I decided to let my hair start dreading around the end of March 2013.
It seemed like an obvious progression since I love my long hair but it's starting to see the limits of it's length and I also hate doing even light maintenance to it.
I have never liked how it looks when brushed (the neatness annoyed me) and so had quit brushing years ago, however I continued to wash it with conditioner and I would pick out any knots I found.
Having dreadlocks seems like the next logic step for me to take towards having hair I like.
Dreads reflect my general attitude and lifestyle approach (although perhaps not in the same way as others).
Progress is slow, I shall update every few months.
-This picture is some time before I started dreading. It shows my hair in it's normal state at that time.
-This is after a few days of washing with bicarbonate of soda, there was slight separation.
-A month or so in. At this point I had not seen much progress since the initial separation.
Three and half months in. The separated segments seem tighter now and are very obvious when my hair is wet, but once dry they can fluff up a fair bit.
-You might be able to make out the swell mess I have at the top of my hair. Seems like my roots are starting to do something now, although I'm not sure what.
-Messy head. Don't have too much to say about this one.
- I could not get a good picture of it, but this is what I think is my first real infant dread. It goes right to my roots and has made a good old mess there. It's quite round near the top as well and I can always feel it if I touch the top of my head. It the most pronounced infant dread I have and is so far my favourite.
It looks about the same to me really.
Top of my head is more messy now.
You can see my first dread-thing dangling in front of my face.
One of the big three that have formed at the back of my head as well as others criss-crossing.
Three that have taken shape at the back of my head.
updated by @sirick: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM