Well I haven't cut any off. Can't bring myself to do it. I've gone this long might as well continue. In a general update my hair was getting soft and I had a lot of loose hairs. I thought maybe it was just a phase but I discovered it was the extreamly hard water. After moving to another house down the road with a water softening system my hair has tightened right up and the loose hairs are way less. Since I no longer have any loose undreaded sections I decided to count them. 55 in total. 4 of them are quite thick because I allowed them to congo but most are average sized and a couple are thin.
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I just realized I didn't put a one year update! It's so hard to believe it's been that long. I've grown so much as a person since starting this journey. Not just because of dreads obviously but this year has been one of self discovery, personal growth and individuality. I've gone from a home bound, scared individual in a crappy job to this. I quit my job and am now traveling the US with my two cats using the WWOOF program. I'm happier and more confident than I've ever been.
My my dreads are not what I had envisioned at all. I wanted thin wispy ended dreads with a few kinks and what do I have? Chunky, bumpy, flat ended dreads. But you know what? That's ok. They are uniquely me and mine.
aww would have loved to see you there
btw sooo many ppl came up and said this site helped them dread (or was only reason they dreaded) and 100% of all dreads i saw there were natural.. and loads of wild congoes
1..the craziest you ever saw
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
Little update. Sadly I've lost almost all my wispy tips. They are all flat and rounded now. Several things have been different, the shower is hot instead of cold hose water, I'm out of liquid shampoo, also I've been pretty neglectful and only washing once a week or a couple days over. When it's cold and you're showering outside you tend to push hair washing off.
My new hair is finding its way into totally new dreads between the established ones. Not sure of my current total but I'm sure its more than 55 now.