November 11th, 2005

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a friend helped me start my dreads just a week ago (pics coming soon!) and i've been on the no 'poo method since before the dreadlocks went in. Anyway at the moment my scalp is hell itchy, i've been washing my hair and scalp, i have swum in both a chlorinated pool and a saltwater chlorinated pool, but its starting to drive me nuts. Hann (who put my dreads in) says she doesn't see any signs of lice, or even dandruff? is this a normal thing that i should just ride out or is there something i can do?
sorry about the no pic post...
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Hi everyone. I've had to wait a while to make this post not only b/c I felt sort of like a traitor, but also b/c it happened that my camera died on the day I did it. I cut my dreads, and I've had lots of different emotions about it since then. It was sort of an arbitrary decision. I'd been thinking about it for a while, really seriously one day, and then that night, I just got some scissors and started cutting. I started crying and freaking out partway through, but by then I only had about 8 dreads left so there wasn't anything I could do about it. Something kind of dumb that I did a couple months before turned out to be a good thing: I'd ripped apart six dreads at the top center of my head and redid them to change my partline. Due to these not-as-tight dreads, I was able to brush out a few inches of them and have some longer hair. The rest is now about 2 inches. I cut my hair like..3 weeks ago I think. At first I spiked out the back in a sort of pseudo a-line, but now it's too long, which makes me happy. The day after I cut it, I quite liked my hair short, but it didn't take me long to start missing having dreads, so I'm already growing it back out and I hope to start some baby dreads in a few months. So, I look at cutting my hair as not a bad thing, but good b/c now I've already gotten started on what I hope will be better-looking dreads. My old dreads were messy and weird, and the extensions, to me, looked fake. This next set will be free of dye, thread, and anything weird. I'm just going to let them do their thing w/o messing around with them so much. Unless you're really intelligent, or you have someone who knows what they're doing helping you, dreads are really something that need to be experienced once to understand. Everyone's hair is different; you have to find out what works for yours.
A while back, dreadius made a post about cutting off dreads, and I left this comment when asked why I'd cut mine:
They didn't look very good. I always had lots of hairs sticking out from where I'd attached the extensions that wouldn't stay threaded in. I had lots of crooked dreads and loops and things. They were very thin and had no weight to them, and when I wore them down, the ones in front would bend up against my shoulders and curve out and look dumb, b/c they weren't heavy enough to hang straight. They got in the way when I sat on couches and things that were up against a wall when I had them back in a ponytail. I was tired of my ma making stupid racist comments. I missed the a-line haircut I had a while back, and I just wanted to try something different. I've never had the patience to look the same way for a long time.

Anyway. I got over missing the a-line. I just don't understand why anyone would want brushable hair, after having dreads. Everyone should have dreads; they make you happy. :)
Sorry this is so long. Here's some pictures:

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I'm sorry this was so long!!
psychedelic peace

birthday celebration

this week, we don't remember the exact day, is my dreads one year birthday; so we celebrated with food, herbs, and a Ben & Jerry's ice cream cake, two of my friends even made my dreads a birthday card; it was a good time had by all

i love dreads; good vibes
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