It has been 4 weeks since I started letting my hair do its own thing. It has started to develop baby dreads and I have about 30 so far. My hair is so thick and curly it takes some time each day to find and separate the sections. If I didn't do, this it would be just a massive clump. My routine is to wash every 2 - 3 days, and every day it gets wet and drip dried when I shower. Since I started growing my hair my scalp has been healthier than when I had a buzz cut - very little flaking or itchiness. Occasionally I have to put it in a ponytail or wear a band when I go out just to keep the stiffs happy and keep it out of my eyes.
A few weeks ago I started to question my motives and dedication to growing locks after reading the history and current politics, but then figured that if they grow naturally then the only people that could be affronted must be very narrow minded. This has now made me more determined to complete this journey and to experience all that it has to offer