Holy 16 pages of dreadlock info! I guess my dreads are around 8-9 years old. I started them using the ol' wash without conditioning and wore a wool tam for the first 6 months. I heard natural fiber hats are best for starting dreads cuz they stimulate the hair to knot up vs. acrylic hats. Can anyone verify this? Then about a year into the project I discovered a whole lota blonde haired kids over at Knotty Boy with dreads and tried some of their products.
When I started I just let them form themselves and pulled apart the pieces that looked like they wanted to separate. If I had it to do over I think I would have sectioned my hair and rolled and twisted it for a better manicured look. It's just that I have pieces of hair from all over my head now locked up together in one dread! oops!
Soooooo, I was thinking of bleaching and dying a couple dreads like, hot pink, maybe, but have always wanted to keep my hair as natural as possible. Now that I see the fake dreads people are making and am thinking that that's probably the way to go for me. Any suggestions on how to attach a couple to some dreads? I guess it could be removable, right?
Here's a picture of my dreads a few months ago. Sorry for the Wonder Woman handbag shot. It's the only good picture of them I could find at the moment!