1 Year Growing My Locks!
As you can see, I have been on my natural dread journey for over a year now! My dreadlocks were born on May 7th, 2011, So I’m just a little over 13 months now! What can I say about my journey? It’s been amazing, beautiful, stressful, hard, inspirational, and so much more. I can feel my body, spirit, and mind grow with my beautiful locks! I am growing as a human being, while my roots grow as well. They will never stop growing!
I’ve learned that I have a lot more patience than I thought I did. I always thought myself as an impatient human being, and maybe I wasn’t wrong, but since I’ve started my journey I’ve gained a lot of it. I’m not going to say, “I was the most patient little lady when it came to my dreadlocks,” because that would be a lie. I had some rough times with my locks and some doubts, but I never gave up. I never once told myself that this was a huge mistake because I know it wasn’t. I never thought, “This was a mistake deciding to grow natural dreadlocks.” I never second guessed my soul, and I’m glad I never did!
I’m more than happy with how my locks are turning out. Sometimes I look back to when I had straight hair and it amazes me, how unfamiliar I look. I honestly don’t like my past appearance! It’s a great feeling knowing I’ve finally found myself spiritually, mentally, and physically. My tree roots complete who I am! It’s like this journey was calling for me, just waiting for me to realize that I was made for this adventure. This was my purpose.. scratch that, this IS and forever will be, my purpose!
Before I started my natural dread journey, I stopped shaving my legs and wearing make up around the same time. About a month before I started my dread journey! So yes, It has been over a year since I’ve worn make up, shaved my legs, brushed my hair, and gave a fuck. I love who I am and I’m not afraid to show it! I don’t want to hide behind make up. It was so easy giving it up, man. I never once woke up and thought, “Hmm, I should wear make up today, just because I don’t like how I look.” — I’m not dissing people that DO wear make up though!! Hell no. I think it’s all about comfort. Personally, I’m comfortable in my own skin, and I feel like I’m hiding my soul when I wear make up, So that’s why I quit. But if some chicks are comfortable with wearing a little bit of make up, then go for it! If YOU feel beautiful just the way you are, then go for it, man! Everyone’s beautiful, you just gotta find what you like, and what you don’t like. I found that I love being natural, so find what you’re comfortable with!
I LOVE YOU ALL.
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