Hey ALL! Here is a quick Journey Journal and techniques I have gone through with one of my babes.I currently only have 4 dreads. Maybe as life continues I will introduce more into my jungle of hair. But as for now, i have 4. Each one patiently and impatiently loved and nurtured.My very first dread! We will call this one rainbow. (Rainbow was intended to be the only dreaad, and would be used to hold my hair up instead of a hair tye.) Rainbow started off in a colorful hair wrap, hoping that maybe it would get dready. As much hope i put into that experiment it never happened. So i began with the frizzing, then pulling hair up to create a knot. I tried so hard to keep the frizz and knots in place but all they did were fall out and create anger in me. I started searching can white girls have dreads? all over google. I lost so much hope with my tiny unhappy dread. When finally one day i decided the back comb method. (DONT JUDGE ME) I still had a professional lice comb my mother used on me as a kid. I started back combing, then pulling the backed up hair down, started back combing again and pulled that backed up hair ect. I only went half way. I went to my friend Antlers house to help her pack for college. She has a head full of dreads, and was so upset i only went halfway with this baby. So she finished up the end with super duper tight comb back method. Then placed a pretty purple glass bead in my hair! (I recently lost that bead) She put some dreadhead product in my hair to smooth the loose hairs.I tried rubber bands at the roots, for a while it worked. It created the root to stay smooth but the other end of the dread to lock.So i kept with the rubberbands until recently. The end of Rainbow started to come out and i got so scared that i have since kept a rubber band to make it have a blunt end. After a few months of the baby dread maturing, i decided the end of the dread had too many loose hairs. I tried the crochet method and all that did was create a tight design of hair in my dread and parting that i am not completely happy with, but not completely upset with.As of now, 1 1/2 years, Rainbow has matured to a nice heavy dread. I dont have to do much maintenance with Rainbow. The roots lock and i do the palm method and Rainbow seems very happy, as am i.
updated by @saphire-fav: 01/13/15 09:07:14PM