So one year ago today, i started my dreads. If you dont know my story, here's a little quick recap. I got them done with the comb twist and finger twist. Wax, gel, lock peppa, the jamaican lime locking gel, and all this other crap was used. After about 5 months, it was february and i had washed my hair maybe 3 times, once the last 3 visits. I was advised not to, but i wanted to have it washed anyway, i was told that washing my hair would slow down the locking process. (mind you my locktician has had dreads since he was 15, he's now in his mid 30's). So after feeling like something was not right, i came across this site. Then it clicked. After some solid advice from S.E, i ordered the wax-be-gone from dreadlocksshampoo.com and the shampoo from the same site. After removing the the wax (it took 5 applications), the locking speed went up dramatically. I had loops and zig zags within days. I've been washing with bs/acv once a week and twice a week with the shampoo. I still have a ton of zigging and zagging and a ton of looping, but a lot of my dreads have reached maturity. I honestly feel had i started neglect from the getgo i wouldve reached maturity already, but nonetheless, i've enjoyed my journey. If you can learn anything from my story, learn this: If given the knott-ledge(see what i did there? its a play on words!!!lol) take it and use it, dont get suckered into the Johny lockboy bullshit or whatever the fuck his name is. Dread recognize Dread, real recognize real, so dont be fooled by all the garbage those people spill. The only secret to dreading is not a secret at all, patience patience and patience. Let go of your vanity, embrace the mess, and keep in mind you're not in this journey alone, there's a ton of us here to help you get through, like one big, happy, dread family.
Any questions regarding my story or if you can relate, hit me up. Check out the pics
updated by @supa-dread: 02/14/15 03:32:53AM