Hello there! I've been lurking here for a little over a year or so, but only now have I decided to join. I noticed that it was here that i always got the best advice and encouragement. I read the posts here anytime i need a lift when it comes to the dreading journey. I know that this site has given me GREAT advice, and it shows!
I am now a year into my dreading journey. I started out with bleach blonde hair, but only recently dyed it back to black. Yes my dreads need work in some places but sleeping with a bandana seems to help with that a lot.
So im posting some recent pics of my dreads. I cant wait until they get longer. They are so beautiful. I know that others think of me in a strange way but what can I say.. i do not lead a ''normal'' life. I do what I want! And I love my dreads!!
I formed most of them with TNR but after a while when they came loose after washing i just decided to let them do their thing. I threw my hairbrush away. lol. TNR seemed to help me to section it the way that i wanted. now im watching as new dreads are forming from the loose hairs that are new.
The dreading journey is amazing and its something that has changed my life. Now that i no longer live in the city, im out in the country, in the woods.. it feels more appropriate.
I have been to rainbow gatherings. The last one that i attended was in 1994, in Ocala National Forest. I learned a lot there and it was there that i first saw dreads, and first desired to have dreads of my own.
In the beginning i used to obsess over my dreads.. but after a while, after throwing out the hair brush and just doing a little palm rolling here and there [and in the past month, daring to finally use conditioner!!] everything is finally working out. my dreads are maturing and my perspectives on life changing along with it.
updated by @calypso: 01/13/15 09:40:39PM