I thought it would be a good idea to record my progress here. I say 'roots' and sometimes 'jaata' instead of dreadlocks, just so you know Jaata is a sanskrit word meaning locked hair. My reasons for growing my roots are spiritual, first of all to let go of my physical appearance because that has caused me great harm in the past and secondly to feel more connected to this world and everyone in it. Another reason is more of a social thing, dreadlocks have been worn by people as a form of rebellion and I've already been rebellious enough, I think it's time for me to help bring people closer together, just like my hair will knot and intertwine, I want to help this world doing the same because there is a lot of suffering happening in the world right now and people seem more divided than ever so I'd like to do what I can to help bring about change.
I'm freeforming and haven't used shampoo in years, but I'm going to use the dreadlock shampoo soon (it's waiting for me at my mother in law's place, we're moving very soon so all of our mail is going there right now).
Anyhow, I hope ya'll enjoy seeing my hair change as much as I do.
Here are some pics from when I just started:
And these were made a few days ago, around the first month mark, sadly my very first 'super tangle' is gone now but I'm sure others will come back to take his place;
updated by @duskwood: 05/17/19 10:47:07AM