Yes, it’s been a while since I washed my hair. This might be the longest I’ve ever gone. 9th day? Yikes! That seems to be freaking out a lot of people. It did start to get a little itchy today. Natural oils… the best conditioner, right? ;)
I have to say I’m amazed at how these are holding up. I’ve slept in them, exercised in them and have been out in extreme heat, and still no unraveling. The longer I have them, the more real they look and feel. Even close to my head, they are still as tight as the day they were done. I even had my hair in a pony tail for several hours, and when I took them out, no marks or indentions where the hair band was. Cool.
When I told people I was doing this, I said, “Rhyanna told me about the temporary dreads, she has the real ones, but I’m getting temp ones like hers.” At first I didn’t catch on to the puzzled looks, but then a friend explained it to me. Being the more book and weirdness cultured girl that I am, and not so much in the movie and music world, I had no idea there’s a pop star named Rihanna. I guess everyone thought I was copying a pop star. A. Anyone that knows me, knows that wouldn’t happen (thus the puzzled looks). B. My friend Rhyanna is sporting some cool dreads, and Rihanna is not. C. I should probably get out more in the world.
Here’s a pic of Rhyanna with her dreads. She’s also quite the writer, her blog is dreamsunwind.wordpress.com.