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floreo
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x-posted to dreadfaeries::Long question post from newbie

lots of stuff:
hey--I'm new--I don't have any pics but I dyed my hair last night and it is TANGERINE ORANGE, FLAMING ORANGE. (see also annie lennox of the eurythmics in the 'sweet dreams are made of this' video FOR REAL)So, anyway. I was thinking of dreading my hair but kinda wanted my hair to be redder. so I may redye it

questions:
has anyone seen FLAMING ORANGE dreads before (don't say 5th element) do they look neat or what? I know dreads are classified as an alternative hairstyle, so I was kinda hoping to draw the least amount of attention to myself in that respect. any thoughts?
also, is dying your hair a bunch really good/bad for new dreads? I won't dye them when they're in; just thinking of redying them red. dying can make dreads really dry; but I also read that the hair is easier to dread if it's dry. I just don't want them falling off.

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funny story:
I live in a semi-large southern city (mobile, al) but it's really conservative for the most part. so I go to Virginia's Healthfood Store to check out their Dr. Bronner's (anyone use this stuff?) and I asked the lady working about it. I told her I was getting dreads and get this::she was wearing a scarf on her head and she totally had dreads, and the guy waiting to check-out had dreads too!!! These are like, THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE STORE!!! I just thought it was really funny; I've lived here for 2 yrs. and have seen only 2 sets of dreads, and now I bump into TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE AT THE SAME TIME with dreads. it was awesome.
but, not hard to wrap your brain around, since it WAS a healthfood store.

anyway, sorry for the long post--thanks for reading!!!

jess
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