so basically heres the storry
i started my dreadlocks in a saloon when i was 13 because i didnt know better and they backcombed them and used wax but after more or less half a year i realized that it wasnt good at all so i just let them grow for about 2 years and i cut them short occasionally thats what they looked like at this piont
anyway if i look back i think they where pretty cool but at this time i was 15 and pretty unsecure about my appearence (mostly because i wanted to look attractive for girls
so i talked with a few dreadheads and they all recomended me to start crocheting, so thats what i did. At the beginning the looked great and really neat and i was really happy about them but as time went on i felt like more and more hair was braking out and alot of scalp was showing this is what they looked like in the end
I felt that something was going wrong so i searched the interwebs and found this site and read everything about wax and crocheting and i felt like i needed to restart them but at this point i have had them for 4 years and even if i wasnt happy with them i loved them and didnt want to cut them off. so i decided to cut them to half the length and "restart" them going natural
this is a pic i took the week after cutting them
and since then i dont do anything at all
this was after more or less half a year
and this is what they look today (litterally took the pics a few minutes ago)
I wrote this today because now i love my dreads even more than i ever did before in my journey.
And i am very thankfull to everybody on this site for the incredible ammount of informations you can get about how to get healthy dreads and a big thank you to SE for starting this site.
And i also wanted to show that even if you messed up really bad with your dreads in the beginning you dont nececerrally need to to shave them of but with a bit of patience they will sort themselves out, just dont touch them.
again sorry for my english but as i said before it is not my mother language and therefore a bit hard to write without sounding weird.
thanks for reading
updated by @bene: 02/15/15 04:09:06AM