Location: Ottumwa, IA
My Dread Story.
We all here have one!So every time I've dreaded I have used the perm method. Which apparently is hated on, but its always worked for me. I've seen that they "don't last" but really, it will, if you treat them as dreads and not as a perm.So, in June (i think) of 2009, I decided to get just one lonely dreadlock. I was too nervous to get a full head of dreads. Where did this wild hair up my ass grow from? I reconnected with a good friend of mine when I was a younger teen, and we started dating very quickly. He had dreadlocks. now, this was the first time I had ever seen them in person, or touched them, loved them, etc. I actually really liked em - I always have, but common. White people don't have dreads? Well I grew a pair and got one. I babied that sucker. I took it out though after we broke up, it left too much painful memory, cause I would always play with his dreads, and I missed him deeply. Stupid reason to change my hair, I KNOWWW, but it happens. Love does funny things to people.Well after I removed it, I missed it like crazy. And decided to get a full head. January 2010 is when I got them, cost me a shit ton of money, but I was satisfied. The girl who did them has had dreads before. See, when I got my first dread, I was recommended by my ex & hairdresser to use dreadheadhq. I liked the site but everything was WAY too expensive, and so many of the products just didn't look, I don't know, right. In March 2010 I removed the dreads for where my bangs would be. I missed straitening and washing my hair, I didn't feel as feminine. (I'm not a girly girl, but c'mon, its kinda fun to do hair.) I LOVED my hair like this, it was like a mullet lol. Business in the front, party in the back :DWell this all ended in June 2010. I stopped taking care of my dreads and they started to look very bad. I don't know why I got lazy, but I did. It could have been the new relationship, I was spending a majority of my time with him, and he was always impatient for me to spend time on my lovely little locks. So, I regretfully got rid of them. It took several weeks cause I combed them out, and had to take a few days break in between because my scalp hurt so bad.I then nurtured the ever living crap out of my regular hair, perming, dying, not brushing, and essentially not enough nutrients near killed my hair. Luckily, I have all of my hair. It has great resilience, thank god, cause if it didn't, I would be bald.So I missed my dreads, a ton. Things weren't going so well w/ that past relationship, he was controlling. He was a part of me getting rid of them, he never really liked them. So the weekend we broke up (it was before it happened but still, he was pissed when I told him lol) I put them back in myself. (yes, perm, in case you forgot from my 1st sentence). This current dread session has only been going on for roughly a month now.See, white people hair doesn't like to dread, especially mine. I've never had "good" hair. Its always flat, gets greasy after one day of not washing, and its real fine. Granted, I have a lot of hair, and its "thick", but each strand is very thin. Dreads don't come easy.I don't know how long I'll keep them. I seem to bounce around a lot with my hair, and to those of you who are hxc dreadheads, have been & always will be, I'm probably being offensive. And in a honestly, not bitchy way, I don't care. My hair is never the same for very long, and there is only so much you can do w/ dreads. Don't take me the wrong way, I love them. I love being unique and feeling the freedom to express myself. I'm artistic & creative, always doing crazy things. I love ink & gauges. I know dreads are supposed to be a permanent change, but I just can't stay still for very long :bShare your dread story & feel free to leave any comments Please, no hating