Two Week Dreadlock

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My second week of dreadlock progress.
Not a lot has changed, but they have settled down some more and gained even more length.

Still a lot of work and definitely getting a good upper body workout, palmrolling 95 dreads each night.
Though I’m lucky I can usually persuade my long-suffering daughter into helping out.

My dreads get a lot of attention when I’m out and about.
Mostly I don’t mind, but it can be a little tiring when I’ve got a heap to do and every second person wants to ask about my hair!
Lesson learned though, if I’m busy and don’t want to discuss my dreads, I will cover them or wear my rasta hat.

I am looking forward to the end of this first month and getting into my ‘A week’, which is when I can wash out the wax and get to creating more knots.
I have a lot of loose hairs and a few straight sections that need work.
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and while these things aren’t really noticeable, it drives me crazy knowing they are there!
Another lesson of the dreading process, patience.

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2 thoughts on “Two Week Dreadlock

  1. so you have to wait a month until you can get deeper in the details? & a stupid question… dreads can be dyed after dreading or only before? o_O

    • Yes. Because I’m using wax, which stays in this first month, it is impossible to make any new knots. This month is all about compressing and tightening the knots we made when we back combed.
      You can dye your hair before you start, which would be the way to go if that’s what you wanted to do.
      You can also do it afterward, but not really until this process is through and the dreads mature.
      Again, this month is all about the wax.

      I decided to leave my hair is natural color, .
      Just my preference, I like the look of natural dreads.
      Though I might consider bleaching the tips when they mature, which makes them stand out more.

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