February 11th, 2005

Is this actually happening??!!

Hey all funky dreadsters at GUDU :)

i have been enjoying your community for quite a few months now, having been a proud dread head for over 2 years (cut off in August2004). I come to you for help and advice! I dedicated a big chunk of my life to learning about dreads, looking after them, giving advice to people and modifying them. A friend recently decided that she wanted them and i offered to do them for her, rewarding for me, cheaper for her and some fun in between.

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a newly discovered dread tip for the week. (well, some of you may already know this, but all of this is new to me, so I'm excited anyway.)

My dreads are not quite a month old, so they are relatively soft, prone to major fuzziness around the roots and hair commonly becomes loose from the locks themselves. I found that if you follow the knotty boy recipe for home made lock accelerator, spray it on your head, and THEN palmroll each lock pretty good while it's still kinda wet, it not only tightens up your locks, it also cuts out a lot of fly aways. At least for a little while. I wouldn't recommend doing it more than once or twice a week though - the salt content makes your head a little crunchy for a day or two. ;-)

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Crap. Sorry for multiple postings, but I just thought of a question I thought I would take to the dread experts as it were.

I'm interested in buying some plain wood beads from a local craft shop that have holes big enough for my hair, and I would like to paint them myself so I can personalize my hair a little bit. And because I'm really into projects that way. Have any of you ever done this and do any of you know what kind of paint would be good to use? I'm not very familiar with paint, so sorry if this seems like a stupid question. I'm thinking acrylic maybe? I just wouldn't want to have it in my hair someday, have it get wet and then bleed onto the dreads. Thanks for any tips!