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[25 Apr 2006|04:49am]
recent pic of the dreads:
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bad situation [25 Apr 2006|08:42am]
my name is hope, and i have been trying to get dreads for about a month. here is what i mean by trying. a friend of mine with dreads offered to help me, and one day we sat down for about forty five minutes and did half of the back of my head. they were great, and i maintained them for about a week, which was the next time she was supposed to help me. this time we were going to use a crochet hook too but after doing about three dreads she stopped. and she is gone now, hopping trains somewhere up north. so i had to ask a few other friends to help. meanwhile, my dreadlocks started to get pretty messed up because i had taken the rubberbands out and my normal hair was tangling with them, they got tangled together, stuff like that. i actually had to break two apart that had some how connected around the root. so a day ago another friend tried to correct the messed up ones, but she gave me one really large one that needed to be broken up into two or three dreads...it was a big mess and another person helped me last night, it took about thirty minutes to untangle the big dread and figure out what to do with it. we sorted out all the messed up ones, but i am scared after all this trouble that i should just start over.
do you think my hair will be alright if i just keep going?
i guess you would need to see my hair to know that but i just need reassurance.
because right now they are very full of loose hairs, etcetera, and with no one here who really has ever had real dreadlocks, i don't have anyone to tell me if i'm on the right track or not. i've researched and researched...but i want them to grow into nice healthy big dreads and if they don't, what a waste, right?
nice to meet you all.
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[25 Apr 2006|01:12pm]
today we went and watched the sunrise.

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Mixed Gal Locs [25 Apr 2006|04:48pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

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[25 Apr 2006|05:11pm]
Hi!
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hey a quick question. [25 Apr 2006|05:20pm]
i have had dreads for over a year now and everything has been okay . but recently i have discovered some mold. i have read ways to avoid mold but not ways to get rid of mold. if anyone could help me out i will thank you forever. also, i am new to this group, the dreads look fantastic
-melanie
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Question. Maybe a stupid one [25 Apr 2006|07:54pm]
Okay. You know how you put rubber bands in your hair to section off the squares so you can dread them? Well I'm guessing most people then take the rubber band off the section they're about to work on and start backcombing. When I had my dreads a few years back though, I did something a little different. I kept the rubber band at the root when I backcombed. I'm kind of confused as to whether this is common or not. DreadheadHQ and Knottyboy's sites don't ever actually mention whether or not you keep the bands in or take them out. They merely say to start dreading. I don't know if that means they're saying to leave them in, or if they're expecting it's common sense that you'd take them out. I found that leaving them in makes it a LOT easier to backcomb because all the hair is held nicely together at the root. This makes for much cleaner dreads because you dont get the horrible mess at your scalp that you'd get if you were just backcombing the open section of hair. The drawback though is that if your rubber bands ever break or you decide you don't want them there anymore, the hair at your roots is a big triangle of undreaded hair. So my question is, am I right in assuming most people take them out as they do each dread, or do alot of people actually take them out like I did? And which method do you think is better and why? Just wondering because I'm going to dread my hair again and I want to do it whichever way's better overall. Sorry for the wall of text. Thanks!
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[25 Apr 2006|10:06pm]
Okay the dreads I finished yesterday, took me 3 days in total...and I'm not completely happy with them. They still need a lot of work. You'll see from the pics that they are very fluffy and fat and loose...the looseness is worrying me. When i first did them they were tight, but even though i've been backcombing and palmrolling, theyre still not very tight. Also, the tips are not dreaded up properly, i found it impossible to do! AGH anyway, I'm going to just keep maintainging them, be patient and hope that time will make them look beautiful :D

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my first post of my second set of dreads. [25 Apr 2006|10:53pm]
they're almost four months old. i don't know why i haven't gotten around to posting. i read this community everyday so it's not as though i could've forgotten. oh well, here they are, i hope the picture shows them properly.

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Real or not? [25 Apr 2006|11:06pm]
Can anyone with real dreads tell me if these are real or fancy-rockstar-fake dreads? They just seem a little too fuzzless to be real, (especially at the roots) but I'm hoping they're real because it'd be cool to be able to get them to look like that.

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