I'm Maegann. I'm a freelance photographer and I make jewelry from time to time.
I've been on my journey for a year now.
I started my journey out of spiritual and mental recovery and wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into. I used the backcombing method to start. I used a teasing comb and did my best not to damage the hair (although it's nearly inevitable using this process). Needless to say I waxed once in my dreads life and will never do it again. It made my dreads have a constant grease look about them.
I went through the phase of hating the bumps and poked at them with a crochet hook and learned the hard way after one of my dreads broke (yes it broke in half... ) that I would never again touch a hook and let it do it's thing naturally.
I would say I lost a little over half my length when I dreaded. They shrunk from below my arse up to my shoulders, and are just now finally getting length again.
This journey has taught me alot about myself and I am ever thankful. I've attached some photos below of the before, the after, and the now (and a piece of jewelry I made) Mitakuya Owasin
updated by @ign0rantg3nius: 01/22/20 09:33:16AM