June 18th, 2004

Cigarette Stankonia

Question:
How do YOU get cigarette smoke stank out of your hair?

I like going out to see shows and hang out with friends, but I can't stand how my hair smells after. And if it isn't hair washing day, it lingers for way too long.

I usually rub some tea tree oil into my dreads to take the edge off, but is there anything else that you use?
goggles

Trimming

Now, I don't want to cut my dreadies off, because i love them to bits and pieces, but due to hair dye abuse, I've got some chunks on the end (about 1-2 inches) where my hair is just mush and comes undone whenever I wash them (about once every 2-3 weeks)

Has anyone had this problem, and is it feasable to just trim the suckers?

I'm sick of having to redread this mushy (which dries into super crispy) hair every month!

I remember someone cutting their hair before and not having too many problems, but I figured I'd field the question first to make sure there was nothing I missed :)

Thanks all!
  • Current Music
    Delirium-Firefly

muchos amusement

ok so lets say that most parents dislike dreads...right?
well both my parents are complete opposites, my mum did my dreads for me, helps maintain them. But on the other hand, my dad's very old fashioned...he thinks girls should have long hair, wear skirts, be polite, not pick their nose and definatley should not have dreads.
I've had them for about a year now, and recently i took a couple out at the fron so i could have a fringe/bangs, just for something a little different, so which my dad thought i was taking them out.

this afternoon i came down and showed him a few things which i'd bout for my holiday, a dress which he was surpirsed at (as i'm not one for showing off my legs) and a few other bits and bobs, so the conversation quickly went onto...
Dad- "Why the bloodyhell have you still got that shit on your head?"
Me- "shutup, i've just got up, of course, my fringe's all over the place"
D- "No, i don't mean that"......"You know, it makes you look like a tramp, dont know what ya mum thinks of it though"
M-"Well she did 'em, plus i like them"
D- "Well what about when you want to dress up, the hair just lets you down"
M- "Well atleast i've not gone grey, or got a receading hair-line"
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ok so lets say that most parents dislike dreads...right?
well both my parents are complete opposites, my mum did my dreads for me, helps maintain them. But on the other hand, my dad's <i>very</i> old fashioned...he thinks girls should have long hair, wear skirts, be polite, not pick their nose and definatley <b>should not</b> have dreads.
I've had them for about a year now, and recently i took a couple out at the fron so i could have a fringe/bangs, just for something a little different, so which my dad thought i was taking them out.

this afternoon i came down and showed him a few things which i'd bout for my holiday, a dress which he was surpirsed at (as i'm not one for showing off my legs) and a few other bits and bobs, so the conversation quickly went onto...
Dad- "Why the bloodyhell have you still got that shit on your head?"
Me- "shutup, i've just got up, of course, my fringe's all over the place"
D- "No, i don't mean that"...<sighs>..."You know, it makes you look like a tramp, dont know what ya mum thinks of it though"
M-"Well she did 'em, plus i like them"
D- "Well what about when you want to dress up, the hair just lets you down"
M- "Well atleast i've not gone grey, or got a receading hair-line" <sticks tongue out"
D-<sighs and rolls eyes>

this happens pretty much everyday, my mum tells me i shouldn't get rid of them for anyone, or even for a job as she knows how clean they are and that i wash them pretty often. The place where i work doesn't mind them (i work in a pub) and it seems to be a conversation started, and many drunken people want to feel them or play with them.....but overall, i've no intention to get rid of them!
  • Current Music
    Faith No More- Suprise! You're Dead

Hat? Or no hat?

Usually I wear a "beanie" to bed to keep all my hair in, and lately its been getting really annoying. I want to keep it off when I sleep, but would this make my dreads uber messy? Cause I like neat dreads even tho mine have been getting really messy lately.

BTW:Only 2 more weeks until ONE YEAR of beautiful dread-ness

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hi (i'm new) and i've decided to dread up my hair. i'm not exactly sure how to do it, though i've read a few sites about backcombing, twisting, waxing, etc. sound's easy enough for me.

question though, are you supposed to section your hair, or can you put up rubberbands at random areas and still get a good result? i'm terrible at sectioning and I have no friends to help, hah.

and secondly, what are dreads supposed to look like when youre complete on your first day? long sections of teased hair?

someone, educate me!