Ok, so it's been about 2 weeks. On the 7th (I think, maybe 8th) I backcombed and waxed in 4 dreads on the underside of my hair. 2 days later I washed those out and tnr'd four thin dreads on the underside of my hair. The rest of this is organic, with a few sea salt spritzes and a baking soda/ACV wash and a wash with a horrible dreadlock shampoo (while I am waiting to get my shampoo from Buck County.) Bad move. This shampoo left my hair with nasty residue, hence the baking soda wash. My shampoo should be getting here tomorrow or the beginning of next week, so hopefully I won't have to use very many baking soda washes (as I am pretty sure if I used the baking soda as my only means of washing, I would have to do lots of messing around with the ratios. I had to rinse 3 times to get my hair to not feel like literal straw and I could also feel baking soda on my hands whenever I would touch my dry hair) Hopefully the next post won't be a novel, as I will have my shampoo and just be able to simply wash and leave my hair alone. Anyway, so onto the pics. These were taken maybe 1 hour ago.
OH, here is a before picture. Wish I had a better one, but you can see my hair is naturally wavy, though in this pic I was using some kind of product as well to glue the waves in lol.
Anyway, the past 2 weeks have been very up and down as far as loving/being frustrated with it. Frustrated mostly because of the way I initially started them and with the washing mishap, which I know now had to happen so I could see this for what it is. Gotta learn everything the hard way apparently lol. It's ok though,learning things the hard way (which I have to do most of the time) usually makes the knowledge stay with me better, I have found. Sure does make life interesting (read: pain in the ass lol) though sometimes. Anyway, I am enjoying the ride and just remembering to let it flow.
Thanks to you all who look at this! Sorry for the weirdly rotated and blurry pics.
updated by @maliba-live85: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM