This may be a bit of a silly question, but how can you tell mildew and mold from fluffs or plain ol' residue? Does it smell? is there a certain colouration? I think I might just be a bit paranoid...but I want to make sure...I would hate to cut my dreads off... please please please!
I suppose it's time for an update. I'm sorry I haven't been active in the community for the past month, I've been busy with school and boyfriend and all. :( but :), right? Of what I do see, it's pure beauty.
ahh! i am having thoughts/fantasies/images/dreams of cutting/shaving/combing out my dreads. does anyone else ever think this way? and i just dreamed the other night that i had my long, regular hair back. yesterday i went with a friend to go get her hair colored and cut the whole time i was looking at my hair in the mirror my dreads are boring and i bleached the tips of them 3 weeks ago i don't want to be complaining, but all i can do with my hair is wear it down or pull it back i just don't know what to think or do. i know that i will completely regret cutting my dreads and i know that i will continue to be unhappy with them if i don't can i get some advice please? i am just so confused.
hooooly mother, I wasn't even paying attention to my head, and then today I looked at the calendar and realized my dreads are four weeks old. I feel like I have an aura of confidence about me now. It's so nice to wake up and not have to do anything to my hair :D sigh. ( Collapse )
Sometimes I like to hide my dreadlocks in my tam for a few months straight [obviously washing them regularly, but not necessarily paying attention to them] Then one random day take off my tam and look in the mirror.. My dreadlocks evolve so much everyday and every week that It's a huge shock to see them for the first time after a while. It's kind of like opening a present and scoping out what lies beneath the wrapping paper.
I'm sure I wasn't doing anything particularely exciting or productive, but hey. So, here are my 5 month old babies. I just washed them, they're pretty rediculously fuzzy, but they've tightened up bunches.
Okay, so I've had my dreads for just under 5 months. The roots were starting to tighten up, the tips were finally starting to lock up with some alot of work, and then last night, I dyed my hair. Now I've found that the roots have loosened up, and some of the tips came completely undone. Is this normal? It's not that I'm upset, I'm just wondering if this is going to be a continuing issue, or if I need to find a different type of dye or what have you.
Any input would be great. Thanks! :)
**Edit** For the inquiring minds...I used Revlon ColorSilk, and did NOT use the conditioning packet.
it's crazy what the universe will give you when you ask for it. i wanted dreads and soon eight strong arms, the knowledge and expertise of _afton_, and the jokes and encouragement of swissarmykate, chilebound, and kimbry fell into my lap. my baby dreads are one week old today! i am having so much fun watching them develop. i am even starting to not be so annoyed by the curls at the ends.