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Sunday, April 7, 2013

9 Months of Dread (Dreadlock Pictures!)

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Hello my gorgeous Otherbeasts! I've had dreadlocks now for 9 months and what a journey it's been! I have pictures! I've come to sort of love the unique lumps and loops that my dreads continually surprise me with... or I am getting better at dealing with the chaos. Maybe both.

I hope that your weekend was a superb one filled with joy, happiness, peace, tranquility, and rest. If your weekend wasn't that awesome, then be thankful that you woke up this morning breathing! (It could have been worse.)

So, yes, 9 months of dreadlocks and they're still wild and crazy. I even have one I named "Ragnarok" because it looks like a Minmatar ship in Eve.

On the whole though, I'm still in love with them and I believe I'm past the "I want to cut them off" phase... only because when you get down to brass tax, I really hate brushing my hair! And the subsequent shedding.

One of my other favorites (yes, for the un-dreaded, most dreadies have favorite dreads) is one I call "my big fatty," because it's still the one that tightened up quickest, hasn't got drastic lumps/bumps/loops, soft like cotton rope, and is a pretty nice size.

Perhaps my favorite thing of all is no hair ties! It's by far, the coolest thing ever.

I advise anyone thinking about getting dreads to think long and hard on the subject, they WILL change you as a person... but only for the better. Plus every single day is a surprise because they're all doing something different than they were yesterday.

Love you Otherbeasts! And thanks for reading! Stay tuned because I can't wait to see what the one year mark (June) brings to my dread party! Take care Otherbeasts.

Until Next Time,
<3 Shade

My Etsy Shop (Wings and Things by D&D Studios) is full of Handmade Dreadlock Beads and Cuffs! Made by a Dreadie for Dreadies. <3

Other Blog Postings About My Personal Dreadlock Journey:


  1. very nice post!

  2. I'm such a horrible blog-reader... occasionally! xD
    Your dreads are looking great! I had one fat dread too, was my favorite, I named it Mister. I wonder why we do that... name dreads? Hehe
    Awesome about your weightloss, nicely done! :) I'll hang around here more often for inspiration, both hair and weight-stuff. God, I cant stay away from that chocolate, but I dont want to look like this either -.-
    Going to check that link out in your other post. :)

    1. I'm terrible at reading blogs too, which is ironic since I author one, lol. Thanks very much, I'm loving my dreads this particular day, and I too have wondered why we name our dreads, lol. :D Thanks very much about the weight loss also! If it's chocolate you're after, aim for dark... it's completely legit; 70% or higher. :) I'm happy to have you hanging out here any day Sandra!

  3. Heeeeey....I know you! Hah!


    1. Hi Hyena... Virri. ;) How's your locks?
      <3 Shade

  4. No kidding, I've never even read a blog before. I have this strange calling to start dreads (my husband and kids think I have a screw loose...that's debatable) and I can't explain it. I wish I'd had it before I cut 2 feet off my hair but New Beginnings and whatnot. I'm at the biggest I've ever been (other than pregnancy), over 200 lbs but that BS is over...I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, and so begins my journey. Might even start a blog....you've been very inspiring to me! And lo, she may be a humble gardener, she is strong!

  5. I have faith in you Kristy, I already sense the determination in your post. Best of luck on your journey!
    <3 Shade