January 31st, 2004

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Hi everybody, I know this isn't a picture post but I really need to say this.

Yesterday, when I came back from school, I drove past this bunch of 12 year olds with my bike. I saw them looking at my dreads but I just ignored them and crossed the street. Then, all of the sudden, one of them walks up and starts screaming "Hey !! Shittylocks !!" Then the others joined him and started yelling too "Shittylocks !! Baa !! Filthy shittylocks !!" I just drove faster and faster but..... Look, I know this shouldn't affect me 'coz as a dreadhead I've gotten lots of comments (mostly negative ones) about my hair. I know that some of you in here have had those too and I've taught myself to ignore them...

But, this really hurt me :( I wish I had a little more self confidence so that I could go up to them and kick their asses or to tell them to f*ck off, but me being a wuss kinda stopped me from doing that :S

Did some of you had this kind of comments too ? If so, what did you do ?

PS.: I'm sorry if I'm wasting your time in here, I just wanted to say this to someone 'coz my friends don't understand this...

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I am looking for somebody out there who does recreational swimming with dreads. I have had mine in for about 6 months, and swim with them once or twice a day. I've noticed a few things, that I'm not sure happen with normal dreads.
First, mine kind of 'bunch up', and then get tighter. I wish I had some pictures to explain,
Second, i think the chlorine makes them tighter in some areas, and lose in others. alot of the dreads my ears are not dreading well no matter how many I combine and backcomb.
Third, and this is kind of embarassing, they smell a bit. It's not a reeking smell, but It's definately there. I blow dry my hair everytime I get out, but I had bands by the roots for about a month and took them out in December. I think it is what caused the stink...How can I get rid of it, or can I?
I know most of you either don't wash your hair, or very rarely, so I don't know if you have problems with smell due to to much water.. Any suggestions would be helpful.
And all of your dread pictures are beautiful.
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Ok I'm just curious as to how you get rid of dreadlocks once you want them gone (for whatever reason)??
Do you have to shave them off or is there another way?

Because I love my hair and I'm really thinking about getting dreadlocks but when I want to get rid of them everyone has told me the only way to get rid of them is to shave them off.. which kinda puts me off getting them..

Also.. do dreadlocks really smell? I've been told they smell because you can't wash them??

Any answers much appreciated
Thanks
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i went to see michael moore speak tonight, and saw some AMAZING dreads! i kept pointing them out to my friend, and she said, "how do you notice them?! i would never notice." i guess it's dread radar!

the girls behind us started talking about some people across the room that they knew... a girl with some beautiful dreads, and they were like, "aw, yeah, i had a class with her, she's just the cutest little hippy! i wish i could pull off dreadlocks like she can." it was really cute.
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