I have been thinking about getting dreads for a while now and my changing life situation has meant that now is the perfect time to do it. I have just given notice that I will be leaving my desk job, cause I am getting training as an industrial abseiler so I can work for my boyfriends business.
I stopped brushing my hair ten days ago, here are some pics of my progress:
MY HAIR AFTER MY LAST HAIRCUT
DAY TEN (Sorry, I couldn't work out how to get them to display in portrait orientation... they were ok on my computer!)
If anyone has any ideas on how to keep the frizz under control without adding any nasty products to my hair I would love to hear them! I am going to try a salt spray...
Here my hair is a little bit wet, but I have been using the salt spray with a pretty good effect. My hair doesn't feel dry at all, but the curls have become really defined. As far as sections go they are pretty small, but I am a fan of thinner dreads so I would love it if my hair went down that path all by itself!
It hasn't started knotting up yet, which surprises me, as I thought almost two weeks without combing would make my hair pretty feral! But I am happy with how my hair is looking at the moment, and almost bursting with anticipation to see what it will do next!
I have only washed my hair once a week for a few years now, so I am going to stick to that but with the BS/ACV from now on. I do, however, prefer to rinse my hair with water daily, as it has always made the curls better! I suppose when it starts to hold water for longer I will have to stop this, but it works for now.
I may possibly be obsessing over the whole process a bit too much, taking too many pics and browsing this forum obsessively. At least the forum gives me an outlet, so I can leave my hair well enough alone!
I have just been letting them get on and do their thing. I wish the days would pass more quickly!
They are still just a curly mass, but looking surprisingly good. It doesn't really look like I haven't brushed it for a fortnight... I have been getting really good sections underneath as well, and possibly have one small dread starting under there, but I can't find it anymore, so maybe it worked loose.
And the top, the part changes slightly every day, but I am liking where it is.
More pics to come!
updated by @claire-wilson: 02/14/15 02:08:45AM