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[21 Jun 2004|12:22am]
[ mood | content ]

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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[21 Jun 2004|01:13am]
[ mood | distressed ]

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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Totally Unrelated [21 Jun 2004|09:11am]
Hi. I just wanted to show a drawing that I am making ( unfinished ). It was inspired by so called 'Incuart'. Thanks.

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Parents [21 Jun 2004|09:16am]
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.
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Update [21 Jun 2004|09:18am]
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!
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Dreaddies! x-posted baby :D [21 Jun 2004|10:50am]
[ mood | happy ]

Well, i spent yesterday being teased and backcombed and sewed by my lovely friendfrom 11am - 7:30pm. Christ it was a very very long day, but it was definately worth it. Its very strange, since getting my dreaddies I've felt like a huge weight has been lifted (in a both physical and emotional sense) and that i just feel happy and alive, its very weird. I've been smiling all day, and woken up in a happy mood, I just hope that it will last! I've lost a lot of length on my hair, but at the same time my dreads are really tight and feel all *dreaddy* already, as she sewed them from the tip to the root and all inside, so it has something to form around!

They look so much better then the first time i ever did them myself (hey i had to be excused, I had a broken wrist at the time! and just feel...so much like dreads. Although i cant help but feel that they make me look like im a lot younger than i am? Almost child like in a way!Maybe that was just the photos i took? Anyway, I'm going to put these behind a cut coz i know that there are a lot of picturesm, but I've made them all ickle in size for you :) so you better all comment on this. he he he shouldnt take too long to see them all...

Strange thing is...I'm a natural blonde! he he he oh well..after a two year hiatus, I am finally back with the dread-heads!

Read more...Collapse )

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For Dutch Readers [21 Jun 2004|10:52am]
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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Welcome Back! [21 Jun 2004|01:18pm]
I just noticed dreadedphelix is a member again. WELCOME BACK!
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Hilly [21 Jun 2004|02:47pm]
My apologies to dreadcookie - I am just now catching up on messages, and didn't see your banner until now!

It looks great!

Jaki, can you add this to your roster? Thanks.
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[21 Jun 2004|05:46pm]
[ mood | dorky ]

I took these for my aunt, who likes to tell me I have a "rats nest" on my head... and i just thought I'd share. I need to stop being lazy and wash n' roll them sometime soon.
Ossie and Jane!Collapse )

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back to black [21 Jun 2004|06:04pm]
[ mood | bored, i'd say ]

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...

two pictures for your amusement and mineCollapse )

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[21 Jun 2004|07:12pm]
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.
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[21 Jun 2004|10:56pm]
thought you guys might find this interesting..
sorry if it's been posted before...

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A Pair of Happy Dread-shots [21 Jun 2004|11:26pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

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.

Upside-down and with a friendCollapse )

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grad party fun [21 Jun 2004|11:45pm]

so i had my graduation party last weekend and, once we were all tired out from volleyball and candy necklace wars n such, we sat around and talked. we all know that talking leads to...ahem...other things...

so here are those 'other things'Collapse )

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