December 2nd, 2005

not the mama?

Dreadlock removal?

Hi. I'm Amanda, and I've been a member for a loong time under another username, and I've had dreads for a little over a year. I loved them at first, but I didn't take care of them, so they got a little out of hand but I still liked them for a while. But they got worse & worse, and eventually I just started wearing them in a ponytail all the time, even to bed, so they got all matted together. Then I went to this place in downtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, and this nice lady separated them all out for me, cause I didn't want to wear my hair in a ponytail to prom. I still didn't like the way my hair looked after that, so it was back to the ponytail. And so, now they're all matted up again, and they're in a permanent ponytail. So, I've decided to just brush them out(I've already done a few) and start over sometime in the future. Not immediately afterwards, but maybe in a couple years. I guess this whole post wasn't really necessary; I didn't see anything about it in the memories, so I was just wondering if there are any techniques or products that work best at combing out dreads? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I don't want to bore you with a text-only, so I'll post some pictures too.

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My art teacher has horses. And she said that when their hair gets really matted she uses WD-40 and it works really well. So she told me to put it in my hair, but I'm scared that it'll make my hair fall out or something. Plus, it'll smell really bad & look really really gross. At first, I was completely against it, but now that I've tried to brush one or two out, and after days of hunting for someone to do it for me, I'm actually considering it. I know how stupid this must sound, but I'd like to know your thoughts on the subject? What about like some kind of oil? (baby or vegetable oil?) I feel like I'm willing to try anything cause I've just been using conditioner and I'm really impatient.
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I know you've probably have seen it a thousand times, since Holland is behind when it comes to music. But I saw this today for the first time, and I laughed so hard! I even cried :D
(and to make it dread related; dreads on snoop dogg; yay or nay? I say "nay")

I want to change my hair. But I don't know how. Dyeing could be the thing, but I want something more.... physicall. What if I take out the top layer of extensions, so I get this layered look. Would that look kinda ok??
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Everyone's cutting.

It seems like it's the time of year when everyone's cutting off their dreads. Just yesterday I noticed that three of my dreaded companions from my classes had all cut theirs. It makes me feel sad and abandoned and I thought all day about cutting mine because of it. :(

And also, ever since I got my bangs this summer, i've notice an increasing amount of dandruff around my hairline. I scrub and scrub, but cannot seem to get it out. Has anyone else had this problem? I think it's weird, because I didn't have much before I cut the bangs. It's getting much worse now that it's winter, and I can feel that my entire head head is really dry. Any suggestions for what I can do about this?

(sorry I don't have any pictures, but my camera is broken).
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Hey, I'm alison. I've been a member here for a while, but never actually posted. Lately, part of me has been wanting to cut off my hair. But the rational part of me realizes how much I don't really want to do that. So I thought I would post pictures so you all could tell me how beautiful my hair is, and then I won't want to cut it. :)

In addition to a timeline of my dread-progress, this is also a lesson about how dreadlocks actually are just hair and can be melted off with chemicals, just like "regular" hair. Fantastic.

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