Well, my handmade wool dreads made it a little over a month. I think if they would have been installed a bit more securely they would have made it two months. I think maybe the texture of my hair makes it hard for stuff to stay in... because these were double secured and some of them still slipped down with in a week. Getting them out took a little under an hour. For some reason, I love the way my hair looks when I take extensions out. If I could just keep that half dready piecey look I would. The next part wasn't so fun... my husband brushed out the knotty mess that was my head after a month of being tied to wool. Man, that hurt a bit (but not as much as putting in real dreads, trust me) He had to clean out the brush several times because of all the hair that was coming out. For those of you who think that is a lot of hair, take these factors into consideration.
1. During the whole month my dreads were installed, the hair that would naturally fall of my head couldn't.
2. Putting the dreads in and taking them out puts some extra stress on hair too.
3. You didnt see the tub after I finished washing my hair, so you only see about half the hair that came off my head!
Anyway, brushing it out came me quite the hairdo! I hope you like all my embarrassing pictures! And, yes, my husband is a saint for doing all this for me. He is just glad he can run his fingers through my hair again!