Dreads - Day 2 [Explored]





Meet my new dreads, Flickr friends. I love love love them. I wish I had more pictures to share but the sky started pouring a while ago. Hopefully a few others turned out. I'll post more soon.


So I did this yesterday. It took 4 hours, and I used multiple methods to achieve my dreads. My hairdresser separated and backcombed my roots, my mom, sister, friend, and I all twisted and ripped, and then we rolled them when we applied my homemade vegan wax (unfortunately, not homemade by me - I bought this from a woman in Colorado through eBay). I did make my locking accelerator though: sea salt, lemon juice, and water in a spray bottle.


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  • Michelle Dowda 4y

  • close-hauled 4y

    wow! I kinda wish I'd have the guts to do this but I'd soooo get "the look" from upwards of a dozen people I know... oh well.
  • Alyssa Jiosa 4y

    close-hauled and if you think it's worth it, then do it! It's your hair, not theirs, right? and once people find out you wash them regularly they are a bit more accepting. :)
  • Ricardo Cupido 4y

  • asKatie 4y

    welcome to dreadlock life :D
  • Alyssa Jiosa 4y

    Thank you. :)
  • InUpendi 4y

    Nice:) especially after only two days!
  • MTvandenEnden 4y

    I'm in loooove with your dreads <3
  • Alyssa Jiosa 4y

    Thank you!
  • Alyssa Zoé Amaro 4y

    I had one, and I used it to pick up all my hair up in a ponytail and stuff like that! I really miss it.
    Yours look fantastic! :D
  • ella larose 4y

    yeah for dreads!! I was so excited when i first got mine in, and now years later I am still so excited to have themn! they look awesome!
  • Alyssa Jiosa 4y

    Thanks! :)
  • Quirkygrl16 4y

    Pretty shot. Did you have to cut them out???
  • Alyssa Jiosa 4y

    No, I still have them now. But when I'm finished, if they aren't completely locked up, I could detangle them (painstakingly, it'd take hours) but my hair would be damaged and broken. You have to leave some length at the roots, so when I do cut them, I'll just be sporting a pixie cut until my hair grows back out again.
  • Quirkygrl16 4y

    Alyssa Jiosa I couldn't imagine detangling them. You would need gallons of detangler and leave in conditioner XD I think you can sport a pixie cut. You have the facial structure for it. :)
  • Michael Gibson 3y

    Nice Capture
  • [Leo°] 3y

    Welcome to the dreadlocks family:)
  • Bianca Dagheti 2y

    like this pic!!
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