I first decided I wanted to have dreads when I was 16 it took me then another 14 to pluck up the balls to actually do it. I was heading to being 30 and really didn’t know what direction I wanted my life to go, other than being different to what it was at the time and what I have been used to.
They took a while for them to knot in as I had opted for the natural dreads that had filled images throughout my childhood which is what comes from being a 70’s kid I guess as both my parents were alternative, Hippie Mum and Rocker Dad. So the uniform Dreads you see all over the place are not my style so none of this over excessive back combing, no wax, no crochet hooks just time and patience.
They would of been a lot longer by now if I had not over bleached them four years ago meaning I had to cut them, but this really doesn’t bother me now, one thing I have noticed is that since having them I now love my hair, I do not see it as Just Hair, they are more like little life forms which does sound odd.
So here we are almost 7 years of having dreads, I am a very happy hippie with a new lease of life and confindence in the person I have become.