May 25th, 2004

dread dance

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so, ive been a little bit distant lately...

my love goes out to all the newish folk to the community that i probably wanted to welcome. and a whats up to the old school members. lol

so itll be a year come the end of summer(ish) into the dread era of my life. ive never in my life been so attatched to my hair and a nice tight knit community like this only fuels that attatchment.

a pioc



and a couple more

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peace =]
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I was taking a picture for the new collage background we will soon have (which is a very great idea!  thanks!) and took some that i decided not to use but thought were neat. i hope everyone's locs are ready for some summertime fun! :D

 

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Washing Hair.

Interesting article in today's paper.

Its about a hair salon that specilizes in curly hair. However, it does say something for us dredheads, at least for those who ask about washing...

Never use shampoo; it's like putting dish detergent on your head...

Most shampoo (she calls it "poo") contains harsh detergents, most often sodium laryl sulphate or laureth sulphate, that are also found in dishwashing detergents, Massey says. They're fine for greasy dishes but strip away all the essential oils and amino minerals in hair, leaving it dull, dry and ? the worst curly-hair nightmare of all ? frizzy.

Those chemicals don't break down in your hair and get absorbed into the hair shaft, she says. Massey's own hair, a mass of beautiful curly tendrils, hasn't been washed in years.

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ive been thinking about printing off faq cards and giving them to people when they ask me the usual questions..

how do you wash your hair? like NORMAL PEOPLE DO?

maybe im lazy.
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Ok so...

I was referred to this community by a dreadie friend of mine. I've had dreads before that just kind grew naturally until the above mentioned friend helped me out. She back combed and put a bit(tiny bit) of knotty boy wax in them. I kept them for about 6 months total and then for some reason now beyond me cut them of with school sissors. Anyhow, my hair is about 2, 2 1/2 in. long now and i was just wondering how long you guys think i should let my hair grow before i dread again and if you approve of wax, etc. and hints or tips are always welcome. Thanks.
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I should probably wait to make this post until I have pictures to accompany it - but I seriously can't wait. My dreads are almost a year old now and over the last month or so they've gotten really messy, but I spent the last couple days palmrolling and clockwise rubbing and my hair looks seriously f***ing awesome. It's days like these when I say screw all those people who make random rude comments, screw all of you tight assed straight laced bastards. Call me a hippie... I am one, call me a tree hugger... I'm that too, call me a granola kid... it fits. But most of all...

I am damned proud to be a dreadhead!



Sorry - just having a moment of elation that I felt I should share with those who might understand. I'll post pics a little later on. :)
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I tried to do a new thingy to my hair today. I guess we can call it a poor attempt to make "dots" :P

My dreads just said "no no no, let's annoy Hilde and floop out of the dots, that way she'll look all funny and pointy again ^-^"

Heh :D

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so, yesterday i was feeling cute, and my dreads were having a good day. so i had a little photo shoot.


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they actually turned 5 months old yesterday. i love them so much, and it's all thanks to this community. you guys have been there every step of the way!! even when i was moments from combing them out, you guys persuaded me to be patient.
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