My dreads are gettting old and mature, and I recently sat down to do some maintenance. As they get older, they get tidier, but my baby hairs are getting much longer, which means I've got a lot of new dreads and a lot of loose hair that needs to be taken care of. I started with about 45 or 50 dreads, and I'm up to around sixty now! It's hard to get an accurate count, since I have several around my face and in the back that are made from baby hair and are only a few inches long. As I was working on tidying them up today, I decided to take a few pictures, and then I realized I hadn't blogged about my dreads since the day I started them!
|You can't really grasp the size of this big guy,|
but it's at least three times as thick as most of my other dreads.
|There was a pretty natural split at the scalp,|
which indicated to me that this one wanted to be two dreads
|Over the course of the day, I ripped it all the way down to the big fat paddle at the end... |
Now I'm not sure what I'm going to do, except slowly pull that end apart.
|Finally got them separated, with just a tiny bit of cutting.|
|There's some truly crazy things going on in my hair...|
|This is after splitting the fatty, before my deep cleanse.|
|I vary my wash routine quite a bit - today was a scrub with a sratch-made soap|
and then an essential oil/kombucha vinegar rinse.
|After the work. It's not a big difference, because they aren't |
quite as wild as they once were, but they look tidier to me.