the other night, about a month ago, i was thinking of the song:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
look full in His wonderful face
& the things of this world will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.
I really love the version by the Fox and the Hounds.
I would link it here but for some reason the artist took their videos off youtube.
The lead lady singer sang a beautiful cover of "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus."
She had dreadlocks. And a very geniune soul.
This singer's hair led me to watching a bunch of dread lock youtube videos.
I got curious on the experience, especially because I was watching
videos featuring Asians with dreads. There were several folks, doing a variety of methods and reasons, but overall I saw that their hair was taking the dreads well.
My hair has been a source of experimentation for me
since my 7th grade WORST HAIRCUT IN THE WORLD!!
So I decided to jump in and see for myself.
i backcombed several locs in, but did a really
lousy job on sectioning...
my hair is straight and super thick
the hair took well to the knotting tho,
got the whole head done with a crochet method
newly sectioned... one month in
it looks a bit sideshow bob right now with the rubberbands
and now days I soak the hair a sea salt hot bath soak once a week
and steam them daily
today (mid-March 2013)
taking out the rubberbands tonite...
i think the locs are getting more established
HOW I Maintain:
have to wear a satin scarf to bed
and a beanie when i go out (for warmth.. its cold in portland)
but i like beanies,
and nowdays i feel like the hair is filling in more of the hat, which i like.
when my scalps getting itchy i spray it
with a tea tree, rosemary and peppermint essential oil spray i made
also root rub and palm roll at night
i wax every other week so the loose hairs can stick
also i soak it every 4 days especially after a dirty/gross day of work
its been deceptively high maintenance but i think its because
this is just the beginning
looking forward to my hair growing in the next year
left the bangs, might cut them short in front....