My Dread Journey (Day One to Month Two Progress)
Okay, let's do this!! Blogging - yeah man! Woo!
So, I started my dread journey on 5th January 2014.
I had originally had locks for about five months prior to this but (stupidly) had gotten bored of them, taken them out and then immediately missed them. Because the first time round I had done the T&R technique, I wasn't so sure that the way the locks had formed were for me. I've seen lots of beautiful pictures of women with neglect locks and I loved how their dreads still looked a lot of my normal non-dreaded hair whilst maintaining that gorgeous dreaded look to.
So, I tried my luck with the neglect method and this blog is to show my progress as they begin to mature.
Firstly, here's my natural hair as I started out on day one.
Okay so I haven't brushed or shampoo'd my hair for a whole week now and my hair is starting to seperate itself into sections. Not a great photo but you can see at the ends that the hair is starting to come together.
There's already a little bit of knotting going on beneath my neck because I sleep on my back, but haven't needed to do any separating yet. So far just happy to sit back and let them do their thing.
So I've made it to the full month mark! My hairy babies are now one month old.
As you can see I've now got quite a bit of definition in my sections of hair, aside from on the underside of my head on the right hand side which isn't really doing anything at the moment particularly. I'm washing my dreads once, maybe twice a week and am also using salt washes twice a week between that.
Luckily I have quite knotty hair as it is so things are starting to tangle up rather quickly. Having to separate them twice a day now as my hairy babies are all determined to congo already! :P
And here's the underside.
Okay, so here are my hairy babies at the two month mark. Hooray!
Starting to see more definition in the sections as the hairs start joining up and trying to congo but this isn't reflected that well in the photo because the frizz has also started to get a bit mental.
So lots of frizz going on, still seperating twice a day to make sure they don't all blend together though only washing them about once a week now and only doing salt washes perhaps once every two weeks. I should probably get back to doing that....
A few sections are starting to loop and go lumpy, which is awesome and they're beginning to develop their own little personalities. Here's hoping to see more interesting loopies and zig-zags in the months to come!
Starting to see some cool lumps and bumps as my babies dread up
So the goal now is to reach the three month mark and see what happens next! I love seeing the weird and wonderful new things my dreads have been doing step by step so looking forward to the next stage!