July 9th, 2005

(no subject)

i'm in the process of backcombing my hair, but noticed that the very tip of my "dreads" isn't backcombing. it's like...dreaded up until the last two inches of my hair, where it's just normal. clearly this looks stupid, but i don't know how to fix it because there really isn't enough hair at the bottom to backcomb any longer. suggestions?

thanks :)

(no subject)

another question...just for some foresight: the dreads i've backcombed so far are about the width of my pinky (though they're flatter and more spread out, i guess). how big/thick would you assume theyre going to become based on this? because i want my dreads to lock and become relatively thin (like this http://www.jessieyoung.com/dread_timeline/6.jpg maybe).
do dreads get thinner or thicker from when you first backcomb them?

An interesting discovery!

Tried to dye my dreadies last night using Napro Live Colour, which is meant to come out in 8 washes, so it should last me upwards of two months. It didn't turn out too well cos my hair is bleached, but I was expecting this so was just aiming to lay down a base layer before colouring again next week. Anyway, my discovery! Since using it, my dreadies are knotting up like crazy! My ends have never looked this good before, and my roots are nice and right after clockwise rubbing for 60 seconds. I'm assuming there's something drying in the dye, but either way my dreadies are tight and happy ^_^

P.S. I'm attempting to 'tame down' my hair for several job interviews next week... planning on just wearing a wide black fabric headband. Any other tips for discreet dreadies? ^_^
  • Current Music
    Tears For Fears - Mad World

(no subject)

do you ever fear spiders getting stuck in your hair while your sleeping?
i'm more afraid of this than them crawling down my throat at night.


a girl i know who used to have dreads asked me if i am ever afraid of this, and i am...all the time.

i thought it was just some irrational fear of mine, so i was wondering if anyone else is afraid of this, or if it's just us two.

queston

im sure this answer in the the memories, but i have been sick for the past week and being out if bed is really a task.
but anywhos, my roots are dreading great, the only problem is they seem to be dreading flat, should i just put some rubber bands around the roots or leave them alone? i tried back combing them but they are already really knotty.
thanx :)
  • Current Mood
    sick sick
josh

(no subject)

hey, my dreads 2 year birthday is approaching, and i'm going to henna them to celebrate.
does anyone have any tips about henna-ing dreads?
thanks.
i will post pictures when it happens.
obvious

(no subject)

Finally took some pictures of my hair, they are about I guess 2-3 months old hah. I don't really do much to them other than use the sea salt mixture stuff.

Collapse )

my bad for some of the picture sizes, and umm there are a good ammount of pictures ;)
in love

(no subject)

i have been a bad gudu member... it has been at least 2 weeks since i read everyone's posts! forgive me! i have been moving, and still do not have the internet at my own house! it should be connected sometime this week, and then i have about a billion pictures for yous kids, and a billion lovely comments to your posts!
xoxox

"I'm just gonna sit on your lap for five dollars a song"

Alrighty nappy happies out there, some pics of me at the zoo, with my snake, and for Ani fans out there, my newest pet named after the acoustic babe :)

I was gonna post a nude on here, but I decided that yall had to buy me dinner first, I'm not THAT easy...lol and j/k.  No, I'm just uber fat and uber paranoid about it all coming up later in life...

 

Collapse )

  • Current Music
    Letter to a John--Ani Difranco
jeffy

too cute...

I am dating this guy who has had his dreads for six years (I need to take some pictures of him to share with you all...) Anyways, I spent the night at his house last night, and when we woke up this morning a few pieces of our hair were tangled together. It was a flashback to the awkward days when you're 13 and you get your braces stuck on someone elses. It was so cute and I couldn't stop laughing :)

<3
  • Current Music
    Lenny Kravitz
ankh

(no subject)

I took some photos a few weeks ago when it was all nice and sunny, but then I was travelling all over the place and forgot to post them...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com
Collapse )


Also, my dreads are two years old today! In fact, I believe this is exactly the time the whole back-combing thing was finished.... I'll go take some more ego-pics to celebrate :-P
  • Current Music
    Fu Manchu - Hell On Wheels
ankh

(no subject)

TWO YEARS TODAY!

Hello again, sorry about the double post but... well, it's my dread-birthday so :-P

To celebrate, first, here's a photo of me with Ville Valo and a porn star from this month's Metal Hammer ;-)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com
nice name eh?


and now some proper HARDCORE DREAD PICS!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

I don't know if this is really indicative of how they've grown, but I dyed them permenant black a few weeks before they were first back combed, and then again about a month after that... you can see quite a big colour difference in there!

Collapse )


Hope y'all having a good summer ;)
  • Current Music
    Fu Manchu - Hang On

newbie!

hi there all of you kids out there in internet land. i just stumbled across this community, and im so glad to join! ive had my dreads for about a month and a half now, and i LOVE them. heres some pictures.
Collapse )
  • Current Mood
    excited excited

Dyeing oooohhh

I know of the lovely dreading dyeing guide that Lish made (before anyone directs me!)
Has anyone got the address of a website which shows all the different colours SFX do? (preferably one which I can purchase from - I'm in engerland) I'm sure Lish has linked to one before but can't find it anywhere.
I have shoulder-ish length gingerybrown locks. They're about 9 months old (and unfortunately were orginally made with beeswax urrggh). I'm thinking of bleaching them lighter (though I don't think my hair will go white *boohoo*) and dyeing them about 7 different colours. Here is a picture, please do give your opinions/advice, do you think I should? Or should I just bleach em? Or should I leave em? Thanks :)
Collapse )

xLx
dreadhawk

(no subject)

oh em gee you guys are gonna shit bricks when you see where i've been living recently. photos forthcoming!

ps. everyone needs to check out this post & share your photos with me for the tshirt competition! i currently don't have enough to work out my idea & i'd really like to be a part of the photoshop glory in august.

confession!

guys. I have to admit that I don't have dreadlocks. I joined this community when I was dreading my little brother's hair and couldn't leave because it's too awesome.

HOWEVER.

hopefully you'll all accept me as an honourary member because I've been helping to find ways to keep up / help along lil brudder's hair (I'm going to mix and send him some salt water / lemon juice at CAMP) and also because my boyfriend has 6 year old dreads that I love. Even when they end up in my mouth at inopportune times ;)

Collapse )