December 9th, 2003

on the surface - simplicity


before i post it agani...i will now explain EXACTLY what this is all about...your dreads...if i am supplied....will be used in a project that has to do with souls...the mending of souls...coming together of souls...completion of souls....birth of souls...lots of of that it is me at least...

update about my project...

i am a very POOR artist. i am planning to do a piece soon, and i need dreads...if anyone needs to get rid of (i.e-work,school whatever) and donate or wants to donate a dread or ANY or all dreads to this...please do. just notify me (comment) and i will give you my address...i dont think i cant pay you but i will try if it is at all possible, or give you a free piece of mine of your choice.

edits -
- everyone who gives me anything, there name will be put by my yours would be there if you did

- i will also include where each person is from, out from their name

thank you to the couple of you who replied and/or wished me luck...

i hope more of you could help me...thanks you much

Ms. Nikki

sorry again....thanks again
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hi there
  • voodude

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i just gave myself dreads two days ago as a casual thing, i was just hanging out and started to twist and tear a little pice of hair and then i just did most of the rest while watching a movie. they were very casual, which i think is a good way for dreads to be.
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  • cort318

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What i really hate it when a teacher comes up to me in school and says...
"ohh you have dreadlocks, eww you can't wash your hair!"
"omg. you have to shave your head to get those things out?"

Wow I hate them all lol
Plead the FIF!

My rant

Ok, there needs to be a community definition of dreadlocks.

My understanding of dreadlocks are matted/locked hair.

That means regardless of whether the hair is your own hair, regardless of chemicals, regardless of age of style. Once they are matted or locked then they are dreadlocks.

I use this definition because you can not tell from looking the method of locking. And honestly, there are enough negative feelings about locks without there being division between people who have different types.

There are no "real" dreadlocks.

There are baby locks (start - 1 year), middle stage (2 - 3 years) locks, adult locks (4 years and up). But those stages are simply because the look of the hair is different. Baby dreads are less uniformed, temporary and can be combed out usually. Middle stage locks have begun locking, often bumpy because of the process and adult locks look like solid ropes of hair.

If I have chemical dreads or yarn dreads when they reach the adult stage you should not even be able to tell the difference. So why does it matter? This community is usually fairly open about people and their styles but occassionally people have derogatory comments about what makes someone's dreads unreal.

That's bullshit.

Dreads, in all their forms, are beautiful and we of all people should realize that.

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this is for anyone who wants to answer.
how long did you keep your rubber bands in (that is...if you even had them)? or do you still have them in now, if thats the case when do you plan on taking them out?
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workin out

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okay, i have some dreads in myhair that are bugging me.
some of them have loops at the base that i can't seem to get rid of no matter how many times i re-knot the dread. should i see if someone else can do it for me? how could i get rid of the loops in the base without re-doing the dread?
alllssso, my dread only falls one way, because if i move it, it bumps.
(ie, picture here )
is there any way to make the dread so it isn't like SHKHDSG?
should I back comb it while holding the piece of hair straight up? or is it supposed to specifically lean to one side like that?
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oo. lady.

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Does anyone know if there are any risks involved to bleaching dreads multiple times? Since I've had them, I've bleached my dreads twice. I've already shaved have of them off, but I'd be completely lost and unhappy if I lost the other side. When I bleached my hair before, I got it pretty white (so that orange showed up orange), and had to massage the bleach into my dreads one or two at a time, which took a good hour or so, even though my dreads are extremely thin (I had 55 before I shaved half of them off, now I've got 27 or 28 -- this is with my hair undershaven). I've been telling my parents I'm going to let my natural color (red) grow back in, but I'm going to try not to dye the roots. Just the dreads.

But my question, if I haven't mentioned it beforehand. Is there any risk involved in dreads falling apart or coming undone? I've had them for about a year and a half or so (little less), and they're pretty tight considering their small size. I didn't use chemicals when I got them put in, if that matters at all. But like I said, I've got two layers of bleach in there.

Thanks for any comments / suggestions.
  • randi_h

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how the hell do i fix my dreads in the back..
they make me think of freakin flat worms or something, when i sleep they get squashed!
palm rolling maybe..
even tho ive pretty much left them alone for a good while.. the flat worm look isnt cuttin it.

thanks guys
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