high school friend and natural dreadie that I should just "Let it do it's thing and lock up, it suits you anyway". I have always admired a beautiful set of locks and the owners are always the most wonderful of people.

I enjoy the love/hate reactions towards my looks and getting to this point has been a test in itself. I can't wait to continue to share my journey with you all and receive and give support along the way. I'm sure I will have questions

All pictures are chronological. The last being just now. I have been 3 days now without any product (organic aloe vera shampoo being the only thing I used to this point)

Thank you for reading :)

updated by @brandon-riggins: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
7 years ago
36 posts

Your hair is amazing! You will have lovely locks :)

Moon Child
7 years ago
51 posts

Welcome, and every one here is to give great amounts of support and advice. Don't ever be afraid to ask! (:

7 years ago
173 posts

Absolutely beautiful! Wow! :)

7 years ago
4 posts

Welcome! Your hair is perfect for sectioning itself. Great progress so far!

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
7 years ago
29,465 posts

if u didnt keep it shavedshgort it woulda dreaded frrom birth wethere uwanted it to or not

30 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long

also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international - soaring for people with disabilities
Brandon Riggins
7 years ago
3 posts

I would have loved it to be! I was always made to keep it short due to my upbringing

soaring eagle said:

if u didnt keep it shavedshgort it woulda dreaded frrom birth wethere uwanted it to or not

Brandon Riggins
7 years ago
3 posts

Thank you all! I'm excited to see what the following years will bring.

7 years ago
32 posts

Welcome and great start! One advantage you have with your hair not being crazy long is that your dreads will form and mature (and then grow) faster. I wish I had started dreads when I was 22. ;p

7 years ago
1 posts

Welcome, you have beautiful hair and eyes. I hope you make many friends

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