I'm excited to be back. I have been a long time creeper, and semi-participator in the past. But time has flown by, and I am now prepared to get my dreads.. Finally. A little bit about myself.. I am a longtime Skateboarder, Snowboarder, and all around easy going guy.. Id dare to say the most chill person in my group of friends and family. I love dreads, and have followed quite a few of your timelines from the comfort of my home.. wishing id be where a lot of you are one day. Well, I'm going to get it done and I thought I would post a before pic now, a few days before my friend helps me lock my hair up
She is going to use a combination of Twist and Rip + Backcombing. I have done my own sets in the past, but they just didn't hold up. Mainly due to my inexperience and lack of patience. They were rushed. But I am very optimistic about this run. She has tons of experience and her own dreads are gorgeous.
It was my understanding that the ideal length is about 5-7inches (Thanks to a few posts from MacabreMagpie) so I held out for an extra long time this go around. I have seen tons of posts from a lot of you guys, and its so encouraging to see so many people come together over this common ground.. Dreadlocks are amazing to me, and its time I had a long strange trip down the road of messy, unkempt, lovely and finally knotted up hair! Let me know any comments about hair length, I think its going to work.. Its incredibly thick haha so I have very high hopes!
Wish me luck, and I will see you again when we finish up later this week!!