It's been 6 months since I put my dreads in, and they're beginning to settle in and I can truly say I LOVE them!!
Here's me before the dreads:
Having dreads was something I've wanted to do for ages, but never had the courage to actually do. After following Sara and Em's blogs, and admiring their dreadlocks I finally plucked up the courage to do mine! I had a little help from G, and over the course of a couple of days, in between children looking after I dreadlocked my hair. Here's them just after they were all finished:
And here's them now:
Looking back at them just after I put them in and seeing them now makes me realise just how much they've changed in 6 months. They're beginning to lock up and look like 'proper' dreadlocks at last. There have been times when I've despaired that they were never going to mature, but I can see that slowly they are - I'm not always too good at waiting for things!
I've gotten less self-concious about them as time's gone on, at first I was really aware of these 'things' on my head. but as they've settled down, I've settled into them and now I forget they are even there -and it takes me a moment to remember why people might stare - duh! pillar box red dreadlocks!!!!
All in all, it's one of the best decision's I've made - here's to many more years of dreadlocks :-)