This is what I wrote in my introduction thread: Hello there =) New to the forum and to dreadlocks. I think Im about 3 months in and I have no idea if its "working" or not. The only thing I am sure of is this: my hair is absolutely crazy and I look like I have been living in the wilds most of my life. So, now I am here to learn more about my new hair (I have already viewed tons of timelines and find it an absolute joy) My method is twist and rip.
Before I started.
3 months in. Oh the mess. So much mess.
3 months. Two of my buddies are supershort.
3 months. Not a hair on my head is behaving. Please let me know if this is not looking right.
Post by SketchyMagpie on May 14, 2017 16:17:53 GMT
It's looking right as your locks mature they'll begin to compress and shrink (that's when you see loops etc forming and then bring sucked into the dread) and the locks will thicken up and look more like dreads.
Looks like your sections are quite small (not a terrible thing), how many dreads do you have?
Post by SketchyMagpie on May 14, 2017 17:03:25 GMT
30 is a pretty average number - I've not counted mine in a while but it usually falls between 25-30 or so.
I think you're fine! I can understand the frustration but your locks will look a lot different given more time and knotting is definitely happening from all those loops. Those will change on a weekly basis as they get tighter and tighter.
James, I like that. Crazy is good. I tried to repeat that to myself as I was walking through the shops today
Sketcy. it is a little bit frustrating. And fun. All at the same time. Before I sat down to twist and rip with my mother I was prepared for a bumpy ride, but now that I am here I can say it just one of those things you have to experience fully understand.
Arose: 11 months! woho! good job hanging in there. I will now go and see if I can find your timeline.
Slow change over about a year. It's just now starting to be less 'messy'. Of course messy is relative when it comes to dreads. ☺
Relative yes. Yours look good!! Honestly!
My hair is so wild now that I get some interesting comments. But only from children and close family mind you. From the general population I just get curious looks. Grandmother: "you look like an old drug addict". Random kid: "Excuse me.. *pokes me trying to get my attention since I am talking to some other kids* .. I just wondered, how long has it been since you brushed your hair"?
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