July 1st, 2004


i've been reading a lot lately about people who are angry at their dreads because they are noticing a lot of loose hair and fuzz around them. maybe because it's summer now and it's humid or whatever. being that i started mine by just not brushing my hair, even though it has been something like 14 months now i still have tons of long loose hair and short loose hair and frizzies all over the place. but...having dreads is a journey, and there's going to be all sorts of different stages to it that you will go through...

i guess what i'm trying to say is: EMBRACE THE FUZZ!!!

it's not really so bad after all. cute even. everyone has this impression of perfect dreads all smooth and even and tight. but if you really want those you might as well get fake ones. it's the fuzz and the lumps and the different shapes and lengths and sizes and colours that give them their character. they can all be perfect just by being whatever they are. they don't look horrible when they are messy and not "perfect", just like a person doesn't look horrible when he or she doesn't fit into the media stereotype of body perfection. just like we don't look horrible when we don't do our hair the way "normal" people are supposed to.

it's all good.
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Edwardian Ball

Yummy Hair stuff!

So I just had my wedding reception and decided to spoil myself a bit will some of the "loot" . Off I went to my favorite yummy smelling place, Aveda. Lucky me, the girl who helped me has had several friends with dreadies, and her husband has them too!

She pointed me towards the hair Detoxifier (aloe and sage) she even intructed me on how to rub it between my hands to get super foamy shampoo and then put it on my roots. Washed my hair with it this morning and no untangling, rinsed really clean, and smells *clean* (I'm really not into fake flowery smelling stuff)

It also seems to be drying more quickly than usual.

I also picked up the Light Elements Reviving mist (Lavender water!) and love it. It smells good, and makes my head feel all fresh, especially right now when it's getting muggy out.

I also got some bergamot oil for maintenance (I smell like earl grey tea!!) and a sample of the smoothing fluid, which I use on my bangs, since they aren't dreaded (super shiny and silky making!)

Figured I'd share my experience since it seems we're all looking for new things that work well with dreads :)

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Getting the chop

Hello everybody, I'm new here. I have a tale of woe to share and would like a little advice:
I've had my dreads for 3 years now and because I did them when I was 16 they've basically been with me for the majority of my formative years. However for the last few months I've been seriously considering cutting them off and going back to....urgh, dare I say it....normal hair. Well, not exactly 'normal' coz I plan on dying it crazy beautiful magical colours and the like but anyway, I digress. I have a terrible love/hate relationship with my dreads, they used to be so beautiful but now they're so messy and I'm really sick of them looking cack all the time. I keep making up my mind to get rid of them but then I look at the pictures on here of all the beautiful nappy-haired people and I don't want to lose that!
Aargh, what should I do?!
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Helloooo there.

Hey Everyone, I'm new. My name's Laurie. I'm in the Boston Area.

I am thinking about starting up some dreads, I am caucasian with shoulder-length blonde hair. My parents said they would hate me, but.. meh. I'm going to college soon anyway.
I guess I'm going to try out the back-combing method since most people reccomend it. I'm really really nervous about messing it up though, You guys all look great, though, so that makes me a little less nervous.

One question: I bleach my hair.. after I have dreads, is there going to be any way to keep coloring them?

Thanks so much, when I get it together, I will let you guys see my baby dreads. =)

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