1 Year Growing My Locks!

June 17, 2012 naturelover dreadlocks


My babies are 1 years young!

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!


This is a couple months before I started my dread journey!
I don’t mind how I looked before, but i like my current look better!

I love how I look now! To some people, I may look more unattractive, but I don’t care. I feel more beautiful than I ever have before!

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10 Responses to “1 Year Growing My Locks!”

  • Serf High says:


    (visiting your website bring me back to good souvenirs…)

    …Just to say that I also love how you look now 😉

    …Personally I find you more attractive and beautiful :)

    Keep on being yourself, natural, it really suits you


    Ear’s my humble invitation to visit I-spaces:

    Nice to meet yah sistah Kimbah


  • Amber says:

    I love the way you look right now with your dreads, I like it better than before. It’s so natural, and I love it. 😀 Yours are still so long though, my hair shrunk so much, it’s insane, haha and they’re 8 months old in 4 days. I love them, they are really solid, but I wish I could tie them together like a few months ago. Can’t wait for them to grow. 😀

    • naturelover says:

      Thank you, Amber *^_^* You are the sweetest. Also, congratulations! They are over a year now, so happy be-lated dread-birthday!
      I am lucky that my hair didn’t shrink an insane amount, yes. My hair grew and shrunk at the same pace I think. 😉 Hahaha. I wish I could see your dreadlocks!! They sound wonderful. :)

  • White Raven says:

    I love your blog 😉 just say that first.
    And I love your dreads too, I started mine with backcomb but regretted it in the end and stopped ALL maintenance (except washing. Of course!)
    They suit you very well, and I think that’s more because I can see you love them, wear them with pride and joy instead of shame, than it’s because they suit your face so well. Dreads can look good on anyone with the right spirit! :)
    So few people actually like naturals, respect them, see the beauty in them, but that’s just because of ignorance. If you KNOW what is behind every dreadhead, you can’t do anything else than love the beauty of every set of locs.

    I am still in high school, and having dreads has made me get lots and lots of frowns, weird faces and exclamations like “Hey Rastaaa!” but I don’t give a fuck. Only since I’ve gotten my dreads I really dare to think what I want, instead of how I can make other people like me, make other people ‘happy’. Only now I dare to show myself, every day a bit more, and be proud of who I am and how I look! That is what dreads did and still are doing for me! And I love it that you have undergone an equally magical journey! :)
    Getting dreads changes people, forever, and that is one of the things I love about them. I wish there were more natural sets like yours around!

    Peace and love,
    Beyla White Raven

    • naturelover says:

      Thank you very much! Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)
      It sounds like re had a very similar experience in high school. I’m so glad you didn’t let the criticism of others bring you down! Once people realize how strong your spirit is, they’ll leave you alone. Which I’m sure has happened already. Haha.
      I’m happy that you are happy with your journey; and you couldn’t be more right. Growing dreadlocks really does change a person’s life. Forever. :)

      Much love!

  • Amario Jones says:

    Hello! This is by far the most powerful, positive, inspirational message about dreadlocks. My dreadlocks are a year old and growing strong. I’m glad that I decided to stray away from the ideas of the world. Not conforming to any mold I’ve found strength peace and happiness within myself that I never knew I possessed. I believe one should know thy self and I’m learning something new everyday. Keep at it. It’s good to know that there are others in the world that share similar views as I do especially females. You’re a cornerstone. Stay safe stay strong.

    • naturelover says:

      I am so glad you found the strength and happiness within yourself! Don’t ever doubt your potential, Amario. You can do anything, once you clear your mind, breathe, and go with the flow. Life seems to be treating you well, which is so wonderful to hear. I also love to hear of individuals around the world that share my beliefs. It’s good to know that I’m not the only person that feels this way.
      Stay golden, much love.

      PS, Thank you for your kind words and for taking your time to read my blog.

  • A-riot says:

    I love the way your dreds are coming out I have been looking at your pics for inspiration now for about 6 months my dreds are about 4 months old but I must say you look great and thanks for the inspiration

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