Getting Dreads: the before


On Saturday, February 7th I locked my hair and got dreads. Crazy, I know. I've had the idea for a while, and I haven't been able to shake it...so I went for it! So far so good. I've always admired people with dreads, and I've always wondered what it would be like to have them for myself. I like my hair, but I wasn't really doing anything with it. If it was a good day, I would blow dry my hair, but that's as much as I would do. Dreads are going to require a good amount of work, so that will be different for me.

My hair prior to dreads was approximately 25 inches (and still is). It was mostly straight, with a tiny bit of wave. The color is all natural. I've never died it before. In the picture below I noticed two large blonde streaks - surprise! I had no idea they existed. The ends are a little rough. During the few weeks leading up to dreads, I washed my hair 2-3 times per week instead of every day because during my first month of dreads I can only wash my hair ONCE.


Up next, Getting Dreads: the process.