June 21st, 2004

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thought i would share..

I pulled out a dread at the back of my head. it was roughly 20cm long and quite thick. The reason i pulled it out was because the night before; chocolate some how immersed itself into that particular dread. I was on a train going to a friends house, pulling it out, it wasnt pleasent. felt a burning pain sensation.. I had a look at the dread and could see it was covered in dry chocolate and dry skin..yeah..how gross. I threw it away.
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dead zone johnny & sarah

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asdlkjadfdaa help!

I have to wear my hair tied back when I work, but can not use a wrap or anything, just an elastic or the likes. Since I have been doing this practically every day my hair seems to have formed itself into a permanent ponytail shape. ALL the dreads in the back have webbed themselves together at the base near my head, causing me to currently have one MASSIVE dread that seperates into about 20 seperate normal sized ones about an inch down.

Now I've tried ripping them apart, it worked to a certian extent, but now they just seem to be too knotted up near the base for me to be able to rip it anymore.

It's time to bring out the scissors or the likes. Are scissors the best thing for me to use to do this? I heard someone mention something about a straight blade razor or something like that, is this better? Or, is there something that will do the least amount of damage to my dreads when I put the blade to them? At this point they are finally starting to look good and I want to avoid them coming out or unravelling at all costs. I know the person who I am allowing to do the cutting will hopefully not cut anything that shouldn't be cut seeing as though these beautiful locks were created by her hands. :)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :)
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I'd like to add the "my parents hate my dreads because..." to the FAQs, as I'm seeing a lot of posts on the subject.

So, if you're parents don't like your dreads, or have condescending things to say, etc., please post your comment here and I'll add it to the FAQs once and for all.


FAQs were updated with some of this week's posts.

When the FAQ is updated, it is generally a hope of the mods that the community members will direct people to already-discussed questions/topics to save us from repitition.

Also, if you think a particular thread *SHOULD* be in the FAQ but isn't, email a link to the thread: getupdreadup@knottyyarn.com

Thanks in advance for keeping your heads up!
Soviet LJ

For Dutch Readers

Are there any Dutch users here who know what stores carry real Beeswax?

(i tried Murrays Black, with australian beeswax, wit is was greasy like tar)

sorry for bothering the non-dutch
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back to black

my dreadlings are black again as of this friday, and for once in my life i think i liked brown better... but black, as we all know, is there to stay and i am getting used to it (albeit grudgingly).

anyone ever felt like they were hurting their dreads by dying them? i've never felt this before, but i swear to bananas i heard their little screams of horror this time...

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Plead the FIF!

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Because I love you dreadheads and this community I'll thought I'd ask you first.

If anyone here wants a gmail account, comment with a funny poem or picture (that is dread related) and it's yours.

I'm that bored.

EDIT: I only have two.

P.S. Leave your email so I can send it.

A Pair of Happy Dread-shots

The past month or so has been amazing for my dreads. They're around 4 1/2 months old and the tips are finally staying locked up without working on them every day.

I've been swimming a few times a week and it feels great to have them waving around over my head. It also does wonders for keeping them nice and tight. :)

I've also been getting a lot of positive comments about them. The only negative ones that I've heard have been from my parents, but that's to be expected.

Here are a couple of pictures from the past few weeks that I thought were worth sharing.

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