August 26th, 2003

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Hey, I'm new to the community. I've been growing my dreeads for a 1 year and 4 months and I'll be happy to show them off when I learn how to upload them. :)
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taking out my dreads for a whole NEW school year. i am so sad. i dont want to, but my parents are making me. ive never had so much fun in my life. my dreads are my babies and now its time to abort. they brought me much happiness. i will MISS them so much. 6months. 6months gone.

hott dreadies & good eats

last Saturday my bebe & i ventured down to Ft. Lauderdale (FL) for some nummy eats at this amazingly awesome gourmet vegan/veggie restaurant called Sublime.... it was so amazingly good, even though i didn't like what i ordered for dinner (the coconut mushroom thai bowl is VERY full of lemon-grass!), but my sweetpea was nice enough to let me have what she ordered (aw!), the pseudo-beef stroganoff.... here is a write-up from the PETA website.... the restaurant has a garden on top of the roof at which they grow all their herbs & 100% of the profit is donated to animal-rights organizations (i don't know how they do this?!)....

but anyways on to my dreadie portion of the nite.... the waitress at the table next to ours had these amazing long flowing brown natural dreads with cowry shells hiding out here & there.... i couldn't help but stare agape at her amazing locks & my bebe thought she was very Ani Difranco-esque!
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hello everyone! this is my first post to this community, though i've been lurking and admiring everyone's pictures and dread knowledge for a few weeks now. i've been thinking about dreading my hair for over a year, and finally (after one miserably failed attempt last december) i have dreads of my very own! a friend of mine who has done over 150 heads of dreads did mine up for me. he didn't use any "stuff" in them, just a comb and his hands. it took about 6-7 hours.

they're pretty frizzy on the tips, and the roots aren't dreaded all the way to my head, but from what i've been reading in this community those are both pretty common issues with dreads.

i have a question: there seem to be two schools of thought on how to take care of dreads. the first one seems to believe that the best way to get "real", genuine dreads is just to leave them alone, let them do their thing. the second group seems to go with the belief that the more work you put into them, the better.

what does everyone here think of that? if i let my dreads go, am i likely to have a big mess on my hands in a few months, or will they turn out okay? if i put a lot of work into them, will the frizziness and undreaded roots be fixed faster? thanks for your opinions.

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