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Now that I’ve moved on from my previous life, it’s time to wave farewell to my dreadlocks and start as a “new man”.

I grew my hair out for 2 years, and had the dreads for 2 years, making this my first haircut in 4 years.

Bring the pictures…

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2 years of dreads

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Before (that beard is out of control!)

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Half way there...

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Just 10 minutes later...

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Animation

-Dan


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14 Responses

  1. Looks good – wise move.

  2. Rejeana says:

    Agree–wise move. Liked the long hair, but not the dreads.

  3. Jim K in PA says:

    Your mom must be thrilled . . . lol

    And your center of gravity is probably a bit lower now. Is it time for a helmet? Will the next adventure be two wheel transport based? Hmmmm . . .

    • Dan says:

      Haha, she really is thrilled !
      Those dreads were pretty heavy and made it really hard to sleep properly. Best sleep in years for the last couple of weeks.
      Two wheels? Anything is possible.
      -Dan

  4. Brian from New Jersey says:

    Wow what a difference! I did something similar (not nearly as drastic) growing my hair out for 3 years and cutting it short when I was beginning a new chapter in my life, in a way there was something liberating about it. With that said I’ve been growing my hair back out for a year now and plan on doing so for at least another year or so…maybe even dreads in the future!

    • Dan says:

      It sure is liberating. I feel like the dreads were part of who I was, and didn’t “stop” me from being who I wanted to be, but now in a strange way I feel like I have more freedom to do what I want and behave how I like. A little strange.
      I like the short hair for now, but I think I’ll have long hair again one day. I think once was probably enough for dreads.

  5. who’s that guy in the photos?

  6. Ross says:

    Awww your just a baby!

    • Dan says:

      Haha Thanks!
      I get that comment both directions.. People that knew be before the dreads have said “You look just like before, but you’re old now!”
      I like the new look and am going to keep it for a while.

  7. Ron Parker says:

    Well thats the Dan i know.Not looking like some ferral thats lives in the scrub,smokes pot,eats mung beans and maranate in patchouli oil.
    There is a tribe of them that live at Gellibrand[Vic.]You would have fitted in well with the dreads.
    Now you look like a real person.

  8. Ruvini says:

    I found your pic while I was searching pics of arctic circle
    then I followed to your web site .Its pretty amazing(ur tour)
    I kind of like your long hair though.:)
    I’m dreaming to visit arctic circle one day.Never planned it yet
    But hopefully with the dreads………..lol
    Anyway all the best for your future activities
    Take care

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