July 31st, 2005

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hey everybody. i just joined lj after stumbling across this community. here are some pics of my 1 and 1/2 yr old dreads.

as soon as i figure out how..

<img src="C:\Documents and Settings\Lyndon\My Documents\My Pictures\dreadsdown4.jpg/>

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I recently joined this community, and i just wanted to say, it is, by far the best community ive ever seen! I used to have dreads, and i took them out. I am currently in the process of growing out my hair so i can have them again.

You guys are my inspiration to not cut my hair before it gets to the length i want it.

Thank you!

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mold or lint? help!

ok, i've been avoiding this issue for a while, and telling myself that i did not have mold in my hair.. and that it was just.. "pocket lint." (how pocket lint would end up in my hair i don't know... but anyway)

i need your assessment on whether or not this mess in my locks is........... *gulp*............ MOLD.

.. aaaaaaaaaand.. if it IS mold.. how the HELL do i get rid of it??

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some stats about my hair: i wash it every 1-2 months, sometimes waiting even longer inbetween. they always air dry, but i leave them down and loose until they are completely dry. i've had them for about a year and a half. i wear a shower cap in the shower, so they rarely get wet in the first place. i dont use wax. and my dreads are skinny skinny.
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do i have to cut them? is there some sort of soak i can do.. (i think there was a post about mold and vinegar, but its not in the memories and it was a while back..) ... anything? i'll do ANYTHING to keep my locks.

oh, and i just got a new camera, and i really like it, it has a lot of capabilities, but i'm still learning how to use it so excuse the silly camera techniques. it wasnt easy to split my dreads open and take a close up of it with only two hands, ill tell ya!

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After a lot of nagging, my mom says she might let me get dreadlocks! Yay! Her only concerns are:
- she thinks my hair will get all gross and smelly
- and she doesn't think that my hair would look good when I'm going somewhere fancy. She says dreadlocks look fine when they're casual, but when we're at some big fancy party or whatever she thinks they'll look out of place. (A dressy scarf, maybe?)
So, what do you think?
I'm still not entirely sure I want to get dreadlocks, but I'm definately looking into it, now that I know my mom would let me. :D
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is anyone else like totally fucking bi-polar about their dreads?

i go back and forth between hating them and loving them so many times every day...

i'm also ridiculously self conscious about them, and i'm always comparing them to anyone else's dreads i see,
and also always thinking that everyone else is doing the same.

yeah yeah i know, real mature of me right...

but does anyone know what i'm talking about?
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newbie :P

hi everybody..i have read here occasionally and now finally have dreads myself..2 weeks old now..and i love em...i have some questions though...i didnt wash my hair for the first week and then 2 times in the second week...is that too much..too little..just right? i heard every 2-4 days..is that about right? also..i was wondering everybodys thoughts on wax and if i do continue to wax my hair when is a good time to wax *after washing and drying them...or on a day i dont wash them..or what?* and i heard it was good to dunk them in salt water and i go out to venice beach often*well before i moved from phoenix to albuquerque atleast* but i just got back from venice beach and after playin in the ocean they felt sooo tight and looked awesome after dryin out in that cali sun..so would sea salt soaks be a good idea? i guess thats about it...any other advice would be great..and i will post some pictures a little later..gotta get goin now...but thanks in advance for everybodys tips and whatnot

*think peace*

thinning dreads?

I need help!..I've had dreads for about 2 years now and they were great and going strong..but now I find they're really thinning out and I'm getting lots of stray hairs. I've kinda been just locking them together when they get too thin but is there anything else I can do?
any help would be appreciated..thanks!

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random story:

today this guy at the gas station who was really high (or something, i didn't talk to him long enough to be able to tell)
stared at the back of my head for a while, and said, "whoa...whoa" thoughtfully

he then paused and said, "i like your dreadlocks"

when we left the store my dad informed me that they had been glowing in the sunlight.

entertaining people who are in an altered state of conciousness is pretty much the most satisfying thing ever.

i wish that someday in a magical grove i will happen upon a yound lass with glowing dreadlocks.

i will post pictures sooooon!
i promise!