diary of a dread abuser
Help! Save My Dreads
So glad that you have come out of the darkness and into the light. I, too, tried all the concoctions that were deemed (albeit by the ones who stood to gain monetarily) "good for your dreads". I attempted dreads twice by 'forcing' them and using wax, lock peppa, back combing. Both times I ended up cutting them off and waiting for my hair to grow long enough to start again. After the second hair cut I realized that the lesson I needed to learn was PATIENCE. It took nearly 2 years for my very fine, very straight hair to lock decently enough to be called dreads. I am incredibly happy with my loopy, bumpy, unevenly parted, ziggy zaggy dreads and all the fly aways associated with them. And thankful for the lessons learned while waiting for the little beauties to show themselves. Happy dread journey to you G!