The following pictures were months ago when I started. Let me walk you through the process of STARTING dreadlocks...
(1) Sectioning. Takes forever. Extremely important if you want even dreads. You section them with rubber bands.
(2) Backcombing. Lots and lots of backcombing. You probably want to bribe people with food so you can get help. I did them by myself. It wasn't fun. It took three days, pretty much straight (except sleeping and barely remembering to eat).
And rubber banding the ends. I'm pretty sure I rubber banded mine way too high up.
This is my first baby dreadie. Don't worry-- the wax makes them look better, I promise.
Like I said...long process. I stopped to do my makeup so I didn't look completely ugly while seemingly ruining my hair...I was half freaking out/half excited at this point.
(3) Applying wax and palm rolling. Clockwise. Palm rolling. Over. And over. And over. Blow dry with heat to get that wax nice and absorbed into your dreads.
See? The wax calms them down.
This was after three days: they were finally done.
1 week. I could not wait for the rubber bands to go away.
2 weeks. Good way to hide the bands in the mean time.
4 weeks. I wasn't exactly sure when to take those bands off......
6 weeks...but then I did take them out. And I rerolled and waxed...although you're supposed to do it more often...I'm lazy. And I like the neglect look. :]
For a more detailed explanation and step by step instructions about EVERYTHING and products (the one I used) and all that jazz, visit dreadheadhq.com .
I have an asymmetrical cut so I knew there was a point when I would be doing all of them. THAT TIME IS NOW.
And to mark the occasion, a shaved head :)