Hello, friends! First of all I would like to thank SE and all the members of this site for creating such a wonderful community and being so helpful I’m really happy I stumbled across this site 5 years ago and learned that you don’t have to make dreads, you can just let them grow. The very day I found that out I threw away my comb and have been happy with my hair ever since
So I think I owe you guys a timeline. It took quite some time for my hair to dread, but I enjoyed the journey anyway and I wouldn’t change anything about it if I could.
5 months and the coolest baby dread I've ever had
My dreads marked their first anniversary by making a nest on my head. It might sound strange, but sometimes I miss that crazy and funny stage.
1 year 2 months
1 year 7 months
1 year 9 months. This is when they started resembling mature dreadlocks, I was really excited.
2 years and some of my favourite dreads at that time
3 years. I still had (and, well, still have) some undreaded hair but I didn't mind waiting - it's really cool to see how your straight hair becomes dreadlocks on its own, as if it was alive.
4 years. I cut them a bit shorter because.. well, I don't know why. I just did it. But it gave me a chance to make sure they were absolutely clean inside, which made me quite satisfied
And here we are at almost 5 years. I'm really happy with them and I can't even tell you how glad I am that I found this site before asking someone to crochet them for me - I used to think that was the only way to get dreads.
Thanks again for spreading the truth and sorry for mistakes, if any
updated by @space-monster: 03/21/18 11:09:10AM