Haven't been around for some time. My dreads have grown and matured so much since just last july, as i am now able to put beads and what have you in them. My journey using the natural method has...had its ups and downs to say the least. First i was pleased to see them actually taking shape as babies. Then i had days where i somewhat loathed their inital "tree-like" appearance in the later stage. Then came a day seemingly when i woke up and they were past my ears, blowing wildly in the wind, unchallenged, untamed. And i was content.
Some days i am quite proud of them, and others i feel like it is best if we parted ways. I realize it is after all just hair, but anyone who has grown dreadlocks especially from starter natural method can vouch for just how much time, patience, and energy can go into them. Currently, i would say they are at their "teenager" stage of length, and while i still believe the natural method is the healthiest way to go, for uniform appearance i might have chosen an alternative method. If i were to cut them i would not be interested in trying again; no, i have the experience of dreadlocks etched into memory forever. Yet when i raised the scissors to just one of them, i put it down and commenced writing this post. I am at a crossroads. Share your thoughts, near dread-death experiences if you will. Thanks ya'll.
updated by @thundersquall: 02/14/15 03:49:49AM