March 18th, 2004


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thanks everybody for your input about bangs and dreads. i've decided i'm gonna go for it. yesterday it was so tangled up when i tried to take it down that the little hair band was *stuck* in my hair. it took me like 5 mins to untangle it enough to get it out. so dreads it is. my new question is: how do i do this? is there a site or something that has good descriptions? i'm totally new to this. and also, do i need to buy any products that makes it easier? i'm crazy broke right now, because my financial aid for school got cut off until i've passed a few classes. this means even stuff for like $10 will crash my budget. do i *need* whatever stuff is out there (and should wait until i have at least some cash) or can i make nice dreads without all that stuff?

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i have been a long time dweller of this community under the name "inyourbody". well, here's my story, i've had dreads before, i loved them alot, but i had to get rid of them cause of an allergic reaction i had to the soap i used (im allergic to almost everything). but anyways i wanted your opinion. so here are some pics of me. and also after my pics are some pics of bitch and animal, bitch has the most beautiful dreads, i recently saw them and took these pics..thanks a ton guys. all critisism is welcomed on your opinion on whether i should get dreads again or not.
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every seventeen years in the cincinnati area the cicadas come. i've never seen them, but i've heard horror stories; they are HUGE insects, and cover the sidewalks. they fall on your shoes, on your clothes, and, yes, in your hair.
i myself am from cincinnati, and am trying to think of a solution to this problem, thinking it would be a lot worse to have cicadas falling into three month old dreads than in smooth, brushed hair, as they would get caught between the dreads and-- yech, it would be nasty. i decided i would wear a goofy ass gardening hat everywhere, but then some one told me that seventeen years ago when she walked three blocks to her job every morning, she would have to take the cicadas out of her underwear, they were that bad, and she didn't think a hat that big would really help.
anyone have any suggestions? i don't want to walk around in a plastic bubble, and i'm sure it's inevitable that i'll still be covered in gigantic insects no matter what i wear, i'm just trying to think of the best headgear. perhaps a big beanie or a tam, i don't know.

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Not the best picture of my hair, but there isnt much to show in terms of dreadlocks. Anyway, I'm Jaime, 24 yo mama to a 2 year old boy.
I stopped combing my hair last August.
Its a mess but I like it.
You cant see it, but there are quite a few full-on dreads but mostly they are in back and underneath the top layer on the sides. My camera battery died so I couldnt take better pictures. Anyway, I have a monster dread in the back that is pretty big.
Um, other than that, my hair is super thick and I break hair elastics all the time. My user info page will tell you more about me if you care to know.
I have posted comments in some of your entries but other than that, this is my first real post. An introductory post, if you will.
I love dreadlocks and I am totally entertained by this community.
I'm sure I'll see you all around here.
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hey kids. i'm new to this community and also new to the hair locing journey.
here's me before my locs:

not gonna lie, i miss the fro, but im looking forward to sportin the locs.
and here i am at week 3 of my baby locs

(right now i'm at week 5 but i've yet to take a new picture)my hair is slowly starting to knot, but i'm trying my hardest to be patient.

on a side note, i think it's important to note where the term "dread" locs comes from. because i don't use the term "dread" locs because of its previous negative connotations.
as many of you probably already know, african american hair locs naturally because of its coily texture. back in the day europeans were appalled by our knotty and often loc(k)ed hair. it was commonly described as "dreadful". soon after the term was shortened in order to describe the hairstyle simply as dread locs. (i wish i could remember the book i read this's at my mom's house in west palm..i'll try and find it so i can quote it) with that being said, i don't think there is anything dreadful about my hair or its beautiful nappitural state. sorry to go on a rant, i just thought it was a point of interest.

i also found this quote online that i thought was kinda cool:
it is believed that mental and spiritual energies mainly exit the body through the top of the head and the hair. If the hair is knotted, the energy remains within the
hair and the body, keeping a person more strong and healthy.

that lil quote keeps me going whenever i get frusterated with my hair and it's delicate babyloc state.
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after over three years without cutting my hair and producing some of the nicest, smoothest looking dreads I've seen in person, I decided to cut them off today. no more dreads:

it was time.


seeing how this community brings people together from different backgrounds and binds them through at least one common interest, our hair. i have found many if not all of the people in here to be nice, wonderful, and incredibly helpful...and it got me to thinking...What if we started a dreadlocked dating service. I have always had an interest in sharing my life with another dreadhead, and maybe with a little work and effort this community could bring people together. Across the US, into canada, and around the world there are people who might only find happiness through this service. Think about it and be honest with yourself, would it work?, would it be immensely popular?, would everybody start dreadlocks just to participate? Yes!
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