Tuesday

How long does it take you to wash and dry YOUR hair?

So, after I wash (w/ Bronner's these days) and towel dry...I...separate all my hair into 4 sections.
I twist and palm roll each dread on my head....
it takes a super long time
still rolling...
When they've all been twisted and palm rolled, I start to blowdry.
gotta make sure those locks are dry inside.... don't want any mold in there:)
This part takes a long time too (on my head)
From wash to dry it takes me about two hours to achieve this....
with a LOT of this in between!

So, I'm very interested to know what your dready process is like...what happens after you shampoo? Coming into this hair style (lifestyle?) it seemed like a very low/no maintenance do.....but now...I think I've been mislead! I belong to the dread thread on MDC (that's mothering.com) and sometimes it seems like the mamas are rolling every day....what? To roll every lock on my head daily would take so long.... So, please...all the mamas out there...tell me what your rolling schedule is like. How often do you roll? Do you do the whole rip apart and roll each one after washing? And after all that rolling, do you still get the loopy crazy locks? No matter how much attention I pay to them, it seems that the loops and flat locks are going to be part of my future. I'm enjoying the journey and am trying to remain patient and just go with it, focus on the artistry of it all, but....ya gotta wonder sometimes.


4 comments:

Lexie said...

Beautiful locs, mama!!!

I posted my routine on the MDC thread :D

Mama C said...

Way too f'n long.... makes me only want to shower like once a week - max!! :) haha

swampstew said...

Hmm. I did dreads last week and washed six days after putting them in. I didn't take the time to roll them, so maybe that is why they are looking so loose! Do you palm roll back-and-forth, or just one direction?

Your dreads look great! Love them!

Mama B said...

Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I palm roll back and forth...takes for ever! Best of luck...post some pics so we can check out your locks :)