January 15th, 2006

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crochet question

ok so i went to the memories post about crocheting dreadlocks and i still have next to no idea how it's done. could anyone possibly explain it in step-by-step format, or suggest a website that does? please?

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hey everyone, i'm new here. i've had my dreads for about five months now. and i LOVE THEM. i was nervous at first about how they looked. i wanted them to be perfect.i dindt want them to be too big, or too small, or too fat, or too skinny. i finally have come ot understand that dreads arent supposed to be perfect. its like life in a way. they're all different, all 46 of my dreads "act" in a different way. its like they have their own personalities. i love it. for instance i tried to combine 4 different dreads into two bigger ones. and they only locked up about halfway. at first i hated it. now theyre pretty much my favourite ones ever. i have more loops than i can count. and soo many more are wavy "s" shapes. i've come to like my dreads' imperfections more than the normal looking rounder ones. i get asked question about my locks all the time. and it makes me happy. i love my dreads. i'll post pictures when i get some good ones from my friends. i just thought i'd say hi to everyone.

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my adventures in hair dye

I've had my hair dyed black for 3+ years now, and was happy with it for about two of those years. Lately, though, I've been frustrated with it, and wish in my angsty goth years I would have given it more thought before diving in.

Anyways, I dared to try hair stripper. It took a lot of love, care, and protein treatments, but my hair didn't fall out and was left a lovely orange/brown color for me to dye on top of. So far only 14 of my 35 dreads are stripped and dyed, eventually I'll probably do the rest.

I would discourage anyone wanting to use black to use permanent dye. It is NOT easy to get out!

Here are the results of my adventures this week....

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Special thanks to lishd whose guide to dying dreads was very helpful.