November 10th, 2003

the clash, punk

help :(

my dreads are about 4 months old now, and are starting to build up nicely. the only problem is have is lots of loose strands and loose ends... how can I fix up the ends of my dreads :(?
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Oh god...

I got sick of the blue/green shit that was my hair... the color made my dreads look awful! I wanted to dye them reddish-brown since I've wanted hair that color for over a year.

So I spent tonight bleaching it twice with my 50 volume developer... the first time I left it in for like an hour and a half, and it definitely needed bleaching again. That time I left it in for an hour. When I was washing it... one of my dreads was MELTING and all goopy and shit. I was so scared I started scrubbing all my dreads with soap to get the bleach out cause I thought they'd all melt off. I think it was only one that was doing that, and now it's so fried it feels like wire and it's all crispy. They aren't fully dry yet so I don't know how many are going to feel like that, but it's really gross.

Yeah, so don't do what I did. Heh. My dreads are white/minty-green now and I'm afraid to put dye in... not to mention that red probably won't turn out properly over top of this since it didn't bleach evenly so I'm thinking of opting for a dark brown or something. Does anyone know if dye is safe to put in when this has happened? I'm letting my hair have a break from any chemicals for the next few days, but I don't know if I should just leave it white... I'd rather not, but I don't want it to all fall out.
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  • jame0

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I know this isn't a new idea, but I never realised how well it works til tonight. I was just sat at a mate's house smoking and watching him play some Xbox game, and I started playing with my dreads 'cos I was bored. I was just grabbing the root and rubbing it on my head in a circular motion.

I only did it for like three minutes on each dread, but they all knotted up so much in that time.. I'm making a point of doing it to all of them now.

Just thought I'd share that :-)
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  • susan27

a recent dread experience

a little background before my story: I'm 23. I have had my dreads since may of 2002. i live with my boyfriend and his family. i dont have a job, but am currently looking. last night my boyfriend and i went out to dinner with my parents. at the end of dinner my dad pulled me aside and proceeded to tell me that he would pay for me to get my hair 'fixed' because i need to 'conform'. with tears in my eyes i told him that i couldn't just go in and get it brushed out, that the only way would be to cut them out, and that doesn't cost any money. he's older (almost 60) and of course doesn't understand (or even have the desire to) why i have my hair the way i do. so what should i do. should i cut them and get extensions put in which would cost a hell of a lot. or leave them. i love them. some days i want to cut them though. i have been trying to get a job but i haven't gone on any interviews yet so i can't see how i can get rejected because of my hair when they haven't even seen it yet, not to mention how i work. but not that that would have anything to do with getting a job. so anyway. what would you do? i need advice from people that are in my situation. p.s. i live in southern california in the desert and i'm the only dreadie for miles
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