6 thoughts on “4 months

  1. Thanks for keeping us posted! Your journey has inspired me and I will be getting them next week. :o) Do you have any tips or suggestions? I have waist long Caucasian hair. (on the thin side though)

    • The only thing that you should absolutely NOT do is put wax in your hair. But whether you backcomb, twist & rip, or crochet it will turn out well. Also, try not to do too much maintenance. I tightened a few of my dreads too much with the crochet hook while trying to make them look neater. We just need to let the process do it’s thing. Good luck with your journey! I’d love to see your results 🙂

      • Thanks! I’m getting butterflies in my stomache every day it gets closer. . . Do you palm roll them? If so how often? I plan on doing the back combed method. Hopefully 7 months is long enough for them to start looking decent (getting married in June) Part of me says I should wait till afterwards while the other says; “don’t be such a chicken!”

  2. I don’t palm roll. I’m not sure if it really does anything. Many people don’t start liking their dreads until they’re about a year old, but others have awesome dreads day one. There’s no way to really know what will happen, but I say go for it! You can always brush them out before your wedding if you decide you hate them. Or you can just decorate them with yarn and beads. I loved the yarn I put in for Halloween.

      • haha It’s no problem! If I had thought it all out beforehand I wouldn’t have done it this way, but anyways… I used this method around my dreads http://youtu.be/U0pDXz7F1DI except that I didn’t put the yarn through the base, just knotted it well at the top. After I did all of that I looked like Raggedy Ann, so I tied another loop of yarn to the bottom of my dreads and tied a third piece to the yarn then braided the three together. I hope that makes sense. I’m sure there is a much simpler way of doing it.

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