Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Why Dreads?

This seems to be the most common question I have been asked in the 3 whole days since I began this journey. "Why would you do that to your hair?" Well, to be completely and brutally honest the only response I have is Why Not? What is so different or wrong with styling your hair in dreadlocks? It's really no different from dying your hair or cutting your hair or straightening your hair, it's just another style or way to do your hair.

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - all sectioned out
I began this journey technically on August 14, 2016 when a friend came over and separated my hair for me. I looked like a little kid with my hair in little sections being held together with multi-colored tiny rubber bands. It was quite comical but that wouldn't last for long. I started and twisted and ripped a few baby dreads only to find I was doing them all wrong. So, in turn I brushed them all out (all 17) and began again...Tuesday, August 16, 2016 is the day that my head was complete, my baby dreads were set and ready to begin their...slow....journey into mature dreads.

Now, if you know nothing about dreads then you probably are unaware that they take about 2 plus years to mature and get to that awesome dreadlock look. Oh how I need more patience. Thinking about it now I think I have a new answer to the famous "why would you do that?" question...I need to learn patience and dreading my hair is going to teach me all about patience.

All finished and ready to begin our journey
 If you do a quick google search you will see a lot of celebrities have tried the dreadlock route as well, so it's not just a fad, it's a way of living if you think about it...I just personally have always loved the look of dreads and never really had the guts to do it, until now that is. I figure at almost 32 years old why not try something new and do something fun....so far I am loving it.

Frizzy & Newly Born - Baby Dreads
And just like that three days later my hubby helped me finish and my 56 dread babies were born! Follow us on our journey as we embark on learning patience and having fun.

Stage 1- Dread babies: What to expect?

* frizziness and a whole lot of it

* funny looks - especially if you used to have more "conventional hair styles"

* comments - both good and bad...accept the good & just smile at the bad

* itchy head - your hair is going through a major change and your scalp will tell you about it (it does pass though)

Any other things to expect? Share with me in the comments :)

Thanks for stopping by I hope to see you as I continue my journey.

If you want to learn more about dreads I love this guy's YouTube channel ~> HERE

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