I just got my dreads done wednesday and I love em! Just a couple questions...They are still pretty wet and sticky from the initial wax...how long will this take to go away and can I help speed up the process? It's sorta gross. Also, the end of my dreads are wicked hard to backcomb and whatnot and won't stick together. any suggestions? I'm not sure if I want to use elastics...Pics to come soon!
So last night I'm at a nightclub - the Phoenix. I'm boogiing on down to some funky rythms and a metre or so away, I see a kid with about chin lenght hairlocks.
So I saunter over to him, and tell him I like his hair, ask him how long he's been working on them and all that.
And suddenly I become his dredlock mentor.
I let him know about things like dredfalls (when the bottom part of your lock seperates from the top) and he starts asking me all sorts of questions about my lock experience. we talk for a while, then boogie on seperately.
A bit later on in the night he comes back to me, we talk some more.
Gotta love the sense of community, eh?
*Contentious parts of this post have been not-writen about*
the other day while i was at work, there was this man who was, i'd say, in his 60s. he was very enthusiastic and funny. while my manager was ringing him up, he said to me, "i really like your hair!"
and i said, "are you serious?"
and he said, "yes, i'm very serious!"
and i said, "because people are sarcastic about it."
he goes, "i know. but i like it because it shows you have imagination, and i like imagination."
and the conversation ended.
then a couple minutes later he said, "you really are adorable with that hair. are you a hugger or a non-hugger?"
"i'm a hugger."
"then come here."
so i walked out from behind the counter, and his arms were open and we hugged, and he hugged me tighter and tighter and tighter. and when we let go we were both smiling very big.
so, i'd just like to say, that no matter how many people sneer at me or laugh at me because of my hair, it doesn't matter in the least because the nastiness doesn't even add up to the HUG that i received from someone i don't even know, on behalf of my dreadlocks.
i've been around here a little while. my name is cassie, and i have a new friend, her name is caroline, and she's a baby dread. it's just her for now, she's my little guinea pig. we'll see how she turns out and start to make her some friends later. right now she's very fluffy and stray. but then i took her to the grocery store and she saw a florist with very beautiful mature dreads and she was cheered up quite a bit. i might even buy her some wax for christmas, if needs be. oh, how i love my caroline.
my loose hairs are going crazy! i HATE them. i dealt with them before, but then i used this crappy shampoo that had a few conditioning agents in it so i think that made my loose hairs worse.
is there anyone who lives in the bay area/San Francisco who is MAD GOOD at fixing loose hairs? does anyone know of a decently priced salon in the bay area/SF that could help me out? i want to fix them up as nice as possible for my wedding. suggestions anyone? i'll be home in 2 weeks...
ps. I dyed random dreads red. it looks asesome! i will post pics as soon as i take them. all that hair dye has done something to me because i can hardly focus right now. i think i must be high.