Haven't really got a chance to see what my dreads look like
from a side view....Until now.
Anyhow, I am on my third week of having dreads! And they are coming along quite nicely if I do say so myself. At this stage, they are looking like tangles of curls with loose hairs coming out everywhere, I haven't thought to crochet them, because I heard that it causes damage to hair. So I'm just letting them do their thing.
As far as "maintenance" goes, there hasn't been anything I've been doing to them, other than just washing it every three days. Not palm rolling them either, because I'm lazy and I heard from someone that it does nothing to the dreads.
There is the problem of them getting flat though, which I should be worried about I guess, but for whatever reason I am not. Kind of want to see if they fix themselves and if not? Oh well! Basically I'm just letting them do their own thing.
Washing them has been a bit of a struggle but I am learning to wash my head in a different way. For example: I first wet my whole head and then squeeze a little bit of shampoo onto my finger tips, then I take that and work the shampoo onto my scalp without applying any onto my dreads.
The way I wash the actual dread, is by wetting my head again and then squeezing the water out over and over again. After all thats done, I squeeze dry my hair with a towel followed by some light blowdrying.
Sometimes I'll spray a water/ lavender oil onto my scalp....Not sure what it does, but it smell nice.
More shots of my shaggy lions mane.