Afros and Dreadlocks and Dragons, Oh My!
NHBG readers, I found my first two-headed dragon this month.
For those of you who aren’t yet hip to the lingo, a two-headed dragon is a loc with one root but two separate dreads, or heads. You can actually have three, four or five heads.
Dragons are a result of direct combining or when roots latch onto each other by their own accord. This is why people “pop” their dreads, to prevent them from marrying.
I do indeed pop my dreads so this caught me by surprise. A dread with a very very thin root latched on to a neighboring one.
If you look closely in the following pic, you can see the two separate roots:
You see that slim line of hair on the bottom? Yep, a dread was actually hanging from that root. So as you can guess, I think this dread stands a better chance in this marriage lol
The previous pics are from the beginning of the month. The following one is from yesterday, about three weeks later:
Many people combine the length of their dragons so that they’ll be just one dread. You can do this by wrapping them together with thread or simply twisting them and securing with a rubber band.
I considered doing so, but as you can see from the last picture, they’re already starting to join along the length on their own. Like I’ve said before, our hair really doesn’t need any help; it knows what it’s doing 🙂
As a matter of fact, I think I may stop separating at all. I’m not sure why I still do so anyway. I may become a true wash-n-go girl.
My fellow dreadheads, do you separate to prevent dragons? If not, how do you treat them? Do you combine the heads or just leave them be? Or do you separate to prevent dragons altogether?