March 3rd, 2003

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Yesterday i cut the end of one of my dreads because it was longer than all of the other ones. When i looked at it it looked like there was alot of wax buildup on the inside...
That worries me because i am extreemly afraid of mold. When i first started my dreads i would put beeswax on them without letting them dry entirely first (now i spray saltwater and blowdry and don't really use wax at all) but i'm worried now that maybe there might be mold or somthing in the fatter ones.......
maybe i'm just freaking out-i don't know what i would do if i had to cut my shit off.

conversing on dreadlocks

i had a wonderful conversation today with a complete stranger about my dreadlocks....and it was really refreshing to be able to speak freely to someone over age forty about my dreads without judgement. he wanted to know all about them, how long i have had them for, what they meant for me (both culturally and personally) and how i find people to be taking them as a whole (any negative feedback, etc.). i suppose i was just wondering whether any of you have had similar experiences in having meaningful conversations with strangers on a topic that is usually somewhat taboo (in the sense that people think they cannot ask about it), and how you described your dreadlock "experience" to this individual. it was really quite nice to be able to vocalize what the dreads (and consequently, I) stand for to an individual who was really willing to listen.

i'll post my response later, but i would like to hear your thoughts/experiences on this first.
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    curious curious

Ok...confusion envolpes me again...

In about 4 months I'm moving to Phoenix, Arizona for school and by that time my proposed dreads will be around 3 months old, inquiry of the week is>>what should I be looking out for in this super dry climate? Any advantages to living in an arid concret forest (ie The wonderful city of Phoenix)?