September 17th, 2005

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HELLO everyone! Please, I need YOUR ideas!

I am in entrepreneurial studies, and I am researching a new business venture in dreadlocks care and accessories (and hopefully, eventually other alternative body care products as well.) When you get a moment, I would really appreciate your input on a few questions. I think that hearing it straight from YOU is the best kind of market research.

First, let me explain the venture a little bit. I know that there is Knottyboy and DreadheadHQ out there, and their products are respectable and very successful. However, I feel as though they make dreadlocks seem trendy in a way, and take away a certain aspect of seriousness about the lifestyle. A lot of us have gone out and made our own natural dread creations, trying to come up with something REAL. Something that doesn't have a cartoon on the packaging. Something not leaning towards any specific gender. I'm thinking more along the line of the "Burt's Bees" feeling. Natural, Organic, Quality. Great marketing, classy packaging, better distribution, etc. I am very excited about all of this, and quite serious too, so please let me know what you think:

1. What are some great commerical dreadlocks products that you have used? What did you like about them?
2. Do you have any ideas for a NEW dreadlocks product?
3. What, physically, about your dreads would you like to improve?
4. Have you ever created something great for your dreads at home? What was it?
5. What ingredients do you think are important in a dreadlocks product?
6. How much would you be willing to pay for dreadlocks products?
7. What are the problems with products you've tried in the past?
8. Any complaints about Knottyboy, DreadheadHQ, etc?
9. Would you buy dreadlocks care if it were more affordable/appealing/accessible?
10. Additional comments, questions, ideas?

Thanks so much!!!! I want to make our dreads super happy someday. ^_^
LOVE Laurie
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I just joined this community because I love dreads. Now I want to dread my hair, hopefully next weekend, and I need some advice.

I have a few intermittent blonde highlights on top of my head that fade to caramel and then brown (my natural color) at the bottom. They are slightly grown out, and normally I would touch them up at this point. But, I don't know if they will still look cool with dreads, especially after they start growing out. Should I touch them up and then see how it goes, should I leave them as they are, or should I dye them back to my natural color?

I don't know what highlights would look like in dreads, so if anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated!

christine :)
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I just realized that I've been crocheting my dreads at the roots (when the hair grows out and they're loose) for the last one and a half years.

I never knew that this was bad, though I just read on the Dreadhead hq site that it is.

Any one know if this is bad or not? I have quite a few lumps and bumps in my dreads because of it.

Also, anyone know if my dreads will loose the lumps over time because I as of now have stopped crocheting them at the roots?

Advice? Help?

Thank you :D
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hey you all, picture time again..:)

i want to dye them sometime soon, a henna dye and some warm brown-reddish colour  :)
i'm curious how it works out with my blonde hair, anyone experience with this? of course i will try a bit first.
and would i need two packages with this length? thanks :)

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is dr. bronner's vegan?
i was reading the ingredients and
Ingredients: Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Olive oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Bitter Almond Fragrance, Citric Acid, Vitamin E

is worrying me. does anyone know whether this glycerin is animal-derived or plant-derived?