Do you dread change?

It was

March 2, 2010

and we took this picture on my phone to document my last few moments

with “normal” hair

before I got


some dreadlocks.

[To watch my adventure unfold, check out my Dreadlock Chronicles.]

[See also “Some change.” And watch for some more posts on change soon.]

[Oh, and yes, I love my dreadlocks, and so does Ryan. :)]



Filed under photographs, tea-timing

14 responses to “Do you dread change?

  1. You are one cute mamma Rissa! : )

  2. Lindsey

    SHUT UP!!!!!! I love it! What did they put in them to make them?!? It is so funny the other day I was wishing I had the guts to do something like this! You, my friend, look beautiful!

  3. mamarissa

    Linds, we used a few (specifically for dreads) products – saltwater spray before we began, a powder as they were backcombing (teasing) my hair, and a special wax over the fully backcombed dread. Also, my friend Joy “crocheted” my hair with a 1.25 size hook (TEENY!) to pull in all the loopy hairs. She palm-rolled them at the end and that’s it!
    I say “that’s it” like it was simple…but it definitely took 6 hours. 🙂

  4. Lauren Boucher Morgan

    You’re going to love having dreads! I had them before I got married and was so depressed after I cut them.

  5. Sooo cute, I love them!

  6. That’s fantastic!! They look great 🙂

  7. oh my goodness!

    i just was discussing this with matt the other night!!!

    you look beautiful as ever!

  8. Lindsey

    6 hours…that is what I call commitment! I am, as always, amazed! So, you have to cut them out when you are done having them or over it? That is some seriousness right there honey! I love it…love that you have the cajones to do it!!!! Do you wash them like normal? Hmm…so curious and (obviously) so many darn questions 🙂

    • mamarissa

      Linds……yes, technically I need to cut them off when I’m done, but I don’t have to shave my head, contrary to popular belief. I hope to keep them for many, many years, though! And yes, I will wash them like normal. Right now, I have to wait a week, and then I’ll start washing them every 2-3 days with a residue-free shampoo bar (Burt’s Bees). Oh, and I’m happy to answer any questions! xo!

  9. You DID it! You are awesome. 🙂

  10. I like them. That last picture is so edgy, yet feminine. It’s a cool look for you!

  11. Cat

    LOVE them. I want me some dreads. maybe someday~

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