Hello all! I love this site and am so glad I found it (or that it found me). When I first started doing serious research and learning about dreads, I was led right to the "manufactured" wax induced dreadlocks that you buy, right up to the point of receiving my very own dreadlocking kit in the mail (oh my!)... but to my disappointment of what I had just unnecessarily wasted money on, I had discovered this site and was instantly turned off by the thought of using chemicals and fancy products to produce a look that wasn't "natural" in any sense of the word.
So as soon as I received my "Insta-dread" kit, I drove right to the post office and sent it back and was able to start my dreading experience with a clean conscience and clean hair!
Officially, my Organic Freedom dreads began on August 25, 2011. That was the day I discharged from the military (woohoo!) and that evening was when I went comb free. So from now on, I will try to keep an update of photos to share my progress with others... and hopefully some cool mountain hot springs along the way too
Below are my starting pics... first I had long straight hair, then cut short, then let it grow out a bit.
updated by @hippyfish: 02/14/15 05:20:09AM