August 27th, 2002

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so i just scheduled my first appointment for "dread maintenance" ... because I have given up on trying to remedy my too-thin dreads and decided i need professional help to try to combine them and tighten them. i don't really know what to expect. has anybody ever had this done before? does it work?
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for those who are curious about my "dread maintenance" session, i just had it ... and HOLY FUCK does it hurt like hell. I really don't think I could've done this myself. he spent two hours sectioning my dreads off into very very tightly wound sections, tying the roots with pieces of brown string, making an even grid. the string will eventually loosen up, but right now a lot of my scalp is showing and it is very painful ... and at the moment I can't go out without a hat... I have also decided that I'm going to go through with getting "dread perm", which will ease the pain by getting rid of the string and will help my dreads lock in because they are so thin that some of them may never actually combine otherwise... it will also help a lot with forming ends. I feel like this is a bit of a cop-out, but I know that I am going to have them for years and I just want to start out right... and not have to spend forever fixing them myself and wishing that I'd made them bigger to begin with. hopefully this'll solve the size issue... if anybody has any other questions about this i'm open.
From Michelle


I've been watching this community for a while, and have finially decided to take the pluge and get the dread.s.
I have so many questions running through my head as I think about them day and night.
Are they what I really want.?
What if i dont want them anyone in 8 months?
Are these acctually going to look good on me?
What if I don't do this right?
Am I doing this for the right reasons?
Should I be looking more into the rasta religion before I disgrace them?

My mother is from Trinidad (she is white though) and only 6% of the population was white when she was growing up there. Its the carribean, so many people were rastas. Apperantly they were very racist against the whites, so she does not want me getting them, which I understand. She tells me that they're dirty and the rastas rub clay into their hair to get it that way, I'm gonna get bugs living in my hair and all the rest Now her telling me not to get them really doesn't bother me that much, just I'm afraid that they will look dirty. Can bugs get into them?
I don't want to sound like a fucking idiot, which i probably am... but you know, theres some questions that I just don't know the answers too, no matter how stupid they seem.

Thanks so much for all the past useful information, guys, and wish me luck... I'll post pictures of my process :)

Miss Sarah.