March 17th, 2005

question concerning length

i have always loved dreads, i think they are the most beautiful way that hair can be...unfortunetly i have never really had them (i say really bc i have attempted them a couple of times but never ended up going through with it) now i have finally decided to start dreading but i was short is too short to start dreading?...i've heard that it is easier when your hair is shorter but i'm not sure if it will actually be harder bc my hair is TOO here is a pic and please let me know if you think my hair is too short to dread...
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If I remember correctly, I think I remember seeing someone in this community discussing success at tightening their dreads with a felting needle.

Has anyone ever tried this? What did you think? Good points, bad points?

a tip from nature...

This is for all the future dread heads who eventually want fat knottys but don't quite have enough hair or for you seasoned dreadies who just want longer locks!

Biotin is a main ingredient in MANY a hair nutrient vitamin supplement - and if some of you are vegan I know for a fact that you can get it in a vegan safe form, minus the gel. Its marketed vastly to low-carbers as it has a way of directing or helping your body utilize protien, also helps nails grow faster if thats a big thing for y'all as well.

Just a thought - I've been using it for quite some time now and am satisfied with the growth spurt it employs, I've also had friends and ex-loves on it and they also found growth success!

Live Love
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i think it's really interesting that a lot of folks have shorn their dreadlocks as of recently.

i think 6 or 7 people have.
i find this interesting because it is spring time, or rather, it is approaching spring, for most of us. (yay northern hemisphere). spring of course is the rebirth or the earth, when things come back to life. i wonder what it is that has everyone feeling like they need to cut off their locks, and if spring has anything to do with it. i know tigerbell stated it had something to do with her, and i do suppose it had a little bit of significance in my shedding...

also, i wanted to share a story. a few weeks ago i was at a concert and one of my friends (black_athena) was playing in it. she has blue dreadlocks, which we made in june. when she was on the stage i looked at her and thought "wow, everyone must be looking at her thinking WOW SHE HAS AWESOME HAIR or maybe LOOK AT THE DREADLOCKS"...for a second there, i got a little down and wanted to shout to noone in particular that I TOO HAD DREADLOCKS.. oooh oh oh oh that was me once! when i would get on stage i would be the one with the hair! and then i asked myself why i felt this way. i came to the conclusion that i was obsessed with that image. i am happy as can be currently, and dont really care what my hair is doing which is fun, and i realized that it is ok to not be the dreadlocked grrl on the stage. it's ok for me to not be the dreadlocked grrl at the party, or in the classroom or anywhere for that matter.
i wanted to share that because it really made me feel good to uncover that truth that i was harboring for so long and couldnt get past

have a lovely night all you lovely people =)
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so i went to the tropics, and the salt water did wonders for my hair. these babies are now about 11 months old. they've been every color of the rainbow and are mostly maintenance-free now, although that's mostly just because im lazy.

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