November 12th, 2006

ok, delurking now...

hi there! 8-)
i've been hanging about like the lurker i am for some time now. time to take part!

i've had my dreads for about 5 months now...though they were backcombed over the course of about 6 weeks. i had decided i was going to leave some bangs out at the front, but decided to just dread them too once the others were done.
as a result, some dreads are a full month or so older than others.

anyway, i'm posting because i have a couple of questions. i've looked about in memories for over an hour now (it's so easy to get sidetracked in there!), but there are still some that weren't covered...

for instance:
i live in australia, and summer is just around the corner. for me, this means swimming at the beach every day.
now, those of you who live in australia will understand - it is SO easy to get sunburnt here. you can spend all day out in the sun in california and only get pink. here, you can set foot on the sand and burst into flames.
not sure why... 8-\

should i be concerned about my locks in the sun, combined with the salt water? will it be overly drying, and make them too brittle?
if so, can anybody recommend what might be useful for this? will aloe vera suffice?


and secondly - towel lint!
this stuff drives me crackers. i try to remove all i can see, but i always wind up finding some days later. is this normal, or am i encountering oddly linty towels? what else do you guys dry your hair with?

and lastly - i read that sand wasn't really a problem for anybody. did you do anything in particular to desand yourself? i really don't want to be carrying the beach home in my head...


anyway, i think that covers it for now! thanks muchly! 8-)
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okay. so i wanted to dread my hair for a while, but i really can't pull off short hair and i was afraid i'd have to cut them off if they needed to come out for any reason. this is me-

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so, my hair is completely broken and brittle. i expected this, and i didn't think there was much to do about it, but i was on the knottyboy site and i saw the dread wax. so my question is, is it worth it to buy it? especially because i just have one dread. if you've ever used it, please let me know what it did to your hair and if you liked it or not.

also, what are some good places to find beads?

thank you :)
mon dos

henna question

has anyone used Light Mountain Hair Color and Conditioner?

i bought it thinking the conditioner would be in a separate packet from the henna and i could just not use that part.
but it's all together, and i know dreads + conditioner = not always so good.

sooooo any input would be really appreciated. :D

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baby's baby dreads

my 4 year old son, LoKe, is growing his first set of dreads. we've discussed at length whether he wants them or not, and he says yes. he's one of those "get your hands off my hair" kinda people but is allowing me to palm roll his hair a little. i told him, either have your hair washed and brushed or allow me to palm roll it a little every now and then just to keep your dreads separate. so that's what we're doing. he's got about 6 forming at the back right now, i've palm rolled them just a couple of times. my own dreads were formed by backcombing, his are completely natural.

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Hi everybody

I have a quick question! I used to have blond dreads and I colored them brown a while ago. Also I like the color I might want to go back to blond someday. Any advice how I could get my dreadies blond again?
thanx
Me blond!

and me with brown dreads

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Just out of curiosity how many of you here have natural dreads?
How often do you wash your hair?
How long was it before they started forming into dreads?

and, if you go natural does your hair get incredibly messy or am i just imagining that?

The reason i'm asking is i was considering it and i wanted to know your thoughts on it,
and so forth. Because there is nothing on natural locks on the interweb.