My Jata Dreads Journey In Pictures #jata #dreadlocks #Reading #Berkshire
I shaved my head for 10 years. When it was time to grow my hair again it was important to me that it was on my terms. I was getting older and I felt I needed to embrace that in away that would be enjoyable. So I decided to lock my hair.
Started with a straightforward Mohawk, which was bleached as I was told that this is the best way to begin locking.
My first dreads were so cute and tiny, the hair was burned with a hair iron, back combed and then smothered in dax. I knew within a couple of weeks that this was not the way forward.
I kept the baby locks for a little while until I found the dread guru, Jamie Webb, DreadMonkey and he tidied my locks without the use of any wax but using a crochet technique keeping my locks soft and manageable.
and so they began to settle in and grow
and I had lots of fun with them
I kept the Mohawk for some time
until eventually I decided to grow the Mohawk out and lock the whole head
During the time of growing out the Mohawk I found I had breast cancer. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn’t need chemo
and Jamie started another batch of baby locks, looked so weird for a while but they settled quite quickly.
I am now tidy up my locks myself, it’s not difficult anymore, takes me about 2 evenings to do my own due to arm and hand ache, but I am very pleased with my achievements.