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some people just don't get it. [26 Oct 2003|12:43am]
[ mood | amused ]

so the first day of dreading, when my head is half done and i had to just throw on a bandana thingy to go to work, my grandmother randomly shows up at my house.
now, normally that would be fine...however, this time, she takes one look at me and exclaims, "what on earth have you done to your hair? that looks TERRIBLE! you don't even want me to tell you what that looks like! you look like a (whispers) 'colored person.' don't you visit anyone in the family with your hair like that! they won't let you in the house!" i had no idea how to respond to this...so i just laughed hysterically at how shallow and closed-minded my grandmother was. if there were ever a time i felt like hitting my grandmother, as much as i love her (despite her flaws), this was it. what color, gram? purple? anywho, just thought i'd share my opening dread experience. i view my grandmother differently now. #1 she flips out about a hairstyle...but it was ok when my hair was a different color of the rainbow at any given time. #2 apparently now she's prejudiced or something...or thinks that only "colored people" should have dreadlocks. (yes, i'd definately be purple if i were a colored person) #3 she thinks the rest of my family is as naive as her.

she hasn't come around much since =P

sneaky

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[26 Oct 2003|12:58am]
for those of you that use wax, what kind do you use?
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poll. [26 Oct 2003|11:09am]
[ mood | curious ]

Poll #196624 dread poll.

how old are your dreads?

less than 1 month.
6(7.2%)
a few months.
40(48.2%)
more than 1 year.
17(20.5%)
more than 2 years.
8(9.6%)
more than 3 years.
2(2.4%)
more than 5 years.
1(1.2%)
more than 10 years.
2(2.4%)
i don't have dreads yet.
2(2.4%)
i don't have dreads any more.
5(6.0%)

how did you get them?

'backcombing' method.
47(56.0%)
'natural' method.
10(11.9%)
'tearing strands' method.
13(15.5%)
'rubbing' method.
3(3.6%)
using wax.
5(6.0%)
'crocheting' method.
1(1.2%)
other. (see comment.)
5(6.0%)

do you use...

rubber bands?
6(8.5%)
dread-/beeswax?
9(12.7%)
any other dread products?
2(2.8%)
threads?
3(4.2%)
saltwater?
4(5.6%)
(self-made) accelerators? (specify in comment)
1(1.4%)

washing is...

good for dreads.
65(79.3%)
totally evil.
14(17.1%)

how do you manage to fix the roots?

threads.
3(3.7%)
rubberbands.
3(3.7%)
not at all.
17(20.7%)
(circular) rubbing.
21(25.6%)
crocheting/sewing.
5(6.1%)

what about the tips?

palm rolling/rubbing.
28(33.3%)
leaving them alone.
23(27.4%)
crocheting.
0(0.0%)
sewing.
2(2.4%)
wax.
0(0.0%)
glue.
0(0.0%)
threads/rubber bands.
3(3.6%)

why did you get them?

religious reasons.
0(0.0%)
i'm against. (protest/provoking.)
0(0.0%)
political reasons.
1(1.2%)
style reasons.
3(3.6%)
i don't know, they just exist...
17(20.2%)
practical reasons.
7(8.3%)
lifestyle reasons.
9(10.7%)
i want to be different.
2(2.4%)

your ultimate dread hint? (to improve their look, etc.)



i'm just bored... and curious. =)
sorry for any spelling/grammar mistakes.
additions/completions are also welcome.
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[26 Oct 2003|11:17am]
! I saw yesteryday some pics of me, before i dread it, they are really fun so i want to share

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Looking for some assistance. [26 Oct 2003|11:39am]
[ mood | happy ]

Is there anyone in this community from or near Rochester NY? If there is and you have some time, do you want to help me get my dreads back into sync with each other. I have a bunch of loose hairs that I need to be shown how to crochet or sew them in. I also have a couple of rebel dreads that all of a sudden decided to try to be "normal". Can anyone out there help me please. I will make dinner, provide beverages, herb if wanted, and movies if wanted as well.

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[26 Oct 2003|12:03pm]
my dreads turned one year old yesterday! woooo.
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yuck [26 Oct 2003|08:01pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

people can be stupid, i went to the movies last night and i passed a group of kids and one of them yelled "WASH YOUR HAIR!" and it pissed me off and i told them that i had washed my hair that same day and they all just stared at me like i had 3 heads or something so i just walked away, oh well. they're missing out on the seXXXiness of dreads, their loss :)

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