Sometimes, it's hard to believe how long I've already been on this road. It's been six months since I set my baby dreads and they have been such an up and down experience. It seems like they can go from looking like a horrendous mess one day to tightening up over night and suddenly looking pretty fantastic the next day. Since I washed and dried yesterday afternoon and separated this morning, I felt it was a good time to do a few selfies and update. Let's just over look the blurry eyes. It's been a hectic week.
With my hair is still growing faster than my dreads are shrinking, I have far more open end than dread right now. Also, it is a bit of a motley crew of dread styles. Like I said before, I started out with twist and rip dreads in February, but now have a few back combed dreads in stubborn areas that didn't want to hold a dread and several free form dreads in the back where dreads fell out and I just didn't get around to putting them back in. I am kind of partial to those extra messy little guys, too. I am still washing only with Dr. Bronners and a combination of baking soda, peroxide, and vinegar. With one exception. I have learned to put a few drops of essential oil into my soap every few weeks when the frizzies start building up. At this point, I still want my hair to be dry to help form the locs, but there really is such a thing as too dry.
Here I am! All put together for the day, wearing my favorite cardigan and scarf. The cardigan is vintage Liz Claiborne circa 1980's. I picked it up at a church thrift shop for fifty cents. Whoot! Whoot! I am really happy with my look. I find that there is almost a spell like quality to my dreads that gives me a great boost of confidence in who I am. The funny thing is, Superman's new co-workers are picking me out of a crowd in an instant. They know I'm a witch from talking with him and I guess I just look witchy these days. To sum it up. I feel completely me and I feel like a BOSS!