It's something I've wanted to do for a VERY long time, and in fact I had 'non-permanent' dreads put in for the high school ball, and then proceeded to ignore the hairdressers' warnings about taking them out straight away - I left them in for 3 weeks or so since I loved them so much! Many hours of combing got them out, but I always wanted proper ones and have pined and thought of them often since then.
My hair is very long, straight and thin/fine - and for almost all of my life I've had the same long, straight hairstyle (or lack of style?). Being a bit of a tom-boy I've never put much effort or thought in to my hair, but loved the long silky shininess and twirling the strands around my fingers :)
But I've been thinking of the deadly dreadlies more and more and at last.. I've taken that final step and had wonderful lovely locks put in!
Inspired by dreadly ladies such as Emily and Jas it was only a weeny little nudge to get me off the edge and plunging into dreadlocked magnificence!
The ladies I got dreaded with are AMAZING - an absolutely wonderous bunch of open minded, delightful, inquisitive and warm hearted women. How blissful to spend a day with them, they weaving my hair into dreads while I knit and we talked together of families, experiences and the world around us.
I am SO thrilled with my dreads! I know they will only get better and better too as they plump out and bulk up a little over the coming months.
I've given a bit of space to the wild and creative side of myself and I LUFF it! :D
It feels like (and I know this sounds silly because "it's only hair"...) I'm more myself now, and that is WONDERFUL!