October 10th, 2005

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so a friend of mine used to have dreads and i've been talking about doing it for a while. he said he'd do it..and i figured he knew how.

i have a question though...i was reading in different places online how to do it, (after he started) and it was talking about sectioning in squares when you first begin..something i had mentioned to him beforehand. he said he didn't like doing it that way, and now it's like big parts from different parts of my hair that i know are going to pull more because they're not in sections. how big of a problem is this?


emi

edit: he also told me i could not wash my hair for a while..and that's okay, but i'm going home to my parents this upcoming weekend and my dad and his family are a little..conservative? so it would probably be best if my hair wasn't ultra greasy and stinky..could i wash it that soon? (thursday-fridayish) if i don't wash my hair directly maybe with a stocking or something? just for the sake of it not looking tooooo bad. i'll post photos, it's only half way complete right now, he's finishing more tomorrow.
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I hate when people who've never had dreads tell me what to do with mine (in terms of care).

Has anyone here ever used surfboard wax? She said that someone she met this summer uses surfboard wax on hers and hasn't washed them in ages. Um, can we say ewwwww? I mean, that's just wax holding hair together, I'm sure it can't acutally knot. Apparently, I am supposed to do this once a week. I know wax of any kind is lethal, but I use small amounts of knottyboy on occasion to appease my boss's at work if my knots are particularly unruly, but so little you can barely tell what I did.

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Lately I've been thinking a lot about cutting off my dreads. I know they're all about patience, but I really don't see how mine are ever going to be attractive. They are so bumpy and messed up, it seems impossible that a year from now, they could be smooth and neat. Here is a close up pic of some of my hair:

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As you can see, I've highlighted some particularly bad spots. I would like some very honest opinions, from those of you who have had dreads for a long time. Mine are a little over four months old, and I had straight, fine hair. Did anyone's dreads look really really really bad at a beginning stage such as this, and then they turned out alright? I want to know if there's any hope or if I should just give up now. One idea I had was to cut them into an a-line, so I wouldn' t be cutting all of them off, just the ones in back, and then slanting the ones left. I had an a-line haircut about a year and a half ago and I quite liked it. I once saw a pic of a girl with a dreaded a-line and it was very nice.

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some new pictures


Hello pretties! Here are a few pictures of my hair. Most of them are almost a month old, while the extensions I have been working on for about a week and a half. All I have left to do, is figure out what to do with the short hair in the very back. I'm thinking either a small undercut, or just waiting until it grows a little more back there. I'm also thinking about dying the tips a dark burgundy color.

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moldy dreads

i think my hair has mold. I REALLY want to keep them, and i was wondering if there was a way to remove the mold without cutting or combing out my dreads. My family told me that my dreads are turning white/grey in the back (where the biggest dreads are) and i know i dont always dry them that well ... it takes a long time :/ .

i need help you guys :(

--i checked the memories, i didn't see any mold enteries. Did i miss it?