This is where I'm outlining the progress of my dreadlocks from day one. When I was doing research about dreads in the months before I actually did it, I had very little luck finding a site where people consistently posted pictures of the evolution of their dreads. I decided to start my own!



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The dreads are GONE!!!! 1/9/11-11/21/12 Almost 2 years. It was TIME for a change, that’s all I have to say!

I cut them off a few inches from the roots, put a ton of conditioner in my hair, and brushed them out. It probably took 1.5-2 hours to get them all brushed out. Then I went off and got my hair did at the salon! Wooo!

1 year and 10 months. They’re about the length of my hair was when I decided to dread it!

Here’s my skinniest dread next to my fattest dread! 

Here’s my skinniest dread next to my fattest dread! 

1.5 years old! Last night I separated one of my dreads. It just sort of happened, I hadn’t been planning on it. It was split a bit at the top and I just ripped it all the way down, and now I’ve got two instead of one!

17 months, in Colombia!

17 months, in Colombia!

They’re almost 17 months old now! It’s crazy! I have about 10 new baby dreads, similar to the one you can see in the second picture. It’s been an interesting process. They were finally totally mature around a year and a few months later a whole bunch of new hair started begging to be dreaded, so it’s like I’m back at the beginning again in a sense!

I currently have all of my little dreads rubber banded and I’ve been back combing them but I’ve noticed they require less maintenance than my bigger dreads did. I’ve used a crochet hook to combine some of my tiniest baby dreads with bigger nearby dreads. I’m still washing them about once a week with a natural bar of soap.

They’re 15 months & 9 days old at this point! They’re finally getting some length to them!

1 Year of Dreads

This is me before my dreads:

Here they are, brand new:

Here they are around 3 months:

There was a big change around 4 months, they finally started to look like dreads. I was doing a lot of crocheting around this time:

6 months:

9 months:

12 months:

Thanks for following my dreadventure! I’ll still post pictures as they continue to get older.

Happy Birthday, Dreads!!!

They’re 1 year old today!!! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. So much has changed! I love them so much, and now that they’re a year old I feel like I can finally really enjoy having dreads because they’re all grown up! They’ve changed a whole lot and they’re awesome. I would encourage all of you to get dreads if you think you’d be interested. They’re a crazy process and they teach you a lot about yourself.

11 months & 27 days. I bleached a few of them yesterday and this weekend I’m gonna dye them some crazy colours. I can’t believe they’re almost a year old!

11 months & 27 days. I bleached a few of them yesterday and this weekend I’m gonna dye them some crazy colours. I can’t believe they’re almost a year old!